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The Voice of Texas Veterans

The Voice of Texas Veterans

By Texas Veterans Commission

Helping Veterans Starts Here! This podcast highlights services of the Texas Veterans Commission, which assists veterans in obtaining all the state and federal benefits they have earned. Veterans, family members and survivors pay no cost for our services. We file disability claims and appeals, help resolve VA medical care issues, assist with education benefits, and the job search, and help vets start their own business. We work to ensure veterans have access to competent mental health services. We have a Women Veterans Program and we award grants to veteran serving non profits.
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Where Can Veteran Spouses Find Support?

The Voice of Texas VeteransMar 09, 2023

Not What, but Who is the VMHD?
Sep 29, 202328:01
Let's Hear it for our FVA Grantees!
Sep 21, 202313:15
Operation Hope Resilient Warrior 22K
Sep 17, 202310:01
September is Suicide Prevention Month
Sep 08, 202324:07
Health Care Advocates Can Help With That!
Sep 01, 202309:56
TVC Works With Justice Involved Veterans Too!
Aug 18, 202313:36
VA Mental Health Summit August 16, 2023
Aug 11, 202314:14
PACT ACT Intent to File Deadline Looms
Aug 01, 202310:02
Suicide Prevention: What Can You Do?
Jul 28, 202310:01
The Military Veteran Peer Network Helps Veterans Succeed
Jul 19, 202314:18
Women Veterans Get a Special Call to Join AVAFest

Women Veterans Get a Special Call to Join AVAFest

The Austin Veteran Arts Festival, AVAFest, returns for 2023. This fall the public gets another chance to learn about veterans who have found that the road to healing is paved with their creative spirit. Artworks from paintings to poetry, sculpture to sewing, comedy to crafting, whatever veterans have found helpful, will be exhibited during AVAFest. There is no entry fee. This year there is a new category, Military Women Surviving. Listen to find out more.

Jul 14, 202312:31
Homeless Veterans are a Top Concern for the Veterans Mental Health Department
Jul 07, 202315:03
Veteran County Service Officer Gets Widow A Life-Changing Benefit
Jul 05, 202310:01
PTSD Awareness Month
Jun 16, 202309:59
Celebrating Women Veterans 2023
Jun 08, 202327:58
Memorial Day Reflections: Honoring Fallen Heroes and Support for Survivors
May 25, 202310:01
The KEY Mentor Group: Keep Elevating Yourself
May 12, 202316:01
Free Military Appreciation BBQ!

Free Military Appreciation BBQ!

May is Military Appreciation Month! From active duty, to reserve, veterans and spouses, the Nation salutes you. A FREE tasty salute is coming up on May 20th from 10 am to 3 pm from Heroes Night Out in Cedar Park. Family members and First responders are invited too. Enjoy FREE Food and Fun at Reunion Park in Georgetown, courtesy of the non profit Heroes Night Out and their generous sponsors. Heroes Night Out is more than Free BBQ, they offer a number of weekly meetings and FREE resources for veterans and their families. Listen to find out just how helpful Heroes Night Out can be. Eat Free BBQ and get info about loads of veteran resources across Central Texas ! Register for the BBQ Here.

May 10, 202309:59
Raising the Flag Job Fair
May 05, 202308:20
The Texas Veterans Network is Statewide!
Apr 20, 202312:09
 April Info You Need to Know
Apr 19, 202320:48
The Wall That Heals is Coming to Texas
Apr 14, 202309:59
Communities in Schools is Helping Students Succeed
Apr 07, 202309:60
Veterans, Health Care Advocates Work For YOU!
Apr 01, 202312:07
Vietnam Veterans Day is March 29
Mar 25, 202309:59
Texas Women Veterans, This One's For You!
Mar 16, 202312:16
Where Can Veteran Spouses Find Support?

Where Can Veteran Spouses Find Support?

Active duty military, transitioning service members and veterans, your spouses need support too. While you are deployed, when you make the move to a new installation, when its time to transition out, and when you finally become a veteran. Suppoprt is there, you just have to know where to look. Sharron Stewart, our South Texas Women Program Coordinator, talked with representatives from several support agencies who can help. Listen to learn all about them. Contact them at the links below.

Texas Veterans Commission:

Veteran Spouse Network:

Combined Arms:

Texas Veterans Network:

Samaritan Center:

Mar 09, 202339:45
Be a Part of the Military Women's Memorial!

Be a Part of the Military Women's Memorial!

Three million women have served with the U.S. Armed Forces since the American Revolution.  You probably know a woman who served. The Military Women’s Memorial is giving those women and their families a place to tell their stories. The Memorial was created “to record and preserve stories that will otherwise be lost to history and unknown to future generations”. Featuring interactive exhibits, an education center and a collection of stories from women, the Memorial is in Arlington, Virginia but you can also visit virtually. Listen as retired Brigadier General Robin Akin shares her story and urges women vets to contribute to the Memorial. Connect with Texas Veterans Commission Here. 

Mar 05, 202309:51
The Veteran Spouse Network Might Be The Answer!

The Veteran Spouse Network Might Be The Answer!

The Veteran Spouse Network is a safe place where active duty, and veteran spouses and partners can rally round each other to help ease the transition process. Support groups are many, meetups can be in person or virtual. Participants can connect with the groups that best fit their needs. Whether the family is about to transition, just getting out, or been out for a while, the Veteran Spouse Network is here. Listen to learn about the various programs and how to connect. 

Feb 26, 202309:60
A Hearty Thanks to Veteran Friendly Employers!
Feb 16, 202310:54
Be Kind to Your Heart
Feb 12, 202315:08
The Fund For Veterans' Assistance and Laredo, Texas, Working Together for Veterans
Feb 02, 202311:11
LiftFund Gets a Grant from TVC to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs!
Jan 27, 202313:54
TVC Grantee Baylor Scott and White Offers Free Mental Health Services to Veterans and their Families
Jan 17, 202311:12
You have Questions, Texas Veterans Commission has Answers!

You have Questions, Texas Veterans Commission has Answers!

Texas Veterans Commission has so many free services for veterans, family members and survivors, it takes a while to explain them all! That is one reason we have a virtual TVC Question and Answer session every month. Anyone can attend. We brief you on our services and then you can ask questions and get answers right then and there, LIVE!  The virtual Q and A is held on the second Tuesday, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm (Central Time). Register here . You will get a brief overview of everything we do and then representatives from each department will be online to answer any questions. Listen in now to get an idea about our free services. You can always visit the website to find out more, make a claims appointment, or contact us. Tell all your friends about the TVC Virtual Monthly Q and A!

Jan 12, 202309:60
Texas Veterans Commission Continues Serving Veterans in 2023
Jan 04, 202327:60
Texas Veterans Commission is Here for You!
Dec 21, 202209:60
Dress for Success Austin and the Women Veterans Program Join Forces to Give Veterans a Special Day

Dress for Success Austin and the Women Veterans Program Join Forces to Give Veterans a Special Day

Women Veterans and transitioning service memebers were treated to a day of pampering and learning at Austin's Dress for Success, the organization that doesn't stop with offering free business attire to any woman who needs it. Dress for Success also gives the women the tools needed to get hired and advance in new careers.  Dress for Success Austin:  Texas Veterans Commission Employment Services:

Dec 18, 202209:59
How the TVC Veteran Entrepreneur Program Can Help You Become Your Own Boss
Dec 09, 202215:45
The Voice of Texas Veterans talks about becoming an Entrepreneur, the Fund for Veterans' Assistance and Hidden Heroes
Dec 09, 202227:59
VA Pensions for Veterans and Survivors Can Make a Difference
Dec 04, 202215:45
Help for Caregivers through the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the VA
Nov 20, 202227:58
Happy Veterans Day 2022!

Happy Veterans Day 2022!

As we continue celebrating Veterans Day this weekend, get in touch with your veteran friends to find out what they've been up to. Maybe you can connect them with a Texas Veterans Commission service they can really use, like a Hazlewood expert, Career Advisor, or Claims Benefit Advisor. Find our Services Here. On this show we have kids explaining Veterans Day, some satified TVC claims customers, and the Fund for Veterans' Assistance application deadline is December 5. Apply Here NOW!  It takes a while to fill out that paperwork. The application is all online. We award grants to nonprofits who then directly assist the veterans.  We talked with a couple of our granteees, Goodwill of Central Texas and Meals for Vets. 

Nov 12, 202215:54
Meet FVA Grantee "AYUDA"!
Nov 04, 202210:01
Hiring Red White and You! 2022 Nov. 1-18.

Hiring Red White and You! 2022 Nov. 1-18.

Hiring Red White and You (HRWY), is happening in November. Instead of a one day appearance in different locations across the state,  multiple hiring events may be happening in your area, check with the Texas Workforce Commission website to find out where yours is. It is easy to join any VIRTUAL HRWY in Texas. You must register for those.  

Some areas are still offering Preparation Workshops into November. Check the Texas Veterans Commission Events Calendar.  Hiring Red White and You invites veterans, transitioning services members and spouses to meet employers with job openings who are ready to hire. Nov 1 - 18, 2022.

Oct 27, 202209:45
Breast Cancer Support Group
Oct 18, 202211:02
Hiring Red White and You! 2022
Oct 16, 202213:52
Time to Apply for a Fund For Veterans' Assistance Grant
Oct 13, 202210:01
Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2022

Spreading the word about Breast Cancer; early detection, treatment and support is what this month is all about.   The National Breast Council Foundation  has a theme, RISE! "This year we RISE to ensure every woman has access to the screenings she needs and the support she deserves. When we RISE, we Rally in Screening Everyone."

Texas Veterans Commission talked with two veterans who are also Breast Cancer Survivors. We discuss their diagnosis, treatment and their advice for others about early detection. 

Oct 10, 202210:00
What is Happening at The Austin Veteran Arts Festival 2022?

What is Happening at The Austin Veteran Arts Festival 2022?

The Austin Veteran Arts Festival, (AVAFEST), 2022 begins October 12 and runs through November 12. We talk with festival founder Glenn Towery about his "Art Healing Journey" and what to expect at the festival. We also talked with two Festival volunteers about their parts in AVAFEST, Words Unite Bookstore and Help Heal Veterans. 

Oct 01, 202227:58