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VAMC Kerrville Shuttle to VAMC Audie Murphy, San Antonio - Reservations Required 

If you need to reserve the shuttle that will take you from VAMC Kerrville to VAMC Audie Murphy and back, you must make a reservation.   You should call the Travel Office at (830)792-2418 for a reservation.  
The shuttle leaves the Kerrville campus at 7:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, and the return shuttle times from the Audie Murphy campus are the same.   You must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the shuttle. 

Events and News

Combat PTSD Conference October 23-24 in San Antonio 

Registration has opened for the 4th Annual San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference, to be held October 23-24, 2019, at the Henry B.  González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.   The conference is presented by the STRONG STAR Consortium, the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD, and UT Health San Antonio. The only major scientific gathering of its type, the conference focuses on emerging outcomes and ongoing research on the assessment and treatment of combat-related PTSD and comorbid conditions in military service members and veterans who deployed in support of combat operations after 9/11. “Early Bird” conference registration is free. Continuing education credit opportunities are available both with the conference itself and with pre-conference programs offered October 21-22, 2019, in Ethics, Diversity, and training in Prolonged Exposure. Number  of CE credits and fees vary among the available options.

For more information, visit:  https://www.combatptsdconference.com/


South Texas Veterans Health Care System will be holding a VA Job Fair

Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at

the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital

For more information, click here to view flyer.  


South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) Advance Care Planning Workshops in Kerrville and San Antonio 

In KERRVILLE every 1st & 3rd Monday 10:30 -11:30am

For more information, click here to view flyer.


Gillespie County Honor Guard Meeting on Tuesday, July 9

at 6:30 pm - New Members Welcome 

The Gillespie County Honor Guard provides Military Honors for our Veterans in Gillespie County.  This is a volunteer group made up of community members that are at least age 18 or older, men and women.   You do not have to be a Veteran.  
The next meeting is Tuesday, July 9 (always the 2nd Tuesday of each month), at 6:30 pm at the National Guard Armory, on Armory Rd.   If you would like to find out more about the Honor Guard just show up at the meeting or contact:  BG Jim Bisson (USA-Ret.), Director, Gillespie County Honor Guard & Commander, VFW Post 7105.  Cell:  (512)517-4211 or Email:  jimbisson65@outlook.com


Oral History Department at Texas Tech University's Vietnam Center and Archive seeking Vietnam Veterans to participate in Oral History Project

Oral History Project Information (click here)

The Vietnam Center & Archive Information (click here)

     Since 1999, the Oral History Project at the Vietnam Center and Archive has been conducting interviews with those who experienced the war, and who lived through the era. We believe it is vital that any true understanding of the war must include the input of those who participated in this historic moment. We strive to include all voices, including both military and civilian personnel who were in Southeast Asia and at support facilities world-wide. 

     It is essential that we continue to reach out to war veterans and wartime civilians in both the U.S. and Vietnam to capture their recollections for use by researchers, as well as for anyone who is interested in a more thorough understanding of the Vietnam War.  It is imperative that we record those voices before time takes them away, leaving future generations without that vital personal connection to one of the 20th Century’s most controversial, tragic, heroic, and enduring events. 
      Please help us preserve your history by participating in the Oral History Project at the Vietnam Center and Archive.  Visit:  http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/oralhistory/ for more information. 

Gillespie County
Veterans Service Office
102 E San Antonio St
Suite B-2
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Telephone: (830) 997-3758
Fax: (830) 997-3245

Located: Annex 2 Bldg
(former clinic building)

Adult Volunteer Drivers Needed

The Fredericksburg High School Navy JROTC unit needs five (5) adult drivers in the morning and five (5) adult drivers in the afternoon to help the cadets put out at 6 a.m. and pickup at 5 p.m. flags on holidays.  If you can help, even one holiday per year, please contact CAPT George T. Fadok, Senior Naval Science Instructor, via phone (830) 997-7551 or email georgef@fisd.org 

The dates flags are set out are:
- Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, third Monday of January
- President's Day, third Monday of February
- Armed Forces Day & Peace Officer/EMS Recognition Day, third Saturday of May
- Memorial Day, last Monday of May 
- Flag Day, 14th of June 
- Independence Day, 4th of July 
- Gillespie County Fair Day, fourth Friday of August 
- Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 11th of September 
- POW-MIA Day and Constitution Day, third Friday of September 
- Columbus Day, second Monday of October 
- Election Day, first Tuesday of November every even year 
- Veteran's Day, 11th of November
- Pearl Harbor Day, 7th of December 

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