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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. 

Honor Veterans Now is seeking volunteers for our Meals for Vets program to: 

• Call veterans to check on their wellbeing 

• Help with special events 

• Assist with office tasks such as data entry, filing, online research, and mailings

Click here to view an informational flyer. 

For more information, please call: 830.992.3375 or email: info@honorveteransnow.org

Events and News

Next FREE quarterly yoga workshop training date for Veterans and First Responders is on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Elks Lodge at 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

For more information, click here. 


Veterans and Active Duty Police, Fire, & Emergency Personnel are invited to the 4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 12 noon at the Bridge Church (formerly Oak Hills Church) off of FM 2093.  The invitation is for Veteran and (1) guest.  Please RSVP to Pat at (830)998-3469 or (512)771-9694.  

For more information, click here.  


South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Caregiver Support Program is hosting a lunch and fair at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, San Antonio on Friday, November 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This is an opportunity to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. This is open to the public. 

For more information, click flyer for details.


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/


Fort Sam Houston Military Retiree Appreciation Day at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) on Saturday, October 19 • 8 AM - 12 PM at the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC).  This is Open to all Military Retirees, those transitioning into retirement, their spouses, and active duty. 

For more information, click here or call (210) 221-9004.


Flu shots are available for Veterans starting on September 16, 2019 at the Kerrville VA Medical Center by visiting their Primary Care Team.  

Two drive-through flu shot clinics will be held on October 4, 2019 and on November 1, 2019 also at the Kerrville VA Medical Center.  

For more information, click here. 


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 Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month

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 the 2nd Tuesday of the 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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