Effective April 19, 2021:  Office has Moved to 95 Frederick Rd.

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. 

Changes to Shuttle Service from VAMC Kerrville to VAMC Audie Murphy San Antonio 

Effective April 1, 2020 and until further notice, the Kerrville VA Medical Center to Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital shuttle will follow the schedule below:

  • All patients requiring shuttle service must submit a request through the Travel Department, as the shuttle schedule will be on a case-by-case basis, depending on the needs of each patient.
    • Patients should indicate if a non-medical attendant/caregiver is necessary to provide assistance at the patient’s appointment; i.e. bathroom support, meal support, other logistical support.
  • STVHCS will not accept walk-ons as there is no longer a set schedule.

Please note that all patients will be screened upon entering Kerrville VA Medical Center or Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital will be required to wear a wristband or carry a card issued to them indicating they were screened negative for COVID-19 to gain entrance to the shuttle.  For additional questions, please contact the Kerrville VA Medical Center Travel Department at (830) 792-2418. 

Reminder:  Policy in place states do not bring along children under the age of 18 and no non-service animals on VHA property.  

Events and News

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends, and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans.  The class helps families understand what the Service Member/Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.
Registration is now open for the following times:
Tuesdays, April 13 - May 18:  9:00 - 11:00 AM 
Tuesdays, April 13 - May 18:  5:30 - 7:30 PM 
Wednesdays, April 14 - May 19: 5:30- 7:30 PM 
Learn more about NAMI Homefront online at www.nami.org, email namieducation@nami.org, or call 703-524-7600. An application process is required. Space is limited.

South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) Advance Care Planning Workshops:  in Kerrville every 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 10:30 - 11:30 am

For more information, click here to view flyer.

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

Gillespie County Honor Guard Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month

The Gillespie County Honor Guard is looking for additional members.  The group 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.  New Members Welcome:  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

Texas Tech University's Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam 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
95 Frederick Rd Suite 200
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

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

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 Bennie Sanchez, via phone (830) 997-7551 or email bennies@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