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.

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



Free Veterans & Surviving Spouse Legal Clinic Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 1:30 - 4 p.m. By Appointment Only in Fredericksburg

For Veterans & Spouses and Surviving Spouses,
Please see the above flyer for the Free Legal Clinic provided by the Austin Bar Association.   The clinic will be held on Thursday August 25th and those participating will have a scheduled appointment time.  The clinic will provide to each participant: Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Basic Will and Estate Planning.
If you would like to participate in the legal clinic, this is the procedure:
Print and complete ALL FOUR following forms (Intake Form, Durable Power of Attorney Form, Medical Power of Attorney Form & Estate Planning Questionnaire).  If you cannot print the documents please call the VSO office to schedule a time to pick up the forms. 
Email the forms or bring the forms to the Veterans Service Office (schedule a time to drop off the forms).  (DEADLINE TO TURN IN FORMS IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 27th.)  You will then be placed on the list for an appointment on Thursday August 25th.  Space is limited. 
Your forms will be sent to the Austin Bar Association and they will be assigned to the volunteer lawyers to prepare your documents.  The lawyers will contact you directly if they have questions. 
By Friday, August 19th we will contact you as to your appointment time on Thursday, August 25th. 
You will check in 15 minutes prior to your appointment time at the Veterans Service Office.  
Any additional questions, please contact our office at (830) 997-3758.



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, 598 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:  jimbisson@sbcglobal.net


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


Honor Flight Austin is recruiting Veterans to apply for the Honor Flight trip to Washington DC.  

2022 FALL FLIGHTS 

Flight #75: Sabot Development Honor Flight - September 16 & 17

Flight #76: Lofgreen Meadowlakes Honor Flight - September 30 & October 1

Flight #77: All-Woman Honor Flight - October 21 & 22

Flight #78: November 4 & 5

Dates of Active Duty Service for Honor Flight / Applications 

WWII:  December 1941 – December 1946 

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Korea:  June 1950 – 

January 1955 

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Vietnam:  February 1961 –

May 1975

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Cold War:  December 1941 – May 1975  

Cold War Veterans should use the Vietnam Veteran application till they create a new application. 

* WWII and Korean War Veterans can now live anywhere in the state of Texas.  
* Vietnam Veterans & Cold War Veterans (new category) must live in the surrounding 14 counties  (Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Lee, Llano, Milam, Travis, and Williamson).  

Applications must have a copy of your DD-214, a military photo (if you have one) and a current photo.  VSO can upload the applications at local office to Honor Flight Austin, but please call before you stop by the office.  

For more information this is the website:  https://honorflightaustin.org/



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 LCDR Pat Lee, USN (Ret), Senior Science Instructor, Fredericksburg High School NJROTC Teacher: WK Phone:  830-997-7551 ext. 1136; Work Email: patricial@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