World War I Women supported the war effort in 1917 by selling war bonds and conserving food. Women also worked for the American Red Cross and the United Service Organizations, as well as in factory, office and transportation jobs. Over 12,000 American women served stateside “freeing the men to fight.” At the end of World War I […]
March is Women’s History Month, but here in Texas it’s also Women Veterans Month, and we celebrate their long and distinguished history serving in the U.S. Military. As early as the American Revolution, women have stood alongside men, behind the scenes and on the front line, with courage and determination American Revolution The women who […]
On this episode of the Dog Tag, our host Matt Elledge talks with four amazing Veterans who run the Women Veterans Program at the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC). Women Veterans are a historically underserved segment of our our Veteran population, but this small team of Women Veterans intends to change that here in Texas. Matt and […]
Women have supported the United States military during conflicts since the American Revolution, however, the first time that women served in the military in an official capacity was during World War II. July 30 marked the 73rd anniversary of the creation of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service or WAVES, a WWII division of the U.S. Naval […]
In 2011 Senator Jane Nelson authored a bill, which the 82nd Texas Legislature subsequently signed, designating the month of March as Women Veterans Month in tribute to the countless contributions that women in the military have made to this nation. In honor of Women Veterans Month the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) would like to share […]
In 2011 the Texas Legislature designated March as “Women Veterans Month” to honor women Veterans from all branches of service. On Saturday, March 8, the Women Veterans Initiative at the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC), in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas and the F7 Group, is hosting a Rock Your Camo 5K and Cookie […]
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Employees at the Veterans Land Board recently held a donation drive for personal care items to fill 12 backpacks for homeless veterans in Central Texas. The VLB backpacks were delivered to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program in Austin. When homeless veterans visit the VA Outpatient Clinic at 7901 […]
The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) will host one of the largest veteran expositions in the state Saturday, May 18, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 111 E. Pecan Street in San Antonio.
Through the House Appropriations Committee approving the addition of $159,424 in House Bill 1, the state budget bill, the Texas Veterans Commission hired a Women Veterans Coordinator for the 2012-2013 biennium.