U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

AARP, Blue Star Families Career Webcast: Free Resources for Veterans and Military Spouses to Gain In-Demand Job Skills and Find Flexible Job Opportunities

AARP and Blue Star Families will host a free, virtual event to help veterans and military spouses leverage upskilling and technology to accelerate their careers, as well as find flexible or remote career paths. The event will feature key resources and free tools from AARP, such as AARP’s Veterans and Military Spouses Job Center. Although 90% of military spouses have either some college or a graduate or other professional degree, they often struggle with unemployment […]

Army Veteran, Burn Survivor J.R. Martinez Joins 23rd Annual Spirit Award Dinner Benefitting Houston Hospice

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Houston Hospice today announced that J.R. Martinez will be the featured speaker for this year’s Spirit Award Dinner. The 23rd annual celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the River Oaks Country Club, 1600 River Oaks Blvd., Houston, Texas. J.R. Martinez is an Army veteran, burn survivor, actor, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author and Dancing with the Stars season 13 winner. As this year’s featured […]

HHSC Encourages Texas Veterans to Access Free Suicide Prevention and PTSD Treatment Resources

During June, which is Texas Veterans Suicide Prevention and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, Texas HHS is encouraging military veterans to access the resources available to them for suicide prevention and PTSD. “When a veteran is battling PTSD, not only does it have an impact on them, it affects their families, friends, and communities. Reaching out for help is the first step toward getting support for them and preventing suicide,” said Sonja Gaines, HHS […]