Bastrop County Veterans Service Office

Bastrop County Veterans Service Office The Bastrop County Veterans Service Office provides veterans benefits counseling to veterans and their families or survivors to ensure they are aware and have the opportunity to apply for the federal, state and local benefits they may be eligible for.
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Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars
04/26/2020

Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars

National Cemetery Administration (NCA) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
04/25/2020

National Cemetery Administration (NCA) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

For #WWII75th, we honor 1st Lt. Raymond L. Knight, the last @USarmy airman of the war to earn the #MOH. As a member of 346th Fighter Squadron, 350th Fighter Group, Twelfth Air Force in Northern Po Valley, Italy. On April 25, 1945, he repeatedly volunteered to lead attacks on enemy air bases and exposed his aircraft to intense hostile fire in low-altitude reconnaissance and strafing missions. During a mission, his airplane was badly damaged by anti-aircraft fire. Knowing that his unit was short on aircraft, he decided against parachuting to safety and instead attempted to fly the Thunderbolt back to his home airbase, but crashed in the Apennine Mountains and was killed. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on September 24, 1945. Knight is buried at Houston National Cemetery. #Honoringvets #NoVeteranEverDie

Rosanky Baptist Church
04/24/2020

Rosanky Baptist Church

Good Morning!!!!

Our RBC Food Pantry will be open tomorrow, Saturday, April 25th from 9:00am to 11:00am. If you or anyone you know has a need, please come and receive a box of food. We don't want anyone to go without. We love you and are here for you!

We will continue to operate as a Drive Thru for your safety and ours. We ask that you remain in your vehicle. No need to park in the parking spaces, all vehicles will continue to line up towards the backside of the school, as they have the past couple of times.

If you have any questions, please call the Church office 512-360-3968. We are open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm.

Bastrop Chamber of Commerce
04/24/2020

Bastrop Chamber of Commerce

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
04/24/2020

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

OUTAGE ALERT Scheduled April 25th-26th

With the #COVID19 and users using online services more, DS Logon is giving its users advance notifications as our services will be unavailable due to scheduled DMDC enterprise maintenance Saturday April 25th 6 a.m. PT to 6 a.m. PT Sunday April 26th.

Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience. #ICYMI #Website #Benefits #Update #VA

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
04/23/2020
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation is sending 2 million toys to families in need over the coming weeks. With this extraordinary distribution we will be depleting our toy supply normally being reserved for Christmas distribution. Your gift today is needed to help replenish our toy inventory as we aim to help children both now and during the Christmas season.

04/22/2020
Bastrop Chamber of Commerce

Bastrop Chamber of Commerce

Bastrop County Health Authority and Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management to conduct random Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in Bastrop County

April 22, 2020

The Bastrop County Health Authority in cooperation with the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management will be conducting random testing at 14 locations in Bastrop County on Thursday, April 23, 2020 and Friday, April 24, 2020. Approximately 150 residents will be randomly asked to voluntarily participate.
“Random testing is done so there is a better understanding of the pattern and spread of COVID-19 in the County,” said Dr. Desmar Walkes, Bastrop County Health Authority. Dr. Walkes emphasized that Bastrop County is working to determine how widespread the virus is in an effort to mitigate and stop the spread.
The purpose of the study is to collect data from Bastrop County adults who have not been ill with or tested positive for COVID-19. This will help further assist with our efforts to minimize the spread of the virus and protect Bastrop County residents.
The benefits of random testing:
• Important tool in the fight to slow and reduce the spread and impact of the virus.
• Helps to allocate medical resources and staff more efficiently.
• Help officials with planning and guidelines for when businesses and other community activities are able to reopen.

LA AUTORIDAD DE SALUD DEL CONDADO DE BASTROP Y LA OFICINA DE GESTIÓN DE EMERGENCIAS DEL CONDADO DE BASTROP VAN A REALIZAR PRUEBAS ALEATORIAS DEL COVID-19 EN EL CONDADO DE BASTROP

22 de abril de 2020

La Autoridad de Salud del Condado de Bastrop y la Oficina de Gestión de Emergencias del Condado de Bastrop van a realizar pruebas aleatorias en 14 ubicaciones del condado el jueves, 23 de abril de 2020. Se van a escoger aproximadamente 150 residentes para participar voluntariamente.

“Se hacen pruebas aleatorias para más bien entender el patrón y la propagación del COVID-19 en el condado,” dijo la Dra Desmar Walkes, de la Autoridad de Salud del Condado. La Dra enfatizó que el Condado de Bastrop está tratando de determinar qué tan extendido está el virus en un esfuerzo por mitigar y parar la propagación.

El propósito del estudio es de recopilar datos sobre adultos del Condado de Bastrop que no han estado enfermos con el virus o probado positivo para el virus COVID-19 para determinar la proporción de la población que puede estar extendiendo el virus asintomáticamente. Ésto le ayudará a los funcionarios del Condade de Bastrop en sus esfuerzos de planificación para reabrir las empresas y eventos de la comunidad gradualmente. También ayudará con nuestros esfuerzos para minimizar la propagación del virus y proteger los residentes del Condado de Bastrop.

Los beneficios de la prueba aleatoria son los siguientes:
• Es nuestra herramienta más importante en la lucha para frenar y reducir la propagación y el impacto del virus y proteger los residentes del Condado de Bastrop.
• Permite el aislamiento de los infectados y el rastreo y la cuarentena de sus contactos.
• Ayuda a localizar los recursos médicos y el personal de manera más eficiente.
• Pruebas y datos adicionales ayudarán a los funcionarios con la planificación y las directrices con respecto a la rapidez con la que nuestras empresas y actividades comunitarias son capaces de reabrir.

Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management
04/22/2020

Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management

Bastrop County Health Authority and Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management to conduct random Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in Bastrop County

April 22, 2020

The Bastrop County Health Authority in cooperation with the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management will be conducting random testing at 14 locations in Bastrop County on Thursday, April 23, 2020 and Friday, April 24, 2020. Approximately 150 residents will be randomly asked to voluntarily participate.

“Random testing is done so there is a better understanding of the pattern and spread of COVID-19 in the County,” said Dr. Desmar Walkes, Bastrop County Health Authority. Dr. Walkes emphasized that Bastrop County is working to determine how widespread the virus is in an effort to mitigate and stop the spread.

The purpose of the study is to collect data from Bastrop County adults who have not been ill with or tested positive for COVID-19. This will help further assist with our efforts to minimize the spread of the virus and protect Bastrop County residents.

The benefits of random testing:

• Important tool in the fight to slow and reduce the spread and impact of the virus.
• Helps to allocate medical resources and staff more efficiently.
• Help officials with planning and guidelines for when businesses and other community activities are able to reopen.
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LA AUTORIDAD DE SALUD DEL CONDADO DE BASTROP Y LA OFICINA DE GESTIÓN DE EMERGENCIAS DEL CONDADO DE BASTROP VAN A REALIZAR PRUEBAS ALEATORIAS DEL COVID-19 EN EL CONDADO DE BASTROP

22 de abril de 2020

La Autoridad de Salud del Condado de Bastrop y la Oficina de Gestión de Emergencias del Condado de Bastrop van a realizar pruebas aleatorias en 14 ubicaciones del condado el jueves, 23 de abril de 2020. Se van a escoger aproximadamente 150 residentes para participar voluntariamente.

“Se hacen pruebas aleatorias para más bien entender el patrón y la propagación del COVID-19 en el condado,” dijo la Dra Desmar Walkes, de la Autoridad de Salud del Condado. La Dra enfatizó que el Condado de Bastrop está tratando de determinar qué tan extendido está el virus en un esfuerzo por mitigar y parar la propagación.

El propósito del estudio es de recopilar datos sobre adultos del Condado de Bastrop que no han estado enfermos con el virus o probado positivo para el virus COVID-19 para determinar la proporción de la población que puede estar extendiendo el virus asintomáticamente. Ésto le ayudará a los funcionarios del Condade de Bastrop en sus esfuerzos de planificación para reabrir las empresas y eventos de la comunidad gradualmente. También ayudará con nuestros esfuerzos para minimizar la propagación del virus y proteger los residentes del Condado de Bastrop.

Los beneficios de la prueba aleatoria son los siguientes:

• Es nuestra herramienta más importante en la lucha para frenar y reducir la propagación y el impacto del virus y proteger los residentes del Condado de Bastrop.
• Permite el aislamiento de los infectados y el rastreo y la cuarentena de sus contactos.
• Ayuda a localizar los recursos médicos y el personal de manera más eficiente.
• Pruebas y datos adicionales ayudarán a los funcionarios con la planificación y las directrices con respecto a la rapidez con la que nuestras empresas y actividades comunitarias son capaces de reabrir.

Upgrade to Premium Now - My HealtheVet
04/22/2020
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HISTORY
04/21/2020
HISTORY

HISTORY

Today is #HolocaustRemembranceDay, a day to honor the victims, survivors and heroes of one of history's darkest hours.

Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management
04/20/2020

Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management

Directive #2 on Bastrop County COVID-19 Order #1A.

County parks - Stoney Point, Cedar Creek and the Nature Park on the Colorado River - will be open April 22. Playground facilities and other park improvements remain closed.

People must wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be consistently maintained.

Please read the attached directive or keep reading for complete details.

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Directive #2 on Bastrop County COVID-19 Order #1A

Whereas, in Bastrop County COVID-19 Order #1A, Section 3.6, all Bastrop County parks (Stoney Point, Cedar Creek, and the Nature Park on the Colorado River) were temporarily closed to the public, effective at 11:59 pm on April 9, 2020; and,

Whereas, by exercising social distancing and other measures promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) such as wearing a face covering when social distancing cannot be consistently maintained, the immediate risks of the spread of COVID-19 virus in open spaces such as parks can be effectively mitigated,

Now Therefore, I direct that all Bastrop County parks are open to the public, subject to recommended CDC social distancing guidelines, effective at 11:59 pm on April 21, 2020, through the term of Bastrop County COVID-19 Order #1A. Playground facilities and other park improvements will remain closed to public use.

Other provisions of Bastrop County COVID-19 Order #1A are not changed by this Directive.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs During Sexual Assault Awareness month, learn about military sexual trauma and remind...
04/19/2020

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

During Sexual Assault Awareness month, learn about military sexual trauma and remind survivors they are not alone. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3alSNCL

Gary Sinise
04/18/2020
Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

America lost a great Medal of Honor hero today. CSM Bennie Adkins died from coronavirus. Rest in Peace sir. It was an honor to know you.

04/17/2020
Bastrop Chamber of Commerce

Bastrop Chamber of Commerce

JOINT STATEMENT FROM BASTROP COUNTY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (Includes Bastrop County, City of Bastrop, City of Elgin, City of Smithville)

April 17, 2020 - BASTROP COUNTY CONFIRMS SECOND LOCAL DEATH FROM COVID-19

The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management and the Local Heath Officer have confirmed the second local death from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was a 56-year-old male from an unincorporated area of Bastrop County.

“Our hearts are heavy to announce the passing of a second citizen to the COVID-19 virus. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones,” said County Judge Paul Pape. “This untimely death is more evidence of the severity of this outbreak and the need for everyone to take all precautions to avoid the spread of this deadly virus.”

Since the first fatality of the COVID-19 outbreak on April 6, Bastrop County has confirmed 32 additional cases. We now have a total of 44 confirmed positive illnesses, including the two deaths. The pandemic continues to spread throughout Central Texas with record numbers of cases being reported in Austin and surrounding counties.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased,” said Dr. Desmar Walkes, Bastrop County Health Authority. “We remain committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19.”

The best way to protect yourself and your family is to take the following preventive actions to avoid exposure:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people.
• Stay home when you are sick and call your doctor.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Facebook, VA will give away video-calling devices to connect veterans
04/17/2020
Facebook, VA will give away video-calling devices to connect veterans

Facebook, VA will give away video-calling devices to connect veterans

Facebook Inc. and the Department of Veterans Affairs will provide 7,400 free video-calling devices to veterans to help them stay connected to friends and family during the coronavirus pandemic, the department announced Wednesday.

Arlington National Cemetery
04/15/2020

Arlington National Cemetery

Yesterday afternoon, soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), a bugler from the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”, and a U.S. Army Chaplain conducted modified military funeral honors for U.S. Army Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Belch in Section 68.

Given current health protection guidance from the Secretary of Defense, Old Guard Soldiers wear face coverings to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while executing the Memorial Affairs mission.
Command Sgt. Maj. Belch served in the Army for 26 years, where he was a Combat Engineer with the 42nd Infantry, 142nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Rainbow Division. He was among the first 192 Soldiers to wear the rank of Sergeant Major when it was created. As a decorated World War II veteran, he earned several commendations that included the Legion of Merit.

His son, Robert, received the U.S. flag from his casket.
#HonorThem

Roll of Honor - VAntage Point
04/15/2020
Roll of Honor - VAntage Point

Roll of Honor - VAntage Point

VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA) continues to honor Veterans during these challenging times. Due to the current public health crisis, Veterans are being interred without the customary committal services and funeral honors. While we will work with families to schedule committal services ...

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Fellow Veterans and Expatriots! Seventeen (17) years ago today on June 28th, 2005 the below Heroes were killed in Operation Red Wings. Please know that we at Salt of the Earth USA engraved All of their the names on the walls of the 9.11 Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida… *Navy SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson Cupertino, California - Age 29 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Navy SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz Littleton, Colorado - Age 25 - U.S. Navy: OEF * Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan New Orleans, Louisiana - Age 36 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Staff Sergeant Shamus O. Goare, 160th SOAR (Airborne) Night Stalkers Danville, Ohio - Age 29 - U.S. Army: OEF *Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature, 160th SOAR (Airborne) Night Stalkers Clarks Grove, Minnesota - Age 35 - U.S. Army: OEF *Navy SEAL Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy Exeter, New Hampshire - Age 36 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Sergeant Kip A. Jacoby, 160th SOAR (Airborne)Night Stalkers Pompano Beach, Florida - Age 21 - U.S. Army: OEF *Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Erik S. Kristensen San Diego, California - Age 33 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Navy SEAL Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery A. Lucas Corbett, Oregon - Age 33 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael M. McGreevy Jr. Portville, New York - Age 30 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Sergeant 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles, 160th SOAR (Airborne) Night Stalkers Shelbyville, Indiana - Age 33 - U.S. Army: OEF *Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, (Medal of Honor Recipient) Patchogue, New York - Age 29 - U.S. Navy Reserve: OEF *Navy SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Shane Patton Boulder City, Nevada - Age 22 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Master Sergeant James W. "TrT" Ponder III, 160th SOAR (Airborne) Night Stalkers Franklin, Tennessee - Age 36 - U.S. Army: OEF *Major Stephen C. Reich, 160th SOAR (Airborne)Night Stalkers Washington Depot, Connecticut - Age 34 - U.S. Army: OEF *Sergeant 1st Class Michael L. Russell, 160th SOAR (Airborne) Night Stalkers Stafford, Virginia - Age 31 - U.S. Army: OEF *Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach, 160th SOAR (Airborne) Night Stalkers Jacksonville, Florida - Age 40 - U.S. Army: OEF *Navy SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Class James Suh Deerfield Beach, Florida - Age 28 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Navy SEAL Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor Midway, West Virginia - Age 30 - U.S. Navy: OEF To view the Names that have been engraved on the walls of the 9.11 Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida., click on http://bit.ly/1PhYxN4. To know about the Purpose and Mission of Salt of the Earth USA click on http://bit.ly/13YCWE4. "To be killed in a war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst. To be forgotten is the worst." Pierre Claeyssens (1909–2003) Respectfully, Gene E.F. (Gene) Sweeney USAF Vietnam Veteran Salt of the Earth USA www.saltoftheearthusa.org Cum Deo ad Finem
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Save the Date! If you will be in the Tyler, TX area on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017, veterans and military personnel are invited to this FREE event. Veteran/Military personnel are welcome to invite one guest. The link for tickets will be up towards the middle of summer. Watch the East Texas Veterans Alliance FB for updates. Thanks!
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