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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06/06/2020
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
06/05/2020
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Because Kazuo Yamaguchi was a Japanese American, the U.S. Army initially turned him away from a recruiting station during World War II. Yamaguchi was later drafted into the service, where he developed a sense of duty, honor, and an appreciation for his heritage.

Indiana Spirit of '45
06/04/2020

Indiana Spirit of '45

With broken hearts we announce the senseless murder of a Sister of the US Air Force due to domestic violence. Airman 1st Class Natasha Raye Aposhian, 21, of Phoenix, Arizona died of gunshot wounds Monday, June 1st, at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota during an apparent murder/suicide. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of A1C Aposhian, she shall remain....

Always Loved ~ Forever Honored ~ Never Forgotten

Note: The individual who shot this young lady was also an airman stationed at the same base. We will not publish his name on this site.

VA North Texas Health Care System
06/04/2020

VA North Texas Health Care System

VA is full of #PRIDE this month as we continue to support #Veterans with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and related identities. We work tirelessly to ensure that all Veterans, including #LGBT Vets, are treated with the respect and care they deserve.

Learn more about VA’s support at: http://ow.ly/L84950zYniJ

#VA4LGBT #PrideMonth

Texas Military Department
06/03/2020

Texas Military Department

“Ready for anything.” Citizen Airmen from the 136th Security Forces Squadron are ensuring that every Texan can exercise their first amendment rights peacefully and safely. We are Texans Serving Texans and our number one priority is to keep Texans safe.

Smithville, Texas
06/03/2020

Smithville, Texas

Smithville’s Veterans Park Adds American Revolution Memorial

SMITHVILLE— On Memorial Day (May 25th) Smithville’s Veterans Memorial Park added a new monument, which commemorates those who served in the American Revolution. The grey granite memorial was commissioned and installed by the Lost Pines Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Its inscription reads: “Dedicated in memory of our Patriot Ancestors who served during the American Revolution. Placed by the Lost Pines Chapter of NSDAR, Smithville, TX. May 25, 2020.”

ACCOMPANYING IMAGES
1) HORIZONTAL: Janice Flanagan, Regent of Lost Pines Chapter DAR, shows off the new addition to the Smithville Veterans Memorial Park: a grey granite marker dedicated to the memory of Patriot Ancestors who served during the American Revolution.
2) HORIZONTAL: On Memorial Day (May 25th) Smithville’s Veterans Memorial Park added a new monument, which commemorates those who served in the American Revolution. The grey granite memorial was commissioned and installed by the Lost Pines Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
3) HORIZONTAL: On Memorial Day (May 25th) Smithville’s Veterans Memorial Park added a new monument, which commemorates those who served in the American Revolution. The grey granite memorial was commissioned and installed by the Lost Pines Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Texas Military Department
06/01/2020

Texas Military Department

Your Texas National Guard is made up of your neighbors, friends, and coworkers, and we are honored to serve our state when called. We are fellow Texans who believe in the exercising of First Amendment freedoms and will protect the rights of our fellow Texans to do so peacefully and safely.

National Center for PTSD - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
06/01/2020

National Center for PTSD - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

June is #PTSDAwarenessMonth! Follow along throughout the month as we share ways that you can help spread awareness about PTSD:

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/awareness/docs/PTSDAware_Calendar.pdf

Bastrop ISD
06/01/2020

Bastrop ISD

Here is the new two-week schedule for BISD WiFi on Wheels. BISD_PUBLIC is available to any student who needs it Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm. See the detailed schedule for a location and WiFi window near you!

Honor Flight Austin
06/01/2020

Honor Flight Austin

If ever there was a time for a FB post to go viral I think this might be it.

A very happy update to our request for birthday cards for Mr. Merle Hancock, WWII Veteran, Silver Star recipient and POW for 8 months in Europe. Our WONDERFUL Marine volunteers in DC rallied and went to give Mr. Hancock a happy birthday in person followed by a flyover of Marine One, the President’s Helicopter.
We cannot thank our Marine volunteers enough for all they do to honor our veterans and Mr. Hancock will never forget how special his birthday was - THANK YOU MARINES!

https://worldwarwings.com/merle-hancock-a-b-17-turret-gunners-account-of-being-shot-down/

05/31/2020

NO VETERAN MUSTER BREAKFAST, MONDAY, JUNE 1ST

Dear Friends

As much as I would like to see you. I feel its better to wait until next Month. At that time we will see how things are going!

No meeting in June Sorry!

Note:
Denise our Waitress Said Robert had said we could come and if we did we could have the entire back of the Restaurant! As I have been watching the Virus count in Bastrop ( Goggle Bastrop TX Virus open the dashboard for the numbers) which has gone up to 200 cases in the county 58 recovered, 3 deaths... the city of Bastrop is still a low number of 4 cases.....
However with a jump in the last week from 117 to 200 I think we need to hold off till next month! As we have lots of older people and many have pre-existing issues already!
Lets hold off!

1SG Madison Hughes Ret
Breakfast NCOIC

Arlington National Cemetery
05/29/2020

Arlington National Cemetery

An Armed Forces full honor wreath-laying ceremony was held today honoring President John F. Kennedy's 103rd birthday at his gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony was hosted by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones IV, the commander of Joint Force Headquarters - National Capitol Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and Karen Durham-Aguilera, the executive director Army National Cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery.

(U.S. Army photos by Spc. Zachery Perkins)

Friday, June 12, 2020 Texas Women Veterans Registry LaunchTexas Women Veterans Tribute Slideshow Launch Co-hosted Virtua...
05/29/2020

Friday, June 12, 2020
Texas Women Veterans Registry Launch
Texas Women Veterans Tribute Slideshow Launch
Co-hosted Virtual Event with the Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center and Community Partners

Sam Johnson, ex-Texas GOP congressman and Vietnam POW, dies
05/28/2020
Sam Johnson, ex-Texas GOP congressman and Vietnam POW, dies

Sam Johnson, ex-Texas GOP congressman and Vietnam POW, dies

Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday at age 89.

Texas VLB
05/27/2020
Texas VLB

Texas VLB

Hey Texas let's show Austin WWII U.S. Navy Veteran Ernie Reiver some love on his 97th birthday. Since he can't have visitors because of #COVID19, he'd love to get birthday cards instead. We can do this❗️Address and details❤️🎂⤵️

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
05/27/2020

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

Veterans and beneficiaries now have more flexibility with VA benefit debts so you can stay focused on your and your family’s health and safety. If you are financially unable to pay your debt(s) due to the COVID-19 crisis, call us or submit your request online at https://iris.custhelp.va.gov/app/ask/.

05/27/2020
VFW post 2527 Rockne,Tx

VFW post 2527 Rockne,Tx

There Will Be No Bingo on Wednesdays Until Further Notice!!!
Due to The Governors order of 25% capacity we can not have Bingo at this time. We miss our Bingo family and hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Check back to our page for updates and announcements regarding Bingo and all other information. Thank you. Hope to see everyone soon!

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
05/25/2020

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

Veterans, your new job is waiting for you! With 30+ employers (& growing) already registered, don’t miss the Memorial Day Veterans Virtual Career Expo on May 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up now: http://bit.ly/wsrcavirtualcareerexpo #WeAreRuralCapitalArea #InThisTogether

Dr George M Jones VFW Post 1309 Smithvlle
05/25/2020

Dr George M Jones VFW Post 1309 Smithvlle

Smithville VFW presenting Flags to Smithville Veterans Memorial Park Smithville HS If you need a flag for Graves please let me know

Gary Sinise
05/24/2020
Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Tonight, the National Memorial Day Concert on PBS 8pm Eastern/7pm Central and again at 8pm on the West Coast.
Tune in for this tribute to our fallen heroes and those who have served in freedom’s defense, with a special salute to the men and women fighting to protect us against Covid 19. Spread the word, share this post. Let’s gather collectively as a nation to honor our defenders.
Be safe out there.

Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing
05/24/2020

Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing

Monday, May 25 (weather permitting, we'll be joining our friends from the Tex Hill Wing - CAF, Commemorative Air Force B-25 Devil Dog, Commemorative Air Force Aircraft Restoration Group, and The Highland Lakes Squadron for a flyover of San Antonio and Austin to commemorate Memorial Day and to lift the spirits of all those affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

The formation will be over San Antonio from 10 AM-12 PM and Austin from 12-2 PM. Check the maps for our route. Times are subject to change and weather dependent, of course, but if there are major changes, we will try to keep you up to date here on the page.

Gary Sinise
05/23/2020

Gary Sinise

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

“The Ode of Remembrance”, the fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon’s poem, For the Fallen.
On this Memorial weekend let us remember all those who have fallen in service to our country.
And the sacrifices of the families who love and miss them.

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🌟 NEED TO FIND GOOD HOME FOR FEMALE LAB/RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK DOG 🌟 I am handicapped and my dog is getting to be too much for me to handle since, the loss of my spouse recently. He was a Persian Gulf veteran with PTSD and my dog soothed and helped him. She is a dog I rescued from being a stray in the Dale area. Her name is Baby. Baby is about four years old and weighs 100 pounds. However, she really doesn't eat a lot of food. She is afraid of thunderstorms, fireworks, and gun shots due to being shot at before I took her into my home a couple of years ago. She is kept indoors at the present time due to heat but also, loves the outdoors during cooler weather. She is great around children and other animals. Also would adapt easily to a loving owner. She loves attention, which my husband gave her. Baby is house broken and has had her rabies shots for this year. However, she does need to be spayed.
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
Fellow Veterans and Patriots! June 28th, 2005 All those marked with * were killed in Operation Red Wings and we engraved their names on the 9.11 Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida… Today is June 28th, Angel Day Tribute, please review and select a Name(s) from the below list of Fallen Heroes who were Killed or died on this day in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Please donate to have their name(s) engraved on the 9.11 Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida. To donate click on link in the below. (listed alphabetically by last name) 2003 Sergeant Timothy M. Conneway Enterprise, Alabama - Age 22 - U.S. Army: OIF Specialist Kelvin Feliciano Gutierrez Anasco, Puerto Rico - Age 21 - U.S. Army: OEF 2005 June 28, 2005 All those marked with * were killed in Operation Red Wings and we engraved their names on the 9.11 Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida… *Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson Cupertino, California - Age 29 - U.S. Navy: OEF Specialist Rafael A. "T. J." Carrillo Jr. Boys Ranch, Texas - Age 21 - U.S. Army: OIF *Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz Littleton, Colorado - Age 25 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan New Orleans, Louisiana - Age 36 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Staff Sergeant Shamus O. Goare Danville, Ohio - Age 29 - U.S. Army: OEF *Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature Clarks Grove, Minnesota - Age 35 - U.S. Army: OEF Specialist Robert E. Hall Jr. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Age 30 - U.S. Army Reserve: OIF *Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy Exeter, New Hampshire - Age 36 - U.S. Navy: OEF Sergeant Manny Hornedo Brooklyn, New York - Age 27 - U.S. Army National Guard: OIF *Sergeant Kip A. Jacoby Pompano Beach, Florida - Age 21 - U.S. Army: OEF *Lieutenant Commander Erik S. Kristensen San Diego, California - Age 33 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery A. Lucas Corbett, Oregon - Age 33 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Lieutenant Michael M. McGreevy Jr. Portville, New York - Age 30 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Sergeant 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles Shelbyville, Indiana - Age 33 - U.S. Army: OEF *Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy Patchogue, New York - Age 29 - U.S. Navy Reserve: OEF *Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Shane Patton Boulder City, Nevada - Age 22 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Master Sergeant James W. "TrT" Ponder III Franklin, Tennessee - Age 36 - U.S. Army: OEF *Major Stephen C. Reich Washington Depot, Connecticut - Age 34 - U.S. Army: OEF *Sergeant 1st Class Michael L. Russell Stafford, Virginia - Age 31 - U.S. Army: OEF *Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach Jacksonville, Florida - Age 40 - U.S. Army: OEF *Petty Officer 2nd Class James Suh Deerfield Beach, Florida - Age 28 - U.S. Navy: OEF *Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor Midway, West Virginia - Age 30 - U.S. Navy: OEF 2006 Corporal Aaron M. Griner (We engraved his name on the 9.11 Fallen Heroes Memorial at Patriots Park in Venice, Florida) Tampa, Florida - Age 24 - U.S. Army: OEF Private 1st Class Rex A. Page Kirksville, Missouri - Age 21 - U.S. Marine: OIF 2007 Sergeant William W. Crow Jr. Grandview Plaza, Kansas - Age 28 - U.S. Army: OIF Private 1st Class Cory F. Hiltz La Verne, California - Age 20 - U.S. Army: OIF Sergeant Shin W. Kim Fullerton, California - Age 23 - U.S. Army: OIF Sergeant Michael J. Martinez Chula Vista, California - Age 24 - U.S. Army: OIF Sergeant Giann C. Joya Mendoza North Hollywood, California - Age 27 - U.S. Army: OIF Specialist Dustin L. Workman II Greenwood, Nebraska - Age 19 - U.S. Army: OIF 2009 Sergeant Timothy A. David Gladwin, Michigan - Age 28 - U.S. Army: OIF Private Steven T. Drees Peshtigo, Wisconsin - Age 19 - U.S. Army: OEF 2011 Lance Corporal John F. Farias New Braunfels, Texas - Age 20 - U.S. Marine: OEF Lance Corporal Mark R. Goyet Sinton, Texas - Age 22 - U.S. Army: OEF Staff Sergeant Donald V. Stacy Avondale, Arizona - Age 23 - U.S. Army: OEF 2013 Sergent Justin R. Rogers Barton, New York - Age 25 - U.S. Army: 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. For those that can, please make a donation to continue to the Purpose and Mission and to Help defray the cost of the engraving of names of Our Fallen Heroes who have been killed in the War On Terrorism, 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
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!
Please take a look at my veterans website. www.AllAboutVets.us Help me add more pictures of vets to the site. Email me a picture of you or a family member with Name, branch of service, rank, where the picture was taken and approximate date of picture. Please one person per picture if possible. If you know of a veteran's event, regardless of size or where in the world it's happening send me a email about it. I'll add it to the calendar. You can like my page All About Vets.