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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CBS Austin
02/03/2020
CBS Austin

CBS Austin

Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted on Sunday:

"In honor of a Texas son, a Navy SEAL and an American hero - a man who defended his brothers and sisters in arms on and off the battlefield - I declared February 2nd Chris Kyle Day in Texas. We remember our heroes."

Grey Team
02/03/2020

Grey Team

Today Grey Team honors Sgt. Heather Lynn Johnsen, the first woman to serve and guard the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

At 5' 11", the sergeant epitomizes the spirit of The Old Guard. With a spotless M-14 rifle, the impeccably uniformed troop stands ready at the Tomb of the Unknowns, an honor afforded to only 389 soldiers since it was created in 1958.

"There is no higher honor, there is no greater honor," she said. "I can't think of anything else I'd rather do for my country than to guard the unknowns."

Bastrop County Veterans Honor Guard
02/02/2020

Bastrop County Veterans Honor Guard

Honors for WW11 Army Veteran🇺🇸
Great job by our Honor Guard & The Patriot Guard🇺🇸

Texas VLB
02/01/2020
Texas VLB

Texas VLB

Did you know Texas Veterans with a 100% service-connected disability rating may be eligible for a total homestead property tax exemption? Veterans with less than a 100% rating may also be eligible for other property tax relief. Find more below⤵️

Grace After Fire
02/01/2020
Grace After Fire

Grace After Fire

This is another reminder that registration for the Grace After Fire Women Veterans Spring Retreat will be opening this Monday, February 3rd, at 8:00 AM CST!

The registration page will be at this link: https://give.classy.org/WomenVeteransRetreat2020

(Note that registration will not be available until Feb 3rd at 8:00 am.)

In addition to RSVPing at the link above, you will need to complete and submit a few required forms in order to secure your spot for the retreat.

One of the forms (Grace After Fire's online Veteran Service Form) is currently available to fill out at this link: https://zfrmz.com/9spmeP8B1KgHhkmLZSG2

You are welcome to fill out the form ahead of time. Just please be sure to upload your DD-214 Form as proof of your military service.

#retreat #womenveterans #EventsYouCanUse

Air Force Times
02/01/2020
Air Force Times

Air Force Times

The sharp increase among active-duty airmen made 2019 the most devastating year in terms of suicide deaths in more than a decade.

02/01/2020
MetroNews

MetroNews

USMC Master Gunnery Sergeant & Morgantown H.S. alumnus Peter Wilson performs the Star Spangled Banner at the WVU-Missouri game.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
02/01/2020

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

African American History Month starts Feb. 1. African American #Veterans have played a crucial role supporting and defending the Constitution through military service, from Harlem Hellfighters and Tuskegee Airmen to today's warfighters. We honor their service.

02/01/2020

Non Classified
Warring Orders 02032020
Bastrop Area Veterans Monday Breakfast MUSTER 3 rd Feb
You are invited to the Bastrop Area Veterans Breakfast at the Texas Grill in Bastrop Texas. We meet the first Monday of each month around 08:00 for breakfast. This is for Veterans, friends of Veterans, wives and girlfriends. We are a mix of National Guard, Army, Navy, Marines, Air force and Officers are allowed Too. We pass photos of recent events that have been attended. Talk about upcoming veteran type events. This is to visit with our friends and Veterans tell war stories and have fun.

We do not want any political speeches but if you are running for election or reelection you may pass out cards and flyers. We help our waitress by placing our orders soon after arriving that way the cook is not overloaded. To date our record attendance has been 46. But we average around 40.

Texas Grill is on the North side of Hwy 71 just before the Colorado River Bridge. On HWY 71 traveling east from Austin take the exit on the bridge over CR 304. The Covert Chevrolet dealer is even with the bridge. Once over the bridge take the right hand exit. Stay on the frontage road past two stop lights go under the bridge. You will now be going west on the frontage road you will see the Sonic and across the street is the Texas Grill.

Please feel free to E-mail me or call me if you have any questions. Also if you have someone you think would like to join us send me their info and I’ll notify them before each Monday Breakfast. You may just bring them and I’ll get their information at the Breakfast.

God bless you and America

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1SG. Madison Hughes Ret TXARNG Co. E, 149th Avn. Bn. (21 years)
Home 512-303-0418 [email protected]

Bullock Texas State History Museum
02/01/2020

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Back for a limited time! Experience the World War II epic Dunkirk for one week only starting on January 30. The film will screen once daily in between screenings of 1917, just extended through February 6. Don't miss these two award-winning films in IMAX with Laser at the Bullock Museum.

Tickets and showtimes >> https://bit.ly/2O7oLud

Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars
01/31/2020

Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars

01/27/2020
Paul Wagner FOX 5 DC

Paul Wagner FOX 5 DC

I was on the tarmac at BWI today when the casket containing the remains of Marine Private First Class Michael Kocopy were welcomed home by his family. The “dignity transfer” as it is called will put your heart in your throat - even if you had no connection to the man or his family. Kocopy, 21, was killed in action fighting the Japanese in the Gilbert Islands and was buried there. However, according to the family, about five months after the war the Marines went back to the grave site to recover the remains and they could not be found. It was not until a group looking for remains last year discovered Kocopy and several other Marines in the same general location. Inside the grave with Kocopy’s remains were his boots and a box containing a rosary. He will be buried on January 3o with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Welcome Home Private Kocopy.

KVUE
01/27/2020
KVUE

KVUE

Rest in peace: Spc. Antonio I. Moore of Wilmington, N.C. enlisted in the Army in May 2017 as a combat engineer. “He will be missed by all who served with him."

Governor Doug Ducey
01/26/2020

Governor Doug Ducey

Saddened to learn of the passing of Sophie Yazzie, a World War II Veteran and member of the Navajo Nation. At the age of 105, Sophie was one of the longest living female WWII veterans. Arizona is forever grateful for her service. Our prayers are with her loved ones. #RIP

The Smithville Times Sergeant First Class Anthony Merino, whose parents live in Rockne, retired from the Army last month...
01/24/2020
Rockne News: Local veteran gets hero's recognition at ceremony

The Smithville Times


Sergeant First Class Anthony Merino, whose parents live in Rockne, retired from the Army last month. The city of Bastrop recognized the veteran with a proclamation recognizing Dec. 20, 2019, in that city as SFC Anthony Merino Day.

Sergeant First Class Anthony Merino knew he would be receiving some awards during his retirement ceremony last month, but he had no idea that Bastrop

Texas VLB
01/24/2020
Texas VLB

Texas VLB

🚨JOB FAIR! U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs invites Texas Veterans and family members to a job fair at Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center in Temple on 1/24/20. Stop by and check out the opportunities. More below⤵️

Seeking the Military Suicide Solution Podcast, Episode 2: Dr. Craig J. Bryan
01/23/2020
Seeking the Military Suicide Solution Podcast, Episode 2: Dr. Craig J. Bryan

Seeking the Military Suicide Solution Podcast, Episode 2: Dr. Craig J. Bryan

Dr. Craig J. Bryan deployed to Balad, Iraq, in 2009, where he served as the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at the Air Force Theater Hospital. Today, Dr. Bryan researches suicidal behaviors and suicide prevention strategies and also serves as the Executive Director of the National Cent...

Indiana Spirit of '45
01/23/2020

Indiana Spirit of '45

Today we WELCOME HOME a Brother of the famed "Merrill's Marauders", killed in action in 1944, whose remains have now been recovered, accounted for by DPAA and will be returning home to his family for burial, with full military honors, on April 18, 2020. Rest in Peace Brother, You're final mission is now accomplished.

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Middleton, H.)
Release No: 19-222 Jan. 22, 2020

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pvt. Horace H. Middleton, 20, of Northumberland, Pennsylvania, killed during World War II, has been accounted for.

In the spring and summer of 1944, Middleton, an infantryman, was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), also known as Merrill’s Marauders. After taking the airfield in Myitkyina, Burma, from the Japanese on May 17, Middleton’s battalion was tasked with holding the airfield and taking part in the siege of Myitkyina. Middleton was reported to have been killed during fighting on July 12.

The remains of servicemen killed during the battle were buried in at least eight different temporary cemeteries and numerous isolated burial locations. Eventually, all known burials were concentrated into the U.S. Military Cemetery at Myitkyina, including the remains of those who were not identified. In January and February 1946, all of the remains at the U.S. Military Cemetery were disinterred and transferred to the U.S. Military Cemetery at Kalaikunda, India. The exhumation of the U.S. Military Cemetery at Kalaikunda was conducted in September and October 1947.

One set of remains, designated Unknown X-63 Kalaikunda, was unable to be identified and was subsequently buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu, in March 1949.

On Sept. 17, 2018, DPAA disinterred Unknown X-63 Kalaikunda from the Punchbowl and accessioned the remains into the DPAA laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

To identify Middleton’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence. Additionally, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

Middleton’s name is recorded on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Philippines, along with the others missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

Middleton will be buried April 18, 2020, in Milton, Pennsylvania.

(Source: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)
https://tinyurl.com/aawtbvw

Indiana Spirit of '45
01/23/2020

Indiana Spirit of '45

Today we WELCOME HOME a Brother who died while a Japanese POW in the Philippines in 1942. His remains have now been recovered, accounted for by DPAA and he will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery later this year. Rest in Peace now Brother, Your mission has finally come to it's end.

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Phillips, J.V.)
Release No: 19-240 Jan. 21, 2020

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Sgt. John V. Phillips, 25, of Cassville, Misssouri, who was captured and died as a prisoner of war during World War II, has been accounted for.

In 1941, Phillips was a member of Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands in December. Intense fighting continued until the surrender of the Bataan peninsula on April 9, 1942, and of Corregidor Island on May 6, 1942.

Thousands of U.S. and Filipino service members were captured and interned at POW camps. Phillips was among those reported captured after the surrender of Corregidor and held at the Cabanatuan POW camp. More than 2,500 POWs perished in this camp during the war.

According to prison camp and other historical records, Phillips died July 27, 1942, and was buried along with other deceased prisoners in the local Cabanatuan Camp Cemetery, in Common Grave 225.

Following the war, American Graves Registration Service (AGRS) personnel exhumed those buried at the Cabanatuan cemetery and relocated the remains to a temporary U.S. military mausoleum near Manila. In late 1947, the AGRS examined the remains in an attempt to identify them. Due to the circumstances of the POW deaths and burials, the extensive commingling, and the limited identification technologies of the time, all of the remains could not be individually identified. The unidentified remains were interred as “unknowns” in the present-day Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.

In March 2018, remains associated with Common Grave 225 were disinterred and sent to the DPAA laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for analysis.

To identify Phillips’ remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis as well as circumstantial evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

Phillips will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. The date has yet to be determined.

(Source: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)
https://tinyurl.com/aawtbvw

01/22/2020
Bastrop County Veterans Service Office

Just a reminder that Arlene Perez, Texas Veterans Commission Health Care Advocate will be here tomorrow from 8am-3pm.

Arlene Perez, Texas Veterans Commission Health Care Advocate at the Austin VA OPC will be at the Grady Tuck Building(where the Veterans Service Office is located) on January 23rd (Thursday), 2019 from 8am-3pm. If you have any questions about the Mission Care Act or you VA healthcare please come see her.

Are you a veteran having difficulty accessing VA health care services?

Our Texas Veterans Health Care Advocacy team acts on the veterans behalf as a liaison between veterans and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to resolve access issues involving VA health care related services such as:

Doctor appointments
Health care related testing and/or lab testing
Pharmacy assistance
Attaining outside referrals for health related issues
VA health care related billing
“Fee Basis” referrals such as outside referrals for health care services that the VA does not perform at VA facilities

VFW Auxiliary-National Organization
01/21/2020

VFW Auxiliary-National Organization

A staggering 20 veterans commit suicide every day, and the VFW Auxiliary is committed to lowering this number and changing the stigma surrounding mental health in America. We encourage you to educate yourself and others, and learn how you can help combat this critical issue.
• Visit https://www.veteranscrisisline.net and click on topics under "Education and Advice" for resources.
• Learn the Five Signs that may mean someone is in emotional pain and might need help: https://www.changedirection.org/#five-signs
• Download the VFW Auxiliary Veteran & Military Suicide Awareness Blue Teardrop sticker template from the VFW Auxiliary website: https://vfwauxiliary.org/what-we-do/hospital/. When someone asks you about your sticker, tell them that the VFW Auxiliary is concerned about the rates of suicides among veterans and military service members; we want everyone to be aware of the unique stresses they face.

Texas VLB
01/21/2020
Texas VLB

Texas VLB

Today is the last day to bid on the Veterans only land sale! The current sale features 14 tracts in 12 counties, totaling more than 106 acres. Please place all bids by Jan. 21, 2020, at 5 p.m. C.T. View available tracts below.

Unfortunately many veterans and family members can no longer donate blood due to Mad Cow disease and assignments in the ...
01/20/2020
Blood Drive!

Unfortunately many veterans and family members can no longer donate blood due to Mad Cow disease and assignments in the United Kingdom and main land Europe. In 2001, in an attempt to protect the nation's blood supply from mad cow disease, the FDA banned blood donation from people who had previously lived in Europe. But blood industry representatives are appealing to the agency to lift the ban, saying that it exacts a tremendous toll on our blood supply.

Currently, donations are banned from:

Anyone who has lived in the U.K. for three months or longer since 1980
Anyone who has lived anywhere in Europe for six months since 1980
Anyone who has received a blood transfusion in the U.K.

BASTROP MINA MASONIC LODGE & COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE... ***Will be held on WEDNESDAY for this drive*** WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM Corner of Water & Main Street Mina Masonic Lodge Bastrop, TX 78602

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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!
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.