Veterans and Military Resources

The resources on this page are intended to assist our military veterans, current service members, and their families in locating information on a variety of topics. This page is only a small portion of the information available to the military community, and should be independently verified.

General Information

Brazos County

Texas

National/Federal

Hotlines

  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • VA Benefits: 1-800-827-1000
  • VA Health Care: 1-877-222-VETS (8387)
  • Gulf War Veteran’s Hotline: 1-800-796-9699
  • NVF Lifeline for Vets: 1-888-777-4443
  • Homeless Veterans: 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838)
  • DoD Safe Helpline (Sexual Assault): 1-877-995-5247

Veterans’ Voices (Spring 2019)

Humanities Texas is presenting a reading and discussion series for veterans. At each program, participants come together in small groups to read aloud from classic and contemporary literary texts about war, military service, and the return to civilian life. After the readings, participants engage in facilitated conversations that explore how the texts relate to their own experience and allow for shared reflection on combat and civic responsibility. These events are free and open to the public. No preparation or prior knowledge of the material is required for participation.

Programs are scheduled in March and April 2019 in College Station, El Paso, and Houston. For more information, including a schedule, see www.humanitiestexas.org/programs/veterans-voices/upcoming-veterans-voices-programs. For more information, contact 512-440-1991 or programs@humanitiestexas.orgAttendees are asked to RSVP at www.humanitiestexas.org/veterans to ensure that Humanities Texas can plan the program effectively.

The sessions in College Station will be held at the Glasscock Building on the Texas A&M University campus from 4 to 6 PM on Friday, April 5, Friday, April 12, and Thursday, April 18, and temporary parking passes will be provided. Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is partnering with the Veteran Resource & Service Center at Texas A&M University to hold this series of free public discussion programs.

Veterans History Project (Ongoing)

Are you interested in interviewing a veteran for the Veterans History Project, or are you interested in being interviewed yourself? Visit this link for information and a Veterans History Project Field Kit. This project was created by Congress in 2000, and has recorded thousands of stories covering WWI to the present.

World War I Centennial Lecture Series (Fall 2017)

To recognize the WWI centennial, Larry J. Ringer Library partnered with the Brazos Valley WWI Centennial Committee to present a series of events focusing on the part played by Brazos County and Texas A&M in World War I.

Cartography of the Great War: Battle Lines, Trenches, and Propaganda
Sierra Laddusaw, Map Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries; Sept. 2, 2017

Your World War I Veteran: History & Genealogy Workshop
John Blair ’83, Chairman, WWI Centennial Committee; Oct. 21, 2017

The Espionage Act, WWI, and Texas
Rachael Medders, Director, Carnegie History Center; Dec. 2, 2017

“Camp” Aggie: Texas AMC and the Great War
Greg Bailey, University Archivist, Cushing Memorial Library; Dec. 16, 2017

Family Members & Caregivers

Resources geared towards the specific needs of spouses and dependents:

Resources for those who care for our wounded or disabled military members:

Education & Entrepreneurship

Information on educational benefits and higher education veterans services:

Resources for entrepreneurship and small business development:

Learn more about entrepreneurship and money matters on our Financial Literacy pages.

Job Search/Resume Building

Career information geared towards veterans and military members:

Learn more about resume building and searching for a job here.

 

Rev. 4/19

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