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Clinic, Humane Society Partner to Help Vets Adopt Pre-Screened Dogs for Service Animal Use

El Paso-area veterans will be given an opportunity to adopt pre-screened dogs from the Human Society of El Paso on Friday, October 27.

The special adoptions will be held from 1 P.M. TO 4 P.M. at the Steve A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Family Endeavors located at 1390 George Dieter Drive #140. The El Paso MFC has partnered with the Humane Society of El Paso for this special program.

Upon adoption, the Veterans and dogs will be provided with a tailored 12-week obedience training course that will prepare them for the Public Access Certification Test at no cost to the Veteran.

These dogs will perform a critical function for our Veterans as registered Service Dogs upon completion of the course provided by Military Family Clinic at Family Endeavors.

Additionally, the Steve A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Family Endeavors will provide Veterans and our community with the proper education regarding the Service Dogs under the American, with Disabilities Act, Title II and III, and Texas Title 8, “Rights and Responsibilities of Persons with Disabilities.”


DAV/RecruitMilitary Veterans Job Fair set for Tuesday; Farmers’ “Suits for Soldiers” in Attendance

RecruitMilitary, along with their partners at the Disabled American Veterans organization (DAV,) will be on post Tuesday conducting a job fair for veterans and their spouses.

According to their website, RecruitMilitary “hosts the nation’s largest single-source veteran database, with over 1,000,000 members…(and) publish the nation’s second-largest veteran hiring publication, Search & Employ® magazine.”

The company is a recipient of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program’s Lee Anderson Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award for going above and beyond “to honor the sacrifices our military families make in their service to our nation.”

Additionally, national insurance firm Farmers will be at the fair, distributing suits and business attire pieces for soldiers and veterans.

Farmers, an organization with a longstanding commitment to helping the military that was founded by two World War I veterans, launched Suits for Soldiers nationally in October of 2016 with the goal of collecting 50,000 items that can help create an easier transition for veterans into the civilian workforce. The total now exceeds 70,000 pieces of attire.

The suit donation is part of the insurer group’s national “Suits for Soldiers” campaign, which culminated in the collection of more than 70,000 articles of clothing countrywide.

“Farmers has a proud tradition of working with veterans to assist with their transition from active duty responsibilities to the civilian workforce,” said Ron Hendrix, a Fort Bliss-based Farmers Insurance district manager. “As one of the nation’s largest insurer groups, Farmers helps insure homes, cars, and life; meanwhile the military insures our way of life. Suits for Soldiers is another way Farmers can give back to members of the military who have given so much to their country.”

More than one million military personnel will make the transition from the military in the next couple of years, according to the Department of Defense office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and many of these veterans may not own appropriate business attire to go to networking events, interviews or even to work.


What:    DAV/RecruitMilitary Veterans Job Fair

Where:  Centennial Banquet Center – 11199 Sergeant E Churchill Street on Fort Bliss.

When:   Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, 11 AM – 3 PM


  • 100+ Job Opportunities (Managerial, Supervisory, Etc.)
  • 40+ Companies Attending (Fortune 500, Government, Etc.)

Can’t Attend? See online opportunities | Event Attendee List

  • 230,000 Jobs Posted Online
  • 3,058,538 Employers Viewed Military Profiles

Why RecruitMilitary?

  • 85,000+ Jobs Offers Extended
  • 800+ Events
  • 17+ Years working with Vets and their Families


Rep O’Rourke: Vet Connect Act to Be Signed Into Law

U.S Representative Beto O’Rourke issued the following statement regarding the Vet Connect Act and his upcoming El Paso-are town hall:

Great news for veterans as the bipartisan Vet Connect Act that I authored was included as part of the Veterans Choice Program extension legislation. It has passed the Senate, the House and is now on its way to the President’s desk for signature into law.

This bill will make it easier to share a veteran’s medical record with their community doctor, improving overall care and reducing red tape. Click play on the video above to learn more.

The only ones who are really paying for the wars we wage today are the service members who fight them and their families (fewer than 1% of the people in this county). For the rest of us — we’ve put the expense on the national credit card to be paid by future generations.

Harvard’s Linda Bilmes found that over the next 40 to 50 years, the costs related to health care and disability compensation for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be nearly a trillion dollars. Further, peak costs occur decades after the end of the conflict. For example, the peak costs for World War I veterans was in 1969; the largest expenditures for World War II veterans were in the late 1980s; and costs for Vietnam and first Gulf War veterans are still climbing.

We are failing to account for the true cost of war and in turn failing to ensure the necessary resources are available to care for our nation’s veterans.

That is why I recently introduced the bipartisan Veterans Health Care Trust Fund Act which will require everyone in this country to participate in paying for the full cost of our wars — most importantly, taking care of our veterans — as we wage them. Those not required to pay into the trust fund are those who have already paid far more in service to our country — our service members and veterans.

Taking steps to address these costs now ensures that Congress fully accounts for these costs when considering the use of military force and that our nation is better postured to address the long-term and unforeseen health care needs of its veterans.

You can read the bill here:

We all want greater accountability, transparency and responsiveness from our government. Town hall meetings are my effort to deliver that as directly as possible.  Join me on Thursday, April 13th at the College, Career and Technology Academy, Building A Theater (2851 Grant Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79930) at 4:00 p.m. for my next town hall meeting.

 RSVP here

Sun Metro Reminds Veterans of Discounted, Free Bus Rides

Sun Metro reminds the public that it provides a free 90-day bus pass and a one month discounted rate through nonprofit agencies to qualified veterans.

Veterans requiring transit services will have access to fixed-route service free up to 90 consecutive days.

“Sun Metro is proud to honor veterans who have faithfully served our country,” said Sun Metro Director Jay Banasiak. “We recognize the need for our veterans to have transportation and it is our honor to help our veterans where we can.”

To participate in the 90-day pass program or to obtain a 30-day discounted rate pass, interested veterans can visit their service agency for an application or call Sun Metro for a list of current participating agencies. Riders will be asked to show their Sun Metro issued Veteran ID and display their pass when boarding any Sun Metro fixed route bus.

These programs will increase access to our high quality bus system throughout the service areas and assist veterans who seek new employment opportunities or have any other transit needs. This is a small way the City of El Paso thanks veterans for their dedication to our country.

For more information on the program, or currently participating agencies, please contact (915) 212-3338 or (915) 212-3340.

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