Men and women who, throughout our history, have embraced sacrifice of self to serve their country and protect our freedoms. On the 11th hour…of the 11th day…of the 11th month…the fighting of World War I ended in 1918. Due to the conclusion of “the War to end all Wars,” November 11th became a universally recognized day of celebration.
September is Suicide Prevention Month
8,030 VETERANS COMMIT SUICIDE A YEAR. 200% MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT SUICIDE AFTER MILITARY SERVICE. 1 IN 5 SUICIDE DEATHS IS A VETERAN.
Military Appreciation Month
May, marked officially as Military Appreciation Month, is a special month for both those in and out of the military.
Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the chance to publicly show their appreciation for troops past and present.
National Military Appreciation Month is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month in a symbol of unity. It honors current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom.
CREATIVETS EXHIBIT OPENING AT THE SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The Alamo Chapter, AUSA supported the exhibit opening of “From War to Words – A Visual Voices Portrait Series by Jason Myers” on November 30th, 2021. The country duo Love and Theft attended and entertained the group.
Alamo Chapter, AUSA Heroes 0.5K
Join your fellow slackers for a few minutes of glory, celebration, and participation trophies for everyone to raise money for a great organization, the Alamo Chapter of the Association of the United States Army.
The "run" starts at 11:00 on September 28th. Who wants to get up early?
VA PARTNERS WITH UBER AND LYFT TO OFFER RIDES TO VETERANS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with Uber and Lyft to offer transportation assistance to veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
To access the new rideshare program, veterans enrolled in the VHA Homeless Program can:
Adaptive Equipment Opportunity for Veterans/First Responders
Providing some information below on behalf of Dr. Don Petersen (Professor in Practice, Director of Engineering Innovation and Design, College of Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio), who is involved in a collaborative effort with QL+ (Quality of Life +).
Through this STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) collaborative effort, QL+ works with engineering students to build adaptive equipment for veterans and first responders, with the goal to improve the quality of life through innovative technology solutions.