4th OEF/OIF Welcome Home Event

TDVA attended and participated at the 4th Annual OEF/OIF/OND Welcome Home Event which coincided with the 45th anniversary of "Armed Forces Day, which was officially celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 1950, marking the first combined demonstration by America's defense team of its progress. Armed Forces Day recognizes the readiness and preparedness by all of our uniformed military service men and women unified as a single force capable of working together protecting our land, sea, and air defense. Several hundred Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, and their families attended the 4th Welcome Home Event held today, Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas known as “Military City USA”. The event was held from 10 AM – 2 PM and everyone enjoyed food, live music, DJ music, refreshments, display booths, and networking with various veterans organizations and businesses dedicated to improving the lives of our Veterans and Active Duty Personnel. The Texas Disabled Veterans Association set up an exhibit table commemorating the military service of Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Roy P. Benavidez and World War II Silver Star Metal Recipient Samuel Thomas with military memorabilia belonging to both military heroes. TDVA also provided brochures highlighting its 4 ongoing programs (visit, business cards, and eco-friendly tote bags to all military patriots and their families who attended the event. TDVA salutes the Audie L Murphy VA Medical Center Volunteer Services for their successful organization of this wonderful family oriented event and all of the other VA Volunteers, ROTC student volunteers, and Morgan’s Wonderland Staff who kept the entire event on time and comfortable for everyone in attendance. TDVA looks forward to next year’s 5th Annual Welcome Home Event and Armed Forces Day Celebration!

Free Wi-Fi 1st Floor Recreation

On April 3, 2015 the TDVA installed Wi-Fi services at the 1st floor recreation room, now Veterans can use this high speed service while they wait at the number of locations close by. Any time you  see this sign you know that the internet is just a click away. We at TDVA also provide Wi-Fi for the Spinal Cord Injury Unit: In-Patient, Out-Patient, Recreation, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. TDVA also provides this service to Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program (P.T.R.P.) for Veterans recovering from traumatic brain injury. Thank you so much to those that give so much.

TDVA Donates to the Comfort Program

TDVA Donated $1,000.00 to the Comfort Program today at San Antonio's Veterans Administrative Volunteer Services (VAVS). This program provides items that we so often take for granted. Some of the items are:  tooth brushes, tooth paste, dental floss and tote bags personal hygiene items, razors, shampoo, and body wash, also bus tickets for Homeless Veterans to get to and from their appointments. We at TDVA applaud all those involved in helping to make this happen.


13th Annual Patriot Warrior Foundation Hunt

TDVA was invited to the Mason, Texas Hunt for the Patriot Warrior Foundation. This was a free hunt that is put on for Veterans by this very special Community of Ranchers just giving back to those that give so much. 53 Veterans where there to hunt this last weekend and a lot of the harvest was donated.  This was the 13th Annual so God bless Mason, Texas.


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