Alexis McCray, Chair, El Paso County Veterans Advisory Board, shares updates for the Military/Veteran communities. El Paso is home to Fort Bliss, Texas, one of the premier installations in the Department of Defense.
Below is the video of the January 11, 2022 – El Paso County Veterans Advisory Board Meeting
WVP January 2022 Event – Women Veterans Networking: Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30PM to learn about a new resource and network with other women veterans.
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Time: 1:30 – 2:30PM CST
Topic: General and Financial Assistance
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtduCqqTsqHtX3gstFcjXtr-UAeNSNLI8e
LTC (Ret) Bob Chisolm: Celebration of Life
Celebration of Life: The Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association will celebrate the life of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam War Veteran LTC Bob Chisolm on January 15th at 5PM. The location is the Chapter HQ located at 2608 Fort Boulevard. This event is open to the public. Please attend if you are able.
United American Veterans Organization (UAVO)
General meeting to be held on Saturday January 15, 2022, at 10:00am at Legion Post 36.
Regular monthly meetings will be changed to the first Saturday of the month. They will be at 10:00 AM at the American Legion Post 36 located at 3730 Shell St (off of Montana).
Questions? Contact: Carlos Rivera treasurer (915) 255-8877 or Terrie Rangel membership Chair (915) 433-2023
Virtual Recruitment : Kappa Epsilon Psi (KEΨ)
As an organization of Elite Professionals, Kappa Epsilon Psi (KEΨ) strives to continue building relationships and establishing Chapters on every U.S military installation and in local communities throughout the world. Founded on April 4th of 2011 and Incorporated on May 15, 2011, KEΨ continues to focus on its mission and vision; in an effort to continue propelling our Sisterhood upward and forward. Organization of Elite Professionals – Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority, Inc.
Veterans Affairs Offering COVID-19 Vaccines
Veterans Affairs: still offering COVID-19 vaccines for Veterans, caregivers, and their children over the age of 18.
EPVA Testing for COVID – Currently EPVA is testing based on symptomatology. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, that is when you can call your EPVA health team to schedule a test. They will come to the parking lot.
El Paso VA Blood Drive | 1/19/2022
El Paso VA Blood Drive – EPVA is hosting a Blood Drive that will be held on Wednesday, 01/19/2022, from 10AM-2:30PM. The Blood Mobile will be set up in the parking lot area, across from the parking garage. You can walk up the day of or register at this link: Make an Appointment – ASBP (militarydonor.com)
Military Veterans PEER Network/Veterans One Stop
MILITARY VETERANS PEER NETWORK/VETERANS ONE STOP:
Links to register thru Eventbrite for the upcoming training are listed below. They can also feel free to email Natalie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (email@example.com) to get registered or check us out through the MVPN-El Paso FB page.
AS&K About Suicide to Save A Life 20Jan22:
Parent Café: Imperfectly Perfect 20Jan22:
Free Couples Retreat 22Jan22:
S.A.V.E. Veterans Suicide Prevention Training 28Jan22:
Mental Health First Aid 8Feb22:
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16)
Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel update:
Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar: Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. A comprehensive summary of the provisions in the FY22 NDAA is available here.
Cohen Clinic at Endeavors:
Cohen Clinic at Endeavors: In 2017, The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso was launched and has served thousands of Veterans, active-duty service members and their families to date. To support the clinic’s ongoing needs and better serve the El Paso community in the future, we are assessing the possibility of raising $6 million in a campaign. To determine support for this effort, The Curtis Group, a fundraising consulting firm, has been retained to conduct an assessment. As a part of this process, we humbly ask that you take five minutes to give us your thoughts on our plans by completing this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Endeavors-El-Paso
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Unlocking Key Elements to Co-Occurring Treatment
Unlocking Key Elements to Co-Occurring Treatment – Please join Endeavors for the Unlocking Key Elements to Co-Occurring Treatment training. Training will be conducted in-person and virtually on January 21 from 9:00am to 12:00pm (MT).
Training is provided for all addiction counselors, therapists, mental health professionals, case managers, probation/parole officers, judges, social workers, and school counselors. Three CEUs will be provided to License Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.
Please register at: bit.ly/cooccurringtreatment
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors-El Paso | Anger Management Workshop of 2022
Join the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors-El Paso for our first Anger Management workshop of 2022. Learn clinically-proven and effective skills to help conquer rage addictions and express anger in safer ways. Confront issues head-on, accept responsibility for controlling your anger, and gain intensive real-life experience in applying these concepts in your own life.
This 8-week in-person and virtual workshop is open to everyone, with a preference to Veterans in the Veteran Treatment Court and/or on probation. All classes must be attended to receive a Certificate of Completion.
EVERY THURSDAY BEGINNING JANUARY 27 5:30-7pm (MT). TO REGISTER, CONTACT: Alfred Martell firstname.lastname@example.org
El Paso County Veterans Advisory Board
M.A., CHt, USAF OEF Veteran
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Chair, El Paso County Veterans Advisory Board
Peer Leader, Women Veterans Network