Today, the Texas Veterans Land Board remembers the most solemn of all American holidays, Memorial Day.

Of all the days that celebrate Veterans, this is the toughest and most difficult day. It’s not fun and lighthearted, like November’s Veterans Day, which celebrates all those who serve the country by signing up to protect her. It’s not bold and exciting like Armed Forces Day, which celebrates all those who serve the country in any of the six Armed Forces: the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, the Coast Guard, or the Space Force.

No, this day is…


April 2021

Dear Veteran,

I grew up in a family that holds deep respect and admiration for our Veterans. I remember hearing about my grandfather’s service in World War II and about the heroism and courage he displayed serving our country and defending freedom across the world. These stories always inspired me, and they made me respect my grandfather even more than I already did. It also instilled the same respect and admiration for our Veterans that I had witnessed my entire life.

I never fully grasped just what it means to serve in the United States Armed Forces until I experienced…


Happy Birthday to the Air Force and Air National Guard

Today we celebrate the 74th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard’s official founding. Originally called the Army Air Force, today’s U.S. Air Force is the world’s finest flying force. Its history includes countless stories of trailblazers and heroes who have bravely served in conflicts around the world.

Today, the Air Force’s state-of-the-art high-tech capabilities make challenges such as traveling faster than the speed of sound a routine maneuver. U.S. …


At the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) we share a passion to serve Veterans and Military Members. Labor Day gave us a chance to reflect on what we do. We can say it’s an honor to work with so many American heroes, their families and the greater support community. And we’re always looking for ways to improve.

While most Americans celebrate Labor Day with a day off, VLB never stops working for you. Our website is available 24/7. It’s filled with VLB program and service information along with applications, an events calendar and our Texas Veterans blogs. …


August 2021

Dear Veteran,

Since its founding, the United States has proudly stood as the “shining beacon on the hill.” Our countrymen’s steadfast loyalty to building a more perfect union is a concept that millions of Americans have embraced, with many going so far as knowingly putting their lives on the line so future generations can know the blessings of liberty. There is perhaps no greater group of Americans that have taken the stand to defend our nation than the Tuskegee Airmen. …


VLB Chairman George P. Bush Breaks Ground on “Tuskegee Airmen Texas State Veterans Home”
Fort Worth Area Veterans home officially named and dedicated after elite group of WWII pilots

Fort Worth, TEXAS — On Thursday, Aug. 19, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush broke ground and unveiled the name of the VLB’s 10th nursing home, “The Tuskegee Airmen Texas State Veterans Home.” The Fort Worth area is known to have been home to at least five former members of the elite group of World War II military aviators.

Joined by local elected officials, business leaders, Veterans, and…


Today, the Texas Veterans Land Board salutes all those Military Members who parachute on National Airborne Day. In 1940, the first parachute jump of 48 volunteer members of the U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon took place on August 16th, so we celebrate today for those who choose to be airborne.

However, the idea of parachuters raining from the sky began much earlier. After witnessing a hot air balloon demonstration in 1784, founding father Benjamin Franklin wrote, “as that Ten Thousand Men descending from the Clouds, might not in many Places do an infinite deal of Mischief, before a Force…


The Texas Veterans Land Board today celebrates National Navajo Code Talkers Day. Made popular by the 2002 movie, “Windtalkers,” many now know about the Navajo Marines who would transmit messages in their native language to stymie Japanese code-breakers. According to Lieutenant General Seizo Arisue, the Japanese chief of intelligence during WWII, Japanese code-breakers never broke the code based on the Navajo language and spoken openly over the radio by native Navajo speakers, but did consistently break the encryptions used by the United States Army and Army Air Corps.

One reason for this is that the Navajo language is incredibly…


Transitioning from the military back into civilian life can be challenging. From finding a job or mental health resources to meeting people who can relate to the military lifestyle, overcoming these obstacles can be the difference for a Veteran being able to support themselves and their families. Thankfully, Texas Veterans can avoid these difficulties by utilizing the resources available through the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN). This network provides Peer Service Coordinators, trained and certified by the Texas Veteran Commission’s (TVC) Veterans Mental Health Department to meet the unique needs of Veterans and their families.

Peer Service Coordinators accomplish this…


The Texas Veterans Land Board celebrates today, the 72nd birthday of the Department of Defense (DoD), with all active duty military and Veterans. Surprisingly, while the federal government’s control of the military is the oldest governmental agency existing, the modern Department of Defense was only created in 1949 with an updated National Security Act.

The DoD is among the largest employers in the world; there are more than one million active-duty service members, more than 800 thousand members of the Guard and Reserve, and more than 700 thousand civilian employees.

An interesting fact about the Department of Defense is…

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