Vet Links

            The State of Texas is home to one the highest numbers of Wounded Combat Veterans in the United States, second only in casualty incidence to California during Operation Enduring Freedom (www.icasualties.org/OEF/USCasualtiesByState.aspx). Additionally, Texas has the second largest number of active duty military personnel outside Virginia (www.governing.com/gov-data/military-civilian-active-duty-employee-workforce-numbers-by-state.html). We proudly support Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) which is the command element over the San Antonio Medical Military Center (SAMMC), and home to the largest military hospital complex in the U.S. Department of Defense (www.bamc.amedd.army.mil/sammc.asp). This complex services the needs of the wounded from all branches of military service all over the country. Many Warriors from other states who are treated here become adopted Texans, as they often choose to remain in the Lone Star State as their newly found home. The Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation is proud and humbled to claim that we are everyday Texans working for extraordinary heroes, who’ve bravely defended our Nation’s freedom, the most precious of liberties God has given to mankind.


Looking For Employment in East Texas?

Vicky Walton  

Recruiter

Administrative - Medical - Industrial

Express Employment Professionals

5609 Donnybrook Ave.

Tyler, TX 75703

903-592-9999

www.expresstyler.com

www.linkedin.com/in/vickywalton

Need Work in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex?

ATT Human Asset Management was established in 2015 as a division of All Texas Temps, previously founded in 1996.  This company works with business all over the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in staffing the right people for the right jobs, and they have a priority for placing veterans who need employment.  A unique aspect about their business model is that instead of being employees of the company requesting the staffing, new hires are actually employees of ATT HAM.  Full benefits packages are included in the hiring process.  Below is a listing of the primary industries they serve:

  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services (engineering, accounting, financial)
  • Medical Services (home health care, hospice, administrative)
  • Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • Retail and Sales

If you are a Veteran and live in the Dallas Fort Worth area and are in need of work, please give them a call at 214-390-2021.

Website:  www.att-ham.com/

W-S Industrial Services, Inc.

W-S Specialty Services, Inc. is currently hiring Explosive Specialist for environmental cleanup at power plans, chemical plants, steel mills, oil refineries, and other various types of facilities. No experience necessary. We will train you! 

Website: WS-Hiring.com

AgrAbility

Texas AgrAbility has a mission of promoting success in agriculture for farmers, ranchers and their families impacted by disability issues.The “From battleground to Breaking Ground:

A Transformational Journey” workshop is a two part agriculture workshop that is designed to educate veterans with and without disabilities about agriculture business start-up, business plan development, possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability, financial funding sources for farming/ranching, marketing, and resources to support agriculture business operations.

Website: http://txagrability.tamu.edu/

Service Dog Resources

Service dogs can be wonderful companionship and provide invaluable assistance to those with physical or mental needs. Below are web links for organizations that provide service dogs for wounded warriors:

PTSD Substance Abuse Disorders Guide

Emotional and mental injuries resulting from combat situations can be absolutely devastating. The incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is alarmingly high among our men and women serving abroad, with almost one in five Warriors being diagnosed with this condition once they come home. Additionally, suicides have increased dramatically in the last few years and are significantly higher in Warriors of recent war theaters compared with other veterans from previous wars (www.veteransandptsd.com/PTSD-statistics.html). If Warriors don't receive immediate help with this problem, they can become especially vulnerable to the temptation of substance abuse as a coping mechanism. Website: drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/ptsd/ 

Additional Rehabilitation Resources for Drug and Alcohol Dependence

Wounded Warriors are often given prescription pain killers to help numb the pain associated with their physical injuries, and it is not uncommon for addiction to these drugs becoming a signficant issue.  This addiction can lead to abuse of prescribed psycho-tropic drugs, alcoholism, and even illegal drugs.   Anyone familiar with this chain of events knows the downward spiral that ensues.  Fortunately, there are rehabilitation centers available that can effectively address and help Wounded Warriors stop these problems before its too late. 

Websites:  AddictionCenter.com is a professional webguide that can connect addicts and families with recovery and treatment options. Advanced recoverysystems.com shows all the facilities composed within their network scattered across the United States that treat all types of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues.  Additionally, an excellent resource that reviews the nation's top rehab facilities is www.rehabs.com.  For those challenged by drug and alcohol abuse in the Tyler, TX area, help can be found at www.rehabs.com/local/tyler-tx/.  An additional helpful resource for those in the Tyler area can be found at www.recovery.org/browse/tyler-tx/.  

Alcohol Rehab Guide (ARG) is an organization  that provides comprehensive and reliable information about alcohol abuse. ARG has specific information for veterans who are facing alcohol addiction, this resource can be find at www.alcoholrehabguide.org.



Hope for the Warriors

The mission of Hope for the Warriors is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families. Website: hopeforthewarriors.org

Brooke Army Medical Center

This Web site provides an introduction to the U.S. Army Medical Department's headquarters organizations, which are the Office of the Army Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Command headquarters. It is intended for interested members of the public, news media and Army Medical Department beneficiaries.Website: bamc.amedd.army.mil

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is the Nation’s Medical Center, proudly serving military beneficiaries in the Washington, D.C. area as well as those from across the country and around the globe. As the largest military medical center in the U.S., we are a tertiary care destination providing services in over 100 clinics and specialties. We are proud to be known as the first destination in the continental United States for caring for the wounded, ill and injured from global conflicts. Website: wrnmmc.capmed.mil