Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host statewide veterans hiring fairs on Thursday, Nov. 12. TWC’s fourth annual Hiring Red, White & You! Statewide Hiring Fair is a joint initiative supported by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Veterans Commission to connect veterans and their spouses in Texas with employers who are seeking veterans’ exceptional skills.

A local group organized to help veterans overcome immediate, urgent needs as they leave active duty, celebrates its annual “Bridging the Gap” festival this Saturday.

San Antonio Coalition for Veterans and Families founder, Retired Lt. Col. Hector Villarreal, said the services provided by the group sometimes literally bridge a gap between military and civilian paychecks.

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If you're a member of the military, you've probably already go a lot on your plate: frequent moves, training, and the looming threat of being sent into combat.

Air Force Times / courtesy, Air Force Research Lab

The Air Force is getting very close to high-powered laser weaponry on its fighter planes, both for defensive and offensive operations.  

It’s all very “War of the Worlds,” but, the military may be able to mount lasers on its fighters by the year 2020.

Ross Davis / Valor Games

More than 150 wounded warriors are in San Antonio this week from all over the country, as far away as Puerto Rico and Oregon, for this year’s Valor Games Southwest.

Veterans and active-duty service members come to the Alamo City to compete in the annual sports competition, which Valor Games director Ross Davis says helps even the most seriously wounded veterans regain their self-confidence.

“I was talking to one of the guys the other day and he said, ‘Sports saved my life. You know, it kept me from going down in a hole into a place that I didn’t think I would get out of.’”