Military Minute

Nolan County Veterans Service Office 235.2214
The Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing four new studies that will use genetic and other data from VA’s Million Veteran Program to answer key questions on heart disease, kidney disease, and substance use. These are high-priority conditions affecting Veterans. The program has enrolled more than 390,000 Veterans and has become the nation’s largest database linking genetic, clinical, lifestyle and military exposure information. The newly funded studies are among the first to use this data to delve into pressing questions on Veterans’ health. Studies on PTSD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are already underway. # Air Force Airman Anna G. Lara graduated from basic military training at Lackland, San Antonio. Lara is the daughter of Amy Rodriguez, step-daughter of Patrick Rodriquez, and sister of Marissa Lara of Colorado City. She graduated in 2013 from Colorado High School, Colorado City, Texas.

Here's spotlighting non service-connected pension, which is a monthly benefit paid to veterans who have limited or no income. Those who qualify include Veterans who are 65 or older, or permanently & totally disabled; those who have a family income lower than the limit (that depending on the spouse/dependents) and those discharged from service under other than dishonorable conditions. These eligibility requirements are general and additional factors may affect eligibility. Each case is unique and there are exceptions for every rule. Your Texas Veterans Commission counselor is an expert who can review your specific situation and help determine your eligibility. Meet with your local Texas Veterans Commission representative or Veterans County Service Officer who will guide you through the process and identify any paperwork required. Completing forms completely and correctly will affect the outcome of your request. The VSO office number in Sweetwater is 235.2214.