Military Minute

Nolan County Veterans Service Offices 235.2214
In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program based on the distance between a Veteran’s place of residence and the nearest VA medical facility using driving distance rather than straight-line distance. This change has been published in the Federal Register and is now in effect. The change from straight-line to driving distance roughly doubles the number of eligible Veterans. Letters are being sent to the newly eligible Veterans to let them know they are now eligible. For questions about the Choice Program, call toll-free (866) 606-8198. # Air Force Airman 1st Class Brett C. McClure graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He graduated in 2008 from Hermleigh High and earned a bachelor's degree in 2014 from Angelo State University. He is the son of John and Traci McClure of Snyder.

We have a local American Legion post located in Roscoe at 224 Loop 544, right off Interstate 20, contact telephone number 766-8887. You are eligible for membership if you have served federal active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during any of the war eras and have honorably discharged or are still serving. Your membership includes discounts, a free Legion monthly magazine subscription and helps support Veterans voices in Washington. The opportunity of fellowship with other Veterans is a plus. # If you have beef jerky to spare, consider sharing it with soldiers on long missions? These servicepeople look forward to this easy to pack protein snack to get them through those times. Send individual wrapped jerky like Slim Jim to Operation Shoebox, PO Box 1465, Belleview, FL 34421. The non-profit organization will include these items in care packages sent to our troops serving around the world. For more info, visit online at