Military Minute

Nolan County Veterans Service Office 235.2214
Veterans Administration 1.800.827.1000
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08.17.15
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. Under the revised regulation, only dogs that are individually trained to perform work or tasks on behalf of an individual with a disability will be considered service animals. The regulation further confirms that service animals may access VA property subject to the same terms that govern the admission of the public to VA property, and may be restricted from certain areas on VA properties to ensure that patient care, patient safety, and infection control standards are not compromised. # Army Pvt. Christopher D. Cumpton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He is the son of Christopher B. Cumpton of Abilene and a 2015 graduate of Anson High School.

8.17.15
There is a place online where you can actually request a care package for an individual or for a whole group. It's Operationgratitude.com. Due to limited resources, they only send packages to servicemembers deployed overseas in hostile environments or on unaccompanied hardship tours or at sea. But these packages mean the world to these servicemembers, many young and first time travelers from home. It can bring comfort in many ways. They're filled with 50+ appreciated items, wrapped with love & good wishes. So if you know a servicemember deployed in harm's way, you can share this information and have them sign up, or you can sign them up if you are an immediate family can sign up. If you'd like to get involved and donate needed items, check out their click on the homepage link Get Involved, where you will see a wish list, also posted on Amazon. Again, it's online at operationgratitude.com.