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Honoring the Last Thirteen

October 11, 2021 – Post TX115 honored the last service members killed in the final days of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

During the withdrawal of our troops and Afghanistan patriots, America tragically lost 13 of our dedicated brothers and sisters to a suicide bomb.  They were tasked to helping people enter the airport for evacuation to safer locations.  This tragic event was felt deeply within the veteran community and the community. 

Special thanks to Terry Murray who organized the program, set up the memorial display along with a picture and a candle for service member, and served as the MC.  The community along with AMVETS members responded to the invitation; it was well attended.

Our final Afghanistan Thirteen were Marines, a Soldier, a Sailor, but to their families they are sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, greatly loved and terribly missed.

May we never forget the sacrifices of our military and their families.

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Rally for Veterans Fundraiser

October 10, 2021 – Hays County Jeeps held a rally at AMVETS to support Veterans and the Post’s programs.

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First Responders Breakfast

September 4, 2021 – Post TX115

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Blood Drive

August 29, 2021 – Post TX115

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Estate Sale

August 20, 2021 – Post TX115

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Family 4th of July

July 4, 2021 – Post TX115

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Flag Retirement

July 3, 2021 – Post TX115

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Post Family Picnic & Officer Installation

June 5, 2021 – Post TX115

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Kyle Heroes Memorial Park Groundbreaking

May 31, 2021 – Post TX115

Heroes Memorial Park, located at the corner of FM 1626 and Kohlers Crossing, will be an educational, reflective and celebratory public space that will provide a variety of activities and experiences for all ages as well as serve as a prominent gateway into the community.

The goals for the project is to honor the heroes of Kyle and Hays County with a memorable and educational memorial, featuring natural landscape in an inviting and inclusive park-like environment.  It is intended to provide space for celebration and reflection, including a Heroes Walk, a Memorial Garden, and Activity Lawn, with Education/Information Features.

Heroes Memorial Rendering

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Memorial Day Commemoration

May 30, 2021 – Post TX115

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Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) AMVETS Awards

April - May 2021 – Post TX115 supported 12 high school programs requesting AMVETS JROTC award packages for end of school year awards ceremonies.

AMVETS member/Army veteran Terry Murray with Cadet Rayven Palmer at Canyon High School, New Braunfels

Commander Rick Hamblet, Senior Naval Science Instructor,  with Cadet Guinivere Hansen at Vista Ridge High School

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Family Cookout and Fishing Event

April 25, 2021 – AMVETS Post TX115 hosted a Family Cookout and Fishing Event, supplying fun for all on a beautiful Central Texas Sunday afternoon.

From Post Commander Kerman Hammond – I just want to thank everyone that came out to enjoy the outdoors and to leave Covid 19 behind for a little while.  Everyone seemed to have a great time enjoying the fine food and side dishes as well as watching the children try their skills at fishing.  What a great time watching the kids catch their first fish and getting so excited.  We also was fortunate to have the Game Warden helping to teach the kids about the different fishes and to discuss a little about the fishing rules.

We gave away prizes totaling over $300 to the anglers as well as gave each one their own rod and reel.  In addition, we also gave away 3 wood carvings that was made by one of our members to the adults present.

Again, I just want to let everyone know that I was humbled by the turn out and thankful that everyone had a good time and want to make it an annual event.  A special thank you to Naomie and Marlin for letting us use their property for such a great event.  Also, thanks to Target for suppling the Gift Cards given to the anglers.

 

        Largest Catch                            Smallest Catch

 

      

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Blood Drive

March 28, 2021 – AMVETS Post TX115 partnered with the Central Texas regional blood bank – Wear Are Blood – to host a community blood collection on Sunday, March 28th.  Over 30 veterans, family members, and community friends donated their blood and time to support their neighbors here in Central Texas.  The sky was grey and stormy Sunday morning, but there was much sunshine in people’s hearts!

 

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Annual Care Package Program

February 13, 2021 – Post TX115 had a most successful annual Care Package effort this year.  Since the beginning of the year, members and friends of the Post have donated items for packages and made monetary gifts to help defray the cost of shipping the boxes overseas, resulting in a new record achievement – 62 boxes shipped to 21 locations in Middle East, African continent and Afghanistan!

From Post Commander Kerman Hammond:

I want to personally thank everyone that helped pack the boxes, donated non-perishable items, and gave money donations to help pay for the shipping cost; it really meant a lot because without your support we cannot continue doing such a project.  We even got financial support from the State Commanders Post to help with our effort and also got financial support from Skip and Kay Gibbons who as members of AMVETS has been traveling the west and will finally settle down in Montana.

Again, thanks to everyone, this project continues to grow every year.

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