The Division of Veteran and Military Affairs will be a liaison between the City of El Paso, Fort Bliss and other outside agencies, including but not limited to, federal, state and local Military organizations. The office will provide guidance, direction and coordination of Regional Military Issues and Veterans related issues.
- Serve as a Liaison for the City's Veteran Affairs Committee, Departments, Community Organizations, Businesses and Media to publicize services. Advise and assist Veterans in matters pertaining to their rights and benefits under law.
- Respond to requests for information and provide guidance on eligibility and entitlement requirements for federal, state, and local Veterans services, programs or benefits.
- Counsel advise and explain to the City's large Veteran population current laws and regulations for federal, state and local Veteran's services, benefits and / or programs.
Drive-Thru Event recognizes and empowers VA Caregivers
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Each year, the El Paso VA Health Care System’s Caregiver Support Program highlights and honors the important role caregivers play in providing the best care possible for our Nation’s heroes.
Community Clergy Training Program
Saturday, May 11, 2021, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Community Clergy Training Program educates community clergy about the physical, mental, social and spiritual challenges faced by Veterans and their families. Through these training sessions, clergy also learn how to create a Veteran support network in their own community and how to refer Veterans to VA health care services and benefits.
Telehealth at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors
The clinic provides high-quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care to services to post-9/11 Veterans, including National Guard and Reserves, regardless of role in uniform, discharge status, or combat experience, and military family members, as determined by the Veteran. All post-9/11 Veterans and their families are eligible for treatment and we believe cost should never be a barrier to care.
2020 - 2021 New Apprenticeship Pilot For Transitioning Service Members
The U.S. Department of Labor is pleased to announce the launch of a new Apprenticeship Pilot for transitioning service members (TSMs), hosted through the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). Through this initiative, VETS has embedded 16 Apprenticeship Placement Counselors (APCs) at eight military installations (below) across the United States to work with TSMs interested in exploring apprenticeship as a post-separation career pathway. The APCs are providing counseling and apprenticeship preparation services to a talented pipeline of potential apprentices, which makes their primary audience a natural fit for your apprenticeship program.
During the Pilot, APCs are assisting TSMs as they select, locate and apply for apprenticeships that are located across the nation. If you are interested in connecting your program with this Pilot, please email VETSApprenticeship@dol.gov.
Participating Pilot Locations:
Army - Fort Bragg, NC; Fort Bliss, TX
Navy - Naval Station Norfolk, VA; Naval Station San Diego, CA
Air Force - Nellis AFB, NV; Travis AFB, CA
Marine Corps -MCAS Cherry Point, NC; MCAS Miramar, CA
FREE Monthly Phone Service
This service is provided through a special government benefit program called “LifeLine”.
There are no bills, no credit checks, and no fees to participate in this free program, and applying takes just a few minutes.
This program gives you the Freedom to communicate and stay connected to friends, family, the next job opportunity, or 911 in case of emergencies.