Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority and American GI Forum Unveil Hispanic Heritage Month Bus
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) along with the American GI Forum (AGIF) will unveil a bus celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on September 20 at 10 a.m.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15.Hispanic Heritage Month helps to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans, and celebrate the Hispanic heritage and culture. Read More and View Bus Wrap
In Memory of Rey Candia, a Beloved GI Forum Member
The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: La Feria, TX – The GI Forum sadly reports to its members the passing of one of its leaders. Mr. Reynaldo Candia -72, Corporal in the U.S. Army 1963-65 Passed away peacefully at Valley Medical Center on Oct. 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Oct. 26, 1943, fourth of ten children to the late Amparo M. Ivarra and Dario Candia in Edinburg, TX. More>
McAllen Chaper joins City of San Benito to Honor Vietnam Era Veterans!
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: San Benito, Texas – Command Del Cruz, Mc Allen Chapter has informed us that the McAllen Chapter and other community organizers in the Rio Grande Valley will be honoring, thanking and welcoming home with a Special Tribute Ceremony all Vietnam Era Veterans from South Texas. This event is in accordance with Public Law k110-181 SEC. 598; the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act. More>
2016 National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri is History
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: (KANSAS CITY MISSOURI) – The National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri hosted by the American GI Forum (AGIF) Ulysses Chapter with Mrs. Barbara Olivas as Chair of the Conference is now part of AGIF History.
The 3-day event begin on Thursday, July 27, 2016 with the Annual Meetings of the Hispanic Education Foundation (HEF), the National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP)and a Veterans Workshop, a Luncheon hosted by the NVOP with Executive Vice President Yolanda Suarez as the speaker and concluding with a casino outing that evening. Read More> See Photos
McCain Honors Dominguez
A Letter of Appreciation from a Distinguised Member of the U.S. Senate to a Very Deserving AGIF Member!
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: ROCKPORT, Texas – It’s not every day that a member gets a letter from a siting Senator. Mr. Richard Dominguez, Coastal Region I Commander recently received a letter from Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain in acknowledgement for the many years of work and services that he has provided for many Veterans. Richard is a good example of the many veterans in our volunteer organization. Read More> See Letter
San Felipe Del Rio Women's Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: DEL RIO, Texas – San Felipe Del Rio American GI Forum Women's Chapter recently celebrated their Annual Fundraiser for scholarships - This Concession Event was held Sunday, July 17, 2016. The event (see Photos) was designed to help young ladies participate in a contest to raise money for Scholarships. The event was very successful making it possible for our local youth to participate in the scholarship program by submitting or applying for grants next fall. More/Photos
NVOP Receives Donation from Briggs Equipment to Refurbish Key Areas of NVOP Residential Center for Homeless Veterans
American GI Forum NVOP Report: SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Briggs Equipment Donates $29,827 to American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program to Transform Residential Center for Homeless Veterans San Antonio, Texas – On Thursday, August 11, the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) and Briggs Equipment announced a donation of $29,827 from Briggs Equipment to refurbish key areas in the NVOP’s Residential Center for Homeless Veterans (RCV). More>
National Commander Update:
New Information from the National Office for 2016
American GI Forum of the U.S.:Pueblo, CO – This is a reminder that dues and assessments for Charter Charters are due by January 31, 2016. Chapters being late in remitting dues and assessments may be subject to an additional charge per chapter per month.
Forum Chapters must have at least 8 veterans when submitting transmittals. 25% non-veterans are allowed under the constitution and must be maintained in order to qualify as a chapter in good standing. Women and youth chapters must have at least 8 members to qualify as viable chapters.
Dues must be submitted and paid through each State Treasurer. Each State Treasurer will submit all dues and assessments to the National Treasurer, Mr. Ernesto L. Montoya at the National Office along with checks, transmittal and charter renewal forms. More>
2016 Mid-Year Conference Successes: Pueblo Installs New Youth Group
"Honorning our Generation of Veterans and Educating our Military Families for a Promising Future"
American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: Colorado Spring, CO – The 2016 American GI Forum National Mid-Year Conference (AGIF) was hosted in Colorado Springs,Colorado on March 31- May 2, 2016. The conference kick off with a VA Workshop hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs from D.C. and the State of Colorado.
The VA provided the membership with value information to serve their prospective veterans community across the country. More> Photos>
State Commander Vazquez Contes:
AGIF National Mid-year Update: Conference Date moved to March 31-April 2, 2016
American GI Forum of Texas Report: Colorado Springs, CO–The American GI Forum of the U.S and the American GI Forum of Colorado would like to inform you on the latest development on our 2016 National Midyear Conference being held in Colorado. Because of Holy Week and Easter Sunday, the dates for the Conference dates have been moved to March 31-April 2, 2016. The Hotel has extended its special rates until January 10, 2016 and the Reduced Registration for delegates has also been extended to the same date. With the Exception of the new dates, all else remains the same. More>