AGIF Latest News:

New Location for 2021 American GI Forum National Conference in San Antonio

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The 2021 National Conference is currently still set to start Wednesday, August 11th and end on Saturday August 14. You can make your Sheraton Gunter Hotel reservation by clicking this link: Book your group rate for American GI Forum

Because of a sudden sale of the Wyndham Hotel,  read more

Welcome to Our New Site in Texas!

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – We’ve launched our new Website for — We have upgraded completely with all of the modern features and functionality, a newer, simple, and helpful way to navigate and get information important to Veterans and their families and about our organization locally, statewide and Nationally.

We are pleased to inform you that you will see many changes from our old site to the new. Additionally, we are implementing new features that will be helpful in finding information, paying fees, making donations and downloading or forwarding

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To All  AGIF Members Planning to Attend the AGIF National Conference in August

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas Just a short reminder that we continue working at the Texas state office to assure that the AGIF continues its work on the National Conference. This also is a short report on what’s … read more

Honoring Cristobal Aldrete

Honoring Cristobal Aldrete

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Cristobal Aldrete Aldrete an American GI Forum (AGIF) Pioneer ad Legend will be honored at this year’s 2021 National Conference in San...

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American GI Forum at the Bexar County Commissioners Court 

San Antonio, Texas: On Tuesday, May 18, 2021 members of the Miguel Hernandez Jr. Memorial Chapter presented public comments before the Bexar County Commissioners Court regarding the allocation of 25 million dollars to build a new world class Alamo Museum in San Antonio, Texas.  The $400 million project will include a complete makeover of Alamo Plaza… read more

Texas State Conference Held in San Marcos

American GI Forum of Texas Inc., Report: SAN MARCOS, Texas – The American GI forum 2021 Conference held in San Marcos brings members together for first time in over a year. We had looked forward to this day for months and it finally happened.. read more

Veterans Benefits News

Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) announced that the Federal Register will publish on Jan. 18 regulations accompanying the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA), which will help Veterans experience a more transparent claims decision-review process.

After publication of the regulations, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will certify the …
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VA Disability Claims Application Process for Veterans

American GI Forum of Texas, STATE OFFICE, AUSTIN, Texas –The AGIFTX is publishing the fllowing information for our members and other veterans in the hope of helping them in seeking help from the VA.

In the face of dramatically increasing workloads and a backlog that affects Veterans of all eras – and both first-time filers and Veterans coming back to VA for … read more

VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.

This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise.

Only those Veterans with honorable service will be able to apply for the ID card, which will provide proof of military service, … read more

Remembering Our Members

Jake Alarid, Past AGIF National Commander and California State Commander Remembered

Jake Alarid had passed away on Monday, May 3rd. Jake, a Marine Veteran was a member of the American GI Forum for many years. I first met Jake in the early 70’s and we enjoyed a long friendship. He had been introduced to me by another late friend, Leo Avila. Jake was a member of the El Camino Real Chapter in Southern California.

Jake served the American GI Forum as local chair, State Chair and National Commander. It was during his term as National Commander that the Coors Boycott ended. The boycott had been over, but several states including  … read more

Albert Gonzales:  October 19, I951 – May 7, 1021

Albert earned his wings on May 7th at home surrounded by his family. Albert was a caring and loving family man who devoted his time to his granddaughter’s hockey games. As he always said, “number 6 on the ice but number I in my heart.”

Albert and his family moved to Colorado Springs in 1979 where he worked as a communications technician for Qwest. He participated in the company bowling and golf leagues. After 30 years of service, Albert retired. Upon retirement in 2003, Albert contributed his time to the Colorado Springs Community. He served on various city committees advocating and searching for solutions to problems that affected minorities md veterans. … read more