AGIF 70th Annual State Conference
State Conference and State Mid-year Conference Scheduled in Austin, March 23-25, 2018
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – In view that AGIF Texas will be hosting the 70th Annual National Conference next year, the State Conference voted last June in Houston to combine the February Board Meeting with the State Conference and move that event to March. Texas will then celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the birth of the AGIF on March 26, 1948. The State Conference will start on Friday March 23 at noon and continue through Saturday as the Official 2018 State Conference. The State Board of Directors will meet on Sunday, March 25. The actual Anniversary date is Monday, March 26.
Headquarters will be at Wyndham Garden Hotel – 3401 S. IH-35N Frontage Rd. (at Woodward Exit), Austin, Texas. (Read More)
Update: 2017 National Conference in Albuquerque July 19-22
American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) The 2017 National Conference is now history. Angel Zuniga Was reelected National Commander and Patsy Vazquez Contes, past chairwoman was elected National Chairwoman in a close race over incumbent Chair Felicita Lugo. See the new Board.
The Conference was called to order by Commander Angel Zuniga on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:00 am at an opening breakfast. More>
Summary of Resolutions Passed at The American GI Forum National Conference at Albuquerque, NM
By Jake Alarid Resolution Chairman
American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: Albuquerque, NM – Below is a summary of the Resolutions that were passed at the National Conference in Albuquerque. The complete resolutions are being forwarded to the National Commander and Secretary.
Most of these Resolutions are self-explanatory as to how they should be forwarded to appropriate entities. They are to be signed by National Commander Angel Zuniga and National Secretary Myrna Chavarria and placed on official Letterhead and Logo from the National Office. The National Commander's name and address appears on top of the resolution letterhead. More>
National Commander Reports on AGIF-US 69th Annual National Conference Albuquerque, NM
Americn GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The 2017 National Conference concluded with seven new people elected to the National Executive Board. Returning to the Executive Board are Angel Zuniga, Corpus Christi, TX, as National Commander, Russell Lopez, Wheat Ridge, CO, moves up to National Vice Commander from National Secretary and Jasmine Vigil, Detroit, MI, resumes as National Youth Chair. Newly elected to the board are Myrna Chavarria, San Antonio, TX, National Secretary, Patricia L. Marrero, Pueblo, CO, National Treasurer, Mario Perales, Ft Stockton, TX, National Sgt-at-Arms. Newly elected Women's officers are Patsy Vasquez-Contes, Pueblo, CO, National Chairwoman, Sylvia Garza, San Marcos, TX, Vice Chairwoman, Rebecca Lugo, Detroit, MI, Women’s Secretary and Laura Flores, Denver, CO, Women’s Treasurer. More> Photos>
A message from the Chairwoman
National Chairwoman Thanks the Prior Administration for Their Dedication to the American GI Forum of the U.S.
American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: Pueblo CO – "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the prior administration for their dedication to the American GI Forum of the United States (AGIF) and for volunteering their time to serve as national board members of this organization." said Patsy Vazquez Contes, newly elected National Chairwoman.
"I’ve have learned that businesses need three things to succeed: management skills, money to finance and grow, and markets/ patrons to serve. More>
Fort Stockton Mayor and City Manager present at Texas AGIF February Mid-Year
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: FORT STOCKTON, Texas – The American GI Forum (AGIF) Ft. Stockton Chapter hosted our First Texas Mid-Year Conference and Board of Directors’ Meeting February 17-18, 2017 in Ft. Stockton. This was the first meeting for 2017 of the Texas Organization and the first Mid-Year Conference concept. More>
MALDEF Suit Stops Exclusion of Mexican Americans from “Whites Only” Cemetery
Normanna Cemetery Association Agrees that Refusal to Bury Latino Residents is Discriminatory and Violates Rights of Latinos
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX— A MALDEF lawsuit filed in April aimed at stopping the exclusion of Mexican Americans from being buried in a “Whites Only” Cemetery came to a swift end Friday when the Normanna Cemetery Association agreed in court that its policy is discriminatory and violates the rights of Latinos.
MALDEF filed the lawsuit on behalf of the American G.I. Forum of Texas, Inc. a non-profit membership organization that serves and advocates on the behalf of Latino military veterans throughout the State of Texas. Read More>
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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 a supplementary claim – the Veterans Benefits Administration must deliver first-rate, timely benefits and services, faster and more effectively than ever before. The steps that we publish below are to help you file a service Claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs. You may click on any of the links we are providing for you to get the maximum help when filing your claim.
More information about VA Forms 21-526EZ, 21-527EZ, 21-534EZ or VA Form 21-0958, Notice of Disagreement, may be found at www.ebenefits.va.gov or www.va.gov/vaforms/.The VA must help you meet your needs. You can find a list of all the benefits by going to http://www.benefits.va.gov/ or by uploading the General Overview of Filing a Service Claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs here.
To achieve our goals for improving the delivery of benefits to Veterans, we are paroviding a General overview of filing a service claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Transformation Plan that includes initiatives to re-train and reorganize our people, streamline VA business processes, and build and implement new technology solutions to eliminate the claims backlog and process all claims faster and at a higher quality.
TTexas Veterans and AGIFTX members can get more information form the Texas Veterans commission here http://www.tvc.state.tx.us/ or http://www.agif-nvop.org