objectives and purposes of the COMMITTEE are to promote the image of the
Armed Forces of the United States by providing a forum for appropriate
speakers, participating in special events having local and national
significance, supporting the activities of both Active and Reserve Forces,
and creating an organization which will meet the professional and social
needs of its members in the Houston area.
The Spiritual Challenge of PTSD - Our military members fight two wars
– one on the battlefield…and one in their souls after they return
home. For thousands of veterans and their families, despair has become
an unwelcome, but constant companion.
1 in 4
returnees from Iraq and Afghanistan will suffer from PTSD, and less than 40% of these will seek help. Their
the national average, and 2 out of 3 of their marriages are failing.
The PTSD Foundation of America is a year-round concerted effort
with three key objectives:
to our military community (Active duty, Reserves and National Guard,
veterans, and their families) through pastoral counseling, and peer
mentoring, both on an individual basis, and in group settings.
of the increasing needs of the military community through public
events, media outlets, social media, service organizations, and
agencies, service organizations, churches and private sector
businesses into a united “Corps of Compassion”, to bring their
combined resources together to meet the needs of the military
community on a personal and individual/family level.
Help a Phone Call Away
The VA has instituted a
help line for those in extreme distress.
for further information.
Pictures from Iraq
Armed Forces Day
Date: May 18, 2013
Time: Social hour begins at
1800, Program begins at 1900.
Place: Reliant Center
Cost: $65.00 per person
For Tickets: You can purchase
your tickets through PayPal (see details on "Ticket
Purchase" page of this website) or you can send your
request to HMAC using the
Ticket Request form.
The Air National Guard has the lead
this year and we have retired
General Craig McKinley as the military
speaker. General McKinley just retired as the Director of the National
Guard Bureau at the Pentagon.
Our attendance is usually 600 military
and guests. This is one of the premier military events of the year.
We have varying levels of participation
Sponsored Table - $2000
10 seats, booth in gathering area
(lobby), recognition in program, recognition at table, preferred table
Regular table - $650
10 seats, if table donated to military personnel then recognition in
program and table
Individual ticket - $65
Of course, outright donations are always accepted, but we would prefer
attendance at ball. We are also looking for silent auction items.
More details on the Ball will be
published as they develop. For information, please contact Commander
Eugene Tulich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the past several years, we have not stressed the opportunity one has to
become a member of this great organization. Not only do you have certain
privileges (see the by-laws) but by paying your small annual dues ($25.00),
you also help fund the projects undertaken by HMAC. Please consider joining
(or renewing your membership) before the end of the year. Our Membership
Application is attached below.
HMAC By Laws
Lone Star Veterans Association
The newly formed veterans association is
a subcommittee of the Houston Military Affairs committee. It is established
as a network of community leaders, veterans' organizations and government
agencies to aid veterans and their families in their transition from
military to civilian life.
CONTACT: For more information,
call Shannon Wilson, University of St. Thomas Director of Veteran Services
Congress (links to Senators and
Texas Legislature (links to State
The Veterans Museum
for further information concerning the reorganization of the Veteran's
Click here to
view the Master Site Plan.
We recently revamped both our
Air Force ROTC website
Houston Corps of Cadets website.
These contain many links including ones to our 17 universities and
colleges, veterans organizations, Junior ROTC units in Houston, DoD
research conferences we have co-hosted with UH, leadership seminars,
post-9/11 GI Bill information, and lots more.
The Military Order of the Purple
The Military Order of
the Purple Heart Chapter 723, Katy, Texas invites all combat wounded men
and women of all wars to become a member. If you are interested contact
Dave Lemak at 281-633-0098 or by e-mail to
Military Report from
Online Credit Card Payments Now Available
You can now purchase tickets for the
Armed Forces Day Military Ball, make donations to support the Troops, you can pay for your lunch at our monthly
Luncheon and you can also pay your HMAC dues by credit card. See our
Ticket Purchase page for details.
Do not use this service to purchase
Marine Corps Birthday Ball Tickets.
What's Coming Up
The Houston Military
Affairs Committee is pleased
to announce the following programs,
speakers and subject matter experts
Military Affairs Committee Membership Drive
America GI Forum - National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.
Launched in San Antonio, Texas in 1972, the American GI Forum-National
Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) first sought to reach out to
disenfranchised veterans of the Vietnam War by engaging other Vietnam-era
veterans to communicate the availability of local resources and services
for ex-military personnel.
The initiative struggled with various hurdles early on, the most
significant of which was funding, but eventually gained critical support
from other veteran service organizations as well as influential community
and civic leaders. Thirty-six years of dedicated service and 350,000
participants later the NVOP remains committed to the needs of underserved
The VA Star
The VA Star is a free publication, produced every other month,
focusing on news and information about veterans’ health care in southeast
Texas. Past issues can be found on the Web at