American GI Forum Report:
Women Could be Required to Register for Military Draft
By Tia Rinehart – Staff infoZine
Now that women are approved for all military combat roles, the question follows: Will women be required to register with the Selective Service System?
Washington, DC - infoZine - Scripps Howard Foundation Wire - Right now, all U.S. male citizens and immigrants, documented or undocumented, ages 18 to 25, are required by law to register with the SSS. Lawrence Romo, director of the Selective Service System, said Friday at the National Press Club that he thinks there is a 50-50 chance Congress will pass a law requiring women to register as well.
“While the Secretary of Defense recently opened all military combat jobs to qualified women, there has been no change to the Military Selective Service Act, requiring them to register or be subject to a military service draft,” he said. More>
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>
Beatrice Perez Annual Veterans and Youth Education & Technology Ceremony
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Robstown, Texas – Since 1996, the Beatrice T Perez Robstown Women’s Chapter has been able to give back to the neighboring communities to continue to promote the American GI Forum motto, “Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business!” More> Event Photos>
Beatrice T. Perez Women’s Chapter Inaugural Hispanic Heritage Essay & Award Ceremony
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: ROBSTOWN, Texas – In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the American GI Forum Robstown Beatrice T. Perez (BTP) Women’s Chapter awarded 10 Galaxy Tablets & 6 Laptops to students essay winners on the topic of the American GI Forum Motto: “Education is Our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business!”
The AGIF (BTP) Inaugural Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony
Each selected school was asked to form it's own committee and select the student participants. The selected students were asked to write an essay about the AGIF of the US and or its Motto.. More> Photos>
State Board of Directors Met in Port Lavaca Oct. 17.
The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. First Board of Directors meeting was held Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Port Lavaca, Texas. The American GI Forum of Port Lavaca Justo ‘Howdy’ Leal Chapter hosted the meeting held at the GI Forum Hall in Port Lavaca. Most of the attendees stay at La Quinta Hotel on 910 Hwy 35N. The meeting as usual had good attendance and the business of the organization was conducted. MORE>
AGIF 2015 National Conference Update, Texas Commander’s Message
TEXAS FORUMEERS, WOMEN, YOUTH, FAMILY, and FRIENDS, GREETING!!
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: HOUSTON, TX – The 67th Annual National Conference of the American GI Forum of the United States held on July 30 – August 1 at Millbrae, California will be remembered as a GREAT Conference hosted by the California State Office. A BIG THANKS !! to Duane / Gloria Goff, Angelica Tellechea, and the entire hosting committee. Everything was SATISFACTORY!! Read More> Photos>