AGIF Important News

Woman Finds Aid Through American GI Forum
By Vincent T. Davis, SA Express News  

SAN ANTONIO — At the end of December, Rebecca Plimpton and her young son were weeks from being homeless.

She'd just graduated from Ashford University, but there wasn't enough money from her minimum-wage job and Army reservist duty pay for Plimpton and her 6-year-old son to get by.

The possibility of a bleak future changed when she heard Chelsea McKinney of the American GI Forum speak at a weekend
drill class. More>


AGIF Texas News

 News From Around Our State

Below are our 2013 Events

 2013-2014 Board Members
 2013 State Conference & Photos 

Commander's Update

Texas State Commander Report:
American GI Forum 2014 National Conference Elects New Leaders

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: On July 31 –August 2, 2014, the  Austin Women's Chapter, and the American GI Forum of Texas, Inc.hosted the 66th Annual American GI Forum of the U.S. National Conference in the beautiful Alamo City of San Antonio, Texas. Angel Zuniga, Corpus Christi, Texas and Alicia Rodriguez, Ulysses Kansas were elected to lead the Forum and the Women. National Youth Chair Stephanie Lefthand was reelected for a third term. National Conference Committee Chair Lupe Rodriguez and Co-Chair Gil Rodriguez along with their committees coordinated a fantastic conference. Read More>

T-Span covered the Conference Wounded Warrior Luncheon and Commanders Banquet. Please view photos here of those two events on their Facebook Page.

National Leaders Lay Plans for the Future
Zuniga, Rodriguez Elected to Head AGIF National 

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The American G.I. Forum selected Ángel Zúñiga, as National Commander. Zuniga, a Robstown native and former vice commander, was elected at the Forum’s 66th annual national conference in San Antonio. He is a member of the Richard Rocco Sr. Chapter in Corpus Christi.

Alicia Rodriguez, Ulysses, Kansas was elected as National Chairwoman. Read More>>

Ruiz to Head Austin Tournament
Austin Forum to Host Holloween Golf Tourney

American GI Forum of Texas Inc.: Austin, TX – Chapter Commander Armando Longoria has announced that the Annual Benefit Golf Tournament will return to Austin and is set for October 31, at Kizer Golf Course, 5400 Jimmy Clay Dr. in South Austin. (see photo, left)

Commander Longoria with the Austin Chapter have formed a committee headed by Ceasar Ruiz to put this Event together and is to include all Austin Chapter Golfers. More>

AGIF/NVOP Inc. will received $2M through the VA
VA Pumps Millions into San Antonio Homeless Veterans Programs

James Aldridge Web Editor-
San Antonio Business Journal

Two San Antonio homeless veterans organizations will share $4 million in federal grant funding through the Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. More>>

2014 AGIF State Conference in Seguin Selects Miss Austin as Miss Texas AGIF 
Gil Rodriguez, State Office

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc Report: SEGUIN, TX – The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc., has just concluded the business of the Texas organization for another year. Included was the selection of Miss Monica Herrera as 2014 Miss Texas AGIF to represent Texas at the National Conference Miss National AGIF competition. Monica Herrera, is the daughter of Steve and Thelma Herrera. Monica graduated as valedictorian from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, TexasShe will be studying neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University starting in the fall. She spends her time volunteering as an adult leader for the youth program at St. Paul Catholic Church. This summer, she will be interning through the Smithsonian program at Austin’s Thinkery Museum. Monica is a member of the Austin Youth Chapter in Austin Texas. Read More> Photos>

AGIF/TX, Robstown Officals, Residents Celebrate Dedication of the American GI Forum Village $12M Renovation

CORPUS CHRISTI — South Texas officials gathered in Robstown at noon Friday, February 28th to dedicate the newly renovated American GI Forum Village. National Commander Luis Vazquez Contez and National Chairwoman Patsy Vazquez Contes as well as State Commander John Martinez, State Chairwoman Tina L. Olivares and State and National Youth Chair Stephanie Lefthand were present at the opening ceremony of the American GI Forum Village. Many commanders, chairs, and members from local and out-of-town chapters were also present. Article>   Photos>

From the AGIF Women

AGIF Awards Scholarships to Veterans on the Anniversary of Founder's 100th Birthday
Beatrice Perez Women's Chapter

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc., Corpus Chrisiti, TX – Members of the American GI Forum State and National joined the Beatrice Perez Women’s Chapter as they celebrated the 100th anniversary of their founder’s birthday Friday January 17, 2014  with their annual Veterans Scholarship Awards Ceremony.Read Article>>  See Photos>

Events & Schedule

American GI Forum is 66 years Old

Gold Star Mother Event

Coming Soon!

  • 2015 National Mid-Conference, Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX, March, 2015. Details coming soon!
  • 2015 State Board of Directors, Austin, TX, October, 2015. Details coming soon!
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