The Veteran population of Kerr County is approximately 17 percent. This is triple the normal Veteran population in the state of Texas and the United States, which is about 6 percent.
The local VFW owns the former National Guard armory, which serves as the Hill Country Veterans Center. The Hill Country Honor Guard is also based there.
Local veteran groups, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, organize events for Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
The veterans center has a food bank that helps Veterans in need, and at times when funds are available, they can help with small financial assistance.
There are three fully accredited Veterans Service Officers who work at the veterans center Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5p.m.
A Veterans Museum covering the periods of the Revolutionary War to the Iraqi/Afghanistan War is located on the property and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Family Endeavors, which helps Veterans with finding rental and provides assistance to those Veterans to get into the rental property, is located at the center as well.
Military Veterans PEER Network is on the property also and they help Veterans with many mental health issues.
Local gun shows and other events are held there throughout the year.
For more information please call Alan Hill at 830-315-3101 (Veterans Center) or Mike Cagle (MVPN) at 830-792-7511 or Gary Powers Family Endeavors at 830-896-0190.