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Red, White, & You Job Fair
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Red, White, & You Job Fair

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will host the eighth annual statewide Hiring Red, White and You! (HRWY) job fair on November 7, 2019. In cooperation with the 28 Local Workforce Development Boards, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Medical Center, and Governor Greg Abbott, HRWY connects Texas veterans and their spouses with Texas employers that value the experience, discipline, and other exceptional qualities inherent in a military background.

TWC hosted the seventh annual statewide Hiring Red, White and You! job fair on November 8, 2018. Over 12,300 job seekers and over 2,100 employers attended the statewide job fairs in 2018. Since 2011, Hiring Red, White and You has connected more than 84,153 job seekers, including 35,485 Veterans and 48,668 spouses, along with 14,420 employers and over 2,027 same-day hires.

It is estimated that there are 1.7 million total veterans in Texas, of which 967,000 are working or actively seeking work. By holding HRWY job fairs across the state, Texas employers can more easily connect to this highly qualified group of servicemen and servicewomen across the state.

*Sources: Texas Workforce Commission, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Memorial Day Ceremony
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Memorial Day Ceremony

  • Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene will host a Memorial Day Ceremony sponsored by the Chief's Group from Dyess Air Force Base. The Community Band of Abilene will play a medley of patriotic songs, the Guest Speaker will be Congressman Jodey Arrington and the Dyess AFB Honor Guard will present the colors. The Chief's Group have also arranged a C-130 flyover during the ceremony.

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Open House
Mar
30
7:30 AM07:30

Open House

We are opening our doors to the community, giving information, having a BBQ, and a member backed yard sale with the purpose of raising funds to help the veteran community in legitimate times of need.

For information please contact the Auxiliary Commander, Caitlin Privitt
For all information and contact requests, please make your inquiry attn: DAV Yard Sale

Aux CO email: cprivitt08@gmail.com

(325) 484-4DAV
contact@abilenetxdav.org

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West Texas Fair & Rodeo
Sep
7
to Sep 15

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

  • Taylor County Expo Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Welcome to this years’ West Texas Fair and Rodeo

At the West Texas Fair & Rodeo you're sure to find a plethora of delicious food, a carnival with a variety of rides for everyone to enjoy, two rounds of a Tractor Pull that are sure to excite the boys!, a week of PRCA Rodeo, a barn full of some of the best livestock from across Texas, musicians, entertainment and much more!

The West Texas Fair Grounds are located east of Abilene on State Highway 36 and Loop 322, only 3 miles from Downtown Abilene. Telephone service will be maintained on the Fair Grounds throughout the Fair for local and long distance calls.
In honor of our Military Heroes & their families, West Texas Fair & Rodeo will allow FREE GATE ADMISSION all week long to anyone with a valid military I.D. (active and retired) Special discounted armbands for the carnival may be purchased at ITT office base.

Fair Events Schedule
Livestock Schedule

Office (325) 677-4376.
Mailing address for the Fair is:
1700 Hwy. 36, Abilene, Texas 79602

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A&W Disabled American Veteran's Day
Aug
6
2:00 PM14:00

A&W Disabled American Veteran's Day

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day, the one day every year when we celebrate our signature treat. A&W Root Beer and rich, creamy vanilla soft serve—it doesn't get much better than that. So stop in to any A&W Restaurant location on August 6th for a free small Root Beer Float from 2 pm to 8 pm – no purchase necessary! Donations to the Disabled American Veterans encouraged. Cheers!

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