Commissioner George P. Bush to visit with Veteran Employees at Ultra Electronics-Advanced Tactical Systems in Austin

Contact: Brittany Eck
(512) 463-5708
brittany.eck@glo.texas.gov
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MEDIA ADVISORY — Feb 09, 2016

Texas Land Commissioner and Chairman of the Veterans Land Board George P. Bush will tour the facilities of Ultra Electronics-Advanced Tactical Systems before sitting down to meet with veteran employees to make sure they’re aware of the benefits available to them through the Veterans Land Board.

WHO: Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush

WHAT: Visit Ultra Electronics-Advanced Tactical Systems

WHEN: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: 4101 Smith School Road, Building IV, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 

Ultra Electronics-Advanced Tactical Systems specializes in designing, manufacturing and supporting tactical command and control systems, subsystems and products for defense and homeland security applications worldwide. The Austin offices have about 120 employees, 30-40% of whom are veterans. 

The Veterans Land Board (VLB), a division of the Texas General Land Office, was created in 1946 to administer benefits exclusively for Texas Veterans. Since then, more than 200,000 VLB loans have been funded for Texas veterans. For over half a century, the VLB has been keeping the promise to serve Texas veterans through land, home and home improvement loans. The VLB operates four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries, conveniently located across the state. These Texas State Veterans Cemeteries are hallowed grounds that are an expression of our respect for the Texas men and women who have served our nation with honor. The VLB also operates eight Texas State Veterans Homes; providing affordable, long-term nursing care for Texas veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents.

Commissioner Bush served in the U.S. Navy, including a tour in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Having seen the devastating effect of post-traumatic stress on our veterans, Commissioner Bush initiated a first of its kind program in all eight of the VLB operated Texas State Veterans Homes to better identify and treat PTS, ensuring that Texas will be serving the next generation of men and women who have fought for this country. Commissioner Bush believes it is these efforts that will help Texas continue to be the best state in the nation for not just current veterans, but also for the next generation of soldier, sailor and airman. 

For more information on benefits available only to Texas veterans, such as veterans’ cemeteries, nursing homes and low-interest land and home loans, call 1-800-252-VETS (8387) or visit www.texasveterans.com. You can also follow the VLB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TXVLB, or Twitter http://twitter.com/TexasVLB, or YouTube https://www.youtube.com/TexasVLB.

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