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Disabled military veterans can access benefits services July 16 at Student Health Services

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(July 12, 2010)--Military veterans who are UTSA students can file claims for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at Student Health Services in Recreation and Wellness Center Room 1.500 on the Main Campus from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 16.

If there is a significant response, regular visits will be scheduled. The DAV service officers are housed at an Eckert Road office and provide assistance with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense and other government agencies. Veterans need not be DAV members to take advantage of the assistance, which is provided free of charge.

NSOs function as attorneys-in-fact, assisting veterans and their families in filing claims for VA disability compensation and pension; vocational rehabilitation and employment; education; home loan guaranty; life insurance; death benefits; health care and more.

They provide free services such as information seminars, counseling and community outreach. NSOs also represent veterans and active-duty military personnel before discharge review boards, boards for correction of military records, physical evaluation boards and other official panels.

For more information, contact Norma Gallegoz or Leighton Foreman at 210-699-5064.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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