VA Nurse/Soldier receives military award - VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB)
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VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB)

 

VA Nurse/Soldier receives military award

Jeffery Dunn a licensed vocational nurse at the VA Health Care Center presented the Commanding General’s Individual Achievement Award for exceptional performance as a member of the Texas State Guard.

Jeffery Dunn a licensed vocational nurse at the VA Health Care Center (HCC) at Harlingen, Texas, poses for a photo with Brig. Gen. Marco Coppola after being presented the Commanding General’s Individual Achievement Award for exceptional performance as a member of the Texas State Guard. (Courtesy images used in creation of this VA photo illustration by Luis H. Loza Gutierrez)

By Luis H. Loza Gutierrez, VCB Office of Public Affairs
Friday, August 16, 2019

VA Nurse/Soldier receives military award

 

HARLINGEN, Texas – A VA nurse from VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB) recently received a military award.

Jeffery Dunn a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) who works at the VA Health Care Center (HCC) here was presented the Commanding General’s Individual Achievement Award.

“It’s an honor to be recognized; however, this like operation like so many others are accomplished through great team effort.” said Dunn. “The most important thing is that our mission was accomplished and we were able to help hundreds of Texans in several communities.”

According to the citation on the accompanying certificate the military decoration was awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Dunn for, “dedication and leadership during Operation Lone Star 2019 that played an important role in the success of the mission.”

Operation Lone Star is a joint endeavor between military and civil agency that provides free medical services to people in Texas. Eye exams, diabetes testing and vaccines were included among the several number of free medical services provided to hundreds of people which included children in need of eye glasses and vaccinations for school.

The certificate dated July 26, 2019, was presented to the senior enlisted Soldier by Lt. Col. Claud Cameron and signed by Maj. Gen. Robert J. Bodisch the commanding general of the Texas State Guard (TXSG).

The Texas Military Department is composed of the three branches of the military in the state of Texas. These branches are the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard. All three branches are administered by the state Adjutant General, an appointee of the Governor of Texas, and fall under the command of the Governor.

The mission of the Texas State Guard is to provide mission-ready military forces to assist state and local authorities in times of state emergencies; to conduct homeland security and community service activities under the umbrella of defense support to civil authorities; and to augment the Texas Army National Guard and Texas Air National Guard as required.

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