National Guard, Reserve, and Veterans

This page provides information for dependents of National Guard service members, Texas Military service members, and veterans.

National Guard and Reserve

STARBASE®- A Department of Defense Youth Program

  • Second largest DoD STEM based funded program in the nation, focused on improving knowledge and skills of at-risk 5th-8th  grade students in: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Texas has three locations: Camp Mabry in Austin, Goodfellow AFB, Ellington Field in Houston, and Lackland AFB.

Texas Army National Guard Youth Program

  • Provides Texas Military Forces connected youths with opportunities for: leadership training, college preparedness, state youth symposium, youth camps, parent and child events, Texas Youth Leadership Council Meetings, and service opportunities.

Texas ChalleNGe Academy 

  • A National Guard military model educational program for at-risk students in Texas between the ages of 16 and 18.  The program requires a 17-and-a-half-month commitment in which students will learn self-discipline and life skills while earning credits towards a high school diploma or preparing for the GED. 

Texas Military Department

  • The Texas Military Department is composed of three branches of the military: the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard.

Texas Military Department Family Support Services

  • The programs run by this organization provide a continuum of care and support services to service members and families during deployment and sustainment operations.


        Sesame Street in Communities - Veterans and Changes

        • Sesame Street has a dedicated webpage with videos for children to help them cope with the transition from military to civilian life.

        Texas Veterans Commission

        • Oversees veteran program and benefits related to claims, education, employment, grants, and health care advocacy. 

        Texas Veterans Portal

        • This site provides online access to a comprehensive range of information about veteran's benefits, education, employment, and health services.


        • Trusted information and resources for Texas' veterans.