Army Pvt. Justin M. Peyton has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Peyton is the son of Steve Peyton of Abilene, and Kim Keith of Ovalo. His wife, Lauren, is the daughter of Caley Corley of Abilene. He is a 2009 graduate of Hawley High School. # The American Legion has set a goal of $1,000, 000 to raise funds for its National Emergency Fund. Since the early 1920s, The American Legion has been actively involved in meeting the needs of both the community and individual Legion Family members in the wake of disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and wildfires. By providing this emergency funding, the NEF has prevented damaged posts from closing and enabled American Legion Family members to recover from tragedy. The fund provides up to $1,500 for qualified Legion Family members and up to $5,000 for posts.
The Veterans Readjustment Counseling Services are the community-based professionals within the VA who welcome home the war veteran by providing top-quality compassionate readjustment assistance to the veteran and their family in order to facilitate a successful return to civilian life within their community. They offer individual, group, marital and family counseling to combat veterans of all wars and their families. Counseling is also available to any veteran who experienced any form of sexual harassment or sexual assault while serving in the military. In addition, bereavement counseling is afforded to the families who have lost their servicemember while on active duty. A Vet Center Counselor will be available in Sweetwater on Thursdays beginning in December to better serve the surrounding community. The Taylor County Vet Center looks forward to serving veterans and their families. For more information contact Veterans Service Officer Robert mcBride 235.2214.