Vet Center Information

In support of the VetSuccess on Campus program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, a representative from the local Vet Center is available to provide assistance, information and referral services to all Texas A&M student veterans. Mr. Charles (Chuck) Edens is a Veterans Outreach Program Specialist serving the greater Killeen, Fort Hood area as well as 6 surrounding counties. You may contact him at or you may meet with him on Thursdays at the Main Campus in room FH 221.

The VA provides outreach and readjustment counseling services through 300 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

ELIGIBILITY: Veterans are eligible to receive services through a Vet Center if they served on active duty in a combat theater during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, or the campaigns in Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo Afghanistan, Iraq and the Global War on Terror. Veterans, who served in the active Military during the Vietnam-era, but not the Republic of Vietnam, must have requested services at a Vet Center before Jan 1, 2004. Vet Centers do not require enrollment in VHA Health Care System.

SERVICES: Vet Center counselors provide individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to combat veterans to assist them in making a successful transition from military to civilian life. They also provide counseling services and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and help with any other military related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life. Other psycho-social services include outreach, education, medical referral, homeless veteran services, employment, VA benefit referral, and the brokering of non-VA services. The Vet Center also provides military sexual trauma counseling to Veterans of both genders and of any era of military service.

Bereavement Counseling is available through Department of Veterans Affairs (VA's) Vet Centers for all immediate family members (including spouses, children, parents, and siblings) of service members who die in the line of duty while on active service. This includes federally-activated members of the National Guard and Reserve Components

Address of Local Vet Center:
Killeen Heights Vet Center #726
302 Millers Crossing Suite #4
Harker Heights, TX. 76548

Phone: 254-624-5115
Fax: 254-953-7120
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