For more than 130 years, DAR has demonstrated strong support for our nation’s armed forces through service to both active duty personnel and veterans. We are inspired by the example of our ancestors.

Texas DAR Armed Services Awards

The DAR has always been a strong supporter of our national defense, particularly in crucial times of our history. (Learn more about the National Society’s commitment to patriotism.)

Texas DAR recognizes men and women in military service at seven military bases in the State of Texas. This recognition began in 1958 by Mrs. Felix Irwin, State Regent, who established an Outstanding Instructor Pilot award at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station and Randolph Air Force Base.

Mrs. W. D. Tiner, State Regent 1983-1985, expanded these awards, establishing awards at Fort Bliss, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Hood, and Sheppard Air Force Base.

Texas Armed Services Awards were enacted by Mrs. John Kenneth Harrell, State Regent 1991-1994, to include Goodfellow Air Force base at San Angelo and additional awards at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station and Randolph Air Force Base.

Texas DAR is very proud of the accomplishments of the recipients and wishes to state our appreciation to every one of the men and women in the military, for they are rendering the greatest of citizen services in defense of our country.