Meet Kurt Schwab

Kurt L. Schwab Founder and National Director of Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, (VOIEF) grew up with a middle-class family in the suburbs of St. Louis County graduating from Lindbergh High School.
In 1986 he joined the United States Air Force where he was called in for the attack on the naval ship USS Stark and seeing action in Panama during Operation Just Cause. In 1990, Kurt transferred to the Air Force Reserves then called to active duty for Desert Shield, and Desert Storm.
In 2000, he retrained to become a C-130 Loadmaster. In 2005 Kurt and crew were held in South America, and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom where he flew numerous combat missions with nearly 300 combat flying hours. Kurt's father, James L. Schwab, served in the Marines in the 1950's during the cold war. After leaving the Air Force in 2007, Kurt became the Assistant Director for the USO of Missouri and the Director of the USO Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri in 2008.
In 2009, he founded VOIEF which is dedicated to helping our Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan veterans, and families. Kurt stays very busy and enjoys meeting new people and fellow comrades. The goal of this organization is to be a safe haven by providing service's where they can talk with comrades who have had similar experiences and issues. VOIEF will not only help those who have already returned, but those who are yet to return. In 2021 Kurt started leading the organization into a new direction by creating a mobile kitchen program that will allow the organization to serve and support our military, other veteran organizations and communities that need support in critical times. VOIEF is also recognized as the only veteran’s organization in Texas with a mobile kitchen program. Kurt is also a published author of The First Three Months and life after deployment.



Healthcare

To ensure our communities have access to healthcare by establishing mobile medical facilities on a recurring basis at designated locations throughout the district. Utilize existing service provided through the US Dept. of Health and Human Services The focus being for the government to not be a stand-alone solution but to provide base line resources to provide quality healthcare support to those in need. The medical facilities must be mobile to reach out and go to the communities that otherwise would not be able to afford healthcare.


Education

Our schools have become more than a place to learn, and our teachers are not being taken care of. Teachers need to be able to educate our children in a safe environment. Currently teacher salaries need to be brought to a higher scale and have adequate safety and tools in the classrooms.


Border and immigration

The government currently funds Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) to provide services to illegal immigrants which creates an unintended cycle of more illegals crossing the border to receive services and further growing the size and the cost to fund the NGOs providing the services. We must break this cycle by cutting funding to those NGO’s who help them such as Southwest Key (SWK) and Vision Quest.


First responders, military and veterans

Our first responders and military must be equipped with today’s cutting-edge technology to help keep our communities safe and secure from all enemies including the deadly drug fentanyl. Pay must be adequate for the tireless jobs they have while putting their lives on the line for us. Our veterans are the core of our communities after serving our country, the VA healthcare system must be reconstructed and integrated into the community healthcare system. The disability compensation pay scale needs to be restructured to ensure proper pay and cost of living.

Support For Small Business

  • Tax breaks for all small businesses for five years in increments up to a maximum of $1mm.
  • Program will require to hire American and legal immigrant families.
  • Program allows help for businesses to expand.

Programs for Low-Income Families. Better employment, housing, and childcare programs for low-income families

  • Better employment, housing, and childcare programs.
  • Enhanced programs available for American and legal immigrant families.
  • Free childcare programs for single parents for kids up to 17 years old.
  • Funding for illegal immigrants should be stopped and redirected to these programs.

Creating Better Lives for Texas' Families