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Israeli War Veterans Visit the Center, No One Left Behind-Pittsburgh, Vet Center & Community Groups, more...
All military veterans or surviving family members of veterans residing in the 57th Legislative District are invited to my Veterans Appreciation Picnic on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 4-7 p.m., at Youngwood Park and Pool, 801 S. 10th St., Youngwood. For regist...
Wolf Administration Assists Veterans In Need Of Important Military Paperwork:
Leaving the military can be a hectic and stressful time. Through all the commotion, veterans often forget how important it is to properly r...
The Pittsburgh Vet Center is starting a new support group for military and veteran spouses starting on August 8th. The group will be facilitated by our Marriage and Family Counselor and take place at the Pittsburgh Vet Center. The group is open to spouses...
Operation Homefront is again hosting a Back-to-School Brigade, a nationwide school supply operation for military families. Backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed.
Date: August 12, 9:00-11:00 AM
Place: Pittsburgh Area Commissary, 79 Soldie...
The Navy League, Pittsburgh Council and Union Mission Westmoreland County are sponsoring a picnic prior to the Steelers practice session on 28 Jul.
Date/time: 28 Jul, Picnic, 1230-2:15 PM, Practice 2:55-4:55 PM
Place: St. Vincent's College, Winnie Palmer Re...
Are you a Gulf War Veteran? Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? You may be eligible for a non-medication insomnia treatment study for improving sleep and managing GWI symptoms. You can participate by telephone from home and receive treatment an...
Guidestar offers this concise guide to downloadable aide donors considering supporting veterans' organizations.
State Veterans Homes:
Pennsylvania offers its eligible veterans or surviving spouses six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, and deme...
Are YOU a Veteran OR do you KNOW a Veteran?
Learn about enefits for Veterans/Spouses/Widowers
Speakers include: Matthew Zamosky, Director of Dept of Veterans Affairs in Westmoreland and Mary Jo Zubaty, RN BSN COD of Westmoreland Veterans Clinic
I am writing to inform you of some important changes we are making to the Homemaker Home Health Aide (HHHA) services program at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. This communication is extensive because this issue is complex, and I would like to provide the...
The last time Forrest Cornelius, 51, shopped in a base exchange was 1989 when he completed his six-year stint in the Marine Corps. He recalls saving 10 to 15 percent on department store goods and that shoppers paid no sales tax.
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday will unveil to a select group of veteran and military support organizations changes to a highly scrutinized program that pays family members to provide at-home care to severely injured troops.
HOsted by White Oak Vet Center
Magnolia Pavilion at the White Oak Park
RSVP to Abbie Lieberum at 4123-678-7704
This is a non-alcohol event.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania’s Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJuly 6, 2017
Tell Us About Events Or Jobs For Veterans:
As a service to Pennsylvania’s veteran community, DMVA i...
The Future of Mobility Related Technology
The VA is looking for volunteers who…
•are 18 years ofage or older and
•use one or more assistive devices for mobility, suc...
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin making mental health care services available to veterans with less-than-honorable discharges who urgently need it, VA Secretary David Shulkin told lawmakers Tuesday night.
Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday signed into law state Rep. Rick Saccone's “stolen valor” bill that criminalizes attempts by anyone to financially benefit from lying about their military service or receiving decorations.
After coming off a deployment to Afghanistan, I found myself interviewing for a new job.
I’m a graduate student in clinical psychology, so it's no surprise that the training director interviewing me was, himself, a psychologist.
Remember to bring your and your dependents’ IDs.
Active/reserve service members and families:
National Parks/Fish and Wildlife Service: https://store.usgs.gov/faq#US-Military
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.
This is the...
From the Latrobe Bulletin--The PA Hero Walk traveled down Main Street in Ligonier Borough on Wednesday evening, continuing on its annual trek from Philadelphia to Lower Burrell.
For Veterans living in the 54th District.Fri., Aug. 4th from noon to 2 pmNorthmoreland Park Pavilion 8280 Markle RdApollo PA 15613RSVP to 724-335-2790 and provide names and number attending.
For veterans and their family residing in the 57th district.Thurs., Sept. 144-7 pmYoungwood Park & Pool801 S 10th St, YoungwoodReserve by Tues., Aug. 1 at 724-834-6400
WASHINGTON — President Trump signed legislation Friday designed to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problem employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
HB 218 Would Jeopardize Military Readiness, Care For Veterans:
Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general, said he fears that the cuts contained in the House Republican budget proposal (HB 218) would je...
Terrence Stubbs has been settling in at his new apartment in South Greensburg for about two weeks.
The former Green Beret counts himself lucky to have found one that will accept his four cats.
From Memorial Day through Flag Day and on to Independence Day, our nation's flag is in the spotlight. Brush up on your flag etiquette here.
Lithuanian Defense Minister Visits Gov. Wolf And PA Guard:
Governor Tom Wolf welcomed Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg to discuss Pennsylvania’s partne...
The Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Health Care System is taking a closer look at how it compares to other hospitals in the region amid a push from VA leaders to correct highly publicized deficiencies in the national system.
VA launched a new online tool this week that will help you compare treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD Treatment Decision Aid is a free, interactive tool that helps educate patients about effective treatment options for PTSD.
Donating To Pennsylvania’s Veterans Memorial Is An Ideal Way To Pay Tribute To Those Who Served During The Memorial Day Holiday:
The Memorial Day holiday is a yearly reminder that the Pennsylvania Veterans&a...
For military members and veterans, flying with Allegiant Air just got much cheaper.
The airline, known for its low fares, announced an offer that will give military members free services on its flights.
As a maintenance officer in Iraq during the Second Gulf War, Megan Andros commanded more than 100 troops in a heavy brigade combat team, and oversaw millions of dollars worth of weapons and other equipment.
Like the battlefields of Europe, monuments to America's war dead dot the landscape of Westmoreland County, from the smallest rural village to the courthouse plaza.
As a line of motorcycles wound its way down Wildlife Lodge Road in Lower Burrell on Memorial Day, George Bagaley sat on a friend's front porch and thought of his dad.
Russell Moore Jr. makes a pilgrimage every Memorial Day from his home in Orlando, Fla., to a plastic folding chair in Westmoreland County Memorial Park.
A permanent reminder of the service men and women who were prisoners of war or never returned home was dedicated Thursday at the Westmoreland County Courthouse.
(Editor’s Note from the Latrobe Bulletin : Master Sgt. Brandon Nicely, who is a native of Derry Township and graduated from Derry Area High School in 2000, where he ran track and cross-country, left to join the U.S. Air Force when he w...
In the past when a veteran wanted to use the VA home loan benefit in order to buy and finance a home with nothing down, the VA would ultimately approve the loan application.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania’s Department of Military and Veterans AffairsMay 17, 2017
Persian Gulf Bonus Program:
Any current or former member of the armed forces who was a Pennsylvania resident ...
SMART (Self-managed Recovery Training) meets Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at Westmoreland Hospital, Conference Room A, and is free. See flyer for details.
WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is adopting American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40. The guidelines also recommend starting y...
For many parents, the idea that their child would sell most of his possessions before a cross-country trip would be cause for concern.
National home improvement retailer Lowe’s has expanded its everyday military discount program to include all honorably discharged veterans, as of May.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs office has issued a warning to the public of a scam targeting veterans. According to the agency, a phone line mimicking the VA phone line called veterans offering them $100 rebate if their credit card is provided.
VA Pittsburgh invites you to join us on Teal Tuesdays in April to learn about services we provide to Veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
VA provides all care for mental and physical health conditions related to military sexual traum...
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing all care for mental and physical health conditions related to military sexual trauma (MST) free of charge, and veterans do not need to have reported their experiences of MST at the time.
This list current February, 2017.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented the pre-need burial eligibility determination program to assist anyone who would like to know if they are eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. VA is promoting pre-need eligibility determination...
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Hire Our Heroes have teamed up to offer training for Veterans in cybersecurity, in support of Veterans join our nation’s cybersecurity workforce.
VA Launches New No-Cost Training Programs
Programs Designed to Help Transitioning Service members and Veterans Develop New Skills and Credentials
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched two new no-cost training progra...Read on...