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A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsSeptember 20, 2017
Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Recipients Acknowledged For Improving The Lives Of Pennsylvania’s Veterans And their F...
If you are a Veteran in crisis or know one who is, call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to confidentially speak with a trained, caring VA responder and get connected to services that can make a difference. Chat online or text with a VA responder to receive ano...
Veterans who were on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations between Aug. 2, 1990, and Aug. 31, 1991, have one year left to claim a state bonus, according to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
For the past nine years, the PA Hero Walk has raised money to help veterans in a variety of ways.
In 2017, walk officials will get the chance to literally give a veteran a home.
Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends Aug. 31, 2018:
Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have less than one year to co...
If you or a family member is a military veteran, serviceman/woman, or first responder, the Penn-Trafford School District would like to invite you to a reception before our home football game against Gateway Senior High School on Friday, September 29, 2017...
A TRAGIC and disturbing trend has developed throughout the Veterans Administration medical system. Veterans are traveling to the grounds of VA facilities and are resorting to suicide on VA property.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsSeptember 6, 2017
Building Bridges Foundation Offers Equine Therapy For Veterans:
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Eric Weller, Pennsylvania's deputy adjutant general ...
Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends in One Year
Annville, PA - Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have exactly one year from today to collect a special on...
Built as a tuberculosis sanitarium but never opened as such, the Butler veterans hospital was not designed for its current use.
We can all play a role in saving someone's life, but many people don't know what to do if concerned about a service member or Veteran. A simple act of kindness can help. Learn more at www.veteranscrisisline.net/BeThere
Changes are coming to your TRICARE benefit beginning January 1, 2018. These changes will give you more benefit choices, improving your access to care and simplifying cost shares.
Veterans to Technicians connect highly skilled former military personnel with challenging and rewarding new careers as Audi certified service technicians, service consultants, shop foremen and parts specialists in dealerships across the country.Veterans w...
Stacks of photographs Army Veteran Jim McGeehan brought back with him from Vietnam in 1971 sat boxed inside a closet for nearly three decades, unseen but not forgotten.
Motivated by her own family's loss, a North Huntingdon woman is on a mission to remember deceased veterans by putting wreaths on their graves in time for Christmas.
The Ligonier Valley JROTC will hold a Holiday Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4.
The JROTC is looking for both direct sales and unique crafters for the show. Spaces are $30 and $40 for electric.
All proceeds benefit the kids and the JROTC program. Sp...
Pearl Harbor. Midway. D-Day. The Battle of the Bulge. Iwo Jima.The epic battles of World War II still resonate 70 years later.Yet one of the costliest U.S. campaigns is barely remembered...
Whether or not Penn Area Library officials become one of 50 libraries in the nation to receive a copy of Ken Burns' forthcoming documentary about the Vietnam War, they'll make sure patrons have plenty of opportunities to learn about the conflict.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAugust 23, 2017
Consider Donating To The Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund:
Patriotic citizens of the C...
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAugust 16, 2017
Employment At DMVA State Veterans Homes:
The DMVA operates six veterans homes throughout the Commonwealth with a var...
Four years after state officials turned out the lights and locked the doors, a former medium-security state prison in Hempfield may be poised to become a full-service veterans transition center.
National studies find that over 10% of older adults are the victims of elder abuse annually, and almost 10 million Veterans are 65 or older.
October 26, 2017. Please click on flyer for details. Call 724-709-3614 for registration, details.
In the Green Berets, Mark Ballas learned the importance of secrecy in pursuing covert operations.
Now that he's in the private sector, he's keeping the special operations emphasis but dropping the secrecy part.
They were nicknamed the “Skirted Soldiers.”
Facing a shortage of men during World War II, Congress, after much debate, created the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in May 1942.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAugust 9, 2017
62 Armories Throughout Pennsylvania Are Available For Rent:
Have an upcoming function, party, activity and need a spa...
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Plans are in the works to build a tiny house village for veterans who have had a tough time transitioning back to society.
Latrobe Bulletin--Some once family-run farms, including several here inWestmoreland County, are in need of skilled workers to continuethe tradition of growing crops, raising livestock and otheragricultural ventures.
Some classes raise money by selling candy or washing cars, and most stop once they've graduated.
But about 150 members of the Hempfield Area High School class of 1984 got together last month to raise more than $7,600 for a veterans charity
“Mitch” Chockla is one of the Greatest Generation that pulled the United States and its allies through World War II, and his achievements on the battlefields of Europe are receiving added attention as he approaches a century of experience.
Starting Friday, local veterans who are having financial troubles or are looking for work will be able to find help at Lower Burrell's city hall.
WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation to provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade.
VA Shares Best Practices to Help Health Care Industry Stem Opioid Crisis,
Address ‘National Public Health Emergency’
WASHINGTON – When it comes to treating pain and substance abuse, the Department of Veterans Affairs is recogni...
Steelers fans can bring new, unwrapped presents to training camp for veterans who live in area nursing homes and assisted living facilities. (Photo courtesy of Tribune-Review)
WASHINGTON – Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is resuming full operations of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. The resumption follows an April 17 decision to temporarily suspend certain clin...
New Tricare mental health benefits, including expanded treatment for opioid and other substance-use issues, went live July 13, according to Kevin Dwyer, spokesman for the Defense Health Agency.
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...
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.
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.
A 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 of age or older and
•use one or more assistive devices for mobility, su...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This list current February, 2017.
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...