Posted on: May 26, 2017

PA DMVA News May 26, 2017

PA DMVA News, Around the State, Across the Nation, Employment Opportunities, Veterans Events, and more in this issue.

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Memorial Day services planned for Westmoreland, Fayette

Services to commemorate Memorial Day are planned in Westmoreland and Fayette counties.

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

POW/MIA Chair of Honor dedicated at courthouse

Chair of Honor at Westmoreland Courthouse

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.

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

PARTNER AIRLIFT Strategic Airlift Capability C-17s provide multinational opportunities

Master Sgt. Brandon Nicely is the superintendent of personnel for the Heavy Airlift Wing. He and his

(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...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Credit Requirements for VA Loans Explained

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.

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Military Hiring Fair June 16, Pittsburgh

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At PNC Park from 9:30 am to 2 pm

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

News from the PA Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs, May 17

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Persian Gulf Bonus Program: 

Any current or former member of the armed forces who was a Pennsylvania resident at the time and ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Norwin students, veterans place American flags on 1,400 graves

Despite a steady rain , a group of Norwin High School students and veterans forged ahead and placed American flags on the graves of about 1,400 veterans at Irwin Union Cemetery in North Huntingdon.

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Excela Health programs help veterans deal with guilt, grief

Acceptance of what veterans did during their time in combat — that they did what was asked of them — and understanding the need for them to tell their stories are important elements in helping veterans heal from the emotional wounds of war.

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

SMART recovery assistance offered Wednesday evenings, free, Greensburg

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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.

Posted on: May 10, 2017

VA Announces Adoption of American Cancer Society Mammogram Screening Guidelines

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...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Vandergrift veteran heads across country to raise awareness about PTSD

For many parents, the idea that their child would sell most of his possessions before a cross-country trip would be cause for concern.

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Lowe's expands, changes its military discount program

National home improvement retailer Lowe’s has expanded its everyday military discount program to include all honorably discharged veterans, as of May.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

VA announces scam targeting Veterans

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.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

May is Mental Health Awareness Month--VA Launches "Use your Voice"

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Every May, VA recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to educate organizations and individuals about mental health challenges and treatment options, and to make sure people know that recovery is possible. You can make an im...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Military Appreciation Month begins today, with Silver Star Day

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Congressional Resolution Recognizing and Honoring the United States Armed Forces and supporting the designation of a National Military Appreciation Month.

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Whereas the vigilance of the members of the Armed Forces has been instrumental to th...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the VA is leaving thousands of positions unfilled, citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector.

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

News from the PA Dept. of Military & Veteran Affairs

DMVA Digest   A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs  April 19, 2017

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State Veterans Homes:

Pennsylvania offers its eligible veterans or surviving spouses six extended care facilities t...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Message from VAPHS Director McGraw

I wanted to share some big news coming out of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Today, VA took unprecedented steps towards increasing transparency. After working with Veterans and Veterans Service Organizations, VA launched a new online tool that p...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

News from the PA Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs April 13

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97-Year-Old Volunteer Retires From Veterans Center: 

For nearly two decades, Wanda Spiering drove herself to the Southwestern...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Park & Shuttle at VA Highland discontinued May 1

 The Park & Shuttle between VA Highland Drive and University Drive campuses will no longer be available, effective May 1, 2017.While the service was very well-received by users, the ridership trends and operational costs did not support it as...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

PA Dept. of Military & Veteran Affairs April 5 Newsletter

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April Is Month Of The Military Child: 

April is Month of the Military Child, a month dedicated to honor and celebrate these amazing kids who give a part of their childhood for the good of their country. While it’s our service ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

VA Town Hall on the Move held in Unity Township April 4th

Toni BushNeal, Jocelyn Connelly, Elizabeth Marinella, Matt Zamosky, Matt Rowley, Lamont Taylor

 

5 April 2017-- Unity Township American Legion Post 982 hosted Westmoreland County’s first VA Town Hall on the Move on Tuesday. 1st Vice Commander of the Post, Matt Zamosky, MSgt, USAF Ret., welcomed the attendees and led the Pledge of All...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Teal Tuesdays: VA Services for Veterans who have experienced MST

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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...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

VA Offering Services for MST Victims

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.

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

VA University Drive entrance construction update

VAPHS has announced the project to improve the main entryway of their University Drive location – the Parking Garage First Floor Level connecting to the Main Lobby – will begin on Thursday, March 23 and last several months. Const...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Scholarship for Wounded PA Guardsmen

 

The National Guard Educational Foundation will provide up to $1,000 / year higher education scholarships for Guardsmen wounded in OEI, OIF, or OND.

Ten (10) scholarships will be awarded in this round. The deadline for application submission is July 1...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

PA Dept. of Military & Veteran Affairs March newsletter

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs  March 1, 2017

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Please Complete the DMVA Digest Survey:

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to hear from you! W...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Scholarships available for active duty, veterans or dependents

This list current February, 2017.

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

VA Pre-Need Burial Eligibility Determination

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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...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Urges Baby Boomers to be Screened for Hepatitis C

Up to 75 percent of U.S. patients infected with hepatitis C were born between 1945 and 1965 (baby boomers). Nearly 34,000 of our enrolled Veterans fall into that range!

Hepatitis C is a liver disease that results from infection with the hepatitis C virus. ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Pennsylvania Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and Dept. of Agriculture honor veterans at PA

Pennsylvania Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and Dept. of Agriculture honor veterans at PA

Pennsylvania Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and Dept. of Agriculture honor veterans at PA Farm Show

Harrisburg, January 13, 2017-- &ldqu...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Veterans eligible to receive free cybersecurity training

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.

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

VA Launches New No-Cost IT Training Programs

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...