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On Veterans Day, PA Remembers Those Who Served:
"Pennsylvania's Adjutant General Tony Carrelli and I are committed to doing everything we can for our veterans and active military members and have been working to expand services an...
On Veteran's Day this Saturday, we all will take time from our day to remember and recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices that our Veterans have made for the United Statesand many other countries to advance the cause of freedom and justice...
The VA has not yet published the process for obtaining the cards but is expected to later this month. Veterans can register now on Vets.gov to verify eligibility, which will be necessary before obtaining the cards.
Through the Heroes with Hearing Loss program, eligible Veterans can listen and read word-for-word captions of everything said to you over the phone. Please see the program website, then contact Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs office at 724-...
With military operations staying high, and service member deaths by accident alarming, House-Senate conferees negotiating a final defense bill for fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill rejected most Senate-passed provisions to slow compensation growth...
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 8, 2017
DMVA Still Needs To Locate 54 Photos From PA For Vietnam National Memorial:
Help honor those from Pennsylvania who paid the ultimate sacrifice ...
At least 50 organizations in the Pittsburgh region have declared a mission to serve veterans in some capacity, from housing assistance to education to social services.
The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement agreement with Victory Media following an investigation of the Moon company for practices used to recommend schools to military veterans.
As the nation prepares to celebrate Veterans Day, the IRS reminds them that they may be eligible for certain tax benefits. There are also tax benefits that can affect current members of the military.
The IRS has resources for both these groups. The followi...
Military.com has compiled a list of Veterans Day discounts on restaurants, goods, services and events for 2017. (Note: Call ahead to confirm discounts with local businesses. No military ID or VA card? Bring your DD214 to show Veteran status.)
Navy Veteran and Saint Vincent College Graduate Student August I. Sander, of Greensburg, is the first recipient of the new Saint Vincent College Veterans Scholarship.
A Civil War soldier from North Huntingdon who spent 125 years in an unmarked grave now has a headstone and flag in time for Veterans Day, thanks to a discovery last year that he scrawled his name on a wall of a Virginia house near the battles of Bull Run.
The online portal to apply will not go live until November 14th; however, if you are not yet registered in vets.gov, you can do so now. For the new ID card you will need to scan and upload a government issued photo ID--driver's license or passport.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 1, 2017
DMVA Still Needs To Locate 57 Photos From PA For Vietnam National Memorial:
Help honor the men and women from Pennsylvania who paid t...
Ten years to the day after he died on a reconnaissance mission in Iraq, a North Huntingdon man was honored by Air Force officials in California, who named a building at Travis Air Force Base in his memory.
Imagine: 53,402 red poppies blooming in a Pittsburgh park — one for each United States soldier who died in battle during World War I. Each flower is handmade using Pittsburgh materials and is available for purchase, with proceeds to veterans charities.
VA Celebrates Veterans Day Every Day in November
In recognition of Veterans Day 2017, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) will host or participate in events to honor veterans through November, starting with a ceremonial flag raising on Nov. 1...
In this edition:•Director’s message•Emergency Care at a Non-VA Facility (with detachable wallet card)•Connect to Your Care•Environmental Registries•Telehealth Program Spotlight•Healthy Living...
The Air Force civil engineer, now a chief master sergeant, had returned from deployment one week earlier and heard about a couple whose gutters needed to be repaired but whose son could not help because he was on deployment.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 25, 2017
18 Pennsylvania Air National Guard Members Return Home From Kuwait:
Eighteen members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard were welc...
Stand Down Pittsburgh, Nov. 18, 0800-1500Stage AE, 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh 15212
Free Breakfast & Lunch, haircuts, personal care items
General health care, VA Healthcare, Eye care, Dental care, Accupuncture
Hot showers, Food pantry, Clothing
Lawmakers on Wednesday finalized plans to boost next year’s veterans benefits by the same cost-of-living increase as Social Security, meaning a 2 percent boost in payouts starting in December. PresidentTrump is expected to sign the latest measure...
Gov. Tom Wolf has released his Veterans Day proclamation for 2017.
Starting next month, veterans can register for identification cards that prove their military history -- but not everyone who has served will get one.
Rising early, working hard and coming back for more the next day. That could be a description of life in a military unit, but it also applies to the routine of Ralph Frye and his son, Todd, on their Unity dairy farm.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 18, 2017
Veteran Farmer Trail Tour:
The Pennsylvania Veteran Farming Project has organized the Veteran Farm Trail on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 to give people a chance...
In 2012, the Government Accountability Office found more than 200 financial planning firms and estate law offices enticing veterans or their survivors into costly annuities or irrevocable trusts intended to hide or reallocate their assets so...
Below are a variety of offers for military members, (active, reserve, retired) and families.
Military Ticket Offers
To purchase tickets, please use the links provided or order by phone by calling the Group Sales Department at 412-804-7904. The spe...
In Jack Otto's drawings, it's the little details that occasionally make grown men cry.
A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
October 11, 2017
Support Pennsylvania Veterans:
DMVA manages six extended care facilities throughout the state that serve more than 1,300 eligible veterans and ...
OUR MISSION:“We welcome home war Veterans with honor by providing readjustment counseling in a caring manner."
Veterans Health Administration hospitals around the country are adopting a Pittsburgh-developed technique for reducing emergency room waits and making sure vets can quickly see a specialist after an ER visit.
To watch nurse Victor Fagan briskly walk a clinic corridor while a veteran with a cane trails him to an exam room, he might seem one of those officious, too-busy health care professionals trying to get patients in and out as quickly as possible.
Near-final regulations released last week by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to implement sweeping TRICARE reforms on Jan. 1 include a surprise restructuring of appointment fees for active duty families, and retirees under 65 and their families.
A series of changes to Tricare ushered in through a periodic contractor update or ordered by Congress have major impacts on current and future military retirees, including how they enroll in coverage and what they pay out of pocket.
All honorably discharged veterans of every era will be able to get a photo identification card from the Department of Veterans Affairs starting in November due to a law passed in 2015.
A series of sweeping Tricare changes could have a big impact on some of the military health care system's users -- including an extra three months of deductible-free coverage.
Are you one of them? Here's what you need to know.
Flu shot season is here again! VAHS Pittsburgh is currently providing the vaccine at HJ Heinz, University Drive, and at all CBOC locations. VA is also partnering with Walgreens to provided shots to enrolled vets at participating locations.
Enrollment in th...
Vietnam Veterans of Westmoreland County invite you to the 50th anniversary "Year of the Dog" event at All Saints Brewery, 24 February 2018 from 3 to 9 pm. Route 119 N at Roseytown Rd., Greensburg, PA
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.
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...
September 6, 2017
Building Bridges Foundation Offers Equine Therapy For Veterans:
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Eric Weller, Pennsylvania's deputy adjutant general for veter...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...