Veteran's Affairs

Our mission is to ensure that Westmoreland County Veterans receive those benefits to which they are entitled. The blessings of liberty have not been won or maintained easily or without great cost. Over the years, it has required the dedication and sacrifice of tens of thousands of servicemen and servicewomen to ensure all Americans can live, work, and worship as they choose.

The health and well-being of our Veterans must remain a top priority of our county, our state, and our nation. We at the Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs are committed to ensure that our Veterans and all Veterans receive those benefits to which they are greatly entitled.

Ours is a gift of service which is gladly shared with all who are in need, throughout the year.
  1. Veterans can now access their VA medical records through their iPhones

    Veterans with iPhones can now view their Department of Veterans Affairs medical records through their phone’s Health app. Read on...
  2. New Commissary, Exchange Access Delayed for Many Veterans

    Disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients won't see on-base access for commissaries and exchange stores or some recreation options any time soon, according to new guidance issued Wednesday by the Defense Department. Additional Info...
  3. Eyeglass company offering help through Salvation Army

    An online company is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide eyeglasses to Western Pennsylvanians living in poverty for only the cost of postage. Additional Info...
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  5. Prescription drug costs, some Tricare fees to rise in 2020

    Tricare beneficiaries who fill their prescriptions at a retail store or by mail will see their prescription costs rise on Jan. 1, and enrollment fees for most retirees and their family members on Tricare Prime also will increase next year. Additional Info...
  6. ROTC cadet from Mt. Pleasant surprised with Saint Vincent scholarship at Steelers game

    Mt. Pleasant Area graduate Noah Lynch was honored to escort his ROTC commander at Saint Vincent College onto Heinz Field for a special presentation during Sunday’s game between the Steelers and the visiting Colts. Additional Info...
  7. Murrysville church taking nominations, donations for ‘A Soldier’s Christmas’ program

    In addition to nominations, the veterans’ ministry also is accepting donations of food, toiletries and other everyday items. Additional Info...
  8. Veterans, active-duty military get deals from businesses, restaurants

    The region’s longstanding support of veterans and active-duty military personnel will be on display again this Veterans Day as businesses, restaurants and fraternal groups offer discounted meals and services. Additional Info...
  9. First graduating class of Westmoreland County Veterans Court set

    The first graduate of Westmoreland County Veterans Court will be recognized on Nov. 19. Mentors for the program are needed. Mentors work with program participants by phone, in person or during community activities. Additional Info...
  10. Pittsburgh Vet Center events and news

    Tactical Taco Tuesday, Vet Center groups, and more! Read on...
  11. Veterans Leadership Program news

    Annual Veterans Day Breakfast, Empowering Women Honoree, Supportive Services, events and more. Read on...
  12. Veterans, military retirees to see a 1.6 percent cost-of-living boost in benefits

    Military retirees and veterans benefits recipients will see a 1.6 percent cost-of-living boost in their payouts starting in December, nearly half of the increase they received last year. Additional Info...
  13. Battlefield Acupuncture comes to VA Pittsburgh

    "I have no pain." With those words, Air Force Veteran Nadine Stanford became the first patient at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System to complete a battlefield acupuncture (BFA) treatment. Additional Info...
  14. Effort under way to move Export veteran monument to ‘more prominent place’

    When Gary Wuslich returned to western Pennsylvania for his uncle Brando Sachet’s funeral in December 2018, he began thinking about the veterans’ memorial stationed outside the former American Legion on Kennedy Avenue in Export. Additional Info...
  15. Military warns of Iranian hackers targeting American troops with fake jobs website

    U.S. military officials warned troops this week that Iranian hackers have set up a fake jobs website for veterans that targets servicemembers considering a transition back to civilian life. Additional Info...
  16. Veterans benefits will see a cost-of-living bump this year, but how much?

    Veterans will see a cost-of-living increase in their benefits payouts later this year, but it likely won’t be as big as the last one they received. Additional Info...
  17. Fort Indiantown Gap Added To List Of PFAS Contamination Sites

    Fort Indiantown Gap Army National Guard base in Lebanon County has been added to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s growing list of military and industrial sites where the PFAS class of chemicals has been found. Additional Info...
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    New housing opportunity for 60 and over in Westmoreland

    ECHO cottages are small, separate, manufactured residences that are temporarily placed in the side or rear yard of a host family (related by blood or marriage) for an older person. Read on...
  19. FEDVIP Open Enrollment for Dental and Vision Insurance Starts Soon

    The annual open enrollment for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) begins Nov. 11 and runs through Dec. 9, 2019. Additional Info...
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FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. WE HONOR OUR FALLEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS. Over 1.2 million soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen, and coast guardsmen have made the ultimate sacrifice to our great nation. We thank them for our freedom and dedicate the work we do in their memory.

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