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. Older woman being accompanied on a walk by younger woman and golden retriever
  2. Pa. National Guard members deploying to Poland

    About 500 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard are preparing to deploy to Poland this spring, according to the state department of military and veteran affairs. Additional Info...
  3. Gateway student compiles veterans’ stories, earns Girl Scout award

    A Gateway High School student who has been a Girl Scout for 10 years will receive the organization’s most prestigious award in May for interviewing military veterans and compiling them into a book. Additional Info...
  4. A-K Valley museum hosts American Legion talk in former Tarentum Legion post

    Paul Kennedy has made it his mission to educate Pennsylvanians about everything the American Legion does for its members and the communities they serve as the organization celebrates 100 years of service. Additional Info...
  5. Graphic for Veterans Leadership Program Tribute event in red, white, and blue with a flag background
  6. Optometrist with eye chart behind; photo by National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
  7. Distinguished Service Cross recipient Stevon Booker ’embodied Army values’

    Army Staff Sgt. Stevon Booker didn’t have to climb out of his tank on April 5, 2003, but his unit was under heavy fire near Baghdad and he refused to hunker down. Additional Info...
  8. Mike Zebrak with Girl Scouts from Delmont
  9. Free fly fishing event for veterans planned near Stahlstown

    A free fly fishing event for veterans will be held near Stahlstown on May 11. The event at Foggy Mountain Lodge Lake in Cook Township is for all veterans, including those with disabilities. Additional Info...
  10. Delmont scout troop’s veteran memorial recognized with statewide award

    Rebecca Shissler’s 97-year-old grandfather fought in World War II, and honoring the military is important to her and her family. Additional Info...
  11. The new plan to prevent veteran suicides: new grants, better research, more community focus

    WASHINGTON — The White House is creating a new high-level task force on preventing veterans suicide which will include new community outreach grants aimed at former service members. Additional Info...
  12. Local Vietnam veterans sought

    Local Vietnam veterans will have the opportunity to be honored as the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War approaches. Additional Info...
  13. Wounded Warrior Patrol supports recovery and family bonding

    The Vangels of Fairfax, Virginia, are among 14 families enjoying an all-expenses-paid vacation this week at Seven Springs Resort through the Wounded Warrior Patrol. (Note: Wounded Warrior Patrol is NOT affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project.) Additional Info...
  14. Purple Heart Recipients Will Move to Front of Line for VA Claims, Wilkie Says

    Purple Heart recipients will soon take priority in the queue for Department of Veterans Affairs claims adjudication, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced Tuesday. Additional Info...
  15. March 30 Veterans Benefits Expo flyer with American flag and Statue of Liberty graphics
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  17. Navy veteran presents Legion centennial program at libraries in Herminie, Derry

    Bob MacPherson, a retired Navy officer, will present a program at two Westmoreland County libraries on the history of the American Legion, the veterans organization that is marking its 100th year and has numbered MacPherson among its members for 43 years. Additional Info...
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  19. Menatl Health First Aid flyer
  20. Registration opens for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

    Event to be held July 11-16 in Louisville, KY WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Veterans interested in registering for the 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games can do so online Jan. 7 through April 15. Read on...
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  22. Veterans fly fishing at Foggy Mountain Lodge
  23. Veterans fly fishing at Foggy Mountain Lodge
  24. Military veterans warned of benefit scam

    Veterans’ affairs officials are cautioning military veterans to be aware of private contractors offering to process claims for them following the announcement that an Allegheny County woman was fined. Additional Info...
  25. Warhawk fighter plane joins World War II program at Westmoreland air show

    A restored Air Force P-40 Warhawk fighter plane will join the high-flying spectacle May 25-26 at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity. Additional Info...
  26. Registration opens for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

    WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Veterans interested in registering for the 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games can do so online Jan. 7 through April 15. Additional Info...
  27. Happy people in a snowball fight

    Assistance available for winter heating bills

    Financial assistance programs are available for those who need help with winter heating bills. Assistance to many customers is available through several programs in PA. Low-income customers also can reduce their electric bills with the WARM Program. Read on...
  28. Scholarship for Westmoreland Co. HS student child of military

    The 14th Quartermaster/ Desert Storm Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to Westmoreland County HS students considering a career in the military or w/ a veteran/currently serving parent.... 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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