Veteran's Affairs

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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.

VA Federal Handbook

2020 Federal Benefits for Veterans cover

Reserve Component Participant Guide

VA Reserve Components Participants Guide Cover sheet
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    Pennsylvania Soldiers, Airmen Compete in Governor’s Twenty Match to Determine Best Marksmen

    Three awards went to Westmorland County National Guard soldiers/airman Read on...
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    For first time, some burn pit victims will get presumptive status for disability benefits

    Veterans exposed to harmful burn pit smoke while serving in certain overseas war zones will for the first time get presumptive disability benefits status under a new announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday. Additional Info...
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    Additional 16 million Veterans Eligible for DoD Travel Deals

    Expanded eligibility to use the Defense Department’s discount travel site, announced by DoD’s American Forces Travel and Priceline. Those eligible can find 40-60% discounts offhotels, flights, car rentals, travel packages and cruise brands. Additional Info...
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    Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposures

    VA understands that exposure to airborne hazards like burn pits is a serious concern for many Veterans. Additional Info...
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    Offices of Toomey and Yudichak to Join Forces to Honor Korean War Veterans

    U.S. Senator Pat Toomey announced he will partner with State Senator John Yudichak to honor Korean War veterans with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal for Korean War veterans residing in the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s 14th Senate district. Additional Info...
  6. Elks Military Food Share

    Military Share Food Distribution

    The Norwin Elks,White Oak Vet Center and Westmoreland County Food Bank will host a Military Share food distribution program Thursday August 26, 2021, between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Registration required by August 9, 2021. Additional Info...
  7. Patriot Park Groundbreaking

    Ground broken for new War on Terror memorial

    Patriot Park Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, will be located not far from where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field Sept. 11, 2001, after being hijacked by terrorists. Photo credit: Renatta Signorini Additional Info...
  8. 54th District Veterans Drive-Through Appreciation Lunch with Rep Bob Brooks

    Veterans Appreciation Drive-Thru for Veterans of the 54th District

    A box lunch will be distributed to veterans and a guest. RSVP by August 2, 2021 Additional Info...
  9. 3rd Annual Fallen Heroes Run

    3rd Annual OVN Fallen Heroes Run

    Military/Veteran Appreciation Event August 7, 2021 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, at Z&M Harley Davidson, Greensburg Read on...
  10. Volunteer DAV Van Drivers Needed
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    How to Confirm Individual Helping File Your VA Claim is Accredited by US Dept of Veterans Affairs

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) seeks to raise awareness of a tool to protect Veterans from unethical conduct by unaccredited medical consulting groups charging fees for assistance in preparing initial VA benefits claim. Read on...
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    2020 Annual Report for VA Healthcare VISN 4

    In this report, read stories of a caring, professional staff who overcame COVID-19’s challenges to keep Veterans safe while continuing to provide the excellent care they earned and deserve. Additional Info...
  14. Teletherapy for Veterans

    Virtual Treatment for Veterans Dealing with Substance Use

    Veteran and First Responder (VFR) Healthcare has partnered with PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide Intensive Outpatient Treatment via telehealth for substance use disorder specifically designed for Veterans and their families. Additional Info...
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    Veterans: Stay Safe From COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

    Criminals continue to capitalize on coronavirus pandemic Read AARP article...
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    Twin Enemies Vex U.S. Troops: Fraud and Identity Theft

    Active-duty personnel, veterans and reserve forces targeted by scammers Read AARP article
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    Reminder for Veterans to Review, Update Benefits They Have Earned

    All veterans should occasionally check with an accredited veteran service officer to see if changes in a veteran’s circumstances or changes to benefit policies may have modified the programs they are eligible to receive Additional Info...
  18. 5 Things You Need to Know About the Widows Tax Repeal Included in the NDAA

    The finish line in the fight to repeal the “widows tax” is within sight, and while there are still critical hurdles to clear, the final product of this extensive effort on behalf of military survivors is taking shape. Read on...
  19. War Related Illness and Injury Study Center

    The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) is a national program dedicated to Veterans’ post-deployment health concerns and unique health care needs. Read on...
  20. VA introduces new direct deposit options for Veterans, beneficiaries

    The program will provide Veterans and their beneficiaries the chance to safely, reliably, and inexpensively receive and manage their VA monetary benefits through financial services at participating banks. Read on...
  21. Military Medals

    Search our Unclaimed Property database for military decorations from various conflicts. 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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