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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Veterans Can Now Learn About Their Toxic Exposure Risks with New VA App

For veterans who think they were exposed to toxic substances during their service, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a mobile application that will help them answer questions about what this potential exposure means for their long-term health.

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 Circulars

On August 9, 2019, Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) published VA Circular 26-19-23, which provided interim guidance on implementing The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (the Act).

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

First graduate of Westmoreland County's Veterans Court says he'll return as a mentor

Ryan Skuta was home about a year after his third tour of duty, a four-month stint as a freelance infantryman fighting with the Kurds against ISIS in 2016, when he was arrested in Jeannette and charged with drunk driving.

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

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.

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

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.

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

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.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Veterans Day, Employment, more...

DMVA News

DMVA's Gino J. Merili Veterans' Center Has Immediate Job Openings:

The Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center in Scranton (Lackawanna County) has career opportunities available for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides. Jo...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

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.

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Posted on: November 2, 2019

Feedback sought from Veterans who use VA primary care

Do you regularly receive primary care from the VA? 

Are you taking multiple medications or have family or friends who helps manage your care?

Would you like to share information about your VA primary care experience to help improve a national impro...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Mindfulness Mondays Call Open for All

Download and print the flyer here.

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

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.

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

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.

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Posted on: August 31, 2019

VA Health Information Sharing with Community Providers--opt in/out

VA is changing electronic health information sharing options to improve care coordination and continuity of care

VA electronically shares the right information at the right time with participating community care providers who treat you, in order to help yo...

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Posted on: September 28, 2019

Veterans Creative Arts Competition

Calling all creative artists! Veterans receiving care at VA Pittsburgh can enter our creative arts competition to showcase your creative and performing arts on Jan. 29 and 30 at our H.J. Heinz III campus. Entries accepted Dec. 1, 2019 to Jan. 15, 2020.&am...

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