News Flash

Posted on: March 17, 2020

Veteran Affairs Office Closed to the Public

American flag

The Westmoreland County Department of Veteran Affairs office will be closed to the public from March 18th 2020 through March 30th 2020, unless otherwise directed.

Emails and phone messages will be checked periodically. All messages will be answered once th...

Read on...

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Veterans' GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic

President Trump signed into law S. 3503, March 21, which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 19, 2020

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices closed to the public starting March 19

US-Dept-VA Logo

Regional offices will remain open, but no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. This decision protects older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 20, 2020

New Procedures at VA National Cemeteries due to COVID-19

All Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemeteries are open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals. However, the National Cemetery Administration is continuing to adjust its services in light of the best pra...

Read on...

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 3, 2020

MILITARY SHARE FOOD DRIVE - COVID19 UPDATES

Military Share has been canceled for March 28 and April 23rd due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you need food assistance, call the Westmoreland County Food Bank at 724-468-8660.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 13, 2020

War Related Illness and Injury Study Center

Click on the link below for more info.

War Related Illness and Injury Study CenterClick on the link below for more info.


Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Blue Water NAVY Communications Toolkit

Please follow the links below for more information on the NAVY Blue Water Act.

Blue Water Navy Communications Toolkit

NAVY Blue Water Topline Report

Read on...

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Having a VA Disability Rating Doesn't Prevent You from Serving in the Military

There are many myths about having a Department of Veterans Affairs' disability rating and serving in the military. The most common is that, if you have a VA disability rating, you can never serve in the military again.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Military Medals

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

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Mimi Thomas-Brooker of Greensburg Receives Prestigious Pennsylvania Commendation Medal

Annville, PA - Mimi Thomas-Brooker, who works for the Pennsylvania Veteran Farming Project, was awarded the Pennsylvania Commendation Medal from Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Veterans need VHIC for in-person Commissary, Military Exchange, MWR access

The Defense Department has announced expanded Commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
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.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
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).

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs