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When Colten Oakes, a Franklin Regional senior, got his camera out at the traveling Vietnam War memorial in Murrysville Community Park, he couldn’t help thinking of his grandfather, whose dog tags were hanging around Oakes’s neck.
A 96 year-old Belle Vernon man will be honored next week for his service as a World War II combat medic in a campaign to liberate the Philippines.
Memorial Day observances in Allegheny TWP, Lower Burrell, Kiski TWP, New Ken, Vandergrift, and more
The Norwin Historical Society will hold its annual Memorial Day observances Sunday at area cemeteries and war memorials.
135th Annual Memorial Service In Latrobe:
- May 25, 2019, 7 p.m.- Latrobe United Methodist Church, 440 Main St., Latrobe, PA (Westmoreland County)- Point of contact: Barry Novosel, Cmdr American Legion, Post 515 at 724-537-6061 or email Home...
A Norwin High School graduate and officer in the 82nd Airborne Division will be the keynote speaker at the Irwin Memorial Day Parade on Monday.
When a trip to New York City fell through, Burrell High School students decided to donate $1,000 they raised for the outing — along with their free labor — for a much-needed sprucing up of Lower Burrell’s Veterans Central Park on Monday.
During the festivities this Saturday honoring the late Sgt. Jason M. McClary at the Allegheny Township War Memorial, Kiski Area students will be signing up area veterans and the families of late veterans for inclusion on the Kiski Area Veterans Website.
Hard work combined with community service were responsible for Norwin High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC program earning the second-highest recognition from the Air Force’s Junior ROTC, officials with the program said.
Veterans Leadership Program of western PA is collecting donations of new, unused items for moms who have served. Drop off at 3 locations in Westmoreland County:
The PA Hero Walk will hold a memorial ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday for Army Sgt. Jason McClary at 21 Towne Center Drive in Allegheny Township.
Westmoreland County’s director of Veterans Affairs is reminding veterans that applying for benefits should never come with a fee.
MOBILE SERVICE OFFICE WILL BE AT PA CAREERLINK ALLE-KISKI-MAY 24, 2019
9AM-3PM IN ROOM #132
DAV information seminar that broadly covers:
Women veterans and service members are invited to tea at the Women's Health Clinic, University Drive VA, Building 1, Room 1A175
Wednesday, May 29 from 11am to 1 pm
Volunteers on Friday helped assemble the 25th annual West Newton Cemetery Avenue of Flags, a Memorial Day tradition.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will host Memorial Day ceremonies from May 25 to May 27 to commemorate the nation’s fallen service members.“At VA, we ...
- May 25, 2019, 7 p.m.- Latrobe United Methodist Church, 440 Main St., Latrobe, PA (Westmoreland County)- Point of contact: Barry Novosel, Cmdr American Legion, Post 515 at 724-537-6061 or email Home515@v...
If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise.
At 10AM on May 25, 2019, the Kiski Valley Veterans and Patriots Association, also known by their fundraising name, PA Hero Walk, will hold a ceremony at the Allegheny Township War Memorial adjacent to Century 21. This event will be focused around bringing...
What: 75th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration Ceremony
Where: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
When: June 6th, 2019 at 9:30am
Partners: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
Annville, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) reminded veterans and their dependents that they should never pay for assistance to apply for veterans’ benefits. Federal and state laws make provisions...
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced May 13 that Veterans who qualify for a VA Home Loan funding fee waiver are now being notified in their home loan eligibility certificate and disability compensation award letter.
Army Reserve and Guard members who chose the new Blended Retirement System and who will be eligible for continuation pay this year will see thousands of dollars more cash.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. invites you to a FREE Memorial Day celebration Monday, May 27th from 11AM to 4PM to honor and celebrate our Military!
RAIN OR SHINE!
Soldiers & Sailors' free community event starts with a ref...
Proceeds to benefit PA Hero Walk.
The center has memory, personal and skilled nursing care, said center commandant Rich Adams in an announcement. Residents have access to therapy, 24-hour care and recreation on site and in the community.
Veteran X is sponsoring a free event for veterans and their family members at Idlewild Saturday, May 25th at 12 noon. Please see flyer for details.
Whether you’ve always wanted to design your own firearm, visit SeaWorld on the cheap, or get the best deal on a hotel for your next family vacation, check out our list of deals. While some offers are specific to May, more and more businesses are...
Senators saw a prime example of military leadership during Gen. James McConville’s testimony to become the next Army chief of staff. Others saw a problem about those who choose to serve.
SCRANTON, Pa. — Melissa Hughes has run dozens of races since her first 5K five years ago. So she knows exactly how it’s going to go down when she and her best friend run through the city on Sunday during the Pittsburgh Marathon.
A group of about 45 disabled veterans are expected to test their fly casting skills during a fly fishing outing on May 11 at Foggy Mountain Lodge Lake off Route 130 in Cook Township.
Adjutant General Addresses State VFW Annual Loyalty Day Event:
Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s Adjutant General and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), spoke about loyalty...
New staff announcements, Employment conference, Upcoming events, Employer spotlight, Hot Jobs list--all in the CareerLink Chronicle
Veterans Leadership Program invites you to support veteran moms during the month of May. See flyer for needed items and drop-off points, including Veterans Affairs at the county courthouse, Christian Laymen Corps in Greensburg, and Greensburg's CBOC.
Fierce Loyalty: Safety Plan
This video can help veterans and their loved ones understand the importance of creating a safety plan tailored to individual or family needs that can support someone in the home who may be in crisis. The video tells the story of...
Military personnel and Veterans who need help or support can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, press 1. Or, text 838255.
Free Legal Assistance Military Discharge Upgrades:
- May 2, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Pittsburgh VAMC H.J. Heinz Campus, Building 71, 1010 Delafield Rd., Pittsburgh, PA (Allegheny County)- Make an appointment today at 202-733-3324 or email up...
Women Veterans Call Center: 1.855.VA.Women (1-855-829-6636)
Are you a women who served in the military?Do you know your Veteran status? Do you have a Veteran ID card? Should you receive any benefits from VA, like the GI Bill?
The U.S. De...
The YMCA Camp Soles, Rockwood, PA, 15557 is offering a special rate for children of military.
Date: June 16-21, 2019
Rate: $220 for the week of June 16-21.
Other weeks are available with the price of $320. Use discount code omkweek19.
John Clark had been in Vietnam for about three weeks when, while out on patrol, he stepped on a metal stake that went through the side of his foot.
Adjutant General Reaches Out To PA Legislature To Support Gov. Wolf's PA GI Bill:
Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), ...
ANGOVILLE-AU-PLAIN, France — Long after 160,000 Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944, long after the war was over, long after France was rebuilt, the stories of valor never lose their power.
After years of hiatus, a reinvigorated and enhanced veterans court — expected to begin operations by early May — will enable former members of the military convicted of crimes to earn reduced sentences.
A veterans court is a way to acknowledge that when the tour of duty is over, there are scars that remain — sometimes invisible and sometimes not — that can make it hard to just go back to the life that was there before.
Adjutant General Honors 171st ARW For Outstanding Unit Award, Discusses Gov. Wolf’s PA GI Bill:
Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMV...
Pennsylvania Rep. Chrissy Houlahan admits she never even looked into her veterans benefits until she ran for Congress. “I just never thought that I should.”
“It’s OK to seek help,” she says. “There is no wrong door. Whether that is a peer or a spouse or a chaplain or a mental health professional, it’s OK to seek help.”
Thirty-one soldiers who participated in the Thunder Run mission near Baghdad on April 5, 2003, received the Silver Star for valor.
Got a tick bite? Don’t risk Lyme disease – Veterans enrolled in VAPHS can now request to be evaluated in the privacy of their home through VISN 4’s free virtual tick bite clinic. If you have been bitten by a tick, call 412-822-2222 and press 3 from 8 a.m....
The warmer weather has us all thinking of summer, sunshine and BBQ! So it is time to start spreading the word about our annual BBQ. You are invited to our annual FREE BBQ and Open House at our White Oak Vet Center on Friday May 24th 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. ...
Ray Charley is going to bike a mile for nearly every year of his life. Every day. For 48 days
If you're like me, you probably wonder just what that document you get from Tricare after you receive any type of medical care actually is.
Veterans, active duty, Guard, and Reserve and their spouses may attend this full day training on owning a veteran-owned small business at no cost.
Friday, June 14
8:30 am to 3 pm
Western PA Small Business Adminstration District Office
411 Seventh Ave., Suite ...
The moving Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall will be at Kittanning Riverfront Park June 6-10th, 2019.
Park is located at South Water Street, Kittanning.More information: https://www.wavesofthunder.com/the-moving-wall .
Veterans enrolled at VA Pittsburgh can call 412-360-6700 to make a routine Eye Clinic (optometry) appointment. No primary care referral necessary!
Delmont Girl Scout Rebecca Schlisser was honored for receiving her Silver Scout award today in North Huntingdon at the annual Westmoreland Association of Township Supervisors' meeting, where she received their 2018 Youth Award.
Rebecca led the ef...
KDKA's Lynne Hays-Freeland interviews Westmoreland Director of Veterans Affairs on the recent suit by the PA Attorney General of an organization preying on veterans. Learn about reputable resource for claims assistance. Listen to the brief interview at ht...
Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.
Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in diffe...
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.
Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates. Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represen...