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Memorial Day 2018
Representatives from the veterans and military service organizations wait to begin the Parade of Colors through the Memorial Amphitheater as part of the Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 28, 2018. This was the 150th Memorial Day wreath-laying and observance ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, conducted by President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)

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DMVA Digest


A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
  June 6, 2018


 DMVA News
 
Residents, Family Members and Staff Honored During Veterans Homes Week:
Pennsylvania’s six veterans homes, operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), are honoring their residents, family members and staff with week-long festivities during the annual Veterans Homes Week, June 10-16, 2018. The DMVA provides personal and skilled nursing care to more than 1,300 veterans and their spouses in a safe and caring environment. Read more.
 
Free Finance And Investment Education Conferences For Military, Veterans:
The Pennsylvania Military Finance Alliance announces two free conferences – one in Johnstown, PA (Cambria County) and another at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA (Lebanon County) to educate members of the military, veterans, and their families on the unique financial and investment decisions they will face. To learn more about the Johnstown conference happening on Aug. 8, 2018, visit here. To learn more about the conference being held in Fort Indiantown Gap on Sept. 7, 2018, visit here.
 
PA Women Veterans Survey Open Through Midnight, June 18, 2018:
The Wolf Administration is working to identify the needs and unique challenges of PA's nearly 60,000 women veterans. A comprehensive survey is available online for easy completion and submission until June 18, 2018 at midnight. Take the survey today! Visit: Survey.
 
Wall Of Faces In D.C. Still Needs 28 Photos Of PA Veterans That Died As A Result Of The Vietnam War:
Thank you Pennsylvania for your continued support in helping The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the DMVA locate a photo for PA service members who died as a result of the Vietnam War. Because of your tremendous effort, only 28 photos are still needed between seven PA counties. To see the names of the 28 remaining photos needed for Pennsylvania, and details on how to submit a photo, visit: Read more.
 
Want To See Rare Regal Fritillary Butterflies For Free? There's A Guided Tour At Fort Indiantown Gap:
The rare regal fritillary butterflies have disappeared from nearly everywhere in the eastern U.S., as native grasslands have been destroyed and converted to other human uses. The once common species, though, calls Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville (Lebanon County) its home. At the 17,000-acre, National Guard training center, the grassland habitat needed by the butterflies is created and maintained by repeated and frequent soil disturbance from military operations, by controlled burning, and various stewardship efforts. Read more.
 
DMVA's Outreach Van Events In June:
The DMVA Mobile Veterans Outreach Team will be assisting veterans on benefits and services available to them at upcoming community events in June. To see where the outreach teams are headed, visit DMVA's website and click on the Events Calendar to find a date, time and place that works for you!
 
Graduating High School Doesn’t End Your Chance To Join The PA National Guard:
Some people believe that after you graduate high school, you may have missed your chance to join the PA National Guard. That is in fact false, and the PA National Guard can still help high school seniors with their futures, offering different enlistment bonuses and job opportunities. Watch video.
 
  Around the State
 
FatherFest To Feature A Variety Of Aircraft At Helicopter Museum:
Various aircraft from military to home-built will highlight this year’s FatherFest on Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center (AHMEC) (Chester County). The legendary annual event, which began in 2000 as a way to honor dads for all they do, also features antique cars and motorcycles, food trucks, a beer garden, sports-oriented inflatable games and more. Read more.
 
Governor Wolf Announces $1.6 Million For Troops For Teachers Program:
Governor Tom Wolf announced that his administration has secured a $1.6 million, 5-year Troops to Teachers grant. The program, managed by the Department of Defense’s Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), makes federal funding available to recruit and help military veterans who are considering a career in teaching. Read more.
 
Milton Middle Schoolers Chip In For Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors:
In 2017, Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc. provided $1.3 million in assistance to Pennsylvania members of the military who were wounded in the line of duty. “What we collect (in donations), we push out,” Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Randy Marchi, the organization’s treasurer, told a group of Milton Middle School students and staff on Thursday. Read more.
 
Temple University Takes Comprehensive Approach To Serving Military-Connected Students:
Temple University’s Military and Veteran Services Center (MVSC) was developed to not only be a safe space for the university’s military-connected students, but also a resource that positively impacts their entire higher education experience. Read more.
 
Veterans Community Home:
The Veterans Community Home LLC is looking for adult men, seeking independent living, who can live on their own and want to enjoy the company of others. The Veterans Community Home is located in Lebanon County, just minutes from the Lebanon VA Medical Center and shopping. Everything you need is included, such as a home with semi private rooms, three meals provided daily, laundry, housekeeping, cable TV, internet/wifi, security, parking, social activities, pool table, card games and much more. This all-inclusive price is $699 a month. Get 10 percent off for the first month if you sign up by June 15, 2018. Call Maria 717-579-3829 or Creig 717-329-2524 for a private showing. Website.
 
  Across the Nation
 
Acupuncture On The Mountainside:
Building on the success of providing acupuncture to veterans during the 2017 VA Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acupuncturists and clinic support staff served veterans again at the 2018 National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic (NDVWSC). Known as “Miracles on the Mountainside,” the program encourages health and healing through adaptive recreational therapy for over 400 veterans each year. Recently, the national rehab program has begun to include integrative health clinics, introducing veterans to complementary practices such as acupuncture, yoga, massage and more. Read more.
 
America's Warrior Partnership Annual Survey – Military Veterans Seek Opportunities To Connect With And Give Back To Their Community:
America’s Warrior Partnership has announced the results of its 2018 Community Integration Annual Survey Report, which for the second year in a row has found that the most sought-after resources by military veterans are centered around opportunities to connect with and give back to their community. Overall, 20 percent of the population of veterans surveyed are only looking for either a connection to other service members, recreational activities or ways to continue serving in a civilian capacity through volunteerism. These veterans are not seeking access to any other resources. Website.
 
Arlington Cemetery Considers New Rules For Eligibility:
On May 13, 1864, as the American Civil War raged and casualties mounted, 21-year-old William Henry Christman of the 67th Pennsylvania Infantry became the first soldier to be buried at the Arlington National Cemetery. Over time, more than 420,000 veterans and their relatives have joined Christman in making the military cemetery their final resting place. Read more.
 
Army Veteran Gets Help From Nonprofit After He Falls On Hard Times:
A sequence of hardships stacked up against Craig Mitchell, 58, nearly a decade ago — a leg injury worsened diabetic symptoms causing him to drop out of college, his mother’s death created a void in his life, he faced eviction notices and he was convicted of drug possession charges. He hit rock bottom. Mitchell, an Army veteran who served at Fort Benning from 1978 to 1981, accepted a plea bargain and eventually took jail time until entering rehab and support housing. Read more.
 
Board Of Veterans’ Appeals Resolves Record Number Of Claims To Date For FY 2018:
Underscoring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) pledge to reduce the wait time for those appealing disability benefits claims, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, as of May 27, has signed more than 53,650 decisions to date in fiscal year (FY) 2018, which is approximately 86 percent more than the 28,839 decisions signed through the same period last year. Read more.
 
Burn Pit Registry – Veteran Participation Contributes To Important Research Efforts:
Researchers may have found a possible link between blast exposure during military service and difficulty breathing and/or decreased exercise stamina among Burn Pit Registry participants. Researchers previously had found links between smoke and particulate matter and pulmonary symptoms, but the link between explosion blast waves and cardiopulmonary symptoms several years after exposure is new. Read more.
 
Help Raise Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness:
Join efforts to spread the word about PTSD and effective treatments during PTSD Awareness Month. Everyone makes a difference. Read more.
 
LGBT Veteran Suicide Prevention:
Suicide prevention is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) highest clinical priority. Every death by suicide is a tragedy and VA is committed to connecting veterans who are experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis with life-saving support. The most vulnerable veteran communities, including LGBT veterans, face some of the biggest obstacles in seeking help. LGBT veterans experience depression and suicidal ideations at twice the rate of heterosexual veterans. Read more.
 
Military Markers Honor Soldiers Killed In WWI:
Cemetery markers for two Franklin Parish, Louisiana men who were killed in action during World War I are now dressed with bronze U.S. military service plaques thanks to a community service project initiated by Dustin Farris and supported by members of the Franklin Parish High School JROTC program. Read more.
 
POW Veteran Survives 1,367 Days In Captivity, Continues To Serve In Navy For 22 Years:
Whatever doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. For retired commander Jack Schwartz, that seems to be the case. The 22-year navy veteran spent 1,367 days in captivity as a prisoner of war during World War II. He turned 103 years old April 28, 2018. For Schwartz, it all started just three days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. On Dec. 10, 1941, he was a navy lieutenant junior grade stationed in Guam as a civil engineer responsible for the water supply, roads, the breakwater and some construction. Read more.
 
President Donald Trump’s Executive Order Supporting Mental Health Care For Transitioning Service Members Now Underway:
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the White House has approved an interagency plan to implement President Donald Trump’s executive order supporting veterans with mental health care and suicide-prevention resources during their transition from uniformed service to civilian life. Read more.
 
This Veteran's T-Shirt Calls Out The Sexism Experienced By Women Who Serve:
One veteran's Memorial Day message is going viral as an example of the everyday sexism female service members continue to face. Former Navy service member JoAnn Ortloff took a moment last week to write a powerful post in the Facebook group, Pantsuit Nation. While the group is not public, Ortloff's message struck a chord and has been liked over 63,000 times and inspired thousands of comments. Read more.
 
Trinity Health Launches Military And Veterans Health Program To Support Better Care, Better Health For Military And Military Families:
Trinity Health recently celebrated the official launch of a cultural competency and health care program focused on the unique needs of military veterans, active members of the military and their families. While the celebration took place in Germantown, Maryland, Trinity Health's Military and Veterans Health Program officially launched in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. Read more.
 
VA thanks Nine Communities Across The Country For Being Veteran-Friendly:
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently thanked nine veteran friendly communities from across the country to highlight community-based efforts of improving the veteran outcomes. Two Pennsylvania communities, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh were on the list. Read more.
 
Veteran Glided In Behind Enemy Lines On D-Day:
D-Day, June 6, 1944, was the largest amphibious invasion in history. Over 150,000 American, British, and Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, but over 15,000 airborne soldiers dropped in behind enemy lines on D-Day. Most parachuted in, but over a thousand landed in Normandy inside gliders made of plywood. Ninety-seven-year-old Millcreek, Utah, resident John “Jack” Whipple piloted one of the hundreds of gliders to set down in the fields of France on that June morning. Read more.
 
Veteran Sex Offender Access To Housing And Services After Release From Incarceration – Obstacles And Best Practices:
Within the population of veterans who are incarcerated, registered sex offenders are both a particularly vulnerable group and a substantial sub-population. Nationally 35 percent of veterans in prison are incarcerated for a sex offense, compared to 23 percent of non-veterans (Bronson 2015). Sex offenders have an additional disadvantage, beyond a criminal record, of the immense social stigma which leads to extensive residency restrictions. Read more.
 
Veterans Awarded High School Diplomas:
Operation Recognition is a program that honors veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam by granting them high school diplomas. It’s a belated gesture of our lasting respect and appreciation for their service and commitment to our nation. Read more.
 
Victor And Allen Pedersen, Brothers Whose Stories Are Lesser Known But Equally Important To The Famous Veteran They Rest Beside:
Sgt. Victor Pederson enlisted in the Army a little over a year before the United States entered World War II. He served in the 41st Infantry Division, a unit activated from the National Guard divisions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. When the United States entered World War II, Pederson and the 41st deployed to the Pacific theater. Read more.
 
Video Campaign Focused On How Treatment Can Transform Lives:
In recognition of Mental Health Month this May, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) emphasized the positive impact of mental health treatment through a video campaign spotlighting hundreds of veterans who have stepped forward to combat the stigma around mental health. “VA is a leader in our nation when it comes to mental health treatment,” said acting VA Secretary Peter O’Rourke. Read more.
 
Vietnam Womens Memorial:
Chaplain Alice Farquhar-Mayes served in Vietnam. She flew medical evacuation missions as a flight nurse with the Air Force Nurse Corps from 1967 to 1971. C-SPAN captured her dedication to the Vietnam Women's Memorial in 1993. Over 265,000 American women served during the Vietnam era (1956 through 1975) and over 11,000 saw duty in Vietnam. The majority served as nurses, caring for thousands of wounded servicemen in the difficult conditions of crowded transports, harsh weather, difficult terrain, and long hours. Watch video.
 
  Employment Opportunities
 
This listing is offered as a resource to both Pennsylvania's veterans and businesses that seek to employ veterans. The DMVA has not investigated the positions being offered or the businesses listed, and does not warrant or guarantee either the availability or the terms and conditions of the positions listed. Please contact the employers represented in this listing directly. To have an employment opportunity listed please email: RA-VA-Newsletter@pa.gov
 
Accepting Applications For The 2018 Season – Make A Difference In Your Community By Becoming An Organic Farmer:
Rodale Institute’s Veteran Farmer Training Program is a two to four month, 100 percent hands-on, paid learning opportunity for veterans. Veterans learn at Rodale Institute, a leader in organic agriculture research and education nestled on a 333-acre organic farm in Kutztown, PA (Berks County). For more information go to the Rodale Institute website or contact Lyndsey Antanitis, program manager, at veterans@rodaleinstitute.org.
 
Governor Wolf Announces Acutec Precision Aerospace To Invest In Meadville Through Facility Expansion, Creating 60 Jobs:
Governor Tom Wolf announced that Acutec Precision Aerospace (Acutec), Inc., a woman-owned manufacturer of components and subassemblies for the aerospace industry that has been located in Crawford County for more than 30 years, will further invest in the city of Meadville by expanding its aerospace manufacturing facility located in the city and creating 60 new manufacturing jobs. Read more.
 
U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs (VA) Is Looking For Medical Center Directors To Honor America’s Veterans In These Locations:
New locations seeking medical center directors and executive directors. The recent “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017,” dramatically speeds up hiring of medical center and network director positions. Thanks to the new law, VA now has the flexibility to hire qualified health care executives expeditiously to lead its key health care organizations without going through a previously cumbersome and time-consuming hiring process. Read more.
 
Waste Management Hiring CDL Rolloff Drivers In Beach Lake, Telford and Pen Argyl:
- Text WASTE to 51893 or call 1-877-220-5627 for more information
- Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age, hold a current Class A or B CDL with air brake endorsement, have one year of experience operating a vehicle requiring a CDL or equivalent and military driving within the last seven years.
- These positions are eligible for a special bonus.
- Apply.
 
Waste Management Hiring Event For CDL Drivers In Kutztown:
- June 13, 2018, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 2710 Golden Key Rd., Kutztown, PA (Berks County)
- Text WASTE to 51893 or call 1-877-220-5627 for more information
- Apply.
 
Greater Lancaster Community Job Fair:
- June 14, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
- Farm and Home Foundation of Lancaster, 1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster, PA (Lancaster County)
- Any questions call 1-800-572-9041 or email info@relianthiring.com
- Free to job seekers! We recruit dozens of employers and employment resource providers.
- Register.
- Facebook page.
 
Law Enforcement Hiring Expo:
- June 19, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
- The Farm Show Complex, PA Preferred Banquet Hall (3rd Level), 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA (Dauphin County)
- Parking: Free at North Parking lot (Industrial Rd./Wildwood Dr. entrance)
- The event is free to attend.
- Register.
- Facebook page.
 
Cumberland County Director Of Veteran Affairs:
Cumberland County is looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, we encourage you to continue with this online job application. This position is to provide advice, assistance and counseling to the public concerning veteran benefits and services. This job posting will close at 4:30 p.m. on June 29, 2018. Apply.
 
  Veteran Events
 
This listing is offered as a service to individuals and organizations to promote their veteran and military-oriented events being held in Pennsylvania. The information is taken directly from emailed submissions from requestors. DMVA is not responsible for incorrect information submitted. Please send details on events to RA-VA-Newsletter@pa.gov and include the following key pieces of information: 1. Name of event, 2. Date of event, 3. Time of event, 4. Address of event, 5. County of event, 6. Event website, 7. Point of contact name, 8. POC phone number, 9. POC email address, and 10. Additional details/coordinating instructions (fees, pre-registration, etc.)
 
3rd Annual Franklin County Veteran Affairs Golf Tournament:
- June 8, 2018, 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start, noon lunch
- Whitetail Golf Resort, 11573 Blairs Valley Rd., Mercersberg, PA (Franklin County)
- $90 Entry fee includes light breakfast, golf fees, green fees, cart fees, appreciation gift, lunch and one door prize ticket.
- Proceeds benefit Franklin County Veterans Outreach Fund.
- Register.
 
Veterans Expo:
- June 8, 2018, 2-6 p.m. and June 9, 2018, 8 a.m.-noon
- Houston Run Community Center, 835 Houston Run Dr., Gap, PA (Lancaster County)
- Point of contact: Community & Congressional Affairs office at 610-384-7711, ext. 4348, or email VHACOAPublicRelations@va.gov.
- Veterans and family are invited to learn about a variety of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare benefits and services that they may be eligible for. For on-the-spot enrollment, please bring your DD214, your 2017 tax return and out-of-pocket medical expenses.
 
Veterans Breakfast Club (VBC) Morning Event:
- June 9, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
- 100 Spring Valley Rd., Farmington, PA (Fayette County)
- R.S.V.P. to 412-623-9029 or email Lauren@VeteransBreakfastClub.com – mention DMVA Digest when you R.S.V.P.
- The VBC is a nonprofit that creates communities of listening around veterans and their stories. Storytelling events, both morning and night, are held throughout western Pennsylvania. Veterans from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan share their stories. They are open to the public, and you don’t need to be a veteran to attend.
- Facebook page.
 
Free QPR Suicide Prevention Training:
- June 9, 2018, 9 a.m.-noon (breakfast included)
- WellSpan Philhaven’s Grace M. Pollock Training & Community Center, 283 S. Butler Rd., Mt. Gretna, PA (Lebanon County)
- Point of contact: Jayne Miller at 717-273-8871, ext. 2248.
- This presentation consists of how to apply suicide prevention techniques through Question Persuade Refer (QPR). QPR is intended to offer hope through positive action. QPR is also intended to help recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble and to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy. Breakfast will be included and participants must be 18 years of age or older.
- Read more.
 
2nd Annual Handgun Blockshoot-Pennsylvania Outdoor Veterans:
- June 9, 2018, noon
- 1 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA (Carbon County)
- Point of contact: Miranda Moyer at 610-390-0963 or email mirandamoyer@gmail.com
- $25 per ticket, includes pig roast meal and drink (non-alcoholic), along with door prize ticket and five rounds of ammo to shoot. Additional rounds can be purchased for $3 per round. A Chinese auction ticket can be purchased as well and all proceeds from the event will go to support the mission of Pennsylvania Outdoor Veterans.
- Website.
 
Open House At Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center, Scranton, PA:
- Sunday, June 10, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
- Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center (GMVC), 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA (Lackawanna County)
- Point of contact: Sarah Butler at 570-961-4348 or email sabutler@pa.gov
- The public is invited to an open house. Take a tour, meet the staff, enjoy refreshments, participate in activities and experience the comradery of fellow veterans.
- GMVC website.
 
Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony:
- June 10, 2018, 2-3 p.m., welcome remarks and pinning ceremony; 3–5 p.m. appreciation picnic
- Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg, PA (Centre County)
- Point of contact: Susan Shern at 717-791-5104 or email sshern@humana.com
- Humana is hosting a Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony in Boalsburg in coordination with the Nittany Leathernecks Detachment 302 and the Centre County Veterans Affairs Office. All who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War period, from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, and regardless of duty location, are invited to attend and receive a special lapel pin as a lasting memento of the nation’s gratitude. The congressionally authorized Vietnam War Commemoration initiative was established by the U.S. Department of Defense to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.
- Register.
 
American Legion State Police Youth Week (SPYW) 2018:
- June 10-16, 2018
- York College of Pennsylvania, 441 Country Club Rd., York, PA (York County)
- Point of contact: American Legion Dept. of Pennsylvania State Police Youth Week at 717-730-9100
- Website.
 
Open House At Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home, Duncansville, PA:
- Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home (HVH), 138 Veterans Blvd., Duncansville, PA (Blair County)
- Point of contact: Kim Vandevander at 814-696-5352 or email kvandevand@pa.gov
- The public is invited to an open house. Take a tour, meet the staff, enjoy refreshments, participate in activities and experience the comradery of fellow veterans.
- HVH website.
 
Open House At Pennsylvania Soldiers' And Sailors' Home, Erie, PA:
- Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 2-4 p.m.
- Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home (PSSH), 560 East Third St., Erie, PA (Erie County)
- Point of contact: Rich Soule at 814-878-4917 or email rsoule@pa.gov
- The public is invited to an open house. Take a tour, meet the staff, enjoy refreshments, participate in activities and experience the comradery of fellow veterans.
- PSSH website.
 
Military Veteran's Benefits Program:
- June 13, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
- Pennsylvania National Guard Readiness Center, 518 Municipal Dr., Duncansville, PA (Blair County)
- Point of contact: Ken Hollen at 717-942-5391
- All persons who have questions concerning their military service and benefits are encouraged to attend and bring a family member or guest. The event is sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania National Guard Veterans Association, Altoona. Ample parking and seating is available at the facility and reservations to the event are not necessary.
 
Flag Day Celebration And Flag Retirement Ceremony:
- June 14, 2018, 3-8 p.m., Music by Gabe Traynor, 5-6 p.m., flag retirement ceremony begins at 6 p.m.
- Classic Harley-Davidson, 983 James Dr., Leesport, PA (Berks County)
- Food provided by Mission BBQ and will be for sale, 4-7:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Wreaths Across America, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
- Facebook page.
 
Veteran Memorial Monument Unveiling:
- June 16, 2018, 11 a.m.
- 5250 Municipal Dr., Tobyhanna, PA (Monroe County)
- R.S.V.P. by June 11, 2018, to 570-894-8490, ext. 3 or email emasker@coolbaughtwp.org
- The monument honors veterans of all wars who have defended and protected the United States and the American flag.
 
Open House At Southeastern Veterans' Center, Spring City, PA:
- Saturday, June 16, 2018, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
- Southeastern Veterans' Center (SEVC), One Veterans' Dr., Spring City, PA (Chester County)
- Point of contact: Jill Alwine at 610-948-2406 or email jialwine@pa.gov
- The public is invited to an open house showcasing the Memory Care Unit. Take a tour, meet the staff, enjoy refreshments, participate in activities and experience the comradery of fellow veterans.
- SEVC website.
 
American Legion Keystone Boys State 2018:
- June 17-23, 2018
- Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, PA (Cumberland/Franklin counties)
- Point of contact: call 570-242-5292 or 717-729-0335 or email Carl.J.Will@gmail.com or WeedonSr@yahoo.com
- Additional details such as required fee to attend, pre-registration, etc. can be found on the website.
- Website.
 
Women Veterans Summer Leadership Retreat 2018:
- June 22-23, 2018
- Conference Center and Golf Club, 800 Ridge Rd., Lafeyette Hill, PA (Montgomery County)
- Any questions call 215-836-4262 or email Info@WomenVetsRock.org
- It's more than a conference, it's a leadership experience. Women veterans, reservists, National Guard, ROTC, military spouses and moms are all invited to attend.
- Website.
 
Veterans Family Fishing Program:
- Second and fourth Sunday of each month through Nov. 25, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
- Fisherman's Paradise, 1150 Spring Creek Rd., Bellefonte, PA (Centre County)
- Point of contact: James H. Lanning at 814-238-2086 or email jlanningvsp@gmail.com
- All veterans and active duty military personnel are invited to learn fly fishing, improve your existing skills and learn about conservation projects to keep our streams and watersheds healthy and protected. Fishing gear, supplies and fishing licenses are provided as needed as well as a one-year membership to Trout Unlimited.
- Facebook page.
 

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