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Eye exams for VAPHS veterans

Veterans enrolled at VA Pittsburgh can call 412-360-6700 to make a routine Eye Clinic (optometry) appointment. No primary care referral necessary!  

Vietnamese Dinner Wed., March 20 at Duquesne

A message from Duquesne University: The public is cordially invited to a special Vietnamese Dinner on Wednesday March 20 from 4:30-7:30pm in the Sean Hogan Dining Center in Towers. This special menu will include:
Pho Noodle Soup, Egg Rolls (Vegetarian Spring Roll), Fried Rice, Lemongrass Chicken served with sticky rice and Asian vegetable stir-fry, Bahn Mi Sandwich, Vietnamese Chicken Salad with shredded cabbage, radish, and lemon, and Vietnamese Iced Coffee.
This wonderful dinner will be an educational opportunity for the Duquesne community to interact with Vietnam Veterans, meet Veterans and their Service Dogs (and learn about the importance of Service Dogs), engage with members of Friends of Danang (a Pittsburgh-based organization which does humanitarian work aimed at children in Vietnam) and meet staff from Duquesne's Office of Military/Veterans Affairs. Duquesne alumni currently serving in the military or have served in the military will also be present. A highlight of the evening will be a question & answer session with Vietnam Veterans regarding their experiences that will start at approximately 6pm. Period music will be broadcast throughout the evening.
 This dinner is available for a meal swipe for all students currently in a meal plan and only $5 per/person for all guests. Veterans participating in the program can eat for free courtesy of the Office of Residence Life.
Please call Nicholas DuBos at 412-396-4211 or email DuBos at dubos@duq.edu if you have any questions

VLP seeking nominations for Tribute event 2019

Veterans Leadership Program' 2019 “Tribute” event will be held on May 31st at the Rivers Casino. For the second time in the events 29-year history, VLP is requesting nominations from the public to honor Veterans, Service Members, civilians, organizations, and institutions who have exemplified outstanding service to our country and positively impacted the Veterans community of Western Pennsylvania.
Nominations are being accepted through Friday, March 22nd. The nomination form requires general contact information for the nominee, a 250-word write-up describing why the nominee deserves to be recognized and the nominator’s contact information. Supplemental and supporting documents are encouraged (news clipping, awards, letters of support, etc.).
To nominate a Veteran, Service Member, civilian, or organization that is making a difference in the lives of our local Veterans, click on the link provided here - 2019 Tribute Nomination Form.
Honorees will be selected by committee and notified in late March, prior to the Tribute event. Please help us spread the word by sharing throughout your network.

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