Veteran's Affairs

Our mission is to ensure that Westmoreland County Veterans receive those benefits to which they are entitled. The blessings of liberty have not been won or maintained easily or without great cost. Over the years, it has required the dedication and sacrifice of tens of thousands of servicemen and servicewomen to ensure all Americans can live, work, and worship as they choose.

The health and well-being of our Veterans must remain a top priority of our county, our state, and our nation. We at the Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs are committed to ensure that our Veterans and all Veterans receive those benefits to which they are greatly entitled.

Ours is a gift of service which is gladly shared with all who are in need, throughout the year.
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    PA Farm Show Salutes Military, Veterans

    Military/Veteran Day at the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg is January 11, 2018. Download the flyer for the schedule. Additional Info...
  2. Navy League Foundation Scholarships

    The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Scholarships are available only to children/grandchildren of current/former members of the Sea Services.... Additional Info...
  3. VA Exploring Alternative Treatments for TBI and PTSD

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will use two innovative treatments to ease the everyday challenges associated with living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Additional Info...
  4. Many Tricare Users Must Update Payment Information Soon

    Many Tricare users who pay annual or monthly enrollment fees or premiums must update their payment information by the end of the month -- or risk losing coverage. Additional Info...
  5. Area veterans can be free of hepatitis C with help from VA Pittsburgh

    I'm free of hepatitis C. You can be, too. Those two sentences, appearing on area billboards and buses and in newspapers as 2017 comes to a close, are intended to get the attention of veterans serviced by the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Additional Info...
  6. 'Wall of Faces' still seeking 1 photo of Westmoreland vet killed in Vietnam

    In about a year and a half, the “Wall of Faces” project in Washington, D.C., was able to solicit photos of every nearly every Westmoreland County veteran killed during the Vietnam War. Additional Info...
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    Have you deployed?

    Combat Veterans Group Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6-7:30 pm Smithton Please see flyer
  8. Ohiopyle Veterans flyer
  9. VA Suspends Applications for New ID Cards

    he Department of Veterans Affairs has suspended applications for its new veteran identification card program due to a large number of applicants, according to a notice on its website. Additional Info...
  10. Military Times Veterans Benefits e-book available now

    This year’s Benefits Guide will help service members, veterans & family members navigate some of the changes made to their benefits programs, and provide an overview of other offerings — military child care to moving help to home loans, and many more. Additional Info...
  11. Pittsburgh Vet Center Newsletter, Dec. 1, 2017

    Vet Center Spouse Support Group, Operation Troop Appreciation, Toys for Tots, Semper Fi Odyssey, more Additional Info...
  12. Wreaths sought for veterans' graves in North Huntingdon

    Rhonda Hunt is on a mission to place memorial wreaths on the graves of close to 2,100 veterans buried in two North Huntingdon cemeteries this holiday season. Additional Info...
  13. Deadly Parasite linked to cancer in Vietnam Veterans

    A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet... See https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/infectious-diseases/cholangiocarcinoma.asp for VA info on this. Additional Info...
  14. Attention Veterans: Imposter phone line attempting to access credit card information from Choice Pro

    VA is taking action in response to a phone line that appears to be set up to take advantage of Veterans who misdial the Veterans Choice Program phone line. Additional Info...
  15. Veterans Court helps vets get their lives back on track

    BECKLEY, W.Va. — In an office outside Judge Andrew Dimlich’s chambers on the bottom floor of the Raleigh County Judicial Annex, nine men and women in professional attire sit at a boardroom table. (Learn about Westmoreland County's Veterans Court here.) Read on...
  16. Tricare Users Must Make Provider, Plan Changes Before Blackout Date

    Tricare users soon will be blocked for more than three weeks from making changes to their plans or primary-care providers thanks to the system's upcoming shift to a new pair of contractors and region shake-up. Additional Info...
  17. The Many Forms, Faces And Causes Of PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with combat, but trauma comes in many forms. About 7 or 8 percent of people experience PTSD at some point in their lives, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additional Info...
  18. Thornberry: Defense Bill Conferees Kept People a Priority

    With military operations staying high, and service member deaths by accident alarming, House-Senate conferees negotiating a final defense bill for fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill rejected most Senate-passed provisions to slow compensation growth... Additional Info...
  19. Nonprofit sets goals for connecting Pittsburgh-area veterans and jobs

    At least 50 organizations in the Pittsburgh region have declared a mission to serve veterans in some capacity, from housing assistance to education to social services. Additional Info...
  20. FTC settles with Moon company over endorsements of schools for veterans

    The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement agreement with Victory Media following an investigation of the Moon company for practices used to recommend schools to military veterans. Additional Info...
  21. Saint Vincent College awards new scholarship for veterans

    Navy Veteran and Saint Vincent College Graduate Student August I. Sander, of Greensburg, is the first recipient of the new Saint Vincent College Veterans Scholarship. Additional Info...
  22. North Huntingdon Civil War veteran gets tombstone, military marker more than 125 years after his dea

    A Civil War soldier from North Huntingdon who spent 125 years in an unmarked grave now has a headstone and flag in time for Veterans Day, thanks to a discovery last year that he scrawled his name on a wall of a Virginia house near the battles of Bull Run. Additional Info...
  23. Vets Must Apply Online for New VA ID Card

    The online portal to apply will not go live until November 14th; however, if you are not yet registered in vets.gov, you can do so now. For the new ID card you will need to scan and upload a government issued photo ID--driver's license or passport. Additional Info...
  24. PA DMVA News Nov. 1, 2017

    Veteran Farm Trail Saturday, Veterans Day events, new SW PA Blue Star Mothers, employment, more... Read on...
  25. Air Force honors North Huntingdon war hero with building dedication

    Ten years to the day after he died on a reconnaissance mission in Iraq, a North Huntingdon man was honored by Air Force officials in California, who named a building at Travis Air Force Base in his memory. Additional Info...
  26. Veterans Connect Pittsburgh-Vol. 3
  27. Findlay sergeant’s single act of kindness launches effort to help military families

    The Air Force civil engineer, now a chief master sergeant, had returned from deployment one week earlier and heard about a couple whose gutters needed to be repaired but whose son could not help because he was on deployment. Additional Info...
  28. PA Veteran Farm Trail spotlights operations of those who serve

    Rising early, working hard and coming back for more the next day. That could be a description of life in a military unit, but it also applies to the routine of Ralph Frye and his son, Todd, on their Unity dairy farm. Additional Info...
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    Pittsburgh Vet Center Quarterly Newsletter

    OUR MISSION:“We welcome home war Veterans with honor by providing readjustment counseling in a caring manner." Additional Info...
  30. VA technique cuts emergency wait times

    Veterans Health Administration hospitals around the country are adopting a Pittsburgh-developed technique for reducing emergency room waits and making sure vets can quickly see a specialist after an ER visit. Additional Info...
  31. Here's How the 2018 Tricare Changes Impact Retirees

    A series of changes to Tricare ushered in through a periodic contractor update or ordered by Congress have major impacts on current and future military retirees, including how they enroll in coverage and what they pay out of pocket. Additional Info...
  32. Here's How Tricare's 2017 Changes Affect You

    A series of sweeping Tricare changes could have a big impact on some of the military health care system's users -- including an extra three months of deductible-free coverage. Are you one of them? Here's what you need to know. Additional Info...
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  34. Tet 50th Anniversary flyer

    Tet Party 24 February 2017

    Vietnam Veterans of Westmoreland County invite you to the 50th anniversary "Year of the Dog" event at All Saints Brewery, 24 February 2018 from 3 to 9 pm. Route 119 N at Roseytown Rd., Greensburg, PA
  35. Persian Gulf vets have one year left to apply for state bonus

    Veterans who were on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations between Aug. 2, 1990, and Aug. 31, 1991, have one year left to claim a state bonus, according to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Additional Info...
  36. Changes Are Coming to TRICARE. Are You Ready?

    Changes are coming to your TRICARE benefit beginning January 1, 2018. These changes will give you more benefit choices, improving your access to care and simplifying cost shares. Additional Info...
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    Get the facts about Elder Abuse & Veterans

    National studies find that over 10% of older adults are the victims of elder abuse annually, and almost 10 million Veterans are 65 or older. Additional Info...
  38. Local group links veterans with farmers for on-the-job training

    Latrobe Bulletin--Some once family-run farms, including several here in Westmoreland County, are in need of skilled workers to continue the tradition of growing crops, raising livestock and other agricultural ventures. Additional Info...
  39. U.S. Veterans Organizations by the Numbers

    Guidestar offers this concise guide to downloadable aide donors considering supporting veterans' organizations. Additional Info...
  40. Veterans eligible to receive free cybersecurity training

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Hire Our Heroes have teamed up to offer training for Veterans in cybersecurity, in support of Veterans join our nation’s cybersecurity workforce. Additional Info...
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