Posted on: April 27, 2017

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the VA is leaving thousands of positions unfilled, citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector.

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

News from the PA Dept. of Military & Veteran Affairs

DMVA Digest   A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs  April 19, 2017

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State Veterans Homes:

Pennsylvania offers its eligible veterans or surviving spouses six extended care facilities t...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Message from VAPHS Director McGraw

I wanted to share some big news coming out of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Today, VA took unprecedented steps towards increasing transparency. After working with Veterans and Veterans Service Organizations, VA launched a new online tool that p...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Park & Shuttle at VA Highland discontinued May 1

 The Park & Shuttle between VA Highland Drive and University Drive campuses will no longer be available, effective May 1, 2017.While the service was very well-received by users, the ridership trends and operational costs did not support it as...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

News from the PA Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs April 13

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97-Year-Old Volunteer Retires From Veterans Center: 

For nearly two decades, Wanda Spiering drove herself to the Southwestern...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

PA Dept. of Military & Veteran Affairs April 5 Newsletter

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April Is Month Of The Military Child: 

April is Month of the Military Child, a month dedicated to honor and celebrate these amazing kids who give a part of their childhood for the good of their country. While it’s our service ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

VA Town Hall on the Move held in Unity Township April 4th

Toni BushNeal, Jocelyn Connelly, Elizabeth Marinella, Matt Zamosky, Matt Rowley, Lamont Taylor

 

5 April 2017-- Unity Township American Legion Post 982 hosted Westmoreland County’s first VA Town Hall on the Move on Tuesday. 1st Vice Commander of the Post, Matt Zamosky, MSgt, USAF Ret., welcomed the attendees and led the Pledge of All...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Teal Tuesdays: VA Services for Veterans who have experienced MST

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VA Pittsburgh invites you to join us on Teal Tuesdays in April to learn about services we provide to Veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

VA provides all care for mental and physical health conditions related to military sexual traum...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

VA Offering Services for MST Victims

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing all care for mental and physical health conditions related to military sexual trauma (MST) free of charge, and veterans do not need to have reported their experiences of MST at the time.

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

VA University Drive entrance construction update

VAPHS has announced the project to improve the main entryway of their University Drive location – the Parking Garage First Floor Level connecting to the Main Lobby – will begin on Thursday, March 23 and last several months. Const...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Scholarship for Wounded PA Guardsmen

 

The National Guard Educational Foundation will provide up to $1,000 / year higher education scholarships for Guardsmen wounded in OEI, OIF, or OND.

Ten (10) scholarships will be awarded in this round. The deadline for application submission is July 1...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

PA Dept. of Military & Veteran Affairs March newsletter

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs  March 1, 2017

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Please Complete the DMVA Digest Survey:

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to hear from you! W...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Are you good?

Giving a second thought to Veterans’ mental health  -I’m good, but I feel alone in a crowd.-I’m good, but nobody understands.-I’m good, but I don’t even know who I am anymore. When you a...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

A Message from VA Pittsburgh: Water Restriction Extension and Legionella Pneumonia Case

Dear Honorable Senators and Representatives and Veteran Service Organization partners,

Water restrictions enacted in late January to remediate Legionella bacteria in Building 1 at the University Drive location have been extended to allow additional time to...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Scholarships available for active duty, veterans or dependents

This list current February, 2017.

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

VA Pre-Need Burial Eligibility Determination

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented the pre-need burial eligibility determination program to assist anyone who would like to know if they are eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. VA is promoting pre-need eligibility determination...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Urges Baby Boomers to be Screened for Hepatitis C

Up to 75 percent of U.S. patients infected with hepatitis C were born between 1945 and 1965 (baby boomers). Nearly 34,000 of our enrolled Veterans fall into that range!

Hepatitis C is a liver disease that results from infection with the hepatitis C virus. ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Scholarships available for veterans' dependents

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Please see scholarship opportunities. Refer to the links for specific guidelines and eligibility:

Navy League Foundation: awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall and are children and grandchildren of former members of...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

US agrees to pay billions to Marines affected by toxic water

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has agreed to provide disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion to veterans who had been exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Pennsylvania Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and Dept. of Agriculture honor veterans at PA

Pennsylvania Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and Dept. of Agriculture honor veterans at PA

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Harrisburg, January 13, 2017-- &ldqu...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

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.

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

VA Launches New No-Cost IT Training Programs

VA Launches New No-Cost Training Programs

Programs Designed to Help Transitioning Service members and Veterans Develop New Skills and Credentials

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched two new no-cost training progra...Read on...