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DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAugust 16, 2017
Employment At DMVA State Veterans Homes:
The DMVA operates six veterans homes throughout the Commonwealth with a var...
Four years after state officials turned out the lights and locked the doors, a former medium-security state prison in Hempfield may be poised to become a full-service veterans transition center.
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.
October 26, 2017. Please click on flyer for details. Call 724-709-3614 for registration, details.
In the Green Berets, Mark Ballas learned the importance of secrecy in pursuing covert operations.
Now that he's in the private sector, he's keeping the special operations emphasis but dropping the secrecy part.
They were nicknamed the “Skirted Soldiers.”
Facing a shortage of men during World War II, Congress, after much debate, created the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in May 1942.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAugust 9, 2017
62 Armories Throughout Pennsylvania Are Available For Rent:
Have an upcoming function, party, activity and need a spa...
Donna Carr with the National Guard Family Program is hosting a military share on August 29, 2017. Vets currently in need of food donations can pre-register to pick up food at the Mt Pleasant Armory on 8/29. If you know any vet in need please have them cal...
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Plans are in the works to build a tiny house village for veterans who have had a tough time transitioning back to society.
Latrobe Bulletin--Some once family-run farms, including several here inWestmoreland County, are in need of skilled workers to continuethe tradition of growing crops, raising livestock and otheragricultural ventures.
This year's Delmont Daze celebration will be preceded by the dedication of a veterans' memorial garden at Eastview Union Cemetery on East Pittsburgh Street.
Some classes raise money by selling candy or washing cars, and most stop once they've graduated.
But about 150 members of the Hempfield Area High School class of 1984 got together last month to raise more than $7,600 for a veterans charity
“Mitch” Chockla is one of the Greatest Generation that pulled the United States and its allies through World War II, and his achievements on the battlefields of Europe are receiving added attention as he approaches a century of experience.
Pitt Football's home opener vs. Youngstown State on September 2nd will be their annual Hail to Heroes game as we recognize and honor active duty, veteran, and retired Military Personnel and First Responders. Please see the email below which incl...
Please be advised we have instituted water restrictions in Building 1 (main hospital) of our University Drive location after a brief loss of water pressure from a scheduled power outage on Aug. 4-5, 2017. In line with our medical center policy and routine...
DMVA’s Outreach Teams Will Be Traveling Across The State:
In keeping with DMVA’s goal to make benefits more accessible to state veterans and their eligible family members, our mobile veterans outreach teams will be busy travel...
Starting Friday, local veterans who are having financial troubles or are looking for work will be able to find help at Lower Burrell's city hall.
WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation to provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade.
VA Shares Best Practices to Help Health Care Industry Stem Opioid Crisis,
Address ‘National Public Health Emergency’
WASHINGTON – When it comes to treating pain and substance abuse, the Department of Veterans Affairs is recogni...
Steelers fans can bring new, unwrapped presents to training camp for veterans who live in area nursing homes and assisted living facilities. (Photo courtesy of Tribune-Review)
WASHINGTON – Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is resuming full operations of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. The resumption follows an April 17 decision to temporarily suspend certain clin...
President Trump announced Wednesday night he plans to nominate U.S. Army veteran, Uniontown native and defense contractor executive Mark Esper to be secretary of the Army, after his two previous nominees were withdrawn.
The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that complies with President Donald Trump’s demands to boost the military, reduce clean energy programs and start funding a wall ....
Of the 5,000 or so men aboard the USS Forrestal on July 29, 1967, 134 died and 161 were injured when a bomb explosion triggered a massive fire on the aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War.
Staff Sgt. Tom Porter of North Irwin got a surprise send-off at his son's North Huntingdon preschool Wednesday, the day before he reports to Fort Hood, Texas, to train for a deployment to Iraq.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJuly 27, 2017
No Need To Be A Veteran To Purchase An “Honoring Our Veterans” License Plate:
Not a veteran, but w...
New Tricare mental health benefits, including expanded treatment for opioid and other substance-use issues, went live July 13, according to Kevin Dwyer, spokesman for the Defense Health Agency.
Harrisburg, PA- Leaving the military can be a hectic and stressful time. Through all the commotion, veterans often forget how important it is to properly record and safeguard their most important military paperwork - the DD-214. That is where the Wolf Adm...
Israeli War Veterans Visit the Center, No One Left Behind-Pittsburgh, Vet Center & Community Groups, more...
All military veterans or surviving family members of veterans residing in the 57th Legislative District are invited to my Veterans Appreciation Picnic on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 4-7 p.m., at Youngwood Park and Pool, 801 S. 10th St., Youngwood. For regist...
Wolf Administration Assists Veterans In Need Of Important Military Paperwork:
Leaving the military can be a hectic and stressful time. Through all the commotion, veterans often forget how important it is to properly r...
The Pittsburgh Vet Center is starting a new support group for military and veteran spouses starting on August 8th. The group will be facilitated by our Marriage and Family Counselor and take place at the Pittsburgh Vet Center. The group is open to spouses...
Are you a Gulf War Veteran? Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? You may be eligible for a non-medication insomnia treatment study for improving sleep and managing GWI symptoms. You can participate by telephone from home and receive treatment an...
Guidestar offers this concise guide to downloadable aide donors considering supporting veterans' organizations.
Are YOU a Veteran OR do you KNOW a Veteran?
Learn about enefits for Veterans/Spouses/Widowers
Speakers include: Matthew Zamosky, Director of Dept of Veterans Affairs in Westmoreland and Mary Jo Zubaty, RN BSN COD of Westmoreland Veterans Clinic
State Veterans Homes:
Pennsylvania offers its eligible veterans or surviving spouses six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, and deme...
I am writing to inform you of some important changes we are making to the Homemaker Home Health Aide (HHHA) services program at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. This communication is extensive because this issue is complex, and I would like to provide the...
The last time Forrest Cornelius, 51, shopped in a base exchange was 1989 when he completed his six-year stint in the Marine Corps. He recalls saving 10 to 15 percent on department store goods and that shoppers paid no sales tax.
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday will unveil to a select group of veteran and military support organizations changes to a highly scrutinized program that pays family members to provide at-home care to severely injured troops.
HOsted by White Oak Vet Center
Magnolia Pavilion at the White Oak Park
RSVP to Abbie Lieberum at 4123-678-7704
This is a non-alcohol event.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania’s Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJuly 6, 2017
Tell Us About Events Or Jobs For Veterans:
As a service to Pennsylvania’s veteran community, DMVA i...
The Future of Mobility Related Technology
The VA is looking for volunteers who…
•are 18 years ofage or older and
•use one or more assistive devices for mobility, suc...
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin making mental health care services available to veterans with less-than-honorable discharges who urgently need it, VA Secretary David Shulkin told lawmakers Tuesday night.
After coming off a deployment to Afghanistan, I found myself interviewing for a new job.
I’m a graduate student in clinical psychology, so it's no surprise that the training director interviewing me was, himself, a psychologist.
Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday signed into law state Rep. Rick Saccone's “stolen valor” bill that criminalizes attempts by anyone to financially benefit from lying about their military service or receiving decorations.
Remember to bring your and your dependents’ IDs.
Active/reserve service members and families:
National Parks/Fish and Wildlife Service: https://store.usgs.gov/faq#US-Military
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.
This is the...
For Veterans living in the 54th District.Fri., Aug. 4th from noon to 2 pmNorthmoreland Park Pavilion 8280 Markle RdApollo PA 15613RSVP to 724-335-2790 and provide names and number attending.
Terrence Stubbs has been settling in at his new apartment in South Greensburg for about two weeks.
The former Green Beret counts himself lucky to have found one that will accept his four cats.
The Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Health Care System is taking a closer look at how it compares to other hospitals in the region amid a push from VA leaders to correct highly publicized deficiencies in the national system.
VA launched a new online tool this week that will help you compare treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD Treatment Decision Aid is a free, interactive tool that helps educate patients about effective treatment options for PTSD.
Donating To Pennsylvania’s Veterans Memorial Is An Ideal Way To Pay Tribute To Those Who Served During The Memorial Day Holiday:
The Memorial Day holiday is a yearly reminder that the Pennsylvania Veterans&a...
For military members and veterans, flying with Allegiant Air just got much cheaper.
The airline, known for its low fares, announced an offer that will give military members free services on its flights.
As a maintenance officer in Iraq during the Second Gulf War, Megan Andros commanded more than 100 troops in a heavy brigade combat team, and oversaw millions of dollars worth of weapons and other equipment.
As a line of motorcycles wound its way down Wildlife Lodge Road in Lower Burrell on Memorial Day, George Bagaley sat on a friend's front porch and thought of his dad.
In the past when a veteran wanted to use the VA home loan benefit in order to buy and finance a home with nothing down, the VA would ultimately approve the loan application.
SMART (Self-managed Recovery Training) meets Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at Westmoreland Hospital, Conference Room A, and is free. See flyer for details.
WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is adopting American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40. The guidelines also recommend starting y...
For many parents, the idea that their child would sell most of his possessions before a cross-country trip would be cause for concern.
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...
This list current February, 2017.
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...
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.
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...