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DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 18, 2017
Veteran Farmer Trail Tour:
The Pennsylvania Veteran Farming Project has organized the Veteran Farm Trail on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 to give people a chance...
In 2012, the Government Accountability Office found more than 200 financial planning firms and estate law offices enticing veterans or their survivors into costly annuities or irrevocable trusts intended to hide or reallocate their assets so...
Below are a variety of offers for military members, (active, reserve, retired) and families.
Military Ticket Offers
To purchase tickets, please use the links provided or order by phone by calling the Group Sales Department at 412-804-7904. The spe...
Whether you deployed last year or 50 years ago, combat Veterans face many of the same challenges when they return home. Join us fora new Combat Veterans Group--meet fellow Veterans and learn about available resources.
Caregivers are invited to join us at Westmoreland Manor Thursday, Nov. 9, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Check in and a light breakfast will be followed by presentations. Lunch is included but reservations are required by Nov. 2nd at 724-237-1242 or palinkcoord...
0800-1500Stage AE400 North Shore DrPittsburgh, PA 15212
In Jack Otto's drawings, it's the little details that occasionally make grown men cry.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 11, 2017
Suport Pennsylvania Veterans:
DMVA manages six extended care facilities throughout the state that serve more than 1,300 eligible veterans and t...
OUR MISSION:“We welcome home war Veterans with honor by providing readjustment counseling in a caring manner."
“We're blessing people with flowers and trying to brighten their day,” she said as she planted herself outside the Greensburg VA Primary Care Center behind Westmoreland Mall.
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.
To watch nurse Victor Fagan briskly walk a clinic corridor while a veteran with a cane trails him to an exam room, he might seem one of those officious, too-busy health care professionals trying to get patients in and out as quickly as possible.
Near-final regulations released last week by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to implement sweeping TRICARE reforms on Jan. 1 include a surprise restructuring of appointment fees for active duty families, and retirees under 65 and their families.
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.
All honorably discharged veterans of every era will be able to get a photo identification card from the Department of Veterans Affairs starting in November due to a law passed in 2015.
In celebration of Veteran's Day and the Steel City Salute to the Troops, the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) is coordinating a joint services Armed Forces Ball on 11 November.
Date/Time: 11 November, 5;30-7 PM Cocktails, 7- 10 PM Dinner
Location: Navy O...
DMVA Mobile Veterans Outreach Team Will Be At The Following Events:
The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Mobile Veterans Outreach Teams will be at the upcoming Pennsylvania events:• Senior Expo sponsored by...
A committee that worked to restore a World War I memorial in Trafford four years ago has received a $2,000 grant to maintain the memorial to those who served the nation during World War I, once referred to as the “war to end wars”.
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.
Flu shot season is here again! VAHS Pittsburgh is currently providing the vaccine at HJ Heinz, University Drive, and at all CBOC locations. VA is also partnering with Walgreens to provided shots to enrolled vets at participating locations.
Enrollment in th...
The Department of Veterans Affairs was so concerned about the realism of Ken Burns' new PBS documentary “The Vietnam War” that it issued a warning — viewing it could traumatize veterans.
A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsSeptember 20, 2017
Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Recipients Acknowledged For Improving The Lives Of Pennsylvania’s Veterans And their F...
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
If you are a Veteran in crisis or know one who is, call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to confidentially speak with a trained, caring VA responder and get connected to services that can make a difference. Chat online or text with a VA responder to receive ano...
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.
For the past nine years, the PA Hero Walk has raised money to help veterans in a variety of ways.
In 2017, walk officials will get the chance to literally give a veteran a home.
Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends Aug. 31, 2018:
Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have less than one year to co...
A TRAGIC and disturbing trend has developed throughout the Veterans Administration medical system. Veterans are traveling to the grounds of VA facilities and are resorting to suicide on VA property.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsSeptember 6, 2017
Building Bridges Foundation Offers Equine Therapy For Veterans:
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Eric Weller, Pennsylvania's deputy adjutant general ...
Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends in One Year
Annville, PA - Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have exactly one year from today to collect a special on...
Built as a tuberculosis sanitarium but never opened as such, the Butler veterans hospital was not designed for its current use.
We can all play a role in saving someone's life, but many people don't know what to do if concerned about a service member or Veteran. A simple act of kindness can help. Learn more at www.veteranscrisisline.net/BeThere
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.
Veterans to Technicians connect highly skilled former military personnel with challenging and rewarding new careers as Audi certified service technicians, service consultants, shop foremen and parts specialists in dealerships across the country.Veterans w...
Stacks of photographs Army Veteran Jim McGeehan brought back with him from Vietnam in 1971 sat boxed inside a closet for nearly three decades, unseen but not forgotten.
Motivated by her own family's loss, a North Huntingdon woman is on a mission to remember deceased veterans by putting wreaths on their graves in time for Christmas.
The Ligonier Valley JROTC will hold a Holiday Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4.
The JROTC is looking for both direct sales and unique crafters for the show. Spaces are $30 and $40 for electric.
All proceeds benefit the kids and the JROTC program. Sp...
Whether or not Penn Area Library officials become one of 50 libraries in the nation to receive a copy of Ken Burns' forthcoming documentary about the Vietnam War, they'll make sure patrons have plenty of opportunities to learn about the conflict.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAugust 23, 2017
Consider Donating To The Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund:
Patriotic citizens of the C...
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.
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.
“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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
This list current February, 2017.
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...