Posted on: December 14, 2017

DMVA Digest December 13

 DMVA News

Pennsylvania Veterans Honored With Wreaths At DMVA's Soldiers’ And Sailors’ Home Cemetery In Erie:

Members of the community and volunteers from the Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home in Eri...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Employers--Register today for the Feb. 21st WANT Job & Career Expo

WANT Employer 2018

Attention area employers--register now for the Expo. See flyer for details or visit www.wantexpo.org

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Five Forces plans 2nd annual Christmas meal in Leechburg for veterans, others

Veterans in the Alle-Kiski Valley will have a chance to have a free Christmas meal and celebration this weekend.

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

VA and Humane Society of United States Announce Partnership

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to encourage Veterans to consider pet ownership and volunteer opportunities with community...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

PA Farm Show Salutes Military, Veterans

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Military/Veteran Day at the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg is January 11, 2018. Download the flyer for the schedule.

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

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....

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

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).

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

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.

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

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.

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

'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.

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Have you deployed?

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Combat Veterans Group
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6-7:30 pm
Smithton
Please see flyer

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 7, 2017

DMVA Digest December 6

 DMVA News

DMVA Still Needs To Locate 51 Photos From PA For Vietnam National Memorial:

Help honor those from Pennsylvania who paid the ultimate sacrifice as a result of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund virtual Wall of Faces in ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 5, 2017

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.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

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.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Pittsburgh Vet Center Newsletter, Dec. 1, 2017

Vet Center Spouse Support Group, Operation Troop Appreciation, Toys for Tots, Semper Fi Odyssey, more

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

DMVA Digest

A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 29, 2017

 DMVA News

Tell Us About Events Or Jobs For Veterans:

As a service to Pennsylvania’s veteran community, DMVA is committed to sharing notices fro...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 30, 2017

New Tricare providers for 2018 listed

Wondering if your provider will still be in-network after Jan. 1st? Search online at https://www.humanamilitary.com/provider-locator

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 30, 2017

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.

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.

This h...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 22, 2017

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.

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

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.

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

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 Vete...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

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.

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

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.

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

DMVA Digest November 15

 DMVA News

On Veterans Day, PA Remembers Those Who Served:

"Pennsylvania's Adjutant General Tony Carrelli and I are committed to doing everything we can for our veterans and active military members and have been working to expand services an...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Veterans Court in Westmoreland County

On Veteran's Day this Saturday, we all will take time from our day to remember and recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices that our Veterans have made for the United Statesand many other countries to advance the cause of freedom and justice...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 15, 2017

New Veterans ID card application process delayed

The VA has not yet published the process for obtaining the cards but is expected to later this month. Veterans can register now on Vets.gov to verify eligibility, which will be necessary before obtaining the cards.

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Veterans with Hearing Loss can obtain a talk-to-text phone at no cost

 Through the Heroes with Hearing Loss program, eligible Veterans can listen and read word-for-word captions of everything said to you over the phone. Please see the program website, then contact Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs office at 724-...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

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...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

DMVA Digest November 8

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 8, 2017

 

DMVA Still Needs To Locate 54 Photos From PA For Vietnam National Memorial:

Help honor those from Pennsylvania who paid the ultimate sacrifice ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 14, 2017

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.

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

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.

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

IRS has Resources for Veterans, Current Members of the Military

As the nation prepares to celebrate Veterans Day, the IRS reminds them that they may be eligible for certain tax benefits. There are also tax benefits that can affect current members of the military.

The IRS has resources for both these groups. The followi...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 6, 2017

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.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

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.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

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.

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

PA DMVA News Nov. 1, 2017

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

 DMVA News

DMVA Still Needs To Locate 57 Photos From PA For Vietnam National Memorial:

Help honor the men and women from Pennsylvania who paid t...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 2, 2017

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.

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Pittsburgh Veterans Connect newsletter is here

Veterans Connect Pittsburgh-Vol. 3

In this edition:•Director’s message•Emergency Care at a Non-VA Facility (with detachable wallet card)•Connect to Your Care•Environmental Registries•Telehealth Program Spotlight•Healthy Living...

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Posted on: October 28, 2017

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.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Veterans with 'Bad Paper' Won't Get New VA ID Cards

 Starting next month, veterans can register for identification cards that prove their military history -- but not everyone who has served will get one.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

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.

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Military Ticket Offers

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...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Pittsburgh Vet Center Quarterly Newsletter

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OUR MISSION:“We welcome home war Veterans with honor by providing readjustment counseling in a caring manner."

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

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.

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

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.

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

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.

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Flu Shots for Veterans

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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...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Tet Party 24 February 2017

Tet 50th Anniversary flyer

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

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 19, 2017

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.

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends in One Year

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...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 5, 2017

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.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Get the facts about Elder Abuse & Veterans

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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.

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

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.

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

U.S. Veterans Organizations by the Numbers

Guidestar offers this concise guide to downloadable aide donors considering supporting veterans' organizations.

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

A message from VA Pittsburgh re: Changes to Homemaker Home Health Aide Program

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...

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Veteran's Affairs
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...

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