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Posted on: April 16, 2014

Program helps to nudge unemployment among veterans downward

The two months that Mark Corbin spent searching for a job were as stressful as his time in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Corbin was retiring after more than seven years in the Army. A government job he had lined up fell... Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

Operation Camp Soles for Military Kids

This week of friends and fun is an opportunity for campers to have fun in the outdoors, enjoy making new friends, and challenge themselves with new activities all to enhance self-confidence and personal growth. Campers will... Read on...

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Posted on: March 25, 2014

VA Removes Annual Income Reporting Requirement

March 24, 2014

VA Removes Annual Income Reporting Requirement
Eliminates Burden on Veterans, Improves Customer Service

WASHINGTON –The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is eliminating the... Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2014

Veterans Driver's License Designation Frequently Asked Questions

Veterans Designation Frequently Asked Questions

Why was the Veterans Designation created and what does it look like?

Act 176 of 2012 has allowed PennDOT to issue a Pennsylvania driver’s license or identification card... Read on...

Veterans Driver's License
Posted on: March 4, 2014

Governor Corbett Announces New Veterans Designation on Driver Licenses and Identification Card

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March 4, 2014

Governor Corbett Announces New Veterans Designation on Driver Licenses and Identification Cards

Harrisburg – Surrounded by veterans and members of the... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Driver's licenses to ID veterans

Starting March 1, PennDOT will issue driver's licenses carrying a special designation for Pennsylvania's 950,000 military veterans...

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

Seton Hill University Tops List of Best Colleges for Veterans

Seton Hill University is ranked No. 1 among Regional Colleges in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans...

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Posted on: January 6, 2014

How Can I Get a Veterans' I.D. Card?

How Can I Get a Veterans' I.D. Card?
By Matt Zamosky

The title of this article echoes one of the most frequent questions that clients ask the Westmoreland County Department of Veterans Affairs. Strictly speaking,... Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2013

Westmoreland County Civil War Monument Finds Temporary New Home

Statue Civil War Soldier

The Union Soldier who normally stands atop the Westmoreland County Veterans Monument has taken temporary residency in the courthouse lobby. Stop in and say “hi”.

Those wishing to contribute to the project can drop off a... Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2013

November Proclaimed "Record Your Veterans Discharge Month"

The month of November has been proclaimed “Record Your Veterans Discharge Month” in Westmoreland County by County Commissioners Chuck Anderson, Tyler Courtney and Ted Kopas. During the month of November, all Westmoreland... Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2013

State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Pennsylvania (SERVPA)

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), Bureau of Public Health Preparedness (BPHP) asked the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to partner with them in their effort to enhance the Commonwealth's disaster... Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2013

Consumer Alert: Stop Cheating Our Veterans

Many legitimate charities are soliciting donations to support the nation’s military veterans as well as the families of active-duty personnel. But not all “charities” are legitimate. Some are sham operators whose only... Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2013

Westmoreland County Veterans Monument Needs Your Help

Westmoreland County Veterans Monument

Our soldier has stood guard over the same piece of land since being placed there by the Westmoreland County Soldier and Sailor Veterans Association in 1925. He has been given his marching orders to make room for expansion... Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2013

Fraud Alert - PA Veterans Should Never Pay for Help to Apply for Benefits

Veterans, active military personnel and their dependents should never pay for help to apply for veterans benefits, according to the Pa. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).

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Posted on: March 13, 2013

Monessen Satellite Office

This office will serve Westmoreland veterans and their families residing in the Mon Valley region. Clients can schedule an appointment by calling our main office at 724-830-3530. Office hours for the new site are 8:30 am -... Read on...