Veteran's Affairs

Our mission is to ensure that Westmoreland County Veterans receive those benefits to which they are entitled. The blessings of liberty have not been won or maintained easily or without great cost. Over the years, it has required the dedication and sacrifice of tens of thousands of servicemen and servicewomen to ensure all Americans can live, work, and worship as they choose.

The health and well-being of our Veterans must remain a top priority of our county, our state, and our nation. We at the Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs are committed to ensure that our Veterans and all Veterans receive those benefits to which they are greatly entitled.

Ours is a gift of service which is gladly shared with all who are in need, throughout the year.

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Reserve Component Participant Guide

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  1. Warrior Call Event May 2021

    Smail Auto Group Hosts Feherty's Troops First Foundation Warrior Call Team

    Sat May 29th 1-4 pm Smail Acura/Honda Front Parking Lot
    Active duty military and veterans of Westmoreland County are invited to this event fostering connectivity, strengthening resiliency and sharing resources to combat the suicide epidemic. Additional Info...
  2. PA Military Finance Alliance May Webinars

    Making $ense of Finance Webinars

    In honor of Military Appreciation Month, the PA Military Finance Alliance will be offering free, noncommercial financial education webinars to veterans and active duty members of the military throughout the month of May. View Flyer and Registration Link
  3. Veterans Virtual Job Fair

    Vocational Services Virtual Career Fair

    10:00 am to 12:30 pm May 14, 2021 Local Employers want to recruit and hire Veterans! Additional Info...
  4. Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Regional Office
  5. VAPHS University Drive Campus

    VA Pittsburgh COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Saturday April 17

    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, April 17 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at University Drive campus in Oakland. Appointments not required but recommended. Schedule an appointment by calling 412-822-3000 Read on...
  6. VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
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    How to Confirm Individual Helping File Your VA Claim is Accredited by US Dept of Veterans Affairs

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) seeks to raise awareness of a tool to protect Veterans from unethical conduct by unaccredited medical consulting groups charging fees for assistance in preparing initial VA benefits claim. Read on...
  8. VA Healthcare VISN-4 Annual Report Cover

    2020 Annual Report for VA Healthcare VISN 4

    In this report, read stories of a caring, professional staff who overcame COVID-19’s challenges to keep Veterans safe while continuing to provide the excellent care they earned and deserve. Additional Info...
  9. Teletherapy for Veterans

    Virtual Treatment for Veterans Dealing with Substance Use

    Veteran and First Responder (VFR) Healthcare has partnered with PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide Intensive Outpatient Treatment via telehealth for substance use disorder specifically designed for Veterans and their families. Additional Info...
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    Veterans: Stay Safe From COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

    Criminals continue to capitalize on coronavirus pandemic Read AARP article...
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    Twin Enemies Vex U.S. Troops: Fraud and Identity Theft

    Active-duty personnel, veterans and reserve forces targeted by scammers Read AARP article
  12. Veterans Project New Hope Beacon Lodge logo

    Veterans Project New Hope 2021 Retreats - June 12-16 & July 3-7

    Four nights lodging and all meals are provided at NO charge to disabled veterans and their immediate family. Additional Info...
  13. COVID-19 related update

    Updated Office Hours

    Due to COVID 19 the Westmoreland County Department of Veteran Affairs office will not be offering in-person services until further notice. Our office is open to pick up and drop off paperwork, recorded military discharges, etc. Read on...
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    Reminder for Veterans to Review, Update Benefits They Have Earned

    All veterans should occasionally check with an accredited veteran service officer to see if changes in a veteran’s circumstances or changes to benefit policies may have modified the programs they are eligible to receive Additional Info...
  15. 5 Things You Need to Know About the Widows Tax Repeal Included in the NDAA

    The finish line in the fight to repeal the “widows tax” is within sight, and while there are still critical hurdles to clear, the final product of this extensive effort on behalf of military survivors is taking shape. Read on...
  16. War Related Illness and Injury Study Center

    The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) is a national program dedicated to Veterans’ post-deployment health concerns and unique health care needs. Read on...
  17. VA introduces new direct deposit options for Veterans, beneficiaries

    The program will provide Veterans and their beneficiaries the chance to safely, reliably, and inexpensively receive and manage their VA monetary benefits through financial services at participating banks. Read on...
  18. Military Medals

    Search our Unclaimed Property database for military decorations from various conflicts. Additional Info...
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FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. WE HONOR OUR FALLEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS. Over 1.2 million soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen, and coast guardsmen have made the ultimate sacrifice to our great nation. We thank them for our freedom and dedicate the work we do in their memory.

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