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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  2. Menatl Health First Aid flyer
  3. Apple lets veterans track their health records on the iPhone

    Active members of the military and those who’ve left the service who receive care through Veteran Health Administration hospitals will be able to view all their personal medical data through the Health Records feature on their iPhones. Additional Info...
  4. Registration opens for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

    Event to be held July 11-16 in Louisville, KY WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Veterans interested in registering for the 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games can do so online Jan. 7 through April 15. Read on...
  5. More help for soldiers in need: Medical equipment, dental costs, child safety, spouse immigration fe

    Soldiers may now qualify for more help with family members’ dental expenses, medical equipment and device costs, and with foreign-born spouses’ passport and immigration fees through Army Emergency Relief. Additional Info...
  6. Role-playing group offers support for veterans

    Veteran X isn’t a real person, but his problems are. He might have housing issues or a drug addiction. Maybe he isn’t sure how to get his discharge paperwork or health care. Additional Info...
  7. VA unveils proposed rules extending more private care to veterans

    Nearly four times as many veterans could be eligible for private health care paid for by the Department of Veterans Affairs under sweeping rules the agency proposed Wednesday. The rules will be open to public comment. Additional Info...
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  9. Mobile Veterans service outreach van at PA Farm Show with staff and visitors
  10. Food Stamp Programs to Remain Available Through February for Troops, Vets

    The Agriculture Department has issued assurances that funding is in place to continue its food stamp program through February, despite the government shutdown. Thousands of active-duty troops and about 1.4 million veterans benefit from the program. Additional Info...
  11. Military veterans warned of benefit scam

    Veterans’ affairs officials are cautioning military veterans to be aware of private contractors offering to process claims for them following the announcement that an Allegheny County woman was fined. Additional Info...
  12. Warhawk fighter plane joins World War II program at Westmoreland air show

    A restored Air Force P-40 Warhawk fighter plane will join the high-flying spectacle May 25-26 at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity. Additional Info...
  13. Registration opens for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

    WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Veterans interested in registering for the 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games can do so online Jan. 7 through April 15. Additional Info...
  14. Suicide never entered his mind. Then 9/11 happened.

    Cliff Bauman was plagued by guilt after the 9/11 attacks. After surviving a suicide attempt, he knew he had to seek help. Additional Info...
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    Assistance available for winter heating bills

    Financial assistance programs are available for those who need help with winter heating bills. Assistance to many customers is available through several programs in PA. Low-income customers also can reduce their electric bills with the WARM Program. Read on...
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  17. Scholarship for Westmoreland Co. HS student child of military

    The 14th Quartermaster/ Desert Storm Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to Westmoreland County HS students considering a career in the military or w/ a veteran/currently serving parent.... 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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