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.
  1. Military Share Program Flyer
  2. Disabled Vets Event Fishing Event May 12

    Disabled Veterans invited to Fishing Outing May 12th

    Free to qualifiying applicants Foggy Mountain Lodge, Stahlstown, PA May 12 9 am to 3 pm Space is limited to first 12 participants. See flyer and website for details. Additional Info...
  3. MyHealtheVet homepage
  4. PA DMVA and Vet Center News

    Employment, Events, Around the state, Groups at the White Oak Vet Center, more Read the newsletter...
  5. Benefits Available for Amputee and Paralyzed PA Veterans

    During National Limb Loss Awareness Month we remind veterans about PA's Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension program. Additional Info...
  6. DMVA Digest

    In this issue: Open house, Vietnam Veteran events, jobs, VA news, more Read on...
  7. DAV Van
  8. Military Discounts at PPG Paints Arena

    PPG Paints Arena offers for military members/families---active, reserve, retired. Read on...
  9. Shulkin Says He Would, If He Could, Add Agent Orange Vets, Ills

    VA Secretary David Shulkin suggests he favors expansion of Agent Orange-related health care and disability compensation to new categories of ailing veterans but that factors like cost, medical science and politics still stand in the way. Additional Info...
  10. Greensburg Young Marine chosen to represent organization in France

    Greensburg teenager Madysen Myers has been chosen from among thousands of Young Marines to represent the national organization in France for a series of memorial events for World Wars I and II. Additional Info...
  11. What’s in the massive omnibus spending deal

    The bill fully funds a 2.4 percent pay raise for troops. Additional Info...
  12. DMVA Digest March 21, 20

    Employment opportunities, Events, Around the state and nation Read on...
  13. DMVA Digest

    A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Read on...
  14. Veterans Identification Card Update

    What's new on the VIC? Updates from the VA. Additional Info...
  15. Seeking a career—not just a job—after military service? CASY can help

    Navy Veteran Gene Bradshaw is on a mission. Bradshaw served as an NFO during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, leaving active duty in 1997. Now he helps them put the puzzle pieces together of a ‘second career’. Read on...
  16. AMVETS unveils new effort with VA to combat veterans suicide

    WASHINGTON — AMVETS officials on Tuesday announced a new mental health care partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs that’s part of a broader effort by both organizations to better combat suicide among vulnerable veterans. Additional Info...
  17. New Trump order focused on preventing suicide among new vets

    WASHINGTON — In an effort to stem the tide of veterans suicides, President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order mandating new mental health options for recently separated service members. Additional Info...
  18. IRRRL 101: How to use VA's refinancing program

    The Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan, or IRRRL, allows veterans to take advantage of lower interest rates while maintaining the backing of the VA in their new mortgage setup. Additional Info...
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  20. DMVA Digest March 7

    DMVA Digest, A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs News from around the region, state, and nation. Read on...
  21. Norwin Quilters present inaugural Quilts of Valor to 2 local Vietnam veterans

    Dana Fox of Jeannette and Lee North of Adamsburg have much that they share. Their families are related by marriage, they both are Vietnam veterans and, Tuesday night, they became the first recipients of Quilts of Valor presented by the Norwin Quilters. Additional Info...
  22. Pet Tales: Study finds benefits of dogs for veterans

    Veterans teamed with service dogs have lower levels of depression and anxiety and higher levels of life satisfaction, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Additional Info...
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    Camp Lejeune Water Veteran & Family Health & Disability Benefits

    In the 1980's, contaminants were found in several wells that provided drinking water at Camp Lejeune, NC. See the flyer for eligibility info, qualifying conditions, and disability compensation information. Additional Info...
  24. A return to Vietnam: Veterans occupy a former battleground 50 years after Tet

    alfway across the Truong Tien Bridge, walking north, George Haught seemed to jolt. He grabbed at the air and found Danny Cholewa beside him. Additional Info...
  25. Unlocking Doors for Veterans

    The County Director of Veterans Affairs plays a vital role in service delivery to veterans and their dependents.... Additional Info...
  26. VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

    VA's Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry allows eligible Veterans and service members to document their exposures and report health concerns through an online questionnaire. Additional Info...
  27. Burn pits downrange caused lung disease in service members, court rules

    Service members and private military contractors who worked around “burn pits” downrange, and later suffered from lung and respiratory issues, may soon get a breath of fresh air. Additional Info...
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  29. Court Determines Military Burn Pits Caused Lung Disease in Troops

    The thousands of U.S. military personnel and private contractors whose health was compromised by the dense black smoke of burn pits -- and who were then denied proper treatment -- may finally be vindicated by a recent court ruling. Additional Info...
  30. Saint Vincent grad makes Marine recruiting poster

    A 2016 Saint Vincent College graduate who is serving in the Marine Corps is pictured on a recruiting poster, beckoning men and women to join her in serving the country. Additional Info...
  31. Troops to Teachers

    Troops to Teachers

    Learn about Slippery Rock's Troops to Teachers program. Additional Info...
  32. The Wall That Heals
  33. Study shows quicker relief for veterans with PTSD

    A study of 370 active-duty service members at Fort Hood, Texas, shows that two weeks of intensive therapy is as effective in reducing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms as a civilian therapy that takes eight weeks. Additional Info...
  34. Tricare Kills Urgent Care Referral Requirement for Some Users

    Tricare Prime users can now make unlimited visits to in-network urgent care facilities without a referral, officials recently announced. Additional Info...
  35. Ohiopyle Veterans flyer
  36. 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. Additional Info...
  37. 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. 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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