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. 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...
  3. Dinner to honor veterans set for Nov. 15 at Lamplighter

    The 11th “Honoring Our Veterans” dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 15 at the Lamplighter, 6566 William Penn Highway in Delmont. Additional Info...
  4. How to Find Cheap Military Flights and Baggage Discounts

    Military families are always on the go. That's why they're always on the lookout for cheap airline flights to make travel easier on their bank accounts. Read on...
  5. Rep. Walsh Veterans&#39 Breakfast 1 Nov 2018 flyer
  6. She can be a 'bad ass' when it comes to making sure Tricare patients get care

    Some Tricare beneficiaries still have problems trying to get medical care, and officials have taken actions to try to improve the performance of contractors, said Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency. Additional Info...
  7. Vet Center News 11 Oct 2018

    Tactical Taco Tuesdays; Veterans Write; Groups: African American Vets, Yoga, OIF/OEF, more. Additional Info...
  8. DMVA Digest 10 October 2018

    Veterans' Breakfast Club, Military Share, Cal U for Vets, Bass Pro/Cabela's hiring, and more. Read on...
  9. Retirees, Disabled Vets Get Biggest Raise in 7 Years for 2019

    Military retirees, those who receive disability or other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal retirees, and social security recipients will see a 2.8 percent pay raise in their monthly checks in 2019. Additional Info...
  10. Tour highlights successes of Southwestern Pennsylvania's military veterans turned farmers

    Pennsylvania Adjutant General Anthony Carrelli took one swig of the chocolate-banana milk, and his eyes lit up. Additional Info...
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    Marine Corps Veteran featured at annual Blue Mass Oct. 21 in Latrobe

    An Allegheny County sheriff’s deputy who was critically injured during a fall while searching for a fugitive, Jativa is a U.S. Marine Corps. veteran who was injured during a second tour of duty in Iraq in 2012. Additional Info...
  12. Pa. National Guard head to visit sw PA next week

    Carrelli’s tour of the region also includes a stop at the Pleasant Lane Farm in Unity, Westmoreland County. Additional Info...
  13. Feedback sought from Westmoreland residents on transportation survey

    The Westmoreland County Agency on Aging is seeking feedback from residents regarding transportation. Additional Info...
  14. Marines to Ramp Up Tests on Hearing Protection Troops Might Actually Wear

    Hearing loss is one of the most common claims the VA sees once troops leave the military. In 2014, nearly 1 million veterans received disability compensation for hearing loss and another 1.3 million for tinnitus, or ringing of the ears. Additional Info...
  15. Vets Groups Urge Trump Administration to Keep Pressure on GI Bill Fraud

    Twenty-eight veterans groups and military service organizations have called on the Trump administration to scrap deregulation proposals that they said would limit oversight of "bad actor" schools preying on veterans using the GI Bill. Additional Info...
  16. A Vietnamese native thanks veterans for war's window to democracy

    . Mr. Tran looked out into an audience heavy with veterans and told them their service had been a gift to many in South Vietnam, where he grew up. Additional Info...
  17. Here are the new rates for military retiree dental coverage under new FEDVIP benefit

    Military retirees eligible for the new dental and vision coverage can start researching their options now, with the release of new rates for 2019. See the online plan comparison at https://www.tricare.benefeds.com/InfoPortal/findPlan?ctoken=rZhPg5db Additional Info...
  18. Pet Tales: Veteran, author funds dogs to serve those who served in the military

    Four hundred and 85 days of heavy fighting with the Army in Afghanistan earned Sean Parnell two Bronze Stars — one for valor. A horrific head injury got him a Purple Heart, and ultimately a medical discharge from the military. Additional Info...
  19. Ask HR: Military reserve status does not need to be disclosed to a potential employer

    Question: My friend is an Air Force veteran who is now a member of the reserves. How do you recommend she address HR questions related to her military service? Additional Info...
  20. Veterans Targeted in Benefits Scams

    U.S. veterans who receive calls or recorded messages claiming to be from "veterans services" should have their guard up. Additional Info...
  21. No shutdown at VA: Congress passes department’s budget on time

    House lawmakers finalized the fiscal 2019 Veterans Affairs and military construction budgets on Thursday, sending the full-year spending plan to the president ahead of the new fiscal year deadline for only the second time in nine years. Additional Info...
  22. Military Retirees To Gain Access To Wider Menu Of Dental Plans

    Sometime in October military retirees can begin to review online the various features and monthly premiums of dental plan options for replacing their TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP), which is set to expire after Dec. 31. Additional Info...
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    4 More Things to Know About the New Military Retiree Dental Coverage

    As Tricare's retiree dental program prepares to shut down Dec. 31, military retirees will be able instead to choose dental insurance from a buffet of options through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Additional Info...
  24. DMVA Digest--15 August 2018

    Read on for events, employment, and Veteran news from around the state and nation. Read on...
  25. Walkabout: Former probation officer provides home, 'dignity' for veterans

    At Allegheny County’s Veterans’ Court — the subject of a larger story I am working on — I have met people who are thanking veterans for their service and saying “welcome home” in profound ways. Additional Info...
  26. Need Help Lowering Your Electric Bill?

    The WARM Program can help you lower your electric bill and keep your home more comfortable in the winter and summer months. No payment is required for these services. Read on...
  27. Understanding VA Minimum Property Requirements

    The VA minimum property requirements for mortgages backed through the veterans benefits program can help determine whether the property you’re considering qualifies for a VA loan. Additional Info...
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  29. VAPHS offers direct scheduling

    Veterans enrolled at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System can now schedule routine appointments in a number of specialties without first seeing their primary care physician. Read on...
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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...
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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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