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. Women  Veterans Call Center logo with woman on phone
  2. Journey to Normal Flyer with woman in uniform and daughter
  3. April 26th Pop Up Clinic in Pittsburgh for women veterans flyer with three smiling women
  4. Vietnam vets appreciate Heinz History Center artifacts of war, memories

    John Clark had been in Vietnam for about three weeks when, while out on patrol, he stepped on a metal stake that went through the side of his foot. Additional Info...
  5. Stories of heroism still resonate as 75th anniversary of D-Day nears

    ANGOVILLE-AU-PLAIN, France — Long after 160,000 Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944, long after the war was over, long after France was rebuilt, the stories of valor never lose their power. Additional Info...
  6. Westmoreland County prepares to launch new veterans court program

    After years of hiatus, a reinvigorated and enhanced veterans court — expected to begin operations by early May — will enable former members of the military convicted of crimes to earn reduced sentences. Additional Info...
  7. Editorial: Veterans court extends a helping hand

    A veterans court is a way to acknowledge that when the tour of duty is over, there are scars that remain — sometimes invisible and sometimes not — that can make it hard to just go back to the life that was there before. Additional Info...
  8. The new push for getting more women to sign up for VA benefits

    Pennsylvania Rep. Chrissy Houlahan admits she never even looked into her veterans benefits until she ran for Congress. “I just never thought that I should.” Additional Info...
  9. Suicide never entered his mind. Then 9/11 happened.

    “It’s OK to seek help,” she says. “There is no wrong door. Whether that is a peer or a spouse or a chaplain or a mental health professional, it’s OK to seek help.” Additional Info...
  10. Kiski Township’s Staff Sgt. Stevon Booker receives military’s second-highest honor

    Thirty-one soldiers who participated in the Thunder Run mission near Baghdad on April 5, 2003, received the Silver Star for valor. Additional Info...
  11. Distinguished Service Cross to be presented to family of fallen Kiski soldier

    Two generals and other current and retired soldiers will be among the U.S. Army contingent who will be in Pittsburgh on Friday to honor a Kiski Township man who died saving other soldiers’ lives. Additional Info...
  12. News from around the region, state, and nation 3 April 2019

    A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Read on...
  13. Flyer for Vet Center barbecue with grill and red and white checkered tablecloth design
  14. Westmoreland activist points to military as beacon of equal pay for women

    Aryanna Berringer never dreamed she’d have to go to war to find a workplace where equal work meant equal pay. Additional Info...
  15. Charley Family Shop’n Save owner will bike 3,000 miles in 48 days for veterans' charity

    Ray Charley is going to bike a mile for nearly every year of his life. Every day. For 48 days Additional Info...
  16. Vandergrift VFW hosts ‘Welcome Home’ toast to Vietnam-era veterans

    When they were young, they were drafted or enlisted into military service during the tumultuous time that was the Vietnam War era. Additional Info...
  17. Military.com Explains Tricare's Explanation of Benefits

    If you're like me, you probably wonder just what that document you get from Tricare after you receive any type of medical care actually is. Additional Info...
  18. Governor Tom Wolf, First Lady Frances Wolf Join Commission for Women to Honor Female Veterans During

    Sergeant Major Deborah Wilkins of Westmoreland County among the women veterans honored in Harrisburg Wednesday. Additional Info...
  19. VA to Drop Fight Against Blue Water Navy Veterans

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will not appeal a January court ruling that ordered it to provide health care and disability benefits for 90,000 veterans who served on Navy ships during the Vietnam War. Additional Info...
  20. Stepping up: Local veterans affair offices do a great job

    There are many hardships our military veterans struggle with on a daily basis — trying to navigate through the tangled system of benefits should not be one of them. Additional Info...
  21. Franklin Regional invites Delmont, Export, Murrysville senior citizens to free breakfast in May

    Franklin Regional officials invite all Delmont, Export and Murrysville residents age 65 and over to the annual Spring Senior Citizen Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. May 1. Additional Info...
  22. The Army Reserve is about to get its own social network

    Army Reserve units tend to be small and widely spread throughout the country, but Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey hopes an app will help make those soldiers and their families feel closer. Additional Info...
  23. Older woman being accompanied on a walk by younger woman and golden retriever
  24. A-K Valley museum hosts American Legion talk in former Tarentum Legion post

    Paul Kennedy has made it his mission to educate Pennsylvanians about everything the American Legion does for its members and the communities they serve as the organization celebrates 100 years of service. Additional Info...
  25. Optometrist with eye chart behind; photo by National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
  26. Distinguished Service Cross recipient Stevon Booker ’embodied Army values’

    Army Staff Sgt. Stevon Booker didn’t have to climb out of his tank on April 5, 2003, but his unit was under heavy fire near Baghdad and he refused to hunker down. Additional Info...
  27. Mike Zebrak with Girl Scouts from Delmont
  28. Free fly fishing event for veterans planned near Stahlstown

    A free fly fishing event for veterans will be held near Stahlstown on May 11. The event at Foggy Mountain Lodge Lake in Cook Township is for all veterans, including those with disabilities. Additional Info...
  29. Delmont scout troop’s veteran memorial recognized with statewide award

    Rebecca Shissler’s 97-year-old grandfather fought in World War II, and honoring the military is important to her and her family. Additional Info...
  30. Local Vietnam veterans sought

    Local Vietnam veterans will have the opportunity to be honored as the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War approaches. Additional Info...
  31. Veterans fly fishing at Foggy Mountain Lodge
  32. Veterans fly fishing at Foggy Mountain Lodge
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
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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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