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Posted on: April 19, 2017

[ARCHIVED] News from the PA Dept. of Military & Veteran Affairs

DMVA Digest
   A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
  April 19, 2017


  DMVA News

State Veterans Homes:

Pennsylvania offers its eligible veterans or surviving spouses six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, and dementia care. For eligibility and application information Visit. 

Veterans Temporary Assistance (VTA):

Veterans Temporary Assistance provides temporary financial help to veterans and their beneficiaries who reside in Pennsylvania, for necessities of life, such as food, dairy, shelter, fuel and clothing. To learn more about the program and how to apply Visit. 

  Around the State

A New Museum Of The American Revolution, Warts And All:

The new Museum of the American Revolution opens today (April 19) in Philadelphia. The museum, which grew out of the collection of the Valley Forge Historical Society, displays about 500 objects, from the expected muskets, military uniforms and teapots to more touchingly human ones, like a pair of baby shoes made from a British redcoat that a soldier in the Continental Army brought home after the war.Read more. 

Enhancing Veteran Opportunities At Penn State:

Penn State is trying to become the best university in the country when it comes to supporting veterans. Scholarship opportunities are expanding, thanks to the Penn State World Campus and the generosity of a Penn State retiree. Al Matyasovsky wishes to show his appreciation for veterans and their service by establishing a veteran education and academic fund (VEAF). Read more. 

Hepatitis C Treatment Available At Wilkes-Barre VAMC:

More than 75 percent of people with Hepatitis C are baby boomers, and many don’t even know that they are infected because they have no symptoms. Hepatitis C can lead to liver damage, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all baby boomers (those born 1945-1965) get tested for Hepatitis C. Simply contact your primary care team or call 1-877-928-2621 and request a Hepatitis C test. If needed, treatment for this curable disease is available at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Learn more.

The VA Wants To Hear From Veterans, Families And The Public:

The Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center is hosting two town halls for veterans, family members and the public to provide feedback on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operations and recommendations for VA programs. The town halls are two of many the VA is holding around the country. Employees will be on hand to assist veterans with filing, status of claims and other benefits services. For more information, contact William Klaips at 570-830-7042\[email protected] Details for the town halls:

April 25, 2017, 5 p.m.
Park Street Complex – old cafeteria
648 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431

April 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
VA Medical Center – 2nd floor recreation room
1111 East End Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Veterans Build Project:

York Habitat for Humanity is currently seeking an active duty service member or veteran applicant to become their next York Habitat for Humanity homeowner in Manchester, PA . There are three criteria used to determine if you qualify. You must show a need, have a stable income and volunteer. The vacant lot is located at 935 Conewago Avenue. Through the Habitat program, local community and veteran community, this home was built almost completely by volunteers led by Habitat staff. This home will be sold to a qualified Habitat family only after they have completed all requirements of the homeownership program. Because of Habitat’s unique program that utilizes volunteer labor, donated land & in-kind materials, the cost to build this home will be substantially less than the actual value of the home. Over 400 volunteers were needed to complete the construction of the home. For more information contact:

York Habitat for Humanity
33 South Seward Street, York, PA 17404
(717) 854-6168
Fax (717) 854-1970
www.yorkhabitat.org 

5K Race For Respect:

April 22, 2017
Memorial Lake, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003 (Lebanon County)
Register 
POC: SSG Oriana White 717-821-1989, [email protected]; or Mr. Angelo Hernandez 717-821-9032, [email protected]
Registration is free, but donations are accepted and encouraged. All donations will go to support the Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center of Lebanon and Schuylkill counties. 

Honor Bus With WITF:

Veterans are invited to join WITF for a special day of gratitude honoring the sacrifices veterans have made for our freedom. WITF’s Vietnam War Stories project, in partnership with Northeastern High School, will host a free Honor Bus trip to Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 22. The trip includes visits to the Vietnam memorials, Arlington National Cemetery and more. Space is limited. Register here. WITF is proud to be able to help bring high school students and veterans together for a day of gratitude through this unique partnership.

  Across the Nation

Access To Care Website Walkthrough:

For many veterans, deciding when, where and how to receive medical care is often one of the most complex and challenging decisions about the entire health care process. Health care performance, access or quality of care data, is very complicated – leaving many veterans at a loss for the best course of action. To help, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a new website with an access and quality tool to help veterans make more informed choices. Watch now.

VA Makes Wait Times For Patients Transparent For Veterans:

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking unprecedented steps to increase transparency. The VA has launched a new Access and Quality Tool that provides veterans with an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand way of accessing patient wait time and quality of care data. This tool not only provides veterans with more information about VA services, it increases accountability and ensures VA is held to a higher standard. Read more.

VA REACH VET Initiative Helps Save Veterans Lives:

Suicide prevention is one of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) highest priorities. As part of VA’s commitment to put resources, services and all technology available to reduce veteran suicide, VA has launched an innovative program called Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health – Veterans Enhanced Treatment (REACH VET). Read more.

  Employment Opportunities

This listing is offered as a resource to both Pennsylvania's veterans and businesses that seek to employ veterans. The DMVA has not investigated the positions being offered or the businesses listed, and does not warrant or guarantee either the availability or the terms and conditions of the positions listed. Please contact the employers represented in this listing directly. To have an employment opportunity listed please email: [email protected]

Veterans Hiring Fair:

April 28, 2017, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 South Lincoln Avenue, Building 37, Lebanon, PA 17042 (Lebanon County)
POC: 717-274-2554
This is for veterans only. Onsite interviews will be conducted.

Pennsylvania Veteran Farmers Project & Troops To Tractors:

Paid apprenticeship meat processing and farm work positions available in Latrobe and New Alexandria, PA (Westmoreland County). Apply.

  Veteran Events

This listing is offered as a service to individuals and organizations to promote their veteran and military-oriented events being held in Pennsylvania. The information is taken directly from emailed submissions from requestors. DMVA is not responsible for incorrect information submitted. Please send details on events to [email protected] and include the following key pieces of information: 1. Name of event, 2. Date of event, 3. Time of event, 4. Address of event, 5. County of event, 6. Event website, 7. Point of contact name, 8. POC phone number, 9. POC email address, and 10. Additional details/coordinating instructions (fees, pre-registration, etc.)

Veterans Expo & Job Fair:

April 20, 2017, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave, York, PA 17404 (York County)
POC: Kimberly Shaffer 717-285-8122 or [email protected]

2017 Hersheypark Military Day:

April 23, 2017, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Hersheypark, Hershey, PA 17033 (Dauphin County)
Website 
POC: Kaila Lehr, 717-534-3353 or [email protected]
Advance ticket purchase price is $25. Walk-up ticket purchase price is $30. Parking is free. This is a semi-private event. Military and other select groups invited. This event is not open to the general public. Hershey Lodge is offering special military rates starting at $179 – plus applicable taxes. Receive 20 percent off sites and cabins at Hersheypark Camping Resort from April 21-23, 2017. For more information and to make your reservation, please call 1-800-HERSHEY (1-800-437-7439) and refer to military days at Hersheypark rooms.

Learn To Fish On Spring Creek:

April 23, 2017, 1 p.m. until dusk
Fisherman's Paradise, 1150 Spring Creek Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823 (Centre County)
Website 
POC: Jim Lanning at 951-231-8000 or [email protected]
All veterans and active duty military personnel -- join the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited talented stream mentors to learn fly fishing, improve your existing skills, and learn about conservation projects to keep our streams and watersheds healthy and protected. They provide fishing gear, supplies, fishing license (as needed), a one-year membership to Trout Unlimited, and lots of fun and laughs. This is a family fishing program for veterans. This event is held the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

Rural Veterans Outreach:

April 25, 2017, noon-4 p.m.
Somerset VFW Post 554, 139 West Union Street, Somerset, PA 15501 (Somerset County)
POC: Tina Pelesky 814-255-0355 or [email protected] 

Represenatative Mark M. Gillen Veterans Expo:

April 27, 2017 8 a.m-2 p.m.
The Barn at Flying Hills, 10 Village Center Drive, Reading, PA 19607 (Berks County)
POC: Danelle Wingate 610-775-5130 or [email protected] 

Veterans Resource & Jobs Expo:

April 27, 2017 2-6 p.m.
Gannon University, Hammermill Center, 620 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16501 (Erie County)
POC: Regina Smith 814-453-2515 or [email protected] 

Centre County Walk To Fight Suicide:

April 30, 2017, 11 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Sidney Friedman Park, 241 South Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 (Centre County)
Register online 
POC: Shanon Quick 814-404-5075 or [email protected] 

111th Attack Wing Military Retirees Appreciation Day:

May 6, 2017, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Horsham Air Guard Station, 111th HQ, Building 203, Auditorium, Horsham, PA (Montgomery County)
POC: Jenny Pappas or Vincent Acquaviva at 215-323-7135, or [email protected] or [email protected]
This is a retiree information seminar. Complimentary lite buffet will be provided. R.S.V.P by April 21, 2017. 

Pennsylvania Outdoor Veterans Block Shoot:

May 6, 2017, noon
Jim Thorpe Sportsman Club, 1 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (Carbon County)
www.PennsylvaniaOutdoorVeterans.org; www.Facebook.com/PennsylvaniaOutdoorVeterans
POC: Shannon Eidem 610-577-5976 or [email protected]
$20/per person Includes five rounds plus food. Additional rounds are $3, with a $5 cost for food only. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m.

2017 PA CARES Training Summit:

May 10, 2017, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Army Heritage Center, Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA (Cumberland County)
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.cfm 
Register no later than April 30, 2017: https://pa.train.org. 
The 5th annual PA CARES Training Summit will expand the knowledge base and skills of behavioral health providers who deliver services to active military members, veterans, and their families. Targeted audience includes, but is not limited to: community mental health and substance abuse agencies, social workers, professional counselors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, clergy/pastoral or spiritual practitioners, and the staff of PA veteran centers. 

2017 PA Hometown Hero Walk:

May 13, 2017, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 West Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446 (Montgomery County)
Website 
POC: Jim Hulton 484-467-8364 or [email protected]
Because we are all volunteers the maximum amount of donation money we raise stays in Pennsylvania and is used to help Pennsylvania veterans in need from any era of service.

Pennsylvania State Association Of County Directors Of Veterans Affairs Western District Fundraiser:

May 13, 2017, Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m.
AMVETS Post 103, 123 Buttermilk Lane, Hopwood, PA 15445 (Fayette County)
POC: Patty Tegge 724-430-1241 or [email protected]
The Pennsylvania State Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs (PSACDVA) Western District is holding a fundraiser featuring two nationally recognized Elvis Tribute Artists. Dinner is homestyle and the show starts after dinner. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 during the show. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by mail or at the Veterans Affairs Office. 

Swing For The Troops Golf Tournament:

May 15, 2017, 10 a.m.
Lebanon Country Club, 3375 Oak St, Lebanon, PA 17042 (Lebanon County)
POC: Teresa Penna 717-273-0611 x100 or [email protected]
In support of Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors.

Veteran Business Referall Network (VBRN):

May 17, 2017, 8 a.m.
1847 Financial - Conshohocken, 161 Washington Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428 (Philadelphia County)
https://www.meetup.com/Veteran-Business-Referral-Network-VBRN/events/239060952/ 
POC: Alex Archawski at: [email protected]
Are you a veteran in the Greater Philadelphia region looking to grow your business leads? Why not connect with other veterans who share your values and the drive to succeed?
Veteran Business Referral Network (VBRN) is dedicated to networking, building business leads and growing business connections between veterans. 

Dauphin County Commissioners Veterans Breakfast:

May 18, 2017, 8-10 a.m.
Lower Swatara Fire Hall, 1350 Fulling Mill Road, Middletown, PA (Dauphin County)
POC: Colleen Washinger 717-780-6356
Bring your DD 214 and you may be able to obtain a veterans discount ID card – the newest program for our veterans that will enable the veteran to receive discounts at various Dauphin County businesses. This is a free event for all veterans and their spouses. R.S.V.P. no later than May 11, 2017. 

Northwestern Pennsylvania Seven County Military/Veteran Expo:

May 23, 2017, 2-6 p.m.
Cross Creek Resort, 3815 State Route 8, Titusville, PA 16354 (Crawford County)
Website 
POC: Clarion County, Judy Zerbe 814-226-4000 x2601; Crawford County, Richard Krankota 814-333-7314; Erie County, Thad Plasczyinski 814-4516270; Forest County, Basil Huffman 814-755-3404; Mercer County, Larry Scheetz 724-662-7511; Venango County, Richard Mulholland 814-432-9780; Warren County, Ed Burris 814-728-3478. Organizations and agencies from the seven counties will be there to answer your questions and offer support.


Stay Connected with the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs:
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Email us at DMVA Veterans Affairs - Email Contacts

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PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Bldg. 0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003















Nice and tidy.













DMVA Digest
   A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
  April 19, 2017


  DMVA News

State Veterans Homes:

Pennsylvania offers its eligible veterans or surviving spouses six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, and dementia care. For eligibility and application information Visit. 

Veterans Temporary Assistance (VTA):

Veterans Temporary Assistance provides temporary financial help to veterans and their beneficiaries who reside in Pennsylvania, for necessities of life, such as food, dairy, shelter, fuel and clothing. To learn more about the program and how to apply Visit. 

  Around the State

A New Museum Of The American Revolution, Warts And All:

The new Museum of the American Revolution opens today (April 19) in Philadelphia. The museum, which grew out of the collection of the Valley Forge Historical Society, displays about 500 objects, from the expected muskets, military uniforms and teapots to more touchingly human ones, like a pair of baby shoes made from a British redcoat that a soldier in the Continental Army brought home after the war.Read more. 

Enhancing Veteran Opportunities At Penn State:

Penn State is trying to become the best university in the country when it comes to supporting veterans. Scholarship opportunities are expanding, thanks to the Penn State World Campus and the generosity of a Penn State retiree. Al Matyasovsky wishes to show his appreciation for veterans and their service by establishing a veteran education and academic fund (VEAF). Read more. 

Hepatitis C Treatment Available At Wilkes-Barre VAMC:

More than 75 percent of people with Hepatitis C are baby boomers, and many don’t even know that they are infected because they have no symptoms. Hepatitis C can lead to liver damage, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all baby boomers (those born 1945-1965) get tested for Hepatitis C. Simply contact your primary care team or call 1-877-928-2621 and request a Hepatitis C test. If needed, treatment for this curable disease is available at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Learn more.

The VA Wants To Hear From Veterans, Families And The Public:

The Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center is hosting two town halls for veterans, family members and the public to provide feedback on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operations and recommendations for VA programs. The town halls are two of many the VA is holding around the country. Employees will be on hand to assist veterans with filing, status of claims and other benefits services. For more information, contact William Klaips at 570-830-7042\[email protected] Details for the town halls:

April 25, 2017, 5 p.m.
Park Street Complex – old cafeteria
648 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431

April 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
VA Medical Center – 2nd floor recreation room
1111 East End Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Veterans Build Project:

York Habitat for Humanity is currently seeking an active duty service member or veteran applicant to become their next York Habitat for Humanity homeowner in Manchester, PA . There are three criteria used to determine if you qualify. You must show a need, have a stable income and volunteer. The vacant lot is located at 935 Conewago Avenue. Through the Habitat program, local community and veteran community, this home was built almost completely by volunteers led by Habitat staff. This home will be sold to a qualified Habitat family only after they have completed all requirements of the homeownership program. Because of Habitat’s unique program that utilizes volunteer labor, donated land & in-kind materials, the cost to build this home will be substantially less than the actual value of the home. Over 400 volunteers were needed to complete the construction of the home. For more information contact:

York Habitat for Humanity
33 South Seward Street, York, PA 17404
(717) 854-6168
Fax (717) 854-1970
www.yorkhabitat.org 

5K Race For Respect:

April 22, 2017
Memorial Lake, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003 (Lebanon County)
Register 
POC: SSG Oriana White 717-821-1989, [email protected]; or Mr. Angelo Hernandez 717-821-9032, [email protected]
Registration is free, but donations are accepted and encouraged. All donations will go to support the Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center of Lebanon and Schuylkill counties. 

Honor Bus With WITF:

Veterans are invited to join WITF for a special day of gratitude honoring the sacrifices veterans have made for our freedom. WITF’s Vietnam War Stories project, in partnership with Northeastern High School, will host a free Honor Bus trip to Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 22. The trip includes visits to the Vietnam memorials, Arlington National Cemetery and more. Space is limited. Register here. WITF is proud to be able to help bring high school students and veterans together for a day of gratitude through this unique partnership.

  Across the Nation

Access To Care Website Walkthrough:

For many veterans, deciding when, where and how to receive medical care is often one of the most complex and challenging decisions about the entire health care process. Health care performance, access or quality of care data, is very complicated – leaving many veterans at a loss for the best course of action. To help, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a new website with an access and quality tool to help veterans make more informed choices. Watch now.

VA Makes Wait Times For Patients Transparent For Veterans:

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking unprecedented steps to increase transparency. The VA has launched a new Access and Quality Tool that provides veterans with an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand way of accessing patient wait time and quality of care data. This tool not only provides veterans with more information about VA services, it increases accountability and ensures VA is held to a higher standard. Read more.

VA REACH VET Initiative Helps Save Veterans Lives:

Suicide prevention is one of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) highest priorities. As part of VA’s commitment to put resources, services and all technology available to reduce veteran suicide, VA has launched an innovative program called Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health – Veterans Enhanced Treatment (REACH VET). Read more.

  Employment Opportunities

This listing is offered as a resource to both Pennsylvania's veterans and businesses that seek to employ veterans. The DMVA has not investigated the positions being offered or the businesses listed, and does not warrant or guarantee either the availability or the terms and conditions of the positions listed. Please contact the employers represented in this listing directly. To have an employment opportunity listed please email: [email protected]

Veterans Hiring Fair:

April 28, 2017, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 South Lincoln Avenue, Building 37, Lebanon, PA 17042 (Lebanon County)
POC: 717-274-2554
This is for veterans only. Onsite interviews will be conducted.

Pennsylvania Veteran Farmers Project & Troops To Tractors:

Paid apprenticeship meat processing and farm work positions available in Latrobe and New Alexandria, PA (Westmoreland County). Apply.

  Veteran Events

This listing is offered as a service to individuals and organizations to promote their veteran and military-oriented events being held in Pennsylvania. The information is taken directly from emailed submissions from requestors. DMVA is not responsible for incorrect information submitted. Please send details on events to [email protected] and include the following key pieces of information: 1. Name of event, 2. Date of event, 3. Time of event, 4. Address of event, 5. County of event, 6. Event website, 7. Point of contact name, 8. POC phone number, 9. POC email address, and 10. Additional details/coordinating instructions (fees, pre-registration, etc.)

Veterans Expo & Job Fair:

April 20, 2017, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave, York, PA 17404 (York County)
POC: Kimberly Shaffer 717-285-8122 or [email protected]

2017 Hersheypark Military Day:

April 23, 2017, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Hersheypark, Hershey, PA 17033 (Dauphin County)
Website 
POC: Kaila Lehr, 717-534-3353 or [email protected]
Advance ticket purchase price is $25. Walk-up ticket purchase price is $30. Parking is free. This is a semi-private event. Military and other select groups invited. This event is not open to the general public. Hershey Lodge is offering special military rates starting at $179 – plus applicable taxes. Receive 20 percent off sites and cabins at Hersheypark Camping Resort from April 21-23, 2017. For more information and to make your reservation, please call 1-800-HERSHEY (1-800-437-7439) and refer to military days at Hersheypark rooms.

Learn To Fish On Spring Creek:

April 23, 2017, 1 p.m. until dusk
Fisherman's Paradise, 1150 Spring Creek Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823 (Centre County)
Website 
POC: Jim Lanning at 951-231-8000 or [email protected]
All veterans and active duty military personnel -- join the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited talented stream mentors to learn fly fishing, improve your existing skills, and learn about conservation projects to keep our streams and watersheds healthy and protected. They provide fishing gear, supplies, fishing license (as needed), a one-year membership to Trout Unlimited, and lots of fun and laughs. This is a family fishing program for veterans. This event is held the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

Rural Veterans Outreach:

April 25, 2017, noon-4 p.m.
Somerset VFW Post 554, 139 West Union Street, Somerset, PA 15501 (Somerset County)
POC: Tina Pelesky 814-255-0355 or [email protected] 

Represenatative Mark M. Gillen Veterans Expo:

April 27, 2017 8 a.m-2 p.m.
The Barn at Flying Hills, 10 Village Center Drive, Reading, PA 19607 (Berks County)
POC: Danelle Wingate 610-775-5130 or [email protected] 

Veterans Resource & Jobs Expo:

April 27, 2017 2-6 p.m.
Gannon University, Hammermill Center, 620 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16501 (Erie County)
POC: Regina Smith 814-453-2515 or [email protected] 

Centre County Walk To Fight Suicide:

April 30, 2017, 11 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Sidney Friedman Park, 241 South Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 (Centre County)
Register online 
POC: Shanon Quick 814-404-5075 or [email protected] 

111th Attack Wing Military Retirees Appreciation Day:

May 6, 2017, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Horsham Air Guard Station, 111th HQ, Building 203, Auditorium, Horsham, PA (Montgomery County)
POC: Jenny Pappas or Vincent Acquaviva at 215-323-7135, or [email protected] or [email protected]
This is a retiree information seminar. Complimentary lite buffet will be provided. R.S.V.P by April 21, 2017. 

Pennsylvania Outdoor Veterans Block Shoot:

May 6, 2017, noon
Jim Thorpe Sportsman Club, 1 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 (Carbon County)
www.PennsylvaniaOutdoorVeterans.org; www.Facebook.com/PennsylvaniaOutdoorVeterans
POC: Shannon Eidem 610-577-5976 or [email protected]
$20/per person Includes five rounds plus food. Additional rounds are $3, with a $5 cost for food only. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m.

2017 PA CARES Training Summit:

May 10, 2017, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Army Heritage Center, Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA (Cumberland County)
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.cfm 
Register no later than April 30, 2017: https://pa.train.org. 
The 5th annual PA CARES Training Summit will expand the knowledge base and skills of behavioral health providers who deliver services to active military members, veterans, and their families. Targeted audience includes, but is not limited to: community mental health and substance abuse agencies, social workers, professional counselors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, clergy/pastoral or spiritual practitioners, and the staff of PA veteran centers. 

2017 PA Hometown Hero Walk:

May 13, 2017, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 West Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446 (Montgomery County)
Website 
POC: Jim Hulton 484-467-8364 or [email protected]
Because we are all volunteers the maximum amount of donation money we raise stays in Pennsylvania and is used to help Pennsylvania veterans in need from any era of service.

Pennsylvania State Association Of County Directors Of Veterans Affairs Western District Fundraiser:

May 13, 2017, Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m.
AMVETS Post 103, 123 Buttermilk Lane, Hopwood, PA 15445 (Fayette County)
POC: Patty Tegge 724-430-1241 or [email protected]
The Pennsylvania State Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs (PSACDVA) Western District is holding a fundraiser featuring two nationally recognized Elvis Tribute Artists. Dinner is homestyle and the show starts after dinner. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 during the show. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by mail or at the Veterans Affairs Office. 

Swing For The Troops Golf Tournament:

May 15, 2017, 10 a.m.
Lebanon Country Club, 3375 Oak St, Lebanon, PA 17042 (Lebanon County)
POC: Teresa Penna 717-273-0611 x100 or [email protected]
In support of Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors.

Veteran Business Referall Network (VBRN):

May 17, 2017, 8 a.m.
1847 Financial - Conshohocken, 161 Washington Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428 (Philadelphia County)
https://www.meetup.com/Veteran-Business-Referral-Network-VBRN/events/239060952/ 
POC: Alex Archawski at: [email protected]
Are you a veteran in the Greater Philadelphia region looking to grow your business leads? Why not connect with other veterans who share your values and the drive to succeed?
Veteran Business Referral Network (VBRN) is dedicated to networking, building business leads and growing business connections between veterans. 

Dauphin County Commissioners Veterans Breakfast:

May 18, 2017, 8-10 a.m.
Lower Swatara Fire Hall, 1350 Fulling Mill Road, Middletown, PA (Dauphin County)
POC: Colleen Washinger 717-780-6356
Bring your DD 214 and you may be able to obtain a veterans discount ID card – the newest program for our veterans that will enable the veteran to receive discounts at various Dauphin County businesses. This is a free event for all veterans and their spouses. R.S.V.P. no later than May 11, 2017. 

Northwestern Pennsylvania Seven County Military/Veteran Expo:

May 23, 2017, 2-6 p.m.
Cross Creek Resort, 3815 State Route 8, Titusville, PA 16354 (Crawford County)
Website 
POC: Clarion County, Judy Zerbe 814-226-4000 x2601; Crawford County, Richard Krankota 814-333-7314; Erie County, Thad Plasczyinski 814-4516270; Forest County, Basil Huffman 814-755-3404; Mercer County, Larry Scheetz 724-662-7511; Venango County, Richard Mulholland 814-432-9780; Warren County, Ed Burris 814-728-3478. Organizations and agencies from the seven counties will be there to answer your questions and offer support.


Stay Connected with the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs:
On the Web
Like us on Facebook 
Follow us on Twitter 
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
View our Flickr photos
Email us at DMVA Veterans Affairs - Email Contacts

Click here to Unsubscribe

PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Bldg. 0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003















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