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Posted on: June 8, 2017

[ARCHIVED] News from the PA Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs June 8

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 DMVA News 

Donating To Pennsylvania’s Veterans Memorial Is An Ideal Way To Pay Tribute To Those Who Served During The Memorial Day Holiday: 

The Memorial Day holiday is a yearly reminder that the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial located at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA (Lebanon County), stands in lasting tribute to those who served our state and nation in times of war and peace and it is the largest veteran’s memorial located in any of the national cemeteries. Read more.

 Around the State 

Campaign Urging Pittsburgh Employers To Hire Vets: 

As a maintenance officer in Iraq during the second Gulf War, Megan Andros commanded more than 100 troops in a heavy brigade combat team, and oversaw millions of dollars worth of weapons and other equipment. Read more.

Fort Indiantown Gap Announces Free Guided 2017 Tours Of Rare Regal Fritillary Butterfly Habitat: 

This June and July 2017, visitors are invited to come see the only population of rare regal fritillary butterflies in the eastern United States at Fort Indiantown Gap, near Annville, PA, Lebanon County. Read more.

Habitat For Humanity Greater Harrisburg Area: 

Attention Harrisburg-area veterans: Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area has information about housing opportunities. For more information, call 717-545-7299, go to, or stop in at 900 S. Arlington Ave., Harrisburg, PA, 17109 (Dauphin County).

Hospice Of Central Pennsylvania Seeks Military Veteran Volunteers: 

Hospice of Central Pennsylvania is looking for military veterans to volunteer for a program to support veteran patients. The Vet-to-Vet Visitation program pairs volunteers with military veteran hospice patients. Read more.

National Guard Association Sets Benefit Education Event: 

All through adulthood we accumulate documents. For those who leave the military, that includes DD Form 214 - discharge papers that detail what a service member did and when they served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard or Merchant Marines. Read more.

Restored Vietnam Huey Headlines Helicopter Museum’s Fatherfest: 

The Vietnam War was known as “The Helicopter War” due to the versatility of rotary wing craft during the conflict. The Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” became the war’s symbol as it effortlessly rescued, deployed, transported, supplied and supported the troops. Read more.

Volunteer Transportation Network: 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA (Luzerne County), has partnered with the Disabled American Veterans to combat some common life stressors that often times get in the way of a veteran’s ability to receive their VA care. Read more.

 Across the Nation 

American Heroes Charity Challenge: 

Farmer Veteran Coalition was recently invited by the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund to compete in the American Heroes Charity Challenge. This competition, which goes through July 6, is among nonprofit organizations that support veterans and first responders for a chance to win the $15,000 top prize. While a little friendly competition among nonprofits is fun, more important are the funds raised to assist more farmer veterans around the country and provide them with critical items, such as livestock, used tractors and greenhouses, as they launch their farming operations. Website.

June Is PTSD Awareness Month: 

Join efforts to spread the word about PTSD and effective treatments during PTSD Awareness Month. Everyone makes a difference. Read more.

MOVE! Weight Management Program: 

What is MOVE!? MOVE! is a weight management health promotion program designed to improve the lives of veterans. Read more.

New VA Online Tool Helps Veterans Learn About And Compare Effective PTSD Treatments: 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new online tool this week that will help veterans compare various treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more.

Dental Care Day Of Service For Veterans: 

Dentists and teams with Aspen Dental practices are pleased to bring free dental care to veterans nationwide on June 24, 2017. Interested veterans should call 844-ASPEN-HMM to find a participating Aspen Dental office and schedule an appointment in advance. Advance appointments are required. Website.

 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]

Governor Wolf Announces Frank Recruitment Group To Establish New Regional Headquarters In Philadelphia, Creation Of 250 Jobs: 

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Frank Recruitment Group leadership to celebrate that the company, a technology-focused employee recruitment business, has established its new regional headquarters in Philadelphia. The facility will result in the creation of 250 jobs. Read more.

Governor Wolf Visits Philly Shipyard Apprentice Training Academy On Jobs That Pay Tour: 

Governor Tom Wolf today visited the Philly Shipyard Apprentice Training Academy and shipbuilding facility in Philadelphia as part of his Jobs That Pay tour. The Philly Shipyard has had a formal apprenticeship program since 2004 and opened its training academy in 2016. Read more.

General Clerk I Mailroom Position: 

Keystone Blind Association is currently seeking to fill a full-time general clerk I position. Federal contract requires 20/200 best corrected visual acuity or less than 20 degree visual field. Apply here.

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Hiring: 

The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for the following positions:
• Supervisory program specialist/NVCC, GS-0301-11, job opportunity bulletin #693-17-CA-1960266
• Housekeeping aid term NTE 13 months, WG-3566-2, job opportunity bulletin #693-17-LT-1963062-BU
• Program support assistant CCHT GS-0303-06, job opportunity bulletin # 693-17-BSN-1963196-BU
• Registered nurse-float/ NCC, VN-0610-00, job opportunity bulletin #693-17-BSN- 1964714-BU

For more information on these positions, interested parties may visit the USAJOBS Website. To search positions: enter the title in the keywords field; enter Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in the location field; click on the search button.

 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.)

The 2017 Wall That Heals Tour: 

June 8-11, 2017
Swoyersville American Legion Riders Post #644, in Swoyersville, PA (Luzerne County)
On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has visited more than 400 cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the memorial’s healing legacy to millions.

Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans 32nd Donald W. Jones Flag Memorial: 

June 9, 2017, volunteers to plant flags at 9 a.m.\June 10, 2017, free concert and day of reflection. Bands starts at noon.
Falls Township Park, 9125 Mill Creek Rd., Levittown, PA (Bucks County)
POC: Donnie Jones, 267-566-2862\Ed Sabol, 609-847-1344\David Pearl, 215-669-8430
Each flag represents an American killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War.

2nd Annual Franklin County Golf Tournament: 

June 9, 2017, 9 a.m.
Whitetail Golf Resort, 11573 Blairs Valley Rd., Mercersburg, PA (Franklin County)
POC: Franklin County Veterans Affairs, 717-263-4326
All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Veterans Affairs Outreach Fund programs: Operation Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet and developing additional supportive programming to meet the needs of veterans.

Making $ense Of Finance Workshop: 

June 9, 2017, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Building 8-80, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA (Lebanon County)
Register (required) online or call 717-783-4721
Free workshop to help with the unique challenges facing military and veterans in financial and investment decisions. Free breakfast, lunch and parking are included. Space is limited.

Open House At Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home: 

June 13, 2017, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home, 536 Municipal Dr., Duncansville, PA (Blair County)
Any questions contact Kim Vandevander, admissions director, at 814-696-5352
Open house for all veterans who are interested in the admissions process/requirements. Stop by for a tour, blood pressure screenings and refreshments.

Veterans Benefit Program: 

June 14, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
The Military Veterans Benefits Programs will take place at the Pennsylvania National Guard Readiness Center, 518 Municipal Drive, Duncansville, PA (Blair County)
No reservations are necessary, and there is ample room for parking and seating in the facility. For any questions, call 814-942-5391.

Rep. Margo Davidson Announces Annual Veterans Fair: 

June 15, 2017, 2-4 p.m.
East Lansdowne Borough Hall, 155 Lexington Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050 (Delaware County)
For information and to R.S.V.P., contact A. Brazington at 610-259-7016 or [email protected]
Veterans and their families are invited to attend the fair where they will have the opportunity to learn about the services and benefits they have earned. The event features information on housing, healthcare, employment, education and more. Notary services and the Pennsylvania Mobile Veterans Outreach Van will be on site.

Stars & Stripes Horsemanship Program: 

June 17, 2017, 10 a.m.
Freedom Valley Church Shining Stars Indoor Arena, 3185 York Road, Gettysburg (Adams County)
For more information call 717-357-2478
Stars & Stripes is open to anyone in the military (and their family members) who has served or is currently serving. This horsemanship program is designed to help build healing, hope and a renewed passion for life. Free for all participants.

Veterans’ Resource Fair: 

June 24, 2017, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Calvary Lutheran Church, 208 Woods Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055 (Cumberland County)
For more information, please contact Bill Reed at 717-234-7931, ext. 3126, or email at [email protected]
The event is free. Light lunch provided. On site: Veterans Administration Veterans Center; PA National Guard transition assistance; YWCA Greater Harrisburg veterans housing supportive services and employment programs; New Hope Ministries; assistance obtaining service records; and Information on benefits and programs.

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