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Posted on: June 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] PA DMVA News June 15th

 DMVA News 

Lithuanian Defense Minister Visits Gov. Wolf And PA Guard: 

Governor Tom Wolf welcomed Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg to discuss Pennsylvania’s partnership with Lithuania through the National Guard’s State Partnership Program and items related to expanded cooperation between Lithuania’s military and ministries. Read more.

Replica And Cruciform Sales Help Fund Iconic Memorial: 

Replicas of the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, along with cruciforms, are available for purchase. Maintained by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, it is the largest veterans’ memorial located in any of the 133 national cemeteries operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. To order, and to find out how else you can help to support the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Visit. 

 Around the State 

Census Of Agriculture: 

Are you a veteran and work in the agriculture industry? Have you signed up to take part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture? This is the first year they’re tracking military service. With comprehensive data about how many veterans are involved in agriculture, the USDA will be able to shape programs and initiatives, and expand access to resources for farmer veterans. Read more.

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship: 

Do you want to run your own dairy farm? Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA) is a national apprenticeship registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. There are DGA approved master grazing farms in Pennsylvania seeking apprentices. Read more. For more information, please contact education coordinator Aaron de Long at 484-680-3778, or email [email protected].

Double-Amputee Vet Gets Accessible Home Of His Own: 

For the past five years, a now-retired Marine corporal has been navigating life as a double amputee. 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.

Group Honors Veterans: Healing Waters Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary: 

The God’s Chapter of Trout Unlimited kicked off the 10th annual Project Healing Waters veterans event with a county-wide parade on Monday, May 22, and continued into the week with a fly fishing tutorial and an excursion. 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.

Return The Favor: World War II Vets Receive High School Diplomas: 

For the past several months, students at Steelton-Highspire Elementary raised money for a special ceremony. The students wanted veterans to receive something they missed out on because they were serving our country. Read more.

Across the Nation 

Gulf War Registry Health Exam: 

The Gulf War Registry health exam is a free evaluation for veterans who served in the Gulf during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, or New Dawn. Read more.

June Is PTSD Awareness Month: 

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

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

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new online tool 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.


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