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Veteran's Affairs

Posted on: July 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] News from the PA Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs July 6

DMVA Digest
A publication of Pennsylvania’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
July 6, 2017

 DMVA News 

Tell Us About Events Or Jobs For Veterans: 

As a service to Pennsylvania’s veteran community, DMVA is committed to sharing notices from employers who are interested in hiring veterans as well as sharing information about veteran or military-oriented events held in Pennsylvania, via the DMVA DIGEST. We encourage you to submit your event or employment opportunity for consideration to be included in the weekly Digest. To submit an employment opportunity, please email [email protected]. To submit an upcoming veteran or military-oriented event held in Pennsylvania, please email [email protected] with the following details: 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 (required fee to attend, pre-registration, etc.).

 Around the State 

Veteran Farm Field Day: 

July 29, 2017, beginning at 3 p.m.
Heritage Farms, 426 Old Route 21 Rd., McClellandtown, PA (Fayette County)
For more information, or to download the flyer and registration form, go to Flyer.
POC: 724-691-1087 or email [email protected]
Troops to Tractors invites members of the military and veteran communities who are interested in agriculture, or who are current farmers, to Veteran Farm Field Day. Presentations on agribusiness plans, soil productivity, loan and cost share programs, and poultry will be presented. A picnic will follow the workshops. Come out and meet Sgt. Larry Daugherty and learn about his heritage pork and beef, and meet your fellow veteran farmers and agribusiness operators.

Warrior Community Integration Symposium | One Team. One Mission.: 

Flatware For Vets: Pennsylvania Eagle Scout Hopeful Teaming With Sherrill Manufacturing: 

For a Boy Scout, a culminating service project is one of the final hurdles on the journey to attaining Scouting’s most recognized and prestigious honor: the rank of Eagle Scout. Read more.

Graduate Students Take On Special Projects Benefiting Community Veterans: 

Samantha Schaffer and Tyler Patton, students in Penn State Harrisburg’s master of professional accounting program in the School of Business Administration, recently completed projects benefiting local veterans’ organizations. As part of a special topics course, the students assisted two organizations with creating bylaws and gaining tax-exempt statuses from the state and federal governments. Read more.

Pennsylvania Children Of The Wounded And Fallen Patriot Scholarship: 

The Pennsylvania Children of the Wounded and Fallen Patriot Scholarship is a one-time $25,000 scholarship awarded to the dependent child of a military service member who was wounded in the line of duty or died while serving with the United States Military since Sept. 11, 2001. For questions or for an application, contact Denise Ann Todero at 814-533-2481, or email at [email protected]

Wharton Executive Education Prepares To Educate High Performance Veterans Through The Business Foundations Specialization Series: 

The Aresty Institute of Executive Education of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is preparing to educate 50 transitioning veterans through the Wharton Online Business Foundations Specialization series. Wharton has partnered with VETTED, a new Texas-based non-profit targeting high-performance military service members and veterans for accelerated executive education to prepare them for successful careers in the private sector. Read more.

 Across the Nation 

Exchange Online Shopping: 

Military Exchange officials have verified over 18,000 honorably discharged veterans for online shopping privileges. Register.

Free On-line SAT/ACT Preparation: 

The Army is offering free on-line SAT/ACT preparation with no obligation. This is a great admissions resource used by a growing number of schools. Website.

On The Gettysburg Anniversary, A Cannon In R.I. Has A Story To Tell: 

Misfortune felled Rhode Island artillerymen during the Battle of Gettysburg as they tried to fire their weapon. The damaged gun sits today in the Rhode Island State House in Providence. Most people who come to the State House are there on business. So as they pass through security, they might not notice its treasures, including one of the cannons that sits near the main visitors entrance. Read more.

VA Secretary Shulkin Unveils World’s Most Advanced Commercial Prosthesis: 

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin, M.D., unveiled the world’s most advanced commercial prosthetic — the Life Under Kinetic Evolution (LUKE) arm — during a recent visit to the VA New York Harbor Health Care System’s Manhattan campus. The event also included a demonstration of the technology by the first veteran amputees to receive the device. 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]

Employment At State Veterans’ Homes: 

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs operates six veterans’ homes throughout the Commonwealth, providing a variety of job opportunities. Learn more. 

Lowe’s Seeking To Hire In Sales: 

The Project Specialist Interiors is a salary plus commission sales and design position that executes the Lowe’s interior selling model.
Apply now.
Contact Eric Kalet at 484-800-1229, or by email at [email protected] with questions.

Harlan Electric Company Hiring: 

Harlan Electric Company is hiring qualified journeymen and/or apprentice level lineman, equipment operators and groundmen to the local I.B.E.W. in Carlisle, PA.
Email [email protected] with any questions.

 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.)

Spring Creek Chapter Of Trout Unlimited Veterans: 

Second and fourth Sunday of each month through November, 1 p.m. to dusk
Fishermans’ Paradise, 1150 Spring Creek Road, Bellefonte, PA (Centre County)
POC: Jim Lanning 951-231-8000 or email at [email protected]; or Dan VanWinkle 609-203-5051 or email at [email protected]
Open to all veterans and active duty military personnel. Fishing gear, supplies, and fishing license (as needed) are provided.

Fleet Reserve Association, George L. Carlin Branch 1 Monthly Meeting: 

First Monday of the month (second Monday if first Monday is a holiday), 1-2:30 p.m.
U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, 1 Washington Ave., Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia County)
POC: Patrick LaRose, DC1, USN, retired, 215-535-2779, or email at [email protected]
Navy, Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard active duty, retired and veteran, welcome to attend.

Central Pennsylvania WWII Roundtable: 

July 6, 2017, 7 p.m.
Grace United Methodist Church, 433 E. Main St., Hummelstown, PA (Dauphin County)
David Tuck: A story of a Holocaust survivor to speak at the Central Pennsylvania WWII Roundtable

Veterans Town Hall Meeting On The Move: 

July 12, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.
American Legion Post 175, 168 Park Ave., Washington, PA (Washington County)
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System invites veterans, families, and the public to attend the Veterans Town Hall Meeting. Senior leadership and front-line employees, including experts from the Veterans Benefits Administration, will be available to offer on-the-spot assistance with individual questions and concerns.

Community Town Hall Meeting: 

July 19, 2017, 5 p.m.
VA Medical Center - 2nd Floor Recreation Room 1111 East End Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA (Luzerne County)
Veterans, family members, community stakeholders and the public are invited to attend the open forum discussion with the leadership of the VAMC Wilkes-Barre. Veteran Affairs employees will be on-hand to assist with information on available services. Please contact William Klaips 570-830-7042 with questions.

Sept. 6-8, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Early bird registration ends July 31, 2017
The premier three-day event brings together veteran-centered professionals from across the nation to share best practices, identify mega issues, trends and solutions in the veteran space, and network with the intention of solidifying future collaborative relationships.

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