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Veteran's Affairs

Posted on: July 14, 2017

[ARCHIVED] News from the PA Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs, July 12

 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.

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 (POC) 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.
Point of contact: 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.

Georgetown Group Seeks Veterans Memorial: 

The Friends of Georgetown want to build a memorial in honor of the veterans from the small Beaver County, Pennsylvania town. “We are a very small town with the optimistic aspiration of raising enough funds for this monument to remember, honor, educate, and raise awareness of the part that the people of Georgetown played in the history of our country,” organizers say. Read more.

Out of The Darkness Walks Throughout Pennsylvania: 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is requesting volunteers to be the military point of contact for the following walks: Athens Walk, Elk County Walk, Clinton County Walk, Erie Walk, Huntingdon County Walk, Harrisburg Walk, Greater Northeast Walk, Sunbury Walk, Lewistown Walk and Greater Lycoming County Walk. The primary point of contact is 1LT Rose Brandberg, [email protected] or call, 717-821-4676. The alternate point of contact is SFC Andrew Person, [email protected], or call, 717-861-2593. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a civilian non-profit organization committed to raising awareness, funding scientific research, and providing resources and aids to those affected by suicide. Your role will be to assist the veterans, service members, and their families who come to the table with the resources. You will share what it is like to be in the military and how to support the health and well-being of all service members and veterans.

PA House OKs Purple Heart Plates For Motorcycles: 

Pennsylvania veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart may soon have the chance to display the designation on their motorcycles. Read more.

Plan A Visit To The Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum: 

Are you making your summer vacation plans? Consider making a stop at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County to visit the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum. Open Mondays and Fridays only from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Website.

Scholarship Aid Available: 

DAV Chapter 11, Dickson City, will offer a $500 scholarship to disabled veterans in need of higher education. Applicants must reside between Dickson City and the Simpson area. Write to DAV Scholarship Committee, 901 Enterprise St., Dickson City, PA (Lackawanna County), 18519.

Veterans Share Stories At Breakfast Club: 

Veterans and families gathered in Somerset County recently for the 2nd annual Veterans Breakfast Club. Read more.

Wearing Of Uniforms And Insignia And Misrepresentation Of Military Service Or Honors: 

The law was updated on June 27, 2017. Read more.

 Across the Nation 

Getting Homeless Veterans Tested For Hepatitis C: 

As a concerned citizen, neighbor and someone who really cares, she knew there was a large population of veterans who, for whatever reason, were not coming into the VA hospital to get tested for Hepatitis C. Read more.

Young Boy Devotes Time And Energy To Thank Veterans For Their Service: 

For the past two years Talon Hoyt, 10, of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, has paid regular visits to veterans to thank them. This week, while visiting the Kansas City area, he took the time to stop by the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Talon's passion for paying back veterans began with a television show. 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]

Governor Wolf Announces Creation of 65 New Jobs Through Expansion of EY Intuitive Facility in Philadelphia: 

Governor Tom Wolf recently announced EY Intuitive, a digital design and software group, will continue to invest in Pennsylvania by expanding its facility in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, creating 65 new jobs. Read more.

Governor Wolf Announces Expansion Of Tyson Foods Distribution Center, Creation Of 114 New Jobs In Schuylkill County: 

Governor Tom Wolf recently announced that the Tyson Foods Distribution Center will expand in Schuylkill County and create 114 new, full-time jobs. Read more.

FedEx Ground Is Hiring Package Handlers: 

Package handler job description: Package handlers load, unload, lift, carry, push, pull, bend, squat, and move packages of varying weights. If hired, package handlers will be required to unload approximately 1,000 packages per hour, or load as many as 400 packages per hour, at a fast pace and in varying temperatures. Package handlers hours fluctuate, two to five hours per day, five days per week – depending on package volume. Hourly pay ranges from $10.45-$12.05 – depending on shift and location. Apply.
Locations Include:
Clinton Smart Post (PTPA) - 2291 Sweeney Dr., Clinton, PA 15026
Greensburg (GRBG) - 2000 Labonte Dr., Hunker, PA 15039
Neville Island (PITT) - 2702 Neville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15225
North Pittsburgh (NPITT) - 300 Tomlinson Rd., Zelienople, PA 16063

If a veteran with a disability is interested in applying for a position in any one of the four locations in the Pittsburgh area, please contact Christine Weber for more information and further assistance, prior to application. Contact her at, 412-778-6044 or email at: [email protected].

Harlan Electric Company Hiring: 

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

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Is Hiring: 

The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for the following positions:
• Registered Nurse-Community Living Center, VN-0610-00, job opportunity bulletin #693-17-BSN- 1982179-BU
• Associate Chief of Primary Care, VM-0602-00, job opportunity bulletin #693-17-CP-1981496
• Supervisory Administrative Officer, GS-0341-11, job opportunity bulletin #693-17-CP-1982412
• Physician Assistant, VN-0603-00, job opportunity bulletin #693-17-CP-1983852-BU
• Food Service Worker, WG-7408-04, job opportunity bulletin #693-17-HB-1983696-BU
To search positions: Enter the title in the keywords field; Enter Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in the location field; and Click on the search button.

Waste Management Is Hiring CDL Drivers & Diesel Mechanics: 

On site interviews July 19, 2017 from 11 a.m.- 4p.m.
1224 Hayes Blvd., Bristol, PA (Bucks County)
Text WASTE to 51893 or call 1-800-220-5627 for more information.
$1,500 sign-on bonus for qualified mechanics!

 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.)

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall: 

July 12, 2017, July 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Penndel Memorial Ball Field, PFC John Dalola Ave., Penndel, PA 19047 (Bucks County)
Any questions call, 215-750-3634

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.

State Rep. Emilio Vazquez Community Health And Wellness Fair: 

July 15, 2017, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fairhill Park, located at the corner of West Lehigh Ave. and North Front St., Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia County)
The event will feature activities for children, food and refreshments, health screenings, exercise demonstrations, nutritional resources, and local and state agencies to educate the public about domestic violence and healthy habits. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will also be in attendance.
For more information contact Rep. Vazquez's office at, 215-457-5281

Food Truck Rally and Horshoe Tournament: 

July 15, 2017 noon-4 p.m.
Hatfield American Legion, 2100 Koffel Road, Hatfield, PA (Montgomery County)
Veterans discount photo ID card and discharge recording program. Veterans must bring their DD214 and photo identification (such as a driver's license) and will receive their Montgomery County Discount Identification Card in minutes on site.

Rolling Thunder Ride Gino Merli Veterans Center: 

July 16, 2017, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gino Merli Veterans' Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA (Lackawanna County)
Any questions, contact Lynn Oday at 570-961-4305

Annual Senior Expo in Swiftwater: 

July 17, 2017, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pocono Mountain Swiftwater Elementary Center, 135 Academic Dr., Swiftwater, PA (Monroe County)
More than 70 exhibitors from nonprofit and government agencies will provide information on the services they offer benefiting seniors along with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs mobile van.
Admission is free.
For information, call 570-620-4326 or email [email protected]

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.
Form more information, please contact William Klaips at, 570-830-7042

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

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.

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)
Point of contact: call Jim Lanning at, 951-231-8000, or email, [email protected], or; call Dan VanWinkle at, 609-203-5051 or email, [email protected]
Open to all veterans and active duty military personnel. Fishing gear, supplies, and fishing license (as needed) are provided.

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