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Posted on: May 10, 2019

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  • DMVA News
    DMVA Still Looking For Eight Photos Of Pennsylvania Veterans Who Paid Ultimate Sacrifice In Vietnam:To further honor and preserve the memory of our veterans for future generations, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. is leading an initiative to locate a photo for every U.S. service member who died during Vietnam. Please help find the remaining eight photos from one Pennsylvania county (Philadelphia). For information on how to submit a photo, Read more.
    Southwestern Veterans' Center To Hold Open House:The public is invited to an open house at the Southwestern Veterans’ Center (SWVC) at 7060 Highland Dr., Pittsburgh, from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 17. The SWVC is one of six veterans homes operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). Read more.
    State Armories, Readiness Centers, Keystone Conference Center Available For Community Rentals:Pennsylvanians who want to host a community function can consider one of 62 Pennsylvania National Guard armories, readiness centers throughout the state, or the Keystone Conference Center located in Annville. Read more. 

      Around the State
    Airman Provides A New Hope Through Charity:It was a period of formative learning. Tech. Sgt. Chris Fagan, 193rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron (Dauphin County), on the week of his fifth birthday, attended “STAR WARS: Episode IV,” during its opening weekend. At the time, he did not understand the impact it would have on his life, but his passion for Star Wars began at that early screening and would continue throughout the rest of his life and lead him to make such positive impact on many others along the way.Read more.
    Area Veterans Monument In Line For Improvements:Seventy-five years ago a monument went up in a local community to honor military men and women serving in World War II. Time has taken its toll on the monument, and recently, Altoona (Blair County) veterans gathered to announce plans to restore it. Read more.
    Central PA Family Of A Black Vietnam Veteran Finally Finds Closure:Family, friends, veterans and firefighters gathered on a bridge at the northern tip of Wildwood Lake, Harrisburg (Dauphin County). The fire company raised an American flag from the metal arm of a bucket truck, and cheers resounded as two people unveiled a new sign. For India Garnett, it gives closure to 53 years spent fighting to have her brother honored for his Army service and ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Read more.
    From Marine Corps Teams To Medical School Dreams:Erik Avis had no intention of going to college. Growing up in a military family, it seemed only natural to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation. After a couple tours of duty in Afghanistan, Avis was growing weary of the military lifestyle. That’s when his aunt, who lives in Denver, PA (Lancaster County), suggested that he apply to Penn State Berks. Read more.
    PA Brewers To Release Special Beer In Honor Of Veterans:Raise a pint to Pennsylvania veterans. Later this month, 20 veteran-owned breweries in PA will serve “Hurry Up And Wait,” a collaboration beer dedicated to veterans. The beer is scheduled to be released May 23 in time for Memorial Day weekend. Read more.
    Rep. Williams Appointed As Democratic Secretary Of The Veterans Affairs And Emergency Preparedness Committee:State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, was recently appointed Democratic secretary of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Read more.
    Scholarship Aid For PA National Guard Families Moving At Capitol:Children and spouses of service members in the Pennsylvania National Guard would be entitled to scholarships to attend the 14 colleges in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education under a proposal championed by Governor Tom Wolf. Read more.
    Veteran Moved To Tears By Honor Flight Experience:One elderly Korean War veteran broke down in tears when he spoke of his gratitude to the Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight organizers in Bradford (McKean County) for remembering all veterans’ sacrifices. The emotional testimonial was provided by Korean War veteran Charles “Bunky” Froman, who attended the Honor Flight luncheon at Bradford Area High School at noon Friday. Read more.
      Across the Nation
    A New Take On Mental Health:May is Mental Health Awareness month, which provides us with an excellent opportunity to take action to make a meaningful difference in our own mental health and the mental health of those we care most about. Read more.
    A WWII Veteran’s 100-Year Journey:William “Ray” Painter lives just 25 miles south of where he was born in Steele’s Tavern, VA, but it’s not the distance between his room at the Mayflower assisted living community and his birthplace that measures the man. His experience, 100 years’ worth, can only be defined by the things he values the most: family and service to country. Read more.
    Artist’s Installation Serves As Plea For Veterans:Art is meant to connect with those who view it, but for Scott LoBaido, that connection is especially meaningful. LoBaido is looking to raise awareness of the alarming rate of suicides among veterans, and recently he pushed that message in his introduction to a lighted installation in front of the local American Legion post in Laconia, NH. Read more.
    Financial Fitness, Build Up Your Bank Account And Avoid Scams With These Tips And Resources:Knowing how to secure your financial well being is one of the most important things in life. Financial capability means acting on this knowledge, known as financial literacy, by identifying your goals, making a plan, paying off high-interest debt, living within your means and building wealth. Read more.
    Guard, Reserve Benefit Nation, Employers:Michael Lewis, sheriff of Maryland's Wicomico County, says that when people join the military, the community supports them in that choice. In fact, he said, America's freedom and security depend on these men and women serving and protecting America's national security. "It's also important that we as employers encourage them to serve and do everything we can to assist them, even though it means they'll be absent from work for periods of time," he added. Read more.
    Massachusetts Man Begins 3,000-Mile Trek To Help Veterans:William Shuttleworth has seen the hardships endured by some of his fellow U.S. military veterans, and at 71 years old, he believes their cause is one worth a 3,000-mile walk. On May 15, Shuttleworth, a Newburyport, MA resident who served in the Air Force from 1970 to 1976, will take his first step in a cross-country trek. Read more.
    May Is Mental Health Month – The Moment When Recovery Begins:Life is made up of countless moments and in a veteran’s mental health journey. These moments may signify small steps or major milestones in the larger recovery process, when the veteran decided to seek help, responded to a loved one who reached out, or felt that things were finally turning around. One moment can make a difference. Get inspired. Watch and read more than 600 stories of veterans who acted on their moment.
    Meet The Women Helping The U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs (VA):Anyone who thinks the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is an old boys’ club, should meet some of the women running it. The VA has a long history of both serving women and putting them in a position to lead, and they are better positioned than ever to help women warriors when they return home. Read more.
    Task Force To Highlight ‘Forgotten’ And 'Invisible’ Women Veterans:The U.S. has nearly two million women veterans today, but Rep. Julia Brownley thinks many Americans never really see them. “Women veterans are too often overlooked, forgotten or feel invisible,” said Brownley, D-Calif. “We are here today to change that. Women have served in uniform since this country’s earliest days…but for far too long their issues have been unnoticed or ignored.” Read more.
    These Jewish World War II Veterans Would Be Legends, If People Knew Their Stories:In April 1943, the Halifax bomber that Wilfred Canter co-piloted was shot down on the way back from a mission over Stuttgart. Canter parachuted out into occupied France, breaking a leg when he landed. The only member of the six-man crew to evade capture, he was given food and clothing by a local family, then passed to members of the Resistance, who smuggled him to Paris, then Bordeaux, then over the Pyrenees by foot into Spain. Read more.
    U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs (VA) Launches Digital Campaign Encouraging Mental Health Conversations:In recognition of Mental Health Month in May, VA is launching “The Moment When” campaign, a nationwide effort starting that will feature veterans’ personal experiences with mental health treatment and recovery. The campaign aims to demystify mental health treatment, build awareness of available mental health resources, and encourage family members and friends to start the conversation with a veteran going through a hard time.Read more.
    U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs (VA) Leaders Kick Off National Nurses Week:Every day, the nurses of the VA provide exceptional service to veterans. May 6 marked the start of National Nurses Week, and VA joined healthcare partners in celebrating the 100,000-strong VA nursing corps for serving those who have served and for choosing a career based on giving back. Read more.
    U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs (VA) Wants Your Input On The Mission Act:1. What are the most important health care needs of veterans in your area now and in the future?; 2. If you were to redesign the VA health care system, what are the five most important changes, if any, you would like to suggest? 3. What are the top three to five recommendations you would make to help VA improve how it provides care to veterans who use VA health care?; 4. What changes, if any, would you recommend to how VA develops and modifies its surveys to veterans who use VA health care? Your responses to these questions will inform the strategic plan and surveys of veterans who use VA health care. To ensure your constituents' preferences and recommendations are taken into consideration, please respond to this letter via email to [email protected] no later than May 10, 2019. Please email [email protected] with questions or for assistance.
    VA Joins Local Officials In Celebrating Effective End Of Veteran Homelessness In Lexington, Kentucky:Officials from the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs (VA), joined the mayor and representatives of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Continuum of Care on April 25 to celebrate the effective end of Veteran homelessness in Lexington, KY. Lexington joins more than 65 other communities and three that have effectively ended veteran homelessness, identifying every homeless veteran by name and implementing systems to put them on the path to permanent housing. 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]
    A High-Tech Training Pilot Program, Is Now Taking Veteran Applications:Veteran applications are now being accepted for the Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) pilot program. VET TEC allows veterans to receive accelerated training in coding bootcamps and similar programs in information science, computer programming, computer software, media application, and data processing. The program is meant to quickly teach veterans the cutting-edge skills they need to work in the high-tech industry. Read more.
    Abraxas Is Hiring:Abraxas is hiring in Morgantown (Berks County), South Mountain (Franklin County) and Marienville (Forest County). More than 40 years ago Abraxas began as a single drug and alcohol treatment program. Today, Abraxas youth and family services is a national leader in providing treatment for at-risk youth and operates 23 programs across six states. Website.
    Allied Universal Seeks Veterans For Moon Township (Allegheny County) Location:Use your military skills and experience to land a security officer or security supervisor position in Moon Township. The service and sacrifice of military veterans is valued. Company core values mirror many military principles: trust, hard-work, and honesty. VisitPA CareerLink and search for job posting 13001273 or Allied Universal for more opportunities in additional locations.
    Berks County Director Of Veteran Affairs:This position serves as head of Berks County Department of Veteran Affairs. The incumbent employee is the County’s Veterans Services Officer (CVSO). The Director/CVSO through benefits assistants, advises veterans or family members about what types of disability compensation, education, home loan, health care, insurance, pension and burial benefits to which they may be entitled and performs investigations to determine their eligibility. Any questions email [email protected] Website.
    Governor Wolf Announces Headquarters Expansion, Job Creation Of National Hardwood Flooring Manufacturer AHF Products:Governor Tom Wolf announced that AHF Products, a manufacturer of solid and engineered hardwood flooring products, will expand its presence in Pennsylvania. The project is expected to create nearly 70 jobs at the selected Lancaster County project site. Read more.
    Having Trouble Finding A Job? Check Out This ‘Match.com For Veterans Employment’:When Col. Mindy Williams took her resume to a civilian recruiter for fine-tuning, she was told that it would “scare people.” Apparently, the Marine language she was using essentially “translates to ‘hired killer’ in military terminology,” Williams was told. As Williams learned, it can be very hard for veterans to explain on a resume how the skills they learned in the military are applicable to civilian jobs. Read more.
    Hershey's Ice Cream Is Looking To Hire Veterans:- Every Monday and Tuesday in May, 11 a.m.-Noon
    - PA CareerLink, 100 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA (Dauphin County)
    - Point of contact: Ryan Treadway at 717-920-7089 or email [email protected]
    Hilton Garden Inn Is Hiring Veterans For New Beaver County Location:Hilton Garden Inn is opening a new location in Beaver County and they need all positions filled. “Operation: Opportunity,” is a mission to hire 20,000 more veterans, spouses, and caregivers by 2020. With a company that values military experience, leadership, team-work, and dedication, Hilton Garden Inn has over 20 positions available with several shift opportunities. To apply, go to Pa CareerLink and search for Hilton Garden Inn.
    Houck Harrisburg (Dauphin County) Is Hiring:From roofing to roof maintenance, flooring to masonry restoration, Houck offers a variety of employment opportunities for those interested in specialty commercial construction. What began as a two-man operation is now a growing company servicing the entire mid-Atlantic region. Apply Now.
    Military Internship Program:Designed to help veterans return to the workforce, this 24-week internship can provide you with on-the-job training, financial industry experience, networking and personal growth. Veterans and active Guard/Reserve members can apply. To learn more, please call Vicki Dettinger in the human resources department at 717-771-9117.
    U.S. Representative Mike Kelly Veteran Resource Fair:- May 29, 2019, Noon-5 p.m.
    - Downtown Mall, 900 Water St., Meadville, PA (Crawford County)
    - Point of contact: Tony Digiacomo at 814-454-8190 or email [email protected]
    - All veterans, active duty service members and family members are welcome. Organizations and agencies from around the area will provide answers to questions and offer support.
    Veteran Affairs Community Outreach And Events Coordinator:Cumberland County is always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join the team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job Application.
    Waste Management In Need Of Jr. Diesel Mechanics In Bristol, PA (Bucks County):- Text WASTE to 51893 or call 1-877-220-5627 for more information
    - Requirements: Six months relevant experience preferred, must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and must have clean driving record. Annual tool and boot allowance and sign-on bonuses of up to $2,500 are available.
    - Waste Management has been recognized as Best Employer of Veterans, by the following Military Times Top 75: "Best for Vets Employer"; G.I. Jobs Top 100 "Military Friendly Employer"; and CivilianJobs.com "Most Valuable Employer-Military."
    - Apply. 

    Wegmans Asset Protection Is Looking To Hire Veterans:Wegmans commitment is to provide incredible service, to which the foundation is ensuring customers, employees, and visitors feel safe and secure while operating on their grounds. As a Wegmans security officer, you will be part of the team of individuals who provide a safe environment throughout the retail service center distribution facility. The security officers play a key role in maintaining the safety of the Wegmans grounds by being a highly-trained security professionals skilled in key areas of Wegmans Asset Protection. For more information, contact Molly Clancy at 585-429-3458. Apply.
    Hotels Hiring Event:- May 29, 2019, 10 a.m.-Noon
    - PA CareerLink, 100 Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA (Dauphin County)
    - Bring your resume and be prepared to interview for a number of full-time open positions.
    Waste Management Hiring Event For CDL Drivers And Mechanics In West Sunbury, PA:- May 9, 2019, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    - 1436 West Sunbury Rd., West Sunbury, PA (Butler County)
    - Text WASTE to 51893 or call 1-877-220-5627
    - Waste Management has been recognized as best employer of veterans, by the following Military Times Top 75: "Best for Vets Employer"; G.I. Jobs Top 100 "Military Friendly Employer"; and CivilianJobs.com "Most Valuable Employer-Military." 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.)
    Central Pennsylvania Vietnam Round Table:- May 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
    - Vietnam Veterans of America, Michael J. Novosel MOH Chapter 542, 8000 Derry St., Harrisburg, PA (Dauphin County)
    - For additional information, contact Richard Burton at 717-545-2336 or email [email protected]
    - Dick Baumer, from West Palm Beach, Fla., will discuss his experiences in Vietnam.
    Building The Bridge:- May 10, 2019, 8 a.m.
    - Penn State Berks College, Reading, PA (Berks County)
    - Any questions, contact Christine Brubaker at 717-272-6621, ext. 5726 or email [email protected]
    - Building the Bridge recognizes that veteran-centered, recovery-oriented care requires both active and ongoing cooperation with veterans, caregivers, family members, community providers and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) providers. Please join for education, collaborative discussion and workgroup sessions to further develop, strengthen and sustain working relationships.
    - Register.
    11th Annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day:- May 10, 2019, Noon
    - 1st Summit Arena, Cambria County War Memorial Lobby, 326, 1780, Napoleon St., Johnstown, PA (Cambria County)
    - Military spouses, past and present, are an extraordinary group of individuals. While their husbands or wives took an oath and signed on a dotted line when they joined the military, spouses were enlisted through the back door with the vows they took on their wedding day.
    U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs (VA) To Hold Veterans Info And Health Care Enrollment Fair:- May 10, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
    - Cumberland County VA Clinic, 5070 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA (Cumberland County)
    - Questions on what to bring to accomplish enrollment can be directed to enrollment and eligibility at 717-228-6000
    - The event will provide veterans with the opportunity to register for VA health care on site, learn about the various VA benefits available to them and speak with VA officials on any questions they may have. Veterans interested in on-the-spot enrollment should bring their DD 214s, 2018 income tax return and 2018 out-of-pocket household medical expenses.
    Second Annual Veterans Fly Fishing Event:- May 11, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    - Foggy Mountain Lodge, 117 Foggy Mountain Ln., Stahlstown, PA (Westmoreland County)
    - Please pre-register with Larry Myers at [email protected] or call 724-454-9345 no later than May 4. Registration is FREE!
    - Veterans with disabilities are especially welcome. Adaptive equipment and instruction will be provided. Trout Unlimited will partner with Project Healing Waters and experienced mentors will be on hand to assist individuals of all levels of fishing experience with both fly and spinning rods. The lake will be well stocked with rainbow trout.
    - Website.
    Gems Of The Military – OneSource Website: Resources For Getting Richer:- May 15, 2019, 2-2:45 p.m.
    - Register for this interactive webinar by May 14, 2019. Register. 
    - Military OneSource is pleased to offer this interactive webinar on topics important to you. You will be able to message your questions and comments during the events. Focused on resources to build wealth, tools for planning for retirement, accessing financial resources, all for free.
    Amish Outlaws Benefit Concert For Folds Of Honor:- May 16, 2019, 6 p.m.
    - Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA (Lehigh County)
    - Of the one million-plus dependents adversely affected by deployments, nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Since 2007, Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To close the gap, they are providing educational support to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
    - Buy tickets.
    Warriors On The Water:- May 18, 2019, 8 a.m.
    - Octoraro Reserve, 212 Spruce Grove Rd., Kirkwood, PA (Lancaster County)
    - We are looking for volunteers and/or donations of prizes. If anyone owning a boat would like to take our heroes on the water, we would greatly appreciate it. Anyone interested please call Jim or Gina at 717-529-2488.
    - A day designed for fun, food, fishing and relaxing! This is for ALL of our military, active, retired, reserve and both local and state law enforcement and their family. Heroes On The Water will be providing free fishing kayaks to fish with them. Paddle. Fish. Heal. Jim's Live Bait & Tackle will be providing FREE motor boats, row boats and additional kayaks (first come first served, no reservations taken). Free rental rods and bait. We will host a free fishing demonstration for those who are interested. Free chow provided! A pig roast, pulled pork, Gi's Chili, hamburgers and hot dogs, cold salads and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be raffles, prizes, *free kayak raffle (for Heroes & Warriors only), volleyball and corn hole.
    Maj. Gen. Frank H. Smoker, Jr. 11th Annual Foxhole Invitational Golf Tournament:- May 18, 2019, 8 a.m., shotgun start
    - Blue Mountain Golf Course, 628 Blue Mountain Rd., Fredericksburg, PA (Lebanon County)
    - For more information, contact Jamie at 717-813-7581 or email [email protected]
    - Four-person scramble, $280. Registration deadline May 8, 2019. Steak dinner included and prize giveaways! This event benefits the PA National Guard Military Museum.
    - Website.
    3rd Annual Cambria County Hero Hike:- May 18, 2019, 9 a.m.-Noon
    - The Hero Hike starts at the Nanty Glo Trailhead and will end at the Ebensburg Trailhead at noon, with a ceremony to follow.
    - Call Veteran Community Initiatives at 814-255-0355 to register
    - Donations are encouraged, but not required. Pre-register by May 3, with a $15 donation, and reserve a commemorative t-shirt. All donations are made to Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc., in support of our local veterans. Checks can be made payable to VCI and mailed to 727 Goucher St., Johnstown, PA 15905.
    Making $ense Of Finance:- May 18, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    - The Triumph Baptist Church, 1648 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia County)
    - Free noncommercial workshops to help with the unique challenges facing military and veterans in financial and investment decisions. Learn more about saving and investing, understanding credit reports and credit scores, detecting and avoiding financial scams and establishing financial goals and developing a spending plan. Free parking!
    - Register or call 1-800-PA-BANKS
    71st Berks County Armed Forces Day Parade:- May 18, 2019, 10 a.m., rain or shine
    - Point of contact: Diane Price at 610-413-0020 or email [email protected]
    - The day begins with a free buffet breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Reading-Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center on Spring Valley Rd., Reading, PA (Berks County) for Parade participants, volunteers, and VIP’s. Following assembly in Wyomissing along Penn Avenue, the parade will begin in the 800 Block of Penn Ave. in Wyomissing, PA (Berks County).
    - Facebook event.
    Keystone Base United States Submarine Veterans, Inc.:- May 18, 2019, 1 p.m.
    - Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, RR 2 Indiantown Gap Rd. (Rt. 934), Annville, PA (Lebanon County), memorial pathway section 24D
    - R.S.V.P. to Earl Gee at [email protected] (preferred) or call 717-580-4514
    - We invite you and your friends to participate in the remembrance of lost shipmates at the Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial.
    Army Heritage Days:- May 18-19, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    - United States Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Dr., Carlisle, PA (Cumberland County)
    - Each year the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) hosts Army Heritage Days, a timeline living history event that features several hundred reenactors from all eras spread out over the one mile long Army Heritage Trail. Decked out in period uniforms and weapons, these living historians will have their historical equipment and weapons on display and will talk to the public and answer any history questions. This year’s focus will be on Operation Overlord and World War II. They will bring back old favorites, such as the veterans meet and greet, lectures by notable historians, the kid’s passport program, and informational programs by the reenactors on the Army Heritage Trail. The event will also feature a used book sale in the museum store.
    - Facebook event.
    Veterans Family Fishing Program:- May 19, 2019, 2-6 p.m.
    - Fisherman's Paradise, 1150 Spring Creek Rd., Bellefonte, PA (Centre County)
    - Point of contact: Jim H. Lanning at 951-231-8000 or email [email protected], [email protected] 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 streams and watersheds healthy and protected. Equipment is provided if needed. This is a family fishing program for veterans.
    - Facebook page. 

    Veteran Town Hall:- May 21, 2019, 11 a.m.
    - Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Ave., Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia County)
    - Point of contact: Jonathan Hodges at 215-823-5916 or email [email protected]
    - Crescenz VA Medical Center is hosting a veterans town hall at the main medical center and invites veterans and family members to attend and get updates on VA health care, benefits and burial information. Leadership from all three administrations in VA will be on hand to provide updates and answer questions.
    - Website.
    Military Share Lebanon County:- May 23, 2019, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
    - Fort Indiantown Gap, Fitzpatrick Hall, Building 10-104, Annville, PA (Lebanon County)
    - Pre-register by May 9 by contacting Roxie Norris 717-821-4684 or email [email protected]
    - Registration is required for MilitaryShare distribution. To improve the lives of our currently serving service members, veterans, retirees and their families by providing quality non-perishable food items and fresh produce.
    - Website.
    American Legion Memorial Day Blood Drive:- May 24, 2019, 1-6 p.m.
    - American Legion Post 210, 315 North St., Doylestown, PA (Bucks County)
    - Point of contact: Sarah at [email protected]
    - Appointments are preferred. Register!
    Big Band Dance Set At West Overton’s Big Barn:- May 25, 2019, 5:30-8 p.m.
    - West Overton's Big Barn, 109 W Overton Rd., Scottdale, PA (Westmoreland County)
    - Any questions please call 724-887-7910.
    - West Overton Museums will host a World War II victory ball dinner dance to honor local veterans and raise funds for new education programs. Tickets for the Memorial Day weekend event are $40 and include dinner and two-hour open bar. Tickets for military veterans are $30, and admission is free for World War II veterans (with registration), says Aaron Hollis, the site’s director of education.
    - Website.
    York Revolution Salute To Veterans Night:- May 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
    - PeoplesBank Park, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, PA (York County)
    - If you’re interested in supporting veterans by sponsoring tickets, or you are a veteran and are interested in a free ticket and food voucher to the game, contact Ally Stough at 717-801-HITS or email [email protected]
    - Veterans will be honored during the game between the York Revolution and the Lancaster Barnstormers. Get complimentary tickets and food vouchers for the game courtesy of local businesses. There will be post-game fireworks!
    Seeking Participants For Military Sexual Trauma Focus Group:- Lehigh Valley Health Network, 17th St. School of Nursing Building, 1628 W. Chew St., Allentown, PA (Lehigh County)
    - If you are interested in participating, contact Marilyn Kelly-Cavotta at 610-969-2081 or email [email protected]
    - Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Veteran Health program is developing educational programs and services for female veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma. If you are a woman who has experienced sexual trauma while actively serving in the military, we need your help.




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