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Women Veterans Call Center: 1.855.VA.Women (1-855-829-6636)
Are you a women who served in the military?Do you know your Veteran status? Do you have a Veteran ID card? Should you receive any benefits from VA, like the GI Bill?
The U.S. De...
The YMCA Camp Soles, Rockwood, PA, 15557 is offering a special rate for children of military.
Date: June 16-21, 2019
Rate: $220 for the week of June 16-21.
Other weeks are available with the price of $320. Use discount code omkweek19.
Download flyer for details. Make your appointment at 202-733-3324. There is no charge for this clinic.
"Journal to Normal: Women of War Come Home", the documentary, will screen at the Hollywood Theatre, 1449 Potomac Ave, Pittsburgh 15216 on Thursday, May 9th.
Free, but registration requested as space is limited: 877-926-8300 or aarp.cve...
Friday, Apr. 26 from 11am to 3pm, Veterans Leadership Program and Adagio Health will present a free Pop-Up Health Clinic.
2934 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201
Please see flyer for details and to make an appointment. Walk-ins also...
John Clark had been in Vietnam for about three weeks when, while out on patrol, he stepped on a metal stake that went through the side of his foot.
Adjutant General Reaches Out To PA Legislature To Support Gov. Wolf's PA GI Bill:
Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), ...
ANGOVILLE-AU-PLAIN, France — Long after 160,000 Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944, long after the war was over, long after France was rebuilt, the stories of valor never lose their power.
Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) and the Shell Oil Company are sponsoring a 1 day forum for any veteran/military member interested in opportunities at Shell Polymers, Monaca, PA or training/scholarship opportunities at CCBC.
Adagio Health with the support of Highmark Foundation is conducting 1 day wellness retreat for Women Veterans at 2 locations. Both retreats will focus on educational workshops on health & wellness, purposeful storytelling for connection & healing,...
After years of hiatus, a reinvigorated and enhanced veterans court — expected to begin operations by early May — will enable former members of the military convicted of crimes to earn reduced sentences.
A veterans court is a way to acknowledge that when the tour of duty is over, there are scars that remain — sometimes invisible and sometimes not — that can make it hard to just go back to the life that was there before.
Adjutant General Honors 171st ARW For Outstanding Unit Award, Discusses Gov. Wolf’s PA GI Bill:
Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMV...
Pennsylvania Rep. Chrissy Houlahan admits she never even looked into her veterans benefits until she ran for Congress. “I just never thought that I should.”
“It’s OK to seek help,” she says. “There is no wrong door. Whether that is a peer or a spouse or a chaplain or a mental health professional, it’s OK to seek help.”
IPS in Indiana is seeking mechanics, winders, mahinists, utility operators and field service techs.
Thursday, May 9, noon to 6 pm
See flyer for more info.
Thirty-one soldiers who participated in the Thunder Run mission near Baghdad on April 5, 2003, received the Silver Star for valor.
Got a tick bite? Don’t risk Lyme disease – Veterans enrolled in VAPHS can now request to be evaluated in the privacy of their home through VISN 4’s free virtual tick bite clinic. If you have been bitten by a tick, call 412-822-2222 and press 3 from 8 a.m....
Two generals and other current and retired soldiers will be among the U.S. Army contingent who will be in Pittsburgh on Friday to honor a Kiski Township man who died saving other soldiers’ lives.
Adjutant General Discusses Gov. Wolf’s PA GI Bill At PNGAS Higher Education Meeting:
Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), talked ...
The warmer weather has us all thinking of summer, sunshine and BBQ! So it is time to start spreading the word about our annual BBQ. You are invited to our annual FREE BBQ and Open House at our White Oak Vet Center on Friday May 24th 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. ...
Aryanna Berringer never dreamed she’d have to go to war to find a workplace where equal work meant equal pay.
Educational workshops on health & wellness
Yoga, Art therapy
Community resources for women veterans and their families
FREE to all women who have served in the military; breakfast & lunch served.
Register at women-vet-wellness-r...
VAPHS will host Veterans and counselors from area Vet Centers for a presentation and panel discussion on MST and the pathways to recovery Veterans have found.
Noon to 1:30 pm Monday, April 29
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive, Bldg 29, Learn...
Latrobe Bulletin--U.S. Army gear specialist Thomas McFadden shows Zachary Coughenour of Connellsville Area High School some gear during a Pennsylvania Army National Guard public open house Wednesday at the 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Armory in Mount Ple...
Ray Charley is going to bike a mile for nearly every year of his life. Every day. For 48 days
When they were young, they were drafted or enlisted into military service during the tumultuous time that was the Vietnam War era.
If you're like me, you probably wonder just what that document you get from Tricare after you receive any type of medical care actually is.
Sergeant Major Deborah Wilkins of Westmoreland County among the women veterans honored in Harrisburg Wednesday.
Of Local Interest
Greensburg-Born Civil War Hero To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Valor:
A Civil War soldier from Greensburg (Westmoreland County) who received the Medal of Honor for his heroism in the waning days of the...
The Department of Veterans Affairs will not appeal a January court ruling that ordered it to provide health care and disability benefits for 90,000 veterans who served on Navy ships during the Vietnam War.
There are many hardships our military veterans struggle with on a daily basis — trying to navigate through the tangled system of benefits should not be one of them.
Franklin Regional officials invite all Delmont, Export and Murrysville residents age 65 and over to the annual Spring Senior Citizen Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. May 1.
Army Reserve units tend to be small and widely spread throughout the country, but Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey hopes an app will help make those soldiers and their families feel closer.
Caring for a family member or friend with a chronic condition can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. The six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers training will help you whether you're caring for a spouse, parent, or friend who lives at ho...
Adjutant General Participates In Tree Planting Ceremony To Honor Fallen Pennsylvania Heroes:
Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s Adjutant General and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affai...
Herald Standard--by Amy Fauth.
With recent, significant changes to veterans' pension benefits, local veterans affairs personnel have been meeting with veterans and surviving spouses to steer them through the lengthy and comprehensive process of applying fo...
Paul Kennedy has made it his mission to educate Pennsylvanians about everything the American Legion does for its members and the communities they serve as the organization celebrates 100 years of service.
Veterans enrolled at VA Pittsburgh can call 412-360-6700 to make a routine Eye Clinic (optometry) appointment. No primary care referral necessary!
PA Army National Guard In Mt. Pleasant Hosting Open House March 27:
Anyone wondering what it takes to join the Pennsylvania Army National Guard will have an opportunity March 27 at the 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Armory in Mt. Pleasant To...
Army Staff Sgt. Stevon Booker didn’t have to climb out of his tank on April 5, 2003, but his unit was under heavy fire near Baghdad and he refused to hunker down.
Delmont Girl Scout Rebecca Schlisser was honored for receiving her Silver Scout award today in North Huntingdon at the annual Westmoreland Association of Township Supervisors' meeting, where she received their 2018 Youth Award.
Rebecca led the ef...
A free fly fishing event for veterans will be held near Stahlstown on May 11.
The event at Foggy Mountain Lodge Lake in Cook Township is for all veterans, including those with disabilities.
Rebecca Shissler’s 97-year-old grandfather fought in World War II, and honoring the military is important to her and her family.
Ceremony To Honor Local Vietnam Veterans:
Local Vietnam veterans will have the opportunity to be honored as the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War approaches. In a collaboration between Congressman Conor Lamb, who represents Pennsylvan...
Local Vietnam veterans will have the opportunity to be honored as the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War approaches.
Military personnel (active, reserve, retired) and their families can receive a special discount on select shows at PPG Paints Arena or can receive access to Premium Loge Box tickets that are not available for purchase elsewhere. To purchase tickets order ...
KDKA's Lynne Hays-Freeland interviews Westmoreland Director of Veterans Affairs on the recent suit by the PA Attorney General of an organization preying on veterans. Learn about reputable resource for claims assistance. Listen to the brief interview at ht...
Application forms for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available for eligible Pennsylvanians to begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2018, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell announced this week. The deadline to apply for a rebat...
Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.
Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in diffe...
FREE fishing for Veterans
Saturday, May 11, 2019
9 AM to 3 PM
Foggy Mountain Lodge near Stahlstown.
Veterans with disabilities will find adaptive equipment and facilities; all veterans welcome. Mentors on hand to assist fishermen/women of ...
Veterans’ affairs officials are cautioning military veterans to be aware of private contractors offering to process claims for them following the announcement that an Allegheny County woman was fined.
A restored Air Force P-40 Warhawk fighter plane will join the high-flying spectacle May 25-26 at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity.
January 2, 2019, Greensburg—Westmoreland County Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Administration (VA) are partnering to improve public safety in our communities by making gun locks available to veterans. Locks can be picked up at t...
Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates. Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represen...