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A small study involved seven military personnel — five veterans and two active duty — who'd had brain injuries and experienced CTE-type symptoms, such as memory loss and mood swings.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJuly 18, 2018
Cabinet In Your Community Event Coming To University Of Pittsburgh-Greensburg:
Governor Tom Wolf cabinet officials fro...
The VA minimum property requirements for mortgages backed through the veterans benefits program can help determine whether the property you’re considering qualifies for a VA loan.
Military retirees should soon find a postcard in their mailboxes reminding them that Tricare's retiree dental program will shutter later this year.
Congressman Conor Lamb on Thursday was named ranking member of a newly formed House subcommittee that will oversee technology projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs, including its creation of a modernized electronic record system.
More than 130,000 veterans are receiving letters on how to apply for refunds of taxes they paid on disability severance pay dating back to 1991 — a minimum of $1,750 per veteran.
If you served in the military or know someone who did, and you reside in the 54th District, Rep. Eli Evankovich would like to honor you at a VETERANS APPRECIATION PICNIC:
Friday, July 20
Northmoreland Park Pavilion 8
280 Markle Rd
VA is excited to announce that service members and Veterans can connect to the Veterans Crisis Line using these simple words. The Siri function on Apple’s iPhone and the Google Assistant function on Android phones now automatically dia...
A Greensburg man is the 2018 recipient of the John C. “Ace” Mann Blue Cap of the Year award, one of the most prestigious honors given by the Pennsylvania American Legion.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJuly 11, 2018
Honoring Our Veterans With Special License Plates:
With the warmer weather and longer days bringing increased travel, ...
The White Valley AMVETS Post 85 Ladies Auxiliary will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22 at the AMVETS Post, 2100 Carolina St. in Murrysville.
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has formed a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) which will provide more access to the latest treatment options for VA patients with cancer.
State Rep. George Dunbar, R-56th, remembers the first time he saw James Bell's memorial to the Army's K Company, 75th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division , in Bell's Harrison City backyard.
The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed a new district commander Col. Andrew J. (Coby) Short on Friday.
Effective August 1, 2018, the entitlement available under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program will be reduced from 45 months to 36 months, but in October, the monthly allowance for eligible reci...
WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — A grand opening for the new “Patriot House” in Washington County was held Tuesday. The facility helps homeless veterans.
The Levo System retrains the brain to ignore noise by recreating each patient’s unique ringing sound. A recent study reported improvement after three months.
If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking about suicide, contact the toll-free, 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line to speak with a trained, caring VA responder. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Cha...
Those who have served honorably with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, The Women's Army Corps, or those who have served or are serving honorably in the US Army, the US Army Reserve or the Army National Guard of the US are eligible for membership.
Two Leechburg residents won top employee awards from the Pittsburgh Veterans Healthcare System.
Murrysville Golf Club
3804 Sardis Rd Murrysville, PA
9 am Shotgun Start (Scramble)
$80 per golfer
Hotdog and drink at the turn, dinner following at White Valley AMVETS, 2100 Carolina St., Export, PA 15632
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or 7...
Considering the sacrifice many veterans have made for the country, biking a few hundred miles to Washington, D.C., doesn't seem like such a big deal.
Events in Westmoreland County and nearby:
Veterans Town Hall On The Move - Westmoreland County:
- June 28, 2018, 6 p.m.- American Legion Post 344, 109 S. 5th St., Jeannette, PA (Westmoreland County)- Point of contact: Liz Zemba at Elizabeth.Zemba@...
Saturday, Sept. 22
8 am to 3 pm
State AE, 400 North Shore Dr., PIttsburgh 15212
Free breakfast, haircuts, lunch, hot showers, food pantry, ID Cards, reps from VA Healthcare & Benefits, more. See flyer for details.
Nonprofit group Military Connections is seeking volunteers as its members gear up for their annual sewing day, creating stockings that will be stuffed and shipped to military men and women stationed overseas at Christmas time.
Matt Zamosky of Unity was named to head the state organization that represents county veteran affairs offices
Matt Zamosky, MSgt, USAF Ret., named President of Pennsylvania State Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs
Greensburg, 26 June 2018—Westmoreland County Director of Veteran Affairs Matt Zamosky assumed the duties of the Pen...
The Bush dynasty added another member Monday: Sully HW Bush, a yellow Lab service dog for former President Bush. Sully was trained by America's VetDogs, which provides service dogs at no cost to veterans, active-duty service members with disabilities
MOAA wants to know about your experience with military health care and the TRICARE program. We need all beneficiaries to take an important survey. MOAA will use the data to help shape legislation directly impacting your earned health care benefits.
The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) need your help getting your top concerns and worries about this year's Tricare changes in front of lawmakers. http://survey.highroadsolution.com/f/1258254/5d3f/
Pittsburgh Magazine--When veterans returned from Vietnam, they didn't often hear the phrase “Thank you for your service.” But now, Pittsburgh veterans think people are learning to separate the war from the warrior.
Veterans enrolled at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System can now schedule routine appointments in a number of specialties without first seeing their primary care physician.
Direct scheduling gets Veterans the care they need sooner by eliminati...
WASHINGTON — Nine U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs were recently recognized for outstanding innovations in federal health technology at an awards ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
House plan to pay for a bill to extend Agent Orange disability benefits to 90,000 Blue Water Navy veterans of the Vietnam War will not continue to shield all disabled veterans from a funding fee.
"The idea of not wearing a uniform and not standing beside people who are willing to give their life for what we believe in, that's something I can't imagine. "
The act helps protect borrowers from the dangers associated with repeatedly refinancing their home loans.
Plan would streamline small business programs and enhance Veteran-owned small business opportunities.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJune 20, 2018
This listing is offered as a service to individuals and organizations to promote their veteran and military-orie...
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report yields several important insights.
The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara.
There is a moment in parenting when you realize that you no longer have the advantage, and you now know absolutely nothing.
A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
PA Women Veterans Survey Open Through Midnight, June 18, 2018:
The Wolf Administration is working to identify the needs and unique...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a new policy implementing the May 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending practices...
The Florida-based nonprofit that has partnered highly trained service dogs with 21 local military veterans will break ground in October on a multimillion-dollar dog breeding and training facility in Robinson, Washington County.
On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, President Trump signed into law the “John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Networks Act” a.k.a. the VA MISSION Act of 2018 (“VAMA”).
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has once again achieved high scores when it comes to patient satisfaction, according to the independent 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index.
The 2013 ACSI assesses the satisfaction of Veterans who have recently...
Changes are coming to Delta Dental plans. Please see these resources:
· New Delta Dental VADIP Plan Video
· Delta Dental VADIP Article
· Find Your Monthly Premium and View the Plan Options
· Find a Network...
Whether you drink coffee or not....
WASHINGTON — President Trump signed legislation Wednesday paving the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs and expanding access for veterans to VA-funded medical care in the private sector.
A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Residents, Family Members and Staff Honored During Veterans Homes Week:
Pennsylvania’s six veterans homes, operated by the Pennsylva...
The White House approved a plan for three federal agencies to provide more mental health services to servicemembers transitioning from the military, a population at increased risk for suicide, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday.
EVERY MONDAY | 1 TO 3 PMFEMALE VETERANS SUPPORT GROUPWHITE OAK VET CENTER2001 LINCOLN WAY | WHITE OAK PA 15131
Changing jobs is nothing new for Tim Vogle.After spending 12 years in the Air Force and a brief time in civil aviation, the Allegheny Township man in the 1990s transferred the skills he'd honed while maintaining aircraft to keeping machinery running...
Today the VA announced the Post-9/11 GI Bill rates for the 2018 - 2019 school year. These rates will be effective on August 1, 2018. The Montgomery GI Bill and Dependents' Education Assistance programs will see a rate change on October 1, 2018.
Pennsylvania Adjutant General Honors Our Heroes During National Military Appreciation Month:
Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and V...
Download the 2018 Guide from the PA Dept. of Military & Veterans Affairs, which includes information on a wide variety of state programs, benefits and services.
May 8, 2018
By Jason Roncoroni via Linkedin
I remember what it felt like to get that last stamp on my clearing papers. After more than two decades of service, the subtlety of that final act seemed somewhat anticlimact...
The Wall that Heals, a traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica will be coming to McKeesport this summer.Aug. 9-Aug. 12, the Wall replica will be on display at Jimmy Long Field in Renziehauzen Park in McKeesport.
Veterans and their dependents should never pay for help to apply for veterans’ benefits, according to the DMVA. Federal & state law makes provisions for accredited veterans service organizations to provide free advice and assistance.
Unlike other military benefits, the Tricare program has undergone a major overhaul. As beneficiaries sort out which plan suits their health care needs — and how much more they might be paying—here’s a look at how it works and what your options are.
May 7, 2018, Greensburg, The Latrobe Bulletin—The Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs department is making available a limited number of free flag holders to decorate Veterans’ mausoleums this Memorial Day. The holders are American-ma...
Navy Veteran Gene Bradshaw is on a mission.
Bradshaw served as an NFO during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, leaving active duty in 1997. Now he helps them put the puzzle pieces together of a ‘second career’, with a particular focus on strengthening networking...
Pennsylvania Offers New License Plate Honoring PA National Guard
Completes assortment available to Pennsylvania residents for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces
Harrisburg, PA – Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard have a new way ...
In the 1980's, contaminants were found in several wells that provided drinking water at Camp Lejeune, NC. See the flyer for eligibility info, qualifying conditions, and disability compensation information.
This year’s Benefits Guide will help service members, veterans & family members navigate some of the changes made to their benefits programs, and provide an overview of other offerings — military child care to moving help to home loans, and many more.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Hire Our Heroes have teamed up to offer training for Veterans in cybersecurity, in support of Veterans join our nation’s cybersecurity workforce.
VA Launches New No-Cost Training Programs
Programs Designed to Help Transitioning Service members and Veterans Develop New Skills and Credentials
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched two new no-cost training progra...Read on...