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On Monday, a 10:30 a.m. ceremony marking the memorial’s centennial will take place at Trafford Veterans Memorial Park on Edgewood Avenue, featuring music from the Traf...
Tricare beneficiaries who fill their prescriptions at a retail store or by mail will see their prescription costs rise on Jan. 1, and enrollment fees for most retirees and their family members on Tricare Prime also will increase next year.
Mt. Pleasant Area graduate Noah Lynch was honored to escort his ROTC commander at Saint Vincent College onto Heinz Field for a special presentation during Sunday’s game between the Steelers and the visiting Colts.
DMVA's Gino J. Merili Veterans' Center Has Immediate Job Openings:
The Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center in Scranton (Lackawanna County) has career opportunities available for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides. Jo...
In addition to nominations, the veterans’ ministry also is accepting donations of food, toiletries and other everyday items.
The region’s longstanding support of veterans and active-duty military personnel will be on display again this Veterans Day as businesses, restaurants and fraternal groups offer discounted meals and services.
The first graduate of Westmoreland County Veterans Court will be recognized on Nov. 19. Mentors for the program are needed. Mentors work with program participants by phone, in person or during community activities.
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Events honoring Veterans are scheduled throughout the region.
Veterans Day Discounts 2019, Free Meals, Resources Exclusive To Veterans:
Veterans Day is on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. This Veterans Day discounts list will continue to be updated as the VA learns of more nationally available Veterans Day discounts,...
The SBA held a workshop in Connellsville this week to educate veterans and partner agencies about free resources for those starting or sustaining a business. staff from Seton Hill University's Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities, the Saint Vin...
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Matt Zamosky, director of Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs, will address those attending an early Veterans Day dinner Nov.
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Screening and panel discussion
Tuesday, Nov. 5th, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh PA
6:30 pm Doors open, cocktails
7 pm Screening
8 pm Panel Discussion
Veterans Crisis Line:
Veterans in crisis, or anyone who is concerned about a veteran, should call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and then press 1. Please share this phone number with everyone you know and ask them to save it in their ...
Military retirees and veterans benefits recipients will see a 1.6 percent cost-of-living boost in their payouts starting in December, nearly half of the increase they received last year.
“Our main mission is to create, connect and build communication between the veterans. You meet complete strangers and find a commonality. It’s an incredible way to instantly connect with others and maybe, along the way, fall in love with the process.”
Download and print the flyer here.
"I have no pain."
With those words, Air Force Veteran Nadine Stanford became the first patient at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System to complete a battlefield acupuncture (BFA) treatment.
When Gary Wuslich returned to western Pennsylvania for his uncle Brando Sachet’s funeral in December 2018, he began thinking about the veterans’ memorial stationed outside the former American Legion on Kennedy Avenue in Export.
U.S. military officials warned troops this week that Iranian hackers have set up a fake jobs website for veterans that targets servicemembers considering a transition back to civilian life.
DMVA Still Looking For Photo Of Pennsylvania Veteran 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 Washi...
Retired U.S. Marines Corps Colonel Nancy Anderson spent her career serving in roles from platoon commander through chief of staff of the 3rd Force Service Support Group on Okinawa, Japan. Join Colonel Anderson as she discusses the history of wom...
Fighting for Seniors presents "Responding to Financial Fraud and Exploitation"
Friday, Nov. 15
10:30am to noon
New Ken Center for Active Adults, 1039 3rd Ave, New Kensington PA
Please see flyer for more information.
Veterans will see a cost-of-living increase in their benefits payouts later this year, but it likely won’t be as big as the last one they received.
VA is changing electronic health information sharing options to improve care coordination and continuity of care
VA electronically shares the right information at the right time with participating community care providers who treat you, in order to help yo...
Calling all creative artists! Veterans receiving care at VA Pittsburgh can enter our creative arts competition to showcase your creative and performing arts on Jan. 29 and 30 at our H.J. Heinz III campus. Entries accepted Dec. 1, 2019 to Jan. 15, 2020.&am...
When Jeannette native Mia Harshbarger joined the Navy, she didn’t know she would be working on one of the branch’s most advanced helicopters.
Making the Connection: Trauma, Addiction, Suicide See the flyer
Sponsored by Westmoreland Co. Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force
Friday, Nov. 22
9am to 3 pm
WCCC Science Hall, Youngwood
Who should attend?
•Mental Health Professiona...
Fort Indiantown Gap Army National Guard base in Lebanon County has been added to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s growing list of military and industrial sites where the PFAS class of chemicals has been found.
Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) is not a new concept ---its roots were as a “Grossdawdy Haus” in the 1880’s when Amish families used them as a way to keep loved ones near home. Today it has enormous potential for serving Pennsylvania’s rapidly gr...
The annual open enrollment for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) begins Nov. 11 and runs through Dec. 9, 2019.
Find information on VA Shuttles between campuses, DAV van transportation throughout the region, and alternative transportation options in the guide.
More information is available on the VA Beneficiaries Travel website.