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Veterans Angels, a 501c3, invites you to a benefit dinner featuring guest speaker and Jeanette native Dave Carey.
Mr. Carey is a Naval Academy graduate, Navy pilot, and former POW who relates his story to help audience members understand how prison-like as...
Join the Westmoreland County Veterans of War on Terror Friday, Nov. 1st at Ferrante's Lakeview in Greensburg. Guest speaker will be GEN George W. Casey, Jr., former US ARmy Chief of Staff and CG, Muliti-National Forces Iraq. Download the flyer here.
Foreign agitators continue to target American veterans through a complex network of fraudulent social media pages mimicking well-known service groups and brands, officials from Vietnam Veterans of America warned in a new report released Tuesday.
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...
Vietnam War 1945-1975 at Heinz History Center through September 22.
POW-MIA Vigil at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial, 4141 5th Ave., Pittsburgh. 1200 Sept. 21 to 1400 Sept. Rain or shine. Visit www.SoldiersAndSoilor...
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has made it easier to withdraw your contributions.
Effective Sept.15, 2019, the TSP changed many of its withdrawal rules and loosened the restrictions on when you can access the money in your account.
When the Navy called on women to volunteer for shore service during World War II to free up men for duty at sea, 102-year-old Melva Dolan Simon was among the first to raise her hand and take the oath.
Hear the world-class jazz band during their 50th anniversary tour at Soldiers and Sailors, Pittburgh. Free tickets via SoldiersandSailorsHall.org or 412-624-4253.
A new memorial standing in front of the New Kensington-Arnold high school will recognize and honor their service and sacrifice — in not only the past, but also the future.
Dozens of officials from various branches of the Defense Department will be in Pittsburgh on Monday with training exercises starting Tuesday and continuing through Saturday.
VA Town Hall: Today, Sept. 12 at 4:30 at the Greensburg Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Governor Wolf Outlines Plans For Lithuania And Poland Trip To Visit PA National Guard Members, Honor Tree Of Life Victims:
Governor Tom Wo...
Pittsburgh Stand Down
Saturday, Oct. 5. 2019
2934 Small Street, PIttsburgh PA 15201
Standown Pittsburgh is a day of free services for homeless Veterans or Veterans at risk of becoming homeless.
Donations accepted of: winter gloves...
If you are a Veteran in crisis — or you’re concerned about one — free, confidential support is available 24/7. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, send a text message to 838255, or chat...
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 236-bed state-operated center provides health care and related services to veterans and spouses who are disabled, chronically ill, or in need of specialized care. It includes 40 beds for residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
The annual open enrollment for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) begins Nov. 11 and runs through Dec. 9, 2019.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsSeptember 4, 2019
A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Military Share/Food Bank Sign Ups In Greensburg:
- Sept. 10, 20...
Discussion focused on three issues: the challenges of transitioning out of the military, how to connect veterans with the right services, and how to treat veterans in the criminal justice system.
Latrobe Area Historical Society is seeking photos and stories of local veterans of any U.S. conflict since World War II as it prepares a slide show honoring area residents who served in all eras.
Please see the newsletter for details and schedules.
Military retirees who paid annual Tricare Prime enrollment fees in 2018 or 2019 could soon see a refund check in the mail, thanks to a new change to how the system calculates their annual out-of-pocket maximum payment.
DMVA Events Calendar:
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs events calendar is regularly updated all the time with upcoming events for PA military and veterans. Just visit the DMVA website and click on Ev...
Guardsmen could soon have access to on-site mental health help at their monthly drill weekends as part of a partnership between the National Guard Bureau and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Join the Area Agency on Aging and the Westmoreland County Commissioners for the annual Health & Education Expo at the Ramada, Greensburg. Download the flyer.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9 am to 2 pm.
Operation Entrepreneurship for Veterans and their Dependents
Monday, October 28
8:30 am Light breakfast, Workshop 9-11
Free, but RSVP to 724-603-2093
See flyer for more details
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.
Saturday, September 28 from 8 am to 1 pm
Murrysville Alliance Church, 4130 Old Wiliam Penn Hwy., Murrysville, PA 156668
Free screenings for glaucoma, cataracts, skin cancer, blood pressure. Flu shots
Representatives of local Veterans Service Organi...
The county donated an acre, the sign was planted, landscape architects and artists are being consulted, and all that the board needs now is to reach their goal of raising $350,000 to complete the Westmoreland Co. Veterans of the War on Terror Monument.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 1-2:30pm - LGBTQ Veteran Support Group. Contact: Sarah Merlina, VAPHS Social Worker, at 412-216-3711 OR Abbie Lieberum, Readjustment Counselor, at 412-678-7704 for more information.
Wednesday, September 4th, 7-9pm - Women Veterans D...
VA modifies smoke-free policies at health care facilities to include workers
As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) commitment to a smoke-free health care environment for Veterans, in October, the department will extend its smo...
As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) commitment to a smoke-free health care environment for Veterans, in October, the department will extend its smoke-free policies to include employees at its health care facilities.
Join the Vietnam Veterans, Inc., as they raise awareness and remember all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.
Saturday, Sept. 21, noon through Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 pm. Saturday at dusk there will be a candlelight ceremony.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched a new mobile application designed to save Veterans and their caregivers time online.
It’s the war that changed us forever. The war that still haunts America’s dreams. And the war that left us with more questions than answers.The History Center’s newest exhibition explores one of the nation’s most controversial conflicts – the Vietnam War.
The Pittsburgh Office of Veterans Affairs welcomed its sixth director in five years this summer in former Navy Lieutenant Commander and experienced hospital chief Donald Koenig.
Veterans Appreciation Picnic
Tuesday, Oct. 1 4 - 7 p.m.
Youngwood Park and Pool,Pavilion #2, 801 S. 10th Street, Youngwood
Hosted by Rep. Eric Nelson
Please RSVP by Sept. 23, for yourself or any immediate family members who wi...
All VHA health care facilities will be smoke-free for patients, visitors, contractors, volunteers, and vendors effective October 1, 2019. Accordingly, at VHA health care facilities, by that date all designated smoking areas for patients, visitors, contrac...
“The new urgent care benefit is not a substitute for emergency care for life-threatening conditions. Veterans experiencing a medical emergency should call 911 or visit their nearest emergency department.”
On the waterways of our great nation, Veterans hardened from service and sacrifice, are feeling peace, joy and an emotional connection—often for the first time in a long time.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) began in 2005 serving wounded m...
The SBA’s (Small Business Administration) Office of Veterans Business Development can help Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their Dependents or Survivors access a variety of business planning and financial resources to c...
Of the 309 suicides among active-duty troops, firearms played a role in 202 deaths. (As a reminder, the Westmoreland County Dept. of Veterans Affairs, on the 2nd floor of the County courthouse, offers free gun locks to veterans. Call 724-830-3530.
The FTC, legitimate veterans service organizations, watchdog groups, the Better Business Bureau, states attorneys general, AARP have repeatedly put out warnings to potential donors to check out the groups claiming to help veterans.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preparing to process Agent Orange exposure claims for “Blue Water Navy” Veterans who served offshore of the Repu...
The SBA works with lenders to provide loans to small businesses. The agency doesn’t lend money directly to small business owners. Instead, it sets guidelines for loans made by its partnering lenders, community development organizations, and micr...
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the publication in the Federal Register of two final regulations as part of its new Veterans Community Care Program under the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthe...
Registration is open for the eighth annual InFirst Bank Veterans Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay, which will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Come out and run a beautiful course (it's a Boston qualifier too!) and support area veterans. All...
Year-round, and particularly during Suicide Prevention Month in September, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) empowers communities to take action to support our Nation’s Veterans. Each community across the country plays a role in suppo...
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...