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Phone scammers posing as state Department of Revenue employees are targeting senior citizens and people with disabilities in an effort to obtain people’s bank information, according to the state agency.
Caring for someone with a chronic condition is physically, emotionally, and financially draining. The Area Agency on Aging offers a 6-week class on self-care and empowerment, helping you take care of yourself while caring for others. Caregivers benefit fr...
Veterans Leadership Program invites women veterans and women veteran service providers to a free luncheon Friday, June 28th from 11 am to 12 pm at VLP. 2834 Smallman St, Pittsburgh. 15201. Childcare will be provided. RSVP to Patti at 4...
The United States Army 28th Infantry Division Band is slated to play at Hempfield Park next week.The free performance will be at 7 p.m. June 28 at Hempfield Park’s amphitheater. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Fort Indiantown Gap Announces Free Guided 2019 Tours Of Rare Regal Fritillary Butterfly Habitat:
This July, visitors are invited to see the only population of regal fritillary butterflies in the eastern United States ...
Veteran Summer Stand Down:
- June 29, 2019, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.- Veterans Place Service Center, 945 Washington Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA (Allegheny County)- For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org - Free a...
The Department of Veterans Affairs now has a policy requiring veterans in wheelchairs to switch to ones provided by the facility during emergency room visits to make sure they're not hiding guns, a top VA official testified Tuesday.
All 172 VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) provide Same-Day Mental Health Care services. If a Veteran is in crisis or has another need for mental health care right away, he or she will receive immediate attention from a health care professional.
The unassuming house at 401 Pearl St. in Butler looks much like its neighbors: three stories high and built circa 1900s. But this house is being transformed into a much-needed resource, thanks to the vision of one veteran.
A group of 200-to-250 members of the Marine Corps League of Pennsylvania are expected to descend upon the Greensburg area next week for the organization’s 74th annual convention.
Ray Charley biked 2,000 miles to prepare for his 3,048-mile, 48-day trek across the United States.The 14 cyclists in Charley’s group raised money for different veteran charities. Charley raised money for Feherty’s Troops First Foundation.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is outlawing smoking, vaping and other forms of tobacco use at its health care facilities across the country in an effort to better treat and protect patients, the agency announced Monday.
Dr. Arthur Duppstadt owes most of his life to the French.The now-retired optometrist from Leechburg was 19 when his P-51 Mustang, a single-seat fighter plane, was shot down during World War II in Nazi- occupied France.
“I was just a small town girl who got to get out and see the world,” said Wilkins, 48, a former Ligonier resident.
More than 53,000 disabled veterans may be owed refunds totaling about $189 million in home loan fees they were incorrectly charged by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to estimates from the VA Inspector General.
Hempfield artist and Vietnam veteran Jack Otto will have his patriotic artwork featured at Feathers Artist Market in Irwin during the month of July.
On the night of June 5, 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote a letter of apology. He knew history was watching.
Warren Goss will never forget the rigorous training he went through in England leading up to the D-Day invasion.
Particularly what it didn’t prepare him for.
DMVA Still Looking For Seven 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 leadin...
This program, from the National Library Service (NLS) and the Library of Congress, provides talking books, audio magazines, and digital talking-book players free of charge.
Any honorably discharged Veteran who is blind, has low vision, or a disab...
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...
Call Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs at 724-830-3050 to learn about becoming a volunteer driver. Find information on DAV van service from Westmoreland County to VA Pittsburgh medical appointments at https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/1290/DA...
Army veteran Sami Erbecker stopped her car on a bridge last month and got out of the vehicle because, she said, “I was going to jump.” Her dog Angel blocked her. “I got back in the car and went home because I could not leave Angel behind.”
Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to honor the troops who risked and sacrificed their lives 75 years ago on D-Day, a bloody but ultimately triumphant turning point in World War II.
"As a physician in the U.S. Air Force, I became addicted to prescription pain pills following a routine hernia repair surgery. I’m now celebrating 19 years in recovery; and, I’m here to tell you that there is hope."
Smithton’s American Legion and volunteer fire department are joining forces to put on a community street fair that will feature a free concert by local country artist Chris Higbee July 13.
Trumpeter John Massari of South Greensburg can’t say for certain how many times he’s performed taps with the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard in Greensburg.
Thirty recent recruits with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard detachment in Hempfield completed a march with a mission Saturday.
Debby Griffith MacSwain had only been in Vietnam for a couple of weeks when she was asked by a surgeon to hold the hand of a soldier who was about to die.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is approaching next Friday “just another day at VA” and not potentially one of the most transformative and disruptive moments for the veterans health system in decades.
When congress signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act last year,100% service connected disabled Veterans became eligible for Space Available Travel.
Westmoreland County Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking volunteer van drivers to transport Westmoreland County veterans to VA medical appointments in Pittsburgh. Volunteer drivers operate the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) van service &a...
VA Pittsburgh is looking for volunteers for the Red Coat Ambassador program to support Veterans and their families by helping them during visit to VA medical facilities. Ambassadors are stationed near medical entrances to greet patients and dire...
Annville, PA – With the warmer weather and longer summer days bringing increased travel, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) suggests an Honoring Our Veterans or the new Honoring our Women Veterans licen...
Have you checked your mailbox lately for news from the Department of Veterans Affairs? Veterans around the country have started receiving a letter and brochure from the VA updating them on major changes coming to health care access.
Armories, Keystone Conference Center Available For 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...
A World War II veteran from Washington Township has received a long overdue honor for a stellar service.
Three quarters of a century ago, Felix Lisovich was living day-to-day as a World War II combat medic tending to wounded soldiers in the Philippines, dodging kamikaze attacks from Japanese fighter planes, joining in jungle patrols.
WASHINGTON — In recognition of “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reaffirm its &...
Now 75, he recalled those losses Monday as he delivered the keynote address at a Memorial Day service organized by the Greensburg Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
“Thanks for your service!” shouted a young boy with a toothy grin from the backseat of a car driving by along Leechburg Road, minutes after the city’s annual Memorial Day parade came to an end at noon Monday.
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When Colten Oakes, a Franklin Regional senior, got his camera out at the traveling Vietnam War memorial in Murrysville Community Park, he couldn’t help thinking of his grandfather, whose dog tags were hanging around Oakes’s neck.
A 96 year-old Belle Vernon man will be honored next week for his service as a World War II combat medic in a campaign to liberate the Philippines.
When a trip to New York City fell through, Burrell High School students decided to donate $1,000 they raised for the outing — along with their free labor — for a much-needed sprucing up of Lower Burrell’s Veterans Central Park on Monday.
During the festivities this Saturday honoring the late Sgt. Jason M. McClary at the Allegheny Township War Memorial, Kiski Area students will be signing up area veterans and the families of late veterans for inclusion on the Kiski Area Veterans Website.
Hard work combined with community service were responsible for Norwin High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC program earning the second-highest recognition from the Air Force’s Junior ROTC, officials with the program said.
Westmoreland County’s director of Veterans Affairs is reminding veterans that applying for benefits should never come with a fee.
If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise.
Annville, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) reminded veterans and their dependents that they should never pay for assistance to apply for veterans’ benefits. Federal and state laws make provisions...
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced May 13 that Veterans who qualify for a VA Home Loan funding fee waiver are now being notified in their home loan eligibility certificate and disability compensation award letter.
Adjutant General Addresses State VFW Annual Loyalty Day Event:
Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s Adjutant General and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), spoke about loyalty...
New staff announcements, Employment conference, Upcoming events, Employer spotlight, Hot Jobs list--all in the CareerLink Chronicle
Fierce Loyalty: Safety Plan
This video can help veterans and their loved ones understand the importance of creating a safety plan tailored to individual or family needs that can support someone in the home who may be in crisis. The video tells the story of...
Military personnel and Veterans who need help or support can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, press 1. Or, text 838255.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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...