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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Additional 16 million Veterans Eligible for DoD Travel Deals

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Expanded eligibility to use the Defense Department’s discount travel site, announced by DoD’s American Forces Travel and Priceline. Those eligible can find 40-60% discounts offhotels, flights, car rentals, travel packages and cruise brands.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposures

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VA understands that exposure to airborne hazards like burn pits is a serious concern for many Veterans.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Offices of Toomey and Yudichak to Join Forces to Honor Korean War Veterans

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U.S. Senator Pat Toomey announced he will partner with State Senator John Yudichak to honor Korean War veterans with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal for Korean War veterans residing in the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s 14th Senate district.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Military Share Food Distribution

Elks Military Food Share

The Norwin Elks,White Oak Vet Center and Westmoreland County Food Bank will host a Military Share food distribution program Thursday August 26, 2021,
between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Registration required by August 9, 2021.

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Ground broken for new War on Terror memorial

Patriot Park Groundbreaking

Patriot Park Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, will be located not far from where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field Sept. 11, 2001, after being hijacked by terrorists. Photo credit: Renatta Signorini

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Veterans Appreciation Drive-Thru for Veterans of the 54th District

54th District Veterans Drive-Through Appreciation Lunch with Rep Bob Brooks

A box lunch will be distributed to veterans and a guest. RSVP by August 2, 2021

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

3rd Annual OVN Fallen Heroes Run

3rd Annual Fallen Heroes Run

This year's ride honors members of the US Army 14th Qtr Masters KIA during Desert Storm.

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Other Than Honorable Discharge?

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If your discharge related to the following, you can be considered for discharge upgrade:
• Mental Health Conditions, including PTSD
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Sexual Assault/Harassment (Military Sexual Trauma)
• Sexual Orientation (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell)

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Volunteer DAV Van Drivers Urgently Needed

Volunteer DAV Van Drivers Needed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Matthew Zamosky, Director of Veterans AffairsWestmoreland County724.830.3530   mzamosky@co.westmoreland.pa.us

Greensburg, May 20, 2021—Volunteer van drivers are urgently needed for Westmoreland County’s veterans’ free...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 17, 2021

How to Confirm Individual Helping File Your VA Claim is Accredited by US Dept of Veterans Affairs

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The Accreditation Search Index, provides state-by-state contact information, as well as a downloadable list, of Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives, attorneys and claims agents who stand ready to assist with preparing VA claims in an ethic...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 15, 2021

2020 Annual Report for VA Healthcare VISN 4

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In this report, read stories of a caring, professional staff who overcame COVID-19’s challenges to keep Veterans safe while continuing to provide the excellent care they earned and deserve.

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Virtual Treatment for Veterans Dealing with Substance Use

Teletherapy for Veterans

Veteran and First Responder (VFR) Healthcare has partnered with PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide Intensive Outpatient Treatment via telehealth for substance use disorder specifically designed for Veterans and their families.

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Veterans: Stay Safe From COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

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Criminals continue to capitalize on coronavirus pandemic

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Twin Enemies Vex U.S. Troops: Fraud and Identity Theft

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Active-duty personnel, veterans and reserve forces targeted by scammers

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Delays in Obtaining Military Documents for Eligibility Determinations

Dear Funeral Directors:

We are asking for your assistance. As you may be aware, the government’s primary repository for military personnel records, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), has been closed to the public since March due to the...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Reminder for Veterans to Review, Update Benefits They Have Earned

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All veterans should occasionally check with an accredited veteran service officer to see if changes in a veteran’s circumstances or changes to benefit policies may have modified the programs they are eligible to receive

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

War Related Illness and Injury Study Center

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War Related Illness and Injury Study CenterClick on the link below for more info.


Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Military Medals

Search our Unclaimed Property database for
military decorations from various conflicts.

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