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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Jeannette couple raising money to adorn veterans’ graves through Wreaths Across America

Jeannette couple fundraise for Jeannette Wreaths Across America project

As long as the fundraising goal is met, the wreaths will be laid at the Altman Road cemetery at noon on Dec. 19. Volunteers are needed to help unload the wreaths in the days before the event and place them at grave sites.

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Virtual Veterans Experience Action Center (V-VEAC)

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) invites all Pennsylvania Veterans to register for the Virtual Veterans Experience Action Center (V-VEAC) being held October 21-23, 2020 to assist Veterans on VA benefits, healthcare, and other services.

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

March is Women Veterans Month

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Attention ALL Women Veterans in Pennsylvania! Please join us for a weekend of fellowship, camaraderie, and informational workshops by, for, and about women veterans—and the issues that matter and impact them directly. Preregistration is required...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Second Lady Karen Pence Visits Pittsburgh To Learn About Beekeeping Training Program For Vets

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Second Lady Karen Pence, alongside Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, visited the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System in O’Hara Township to discuss veteran suicide prevention before ending the day at Forever Heart Farm in Moon Township.

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Updated Office Hours

COVID-19 related update

June 29, 2020

Due to COVID 19 the Westmoreland County Department of Veteran Affairs office will not be offering in-person services until further notice.  Our office is open to pick up and drop off paperwork, recorded military discharges, etc. We r...

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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: March 23, 2020

Veterans' GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic

President Trump signed into law S. 3503, March 21, which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices closed to the public starting March 19

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Regional offices will remain open, but no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. This decision protects older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

New Procedures at VA National Cemeteries due to COVID-19

All Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemeteries are open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals. However, the National Cemetery Administration is continuing to adjust its services in light of the best pra...

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Veteran's Affairs
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.


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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Blue Water NAVY Communications Toolkit

Please follow the links below for more information on the NAVY Blue Water Act.

Blue Water Navy Communications Toolkit

NAVY Blue Water Topline Report

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Having a VA Disability Rating Doesn't Prevent You from Serving in the Military

There are many myths about having a Department of Veterans Affairs' disability rating and serving in the military. The most common is that, if you have a VA disability rating, you can never serve in the military again.

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Military Medals

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

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