Veterans

Wilkes-Barre Native Serves with the U.S. Navy Half a World Away

Posted by Navy Office of Community Outreach on

A Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, native and 1994 Lake Lehman High School graduate is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Germantown.

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Wilkes-Barre Native Serves Aboard a Floating Airport at Sea

Posted by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Watterworth on

A Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, native and 2012 Grand Army Republic Junior Senior High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

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Local Veteran Among Those Installed as Veterans of Foreign Wars State Leader

Posted by PA Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs on

The Pennsylvania Department of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) installed its officers for the 2017-18 program year during the organization’s State Convention in June. These line officers will provide leadership and direction for the PA VFW, which is the largest state VFW organization in the country boasting 80,000 members and 430 local posts.

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Lock Haven University Hosting 2nd Veteran’s Benefits Expo

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The public is invited to attend LHU’s 2nd Veteran’s Benefits Expo. Come out and explore all of the benefits and services available to our area Veterans and their dependents. You may also find opportunities to get involved to help support our local veterans.

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Military and Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame Welcomes Two New Inductees

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The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs today inducted two new members into its Hall of Fame, recognizing their exceptional service to the department, the Pennsylvania National Guard and Pennsylvania veterans.

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Warrior Writers

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Empowering Veterans Through Creativity

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Five Northern Pennsylvania Area Veterans to be Inducted into In Memory Program

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Ceremony in Washington, D.C. will honor Vietnam Veterans who sacrificed after the war ended

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Barletta to Hold U.S. Service Academy Information Fairs May 4th in Harrisburg, May 5th in Dallas

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Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) will host information fairs in Harrisburg and Dallas this week for prospective nominees to United States service academies.

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Factoryville, Pa. Native Serves at Subamarine Base Kings Bay

Posted by Lt. Lily Hinz, Commander on

A 2014 Lackawanna Trail High School graduate and Factoryville, Pennsylvania native is serving in the U.S. Navy at Subamarine Base Kings Bay.

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Why Being There Matters

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From the Navy Office of Community Outreach

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DMVA Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Recipients

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The DMVA has selected 10 charitable organizations and veterans’ service organizations to receive $350,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania VTF.

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Study to evaluate opportunities for public-private partnerships for veterans’ care

Last Updated by Chris Zellers, WVIA Admin on

The Senate adopted a resolution to study options to provide additional care for veterans, according to the proposal’s sponsor Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).

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Persian Gulf Veterans Bonus Deadline Aug. 31

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The deadline for submitting applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program is Monday, Aug 31. 

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Helping Pennsylvania Veterans Find Work

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A bill that would require state agencies to take into account service members’ military service, education, training and military experience for licensing or certification requirements, was recently signed into law. 

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