LVMAC News — “Salute to the Troops” Banquet Alive and Well

April 18, 2018

Who would’a thunk we would be doing this for fifteen years?  The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council is once again holding its “Salute to the Troops” dinner.  The annual banquet will be held on Friday, May 18, starting at 6 PM, at the Holiday Inn on Adrienne Drive in Breinigsville, PA.  The event is open the general public. Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

LVMAC News: New Employment Website

February 23, 2018

At the 21 February 2018 Council meeting — and among a gamut of topics including its Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS), the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for separating servicemembers, grants for homelessness efforts, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) — Mr. David Cummiskey, Assistant Director in Pennsylvania for the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), introduced the Veterans.gov website.  Although we are convinced personalized, pro-active point-of-service can not be overlooked or replaced, this website is a welcomed addition for beginning the transition to civilian employment or, for older veterans, re-employment.  It needs more marketing. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News: “Warmth for Warriors” — An Example of How the Lehigh Valley Can Care

February 8, 2018

Occasionally, a local business comes to us in hopes of reaching out to our military-veterans community with a benevolent idea of worth not tied to the need to improve their business — in other words, playing their part in supporting those who often selflessly defend us with an act of selfless community-service of their own.  Jack Lehr, Inc. is one of these.  Its particular focus is on helping those Lehigh Valley families where a spouse has orders for deployment with a year’s worth of  heating maintenance services at no charge.  The problems and impositions of call-up on the families of reservists are little discussed topics.  Jack Lehr “gets it.” Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News: A Little Advanced Notice on Our Scholarship Program

February 8, 2018

We want to ensure the word spreads of our Scholarship Program, which has some unique features to it.  This long-running program — our oldest — has helped almost 150 recipients since its inception.  We therefore ask that our membership help spread word of it.  We want to continue to find those we can best help after their return from military service in appreciation of their service to our community and society; and to help provide the quality individuals the junior officer corps of our military always desperately needs. They above, all others, have priority. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Help Us with a Spark Grant from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

November 1, 2017

Source: Spark Grants – Veterans Affairs | Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

We could use your help from 6 November through 17 November by the mechanism of voting on a Lehigh Valley Community Foundation webpage.  As an organization of organization with no paid employees, we do not ask for ourselves, but instead Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Red Cross Speaks to the Council

October 19, 2017

The Lehigh Valley-Bucks Chapter spoke to the Council at its meeting on 18 October on what it is doing for our military and, often, veterans in the Lehigh Valley under its Service to the Armed Forces program.  It is revitalizing its activity in this program in our area and asked for LVMAC’s assistance. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Rodale Institute Speaks to Council About Its Veterans Programs

August 25, 2017

On 16 August 2017, Lyndsey Antanitis from the Rodale Institute spoke to the Council on its relatively new veterans farming initiative. Read the rest of this entry »


%d bloggers like this: