LVMAC News:  Rededication of Allentown Center Monument Square Plaque Once Lost

October 11, 2018

From the Bethlehem Press (and ironically not the Morning Call):

“There will be a free public rededication of the plaque presented to Lehigh County in 1962 at noon Oct. 19 at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Lehigh County Plaza, Seventh and Hamilton streets. The event is sponsored by the county of Lehigh.”

For more details: LEHIGH CO. Rededication set for Oct. 19 | Bethlehem Press

For information on other monuments in the Lehigh Valley: click here.  If we have missed one, let us know.

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As of 11 October 2018

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LVMAC News: Funeral Benefits

October 6, 2018

A terrible subject, we know, but our guidance maybe of use LVMAC_Circular_w_Motto 2013 (Backgroundless)to you.  It is the result of some questions asked of us lately.

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As of  6 October 2018


LVMAC News: Social Recreational Confederation Speaks to Council

July 25, 2018

On 18 July 2018, Tom O’Rourke of Team RWB, the chairman for the Social Recreational Confederation — LVMAC’s newest coalition — spoke to update the Council on its progress of the program and to explain how the membership can assist it.

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LVMAC News: PA National Guard Chief of Staff to Speak at “Salute to the Troops”

May 10, 2018

The guest speaker for LVMAC’s annual “Salute to the Troops” Banquet has just been announced: Colonel Laura McHugh, who is the current Chief of Staff for the Pennsylvania National Guard will speak.

She began her career by enlisting into the Guard in 1986 with the 1068th MP Company as a supply specialist. She has held numerous diverse positions throughout her 31 year career such as Commander of its Recruiting and Retention Battalion;  Chief of the Service Member and Family Support Division Chief;  G1 (Logistics) of the Joint Force Headquarters; and Commander of the 213th Regional Support Group. Her most memorable assignment was her time serving as the Commander of the 131st Transportation Company from 1999 to 2004. It is with this command that she deployed to Iraq from February 2003  to May 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, earning among other awards, a Bronze Star.

They say she can also parachute.  Let’s see if she walks with a limp.  Come to the event.  Tap on the link above to do so.

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As of 9 May 2018


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 to the general public. Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


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