LVMAC Tidbit: VA Announces Final Community Care Regulations

June 6, 2019

 

On 5 June 2019, the VA finally announced the new rules of the game for three vital services under the MISSION Act of 2018: Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Park Service Offers Free Lifetime Access Passes to Disabled Veterans

May 23, 2019

Veterans with a service-connected disability rating can enter federal parks for free with a Lifetime National Parks Access Pass, which is not not hard to get.  Those with a disability rating of 10 per cent or higher are eligible.  Good for entry into over 400 national parks and  2,000 recreation sites across the country, the Lifetime Access Pass is the National Park Service’s  way of saying thank you to our veterans for their service and sacrifices. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Women Veterans’ Healthcare

May 9, 2019

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The above, recent flyer from Lebanon VA Medical Center provides us the opportunity to remind our local women veterans that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has improved its women’s health program substantially over the last few years.  It is not a perfect system, but it is an improved one.  The more advanced VA Medical Centers, such as in Lebanon and Philadelphia, have their own women-specific clinics.  For Wilkes-Barre VAMC, which serves the majority of our women veterans using VA healthcare, click here to find out what is offered, for the women’s program manager, and about its women’s clinic on the second floor of the hospital, though not listed in its directory of services.

Women veterans, considering the changes in progress as a result of the Mission Act and the high cost of private medical care, ought to investigate this program if they have not.

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As of 9 May 2019
Updated 10 May 2019


LVMAC Tidbit: A Tribute to the Vietnam War Veteran

April 17, 2019

One of the best tributes to the real Vietnam War veteran, to include those of other nations who fought beside them, we have seen. It is about who they really were, what they did, and how they have and continue to sacrifice for our benefit:

And think of it, ten percent of their generation served in comparison to one percent or less now. Speaks to the scale of the “conflict” in comparison to those which followed. Incidentally, estimates for those who served in World War II range between 9 and 11 percent of all Americans (more than one generation).

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As of 17 April 2019


LVMAC Tidbit: Veterans Employment Representative Position Opens in the Valley

April 2, 2019

DLI LogoFinally, after months and months of delay, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is advertising openly for someone to replace the Disabled Veterans Opportunity Program Counselor lost at the Lehigh Valley CareerLink in August 2018, due to retirement.  If you are a veteran and wish to help our community’s veterans, and their spouses in certain instances, in gaining secure and good-paying employment upon return from service and for other reasons, this may be one of the best ways to do it.   These civil service positions are federally funded under the U.S. Department of Labor’s US VETS program.  Below are the details provided by Doug Monroe, the remaining veterans employment representative at the CareerLink: Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: CACLV Offers Home Upgrade Services to Veterans

March 12, 2019

If you are a veteran in need of home repair or adaptation and reside in Northampton County — but not within the city limits of Bethlehem and Easton — the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV) may be a good option for you, especially if you do not qualify for a VA home adaptation program.  CACLV is specifically reaching out to veterans.  Do not procrastinate.  This offer may wrap up by June of this year. Read below. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: 2019 National Vietnam War Veterans Day Announcement

March 8, 2019

Two years ago, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act into law. That Act designates every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It was March 29, 1973, when the last of our combat troops left Vietnam and, argumentatively, the day the last American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam came home.

Vietnam War Veterans Day is part of our nation’s ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Source: 2019 National Vietnam War Veterans Day – VAntage Point

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As of 8 March 2019


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