LVMAC Tidbit: Free Credentialing Program Available to Veterans

January 18, 2020

Want to get a foot in the door in the industrial field without a degree and relatively quickly?  Want to fine tune what you offer to a prospective employer?   Desire to work for the likes of Lutron, B. Braun, Crayola, SussexWire, Victaulic, Tesla, REEB, etc.? Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News: Businesses! We Need Your Help and Thinking

December 20, 2019

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, working with the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council and others, intends to create a formal Veterans and Military Affairs Council.  More immediately, it is in the process of making a baseline assessment of those chamber of commerce initiatives most needed.   It realizes it must get beyond anecdotal experiences to have informed efforts.  Therefore, as part of the assessment, it must conduct a short survey to uncover what problems — if any — local employers are facing in finding, hiring and retaining veterans as employees. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Battle Borne Launches Vet Peer Group

December 18, 2019

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Forward Observer: Bethany UM Adds to Its Military Veteran Family Support Services

November 25, 2019

LVMAC Poster Art 2005As we reported in a 19 September blog, Bethany United Methodist Church located in the Macungie/Wescoville area, intended to conduct two workshops to promote a better understanding of PTSD with the ultimate intention of starting a peer-to-peer support group afterwards.

As a result of those meetings, we have learned that the church has started two of these types of support groups instead:  one for male veterans and another for women, whether veterans or spouses or ‘significant others’ — which makes this group unique to the valley when looked at from a veteran’s context. Read the rest of this entry »


Forward Observer: Something for Other Veterans Organizations to Consider for Their Own Well-Being?

November 19, 2019

Momentum for PA VFW’s No Smoking Indoors Campaign Continues to March On

LVMAC Poster Art 2005There has been loads of talk these days about improving the well-being of military veterans and their families.   But without the well-being of chartered veterans organizations such as the VFW, The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America and others also being maintained, that prospect instantly becomes harder.  The veterans benefits we have today were largely hard-earned through these organizations. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Updated Eligibility Requirements for Blue Water Navy Claims

November 16, 2019

“The Department of Veterans Affairs will soon mail letters to Blue Water Navy veterans and survivors who were previously denied benefits. The letters provide updated eligibility requirements approved in the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, the paperwork required of a veteran or survivor, and available resources to assist in the claims process. The law says that veterans who served offshore of the Republic of Vietnam from 1962-1975 are presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange or other harmful herbicides. Exposure to these herbicides have been linked to a list of several harmful medical conditions: Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Veterans’ Trust Fund Notification of Funding Availability for 2020 Just Announced

November 12, 2019

We just received word that the period for submitting a grant application to the Veterans’ Trust Fund  this from the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  A Governor’s press release is undoubtedly forthcoming, but considering the short deadline,  looking at the deadline, we decided not to wait and are spreading the word now.  Please help us to through your networks.  See below: Read the rest of this entry »


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