LVMAC Tidbit — Emergency Mental Health Care Extended to Other-Than-Honorable Dischargees

July 18, 2017

On 27 June 2017,  the  VA released its final plans laying the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with Other-Than-Honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.  For the older generations of veterans, the characterization of service was termed Undesirable.

Effective July 5, all Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers are to offer emergency stabilization care for former service members who present at the facility with an emergent mental health need. Under this initiative, former service members with an OTH administrative discharge may receive care for their mental health emergency for an initial period of up to 90 days, which can include inpatient, residential or outpatient care. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — TU Hokendauqua Fly Fishing Mini Event

July 17, 2017

Trout Unlimited Hokendauqua is again conducting a Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing event.  This time a mini-event on 27 July.  For more information, see below. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — Local Safari Club International Seeks Veterans for a Pheasant Hunt

July 17, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Safari Club International has approached our council to find ten veterans to participate in a pheasant hunt on 4 November 2017, all expenses paid.  As previously reported, the council has initiated work on creating a new coalition called the Social-Recreational Confederation.  Consequently, the effort to support Safari International is being handled by Tom O’Rourke, its chairman and the veterans outreach coordinator for Team RWB (which is coordinating this new program for us).

For more details, click on the flyer below: Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — New VA Gulf War Illness Clinical Trial

July 14, 2017

Recently the VA announced that it is conducting a clinical trial for veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness.  Since some our local veterans may benefit but do not need to travel to San Francisco to participate (all study procedures can be done by phone and mail), we have decided to spread the word.  See the brochure below for more details.

You may also find this page from the VA Office of Research and Development of interest on what has been occurring, and click here for the Gulf War Registry and other information on the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations.

Click on image to enlarge.

 

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As of 14 July 2017


LVMAC Tidbit — Rodale Institute Program Updates: May

July 7, 2017

Click here for the articles on veterans:   Rodale Institute Program Updates: May

Rodale Institute, a member organization, is a good organization to check out for its programs if you are interested in farming, especially organic farming.  They have tailored their efforts to help veterans (read the article on the Veteran Farmer Training Program) and are allied with other initiatives that benefit veterans.

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As of 7 July 2017

 

 

 

 


LVMAC News — Social-Recreation Confederation Posting to LVMAC Calendar

June 16, 2017

TeamRWB Potential Activities

As one of the council’s newest member organizations, Team RWB –  Lehigh Valley,  implements the Veteran’s Affairs Committee’s Social-Recreation Confederation business plan, we are posting on our calendar those events and activities related to this new initiative.  Currently Tom O’Rourke, chairman for this project and the Veterans Outreach Coordinator for the Team RWB Chapter,  is seeking out organizations to expand the number and types of recreational outings and social events which address the well-being of our community’s veterans.

More later.

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As of 15 June 2017


LVMAC News — Information Technology and Selected Impacts on Veterans

June 9, 2017

LVMAC Logo (Best Small PNG)The presentation below was given by Scott Gingold at our 17 May 2017 Council Meeting. Thought you might be interested. Read the rest of this entry »


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