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


Forward Observer: How Good is the VA Healthcare System?

April 15, 2019

LVMAC Poster Art 2005These days many people are attacking the VA for its quality of care, especially those seeking to privatize the system entirely, as opposed to those wanting to improve staffing and access to care (which involves contracting out also).  Most healthcare systems in our vicinity would be found as wanting if held to the same level of scrutiny.  In many instances the problems are furthered by the competition for resources in short supply (e.g. medical professionals) versus the sharing of them — which is typical of other businesses.  Yet, not infrequently the quality of care provided by the VA (socialized medicine, incidentally) is superior; and the reportage on that quality (transparency) is currently unrivaled, frankly. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News: LVMAC Scholarship Announcement

April 12, 2019

LVMAC Scholarship Program

— For those from the Lehigh Valley —

Typical annual scholarship is at least $1,000 Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News: Salute to Troops Dinner Invitation and Memorial Day Parade Registration

April 11, 2019

The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council (LVMAC) and the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem are again sponsoring events in May to honor our local military, veterans and their families.  The Board of Directors cordially invites the members of our community and those still serving to participate in and provide support for these events: Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


Forward Observer: VA Drops Fight Against Blue Water Navy Veterans

March 26, 2019

Finally, some good news on this matter!  The Secretary of the VA,  Mr. Robert Wilkie, has just announced the VA will not appeal a January court ruling that ordered it to provide health care and disability benefits to our Vietnam War, “Blue Water Navy” veterans. 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 »


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