LVMAC Tidbit:  VA Updates Rating Schedule for Skin Conditions

August 22, 2018

“No conditions were removed from the new rating schedule for skin conditions. However, several diagnostic codes assigned to various skin conditions were restructured or revised as VA aims to have the rating schedule better reflect modern medicine,” according to the VA.  The new rating schedule for skin conditions goes into effect August 13. Read the rest of this entry »

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Forward Observer: Blue Water Navy Act Edges One Step Closer

June 29, 2018

LVMAC Poster Art 2005H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 [2018], introduced by Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) edged one step closer to passage on 25 June with a 382-0 House vote.  If enacted, the Act would restore eligibility for VA healthcare and disability compensation for Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: MOPH Truck Run Comes to Macungie

June 13, 2018
The Ford Motor Company in conjunction with the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), is giving away three trucks to amputee Purple Heart Veterans.  This good deed of caring for those who have borne the battle in their civilian life generally receives little attention in our area.
 As it happens, one of these trucks is stopping in Macungie area.  MOPH Chapter 190 (the Lehigh Valley chapter) and Bethany United Methodist Church (a local church which actively looks out for our veterans) are hosting a celebration event as a result.  You will get a chance to see the truck in operation and meet Justin Burdette, the Purple Heart veteran who was awarded the truck.

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LVMAC Tidbit: Pennsylvania’s Unknown(?) Educational Gratuity Program for Disabled Veterans’ Children

April 12, 2018

Since it is operated by our Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and not the Department of  Education, you may have never thought to look for an educational program for your children on their website.  Therefore, for those of you rated with a 100% permanent disability from the military or the VA — or  your spouse died in a war, you might want to know about this program.  Every dollar helps to give your children a better life.  We took this from their Transition Assistance News article of May 2018, verbatim: Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidtbit: An Unusual Opportunity Presents Itself for Our Wounded Warriors

April 2, 2018

The flyer speaks for itself.  If interested, act fast and no later than 15 April.

Antelope Hunt -- LVMAC-SRC 9Oct2018

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Forward Observer: Governor Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Awards for 2018

March 16, 2018

LVMAC Poster Art 2005On 12 March 2018, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 13 Pennsylvania county veterans’ affairs offices and 18 nonprofit organizations will receive in grants from the Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF), which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Local War Veteran’s Family Receive Specially Equipped Van

May 27, 2017

Result of Joint Lehigh Valley Effort with Recycled Rides Program

In a joint effort between the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council (LVMAC), Reliable Auto Body and the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program™, the keys to a newly refurbished 2010 BraunAbility EntryVan (wheelchair adapted) were presented to the Mescavage family at an 11 a.m. on 23 May at Reliable Auto Body, located at 967 Sumner Ave., Whitehall, PA.  Read the rest of this entry »


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