LVMAC Tidbit: August 16 Webinar to Empower Military Parents

August 14, 2018

[Editor’s Note: This is what is what used to be called a “late wire” before the days of high technology, but here it goes …  hoping this reaches you, if it applies, in time.]

Growing up as a military child has both its advantages and difficulties; and the military services have always depended upon stable families to help ensure unit readiness. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Community and Family Policy has partnered with Penn State University’s Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness to implement what is called the THRIVE Initiative in yet another effort to empower military parents as they nurture their children. Read the rest of this entry »

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LVMAC Tidbit: Department of Defense Toys with “Forever” GI Bill Dependent Benefits

July 21, 2018

Pentagon Announces Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill

Washington D.C., 12 July 2018:  The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to department policy on the transfer by service members in the Uniformed Services of“Post-9/11 GI Bill” educational benefits to eligible … Read the rest of this entry »


Forward Observer: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence Comes to Allentown and Easton

June 30, 2018
LVMAC Poster Art 2005Annually, Zion UCC (see flyer) annually reads the Declaration of Independence at a Sunday Service.  It serves as a reminder of how special a nation we are, and how blessed we are to have our liberties and freedoms — though we often take them for granted in our our workaday lives.  Easton also does this on July 8, the day in 1776 the Declaration was first read in this area.  At the time, Easton was the seat of county government for what are now Lehigh and Northampton counties.  Both events are worth the trip, for they cause us to think on how the Declaration of Independence came about.

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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 News: A Little Advanced Notice on Our Scholarship Program

February 8, 2018

We want to ensure the word spreads of our Scholarship Program, which has some unique features to it.  This long-running program — our oldest — has helped almost 150 recipients since its inception.  We therefore ask that our membership help spread word of it.  We want to continue to find those we can best help after their return from military service in appreciation of their service to our community and society; and to help provide the quality individuals the junior officer corps of our military always desperately needs. They above, all others, have priority. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Help Us with a Spark Grant from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

November 1, 2017

Source: Spark Grants – Veterans Affairs | Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

We could use your help from 6 November through 17 November by the mechanism of voting on a Lehigh Valley Community Foundation webpage.  As an organization of organization with no paid employees, we do not ask for ourselves, but instead Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Red Cross Speaks to the Council

October 19, 2017

The Lehigh Valley-Bucks Chapter spoke to the Council at its meeting on 18 October on what it is doing for our military and, often, veterans in the Lehigh Valley under its Service to the Armed Forces program.  It is revitalizing its activity in this program in our area and asked for LVMAC’s assistance. Read the rest of this entry »


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