May 25, 2017
The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is returning on 14 June 2017 to conduct its third Community Town Hall in the area since the establishment of the quarterly requirement a couple of years back. It is part of an attempt by the VA to regain the trust among the veterans it serves. Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center services 19 counties, to include one in New York. The service area requires distributing the quarterly meetings over a wide area or we would have more of these useful events. For details, see: Read the rest of this entry »
May 22, 2017
Register for 9 June Event Now
Although originally created to address a Pennsylvania Guard “Family” need, the program has application to veterans and their families as well. In fact, the Pennsylvania’s Department of Banking and Securities is offering the event to both groups. Click here to go directly to the registration site. After attending, give us your feedback. Perhaps an event can be arranged in the Lehigh Valley in the future, if we hear good words about it. Read the rest of this entry »
May 19, 2017
From: Jones, Samuel
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:29 PM
Subject: Vet Intel and New JPs 5 18 17
May 29th is Military Appreciation Day at Coca Cola Park and LTC (RET) Frank D. Nacci, of Nacci printing, has graciously given me tickets to share with fellow veterans and their families. The game is May 29th at 1:35, if you are interested in obtaining tickets please e-mail me your full name and the number of tickets you would like. I will respond and let you know when you can pick them up.
Veterans Employment Representative
CareerLink Lehigh Valley
As of 18 May 2017
May 11, 2017
The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council is holding its fourteenth, annual Salute to the Troops dinner. It will be held on Friday, May 12, starting at 6 PM, at the Holiday Inn on Adrienne Drive in Breinigsville, PA. This annual event honors military and veterans as part of the observance of Armed Forces week. The evening will include a distinguished speaker, dinner and dancing.
The featured speaker is Lieutenant General Joseph Martz (U.S. Army Retired), who retired in 2014 after spending forty years in service to our nation. The General hails from Pennsylvania, and began his service as an enlisted man in 1974. After commissioning in 1979 as an Armor officer, upon graduation from the United States Military Academy, he rose in the ranks as a notable warrior-scholar. Read the rest of this entry »
January 12, 2017
Recently we learned the Lehigh Valley Regional Homeless Advisory Board (LVRHAB) is conducting a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homeless point-in-time survey the evening of 24 January extending through 25 January.
HUD is the government agency overseeing home mortgage lending practices and is centrally involved in solving the issue of homelessness by the nature of its purpose. Every year it conducts a Point in Time (PIT) Count of the un-housed on the predicted coldest day of the year. The count involves seeking out those who are unsheltered and those in emergency shelters or transitional shelters — that is, homeless households. The numbers obtained are important to HUD’s reporting of its accomplishments and to their funding practices. But as its name may imply, its tendency is to focus geographically on urban areas. Read the rest of this entry »