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 »

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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 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 Tidbit — Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center to Conduct Town Hall in Lehigh Valley

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 »


LVMAC Tidbit — Department of Banking and Securities Offers Financial Management Conference

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 »


LVMAC Tidbit — Free Tickets for Military Appreciation Day at Coca Cola Park

May 19, 2017

From: Jones, Samuel
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:29 PM

Subject: Vet Intel and New JPs 5 18 17

Afternoon,

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.

Sam Jones
Veterans Employment Representative
CareerLink Lehigh Valley

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As of 18 May 2017


LVMAC News — Last Call for Salute to the Troops

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 »


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