LVMAC Tidbit: Wilkes-Barre VAMC Cancels March Town Halls

March 10, 2020

CANCELLED! Upcoming Community Town Halls

At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, we strive to provide our Veterans with effective healthcare in a safe and effective manner.  Although, to date, there have been only (6) positive cases of the Covid-19 identified across Pennsylvania, and NO positive cases at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, we’ve implemented precautions to help keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.

It is out of an abundance of caution that the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center has decided to postpone the upcoming Community Town Hall in Williamsport on March 11, 2020 and at Wilkes-Barre for March 25, 2020.  We’re continuing to closely monitor the rapidly changing  environment of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and we will update scheduling as more information becomes available.

John R. Baloga
Public Affairs Specialist
Wilkes-Barre VAMC

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As of 9 March 2020


LVMAC Tidbit:  Allentown Plans a Veterans Appreciation Month

October 7, 2019

The City of Allentown is sponsoring a new veterans’ event during Veterans Day period.  The intention is to make it an annual event.  The city envisions a  month-long initiative to honor the city’s veterans, kicking off this year on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 7th & Hamilton Streets in the heart of Downtown Allentown. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Wilkes-Barre Holds First VA Healthcare Enrollment Fair in Allentown

October 3, 2019

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center to Host VA Enrollment Fair in Allentown

 VA Enrollment Fair, Thursday, October 24th from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Allentown Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 3110 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown, PA 18103.

A Veteran’s eligibility for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is based on a variety of criteria related to their service.  Although not all Veterans are eligible for VA health care, most Veterans who served on active duty with an other than dishonorable discharge are eligible to receive some level of care through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Just as VA Healthcare eligibility criteria changes over time, so may a Veteran’s eligibility for care.  A Veteran once deemed ineligible for VA health care may become eligible if they experience changes in income level, health, or suffer a catastrophic event. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News: An LVMAC Founder Passes On

September 10, 2019

Major Nathan Kline, USAF-Ret.

https://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/maj-nathan-kline-world-war-ii-veteran-and-allentown-native-dies-at-95/1119205160


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: 2019 National Vietnam War Veterans Day Announcement

March 8, 2019

Two years ago, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act into law. That Act designates every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It was March 29, 1973, when the last of our combat troops left Vietnam and, argumentatively, the day the last American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam came home.

Vietnam War Veterans Day is part of our nation’s ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Source: 2019 National Vietnam War Veterans Day – VAntage Point

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As of 8 March 2019


LVMAC News: What Trout Unlimited Hokendauqua Is Up To

March 6, 2019

Thought you might be interested in the latest on our longstanding joint project:

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As of 6 March 2019

 


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