LVMAC Tidbit — Wilkes-Barre VA seeks to establish a Veteran and Family Advisory Council

April 20, 2017

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May be heavily hospital-oriented initially, but it is also a way to feed new thoughts to the staff about customer service and events elsewhere.  A vast portion of their activities are outside that pleasure dome known as Wilkes-Barre VA Hospital.

Yes, it is an old idea with a face lift, but it may now be worth a shot. The VA is changing.

The statement “Ability to see beyond his/her own personal experience,” is key. If you are going to talk about yourself first, you are not looking out for others.

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As of 20 April 2017


Forward Observer — Let’s Get the Toxic Exposure Research Act Passed

June 19, 2016

LVMAC Poster Art 2005The subject of the effect of hazardous, toxic exposures of military veterans has milled around in the houses of Congress for far too many years.  Involved is our our obligation to our veterans to find the root causes of birth defects, learning disabilities, and cancers afflicting too many of their children and grandchildren.  Therefore, “mill around mill” is not a Congressional virtue on such a topic.

Unfortunately, for years certain public officials have insisted and held sway on the issue without sufficient research to back their claim.  Their claim seems to revolve around the assertion that male veterans exposed to Agent Orange can not transmit genetic defects to their children.  While the VA has made provision for the children of Vietnam War Vietnam women veterans for certain diagnoses (without acknowledging the effects of Agent Orange, we might add), it has made absolutely none for the children of its male veterans.  In our opinion that is an awkwardly strange position and a discriminatory one. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — Op Homefront Offers Renovated Home in East Stroudsburg

March 7, 2016

HOTHlogoNew Homes on the Homefront, a program of Operation Homefront, is once again offering another renovated home in our vicinity.  This one is in East Stroudsburg, PA.  Deadline for application is 19 March.  For details on the home, the program and how to apply, click here.

Nice digs for a family!  Act fast.

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As of 7 March 2016


LVMAC Tidbit — Op Homefront Offers Renovated Home in Hanover Area

January 28, 2016

HOTHlogoNew Homes on the Homefront, a program of Operation Homefront, is again offering a renovated home in Pennsylvania.  In the vicinity of our area alone, about five homes over the last two years have been offered and occupied.  While this one is in Hanover, York County — well outside our operational area of concern — we thought there might be a local veteran family interested in it,  considering Homes on the Homefront is an excellent program meeting a need that can not always be satisfied here.  Deadline for application is 1 February.  For details on the home, the program and how to apply, click here.

Again, nice digs for a family, solid program, closer to the land of fresh potato chips!  Act fast.

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As of 28 January 2016


LVMAC Tidbit — Op Homefront Offers Renovated Home Just West of Stroudsburg

December 9, 2015

HOTHlogoNew Homes on the Homefront, a program of Operation Homefront, is offering another renovated home in our vicinity — about the fourth or fifth one since the the program began.  This one is in Effort, PA.  Deadline for application is 13 December.  For details on the home, the program and how to apply, click here.

Nice digs for a family!  Act fast.

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As of 8 December 2015


LVMAC News — “Ten-hut”? No! “Eight-een”… LVMAC Scholarships Available for 2015

March 4, 2015

Newspaper Logo 70%Attention, Lehigh and Northampton county veterans, children and unmarried spouses of military personnel killed in action, children of veterans — and high school seniors enrolling in a higher education institution’s ROTC program with the intention of entering military service, you may be eligible to receive one  of  eighteen, one-thousand dollar LVMAC’s scholarships in 2015.  The application period opened on 1 March.

To find out if you qualify and to download the instructions and forms to apply, go to the scholarship program tab on our website.  The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2015.
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As of 4 March 2015

LVMAC Tidbit — VA and Blue Star Mothers Chatting on 17 December About CHAMPVA!

December 16, 2014

va_sealAre you the spouse or child of a Veteran?  You may qualify for the Civilian Health and Medical Program of VA (CHAMPVA), which can reimburse you for doctor’s visits, mental health care, prescriptions, and many other services.  Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center would like you to know that on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 7–8 p.m. Eastern, VA and Blue Star Families (a nonprofit organization not related to Blue Star Mothers) will host a Facebook chat about VA benefits for Veterans’ spouses, dependents, and survivors.  Anyone with a Facebook account can take part and it is not too late to sign up.  The instructions follow: Read the rest of this entry »


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