LVMAC News: Funeral Benefits

October 6, 2018

A terrible subject, we know, but our guidance maybe of use LVMAC_Circular_w_Motto 2013 (Backgroundless)to you.  It is the result of some questions asked of us lately.

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As of  6 October 2018

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LVMAC Tidbit: Local Red Cross Seeks Special Volunteer to Serve Our Military Servicemembers and Their Families

September 21, 2018

American Red Cross SAF PinOne of our member organizations, the Lehigh Valley-Bucks Chapter of the American Red Cross, wants to re-establish its Services to the Armed Forces (SAF) program in Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks counties.  As a first step, a special kind of volunteer, working with the regional project manager for the program, must be found.

What is the Red Cross’ SAF program in the first place?  It is a longstanding program which supports our service members in the military by connecting them with their families during emergencies, providing them resilience training to deal with the challenges of deployment, and linking their families with local community resources.  Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


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 Tdibit: White House VA Hotline Now Operational and Properly Staffed

December 11, 2017

On 29 November 2017, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the White House VA Hotline (first launched in June as part of President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to reforming VA but which also had a shaky start) is now fully staffed with live agents working to serve veterans 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. The actual facility location is in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Read the rest of this entry »


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

May 22, 2017

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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 — Do You Know About Operation Homefront’s Mission2Honor?

May 19, 2017

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During Military Appreciation Month, Operation Homefront is asking for your help in various ways to recognize our military families and thank them for their service.  It is more than about fundraising.

As a note, this is one national organization with a primary mission of serving military families (and recently disabled veterans) that has actually helped Lehigh Valley families through its programs; and it manages its money well.   We believe that for any veterans or veterans-related organization to have relevancy to our area, it needs boots on the ground.  This one does.  It regularly attends our meetings and its local field office is Souderton.  It just happens it is also looking for a new Lehigh Valley coordinator.

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As of 17 May 2017


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