June 19, 2016
The 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 »
March 7, 2016
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.
As of 7 March 2016
January 28, 2016
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.
As of 28 January 2016
December 9, 2015
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.
As of 8 December 2015
March 4, 2015
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 deadlin
e for submissions is May 15, 2015
As of 4 March 2015
December 16, 2014
Are 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 »
October 11, 2014
Veterans Day approaches and discounts to veterans will be offered by various companies for either business purposes or for saying thanks to them for their service — and perhaps both. Here is one offer which is year-round for the moment. Crayola, a local company based in Easton, has often donated in-kind goods to the Council. It is now offering discounted tickets to its military veterans, according to its Molly Paulson. The current discount falls just short of 28 percent. Click on the flyer to the right for more information. Use the store name, LVMAC on their ticket website. If you have difficulties with the website or cannot use it, please contact Ms. Paulson at 610-559-6601.
As of 8 October 2014