An analysis by the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR) recently reported 2016 marks the first year of zero combat amputations since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began.
As of 31 March 2017
It is good to see a homegrown association such as ours — one born of true, community need — get some recognition because they rarely do. LVMAC is an organization which often works behind the scenes. It does not replace or infringe on other organizations but instead tries to get them to work together in a more integrated fashion, either formally or informally, to the benefit of our military-veterans community. It tries to bring government, businesses, nonprofits and institutions together when appropriate.
It came into existence to work on the subject behind the collective impact model buzzword long before it became all the rage. Frankly, its work can be a tough and tricky proposition, but the end result is often worth it. To repeat, it is nice to be recognized. Thank you, Lehigh Valley Magazine.
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As of 12 July 2016
The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council’s annual “Salute to the Troops” dinner will be held on 13 May, starting at 6 p.m., at a new location this year: the Holiday Inn at 7736 Adrienne Drive in Breinigsville. Our member organizations are strongly encouraged to attend, but the event is open to any member of the community wishing the recognize the service of the current military and recently returned veterans. Now the the time to reserve your seat(s). We ask that you do this no later than 4 May. Read the rest of this entry »
Army OneSource has launched a formal campaign to engage faith leaders and counselors in providing services and support to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of soldiers and their families. It wishes to raise the awareness of the role that faith communities can play and to provide them resources to reach out to soldiers and their families within a community. This is the first time we have seen this initiative being put into practice Pennsylvania and therefore want to let you know about it. Read the rest of this entry »
The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council is conducting its “Salute to the Troops” this year on 22 May, starting at 6 p.m., again at the Days Hotel (The Jetport), 3400 Airport Road in Allentown. Please come, but immediately make your reservation. Don’t worry if you a few days beyond the suspense date on the form, though tables are filling quickly and we do need to get the order in to the caterer as soon as possible.
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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.
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