Forward Observer — LVHN’s MAVRIC Opens on 10 November

October 17, 2017

LVMAC Poster Art 2005Yet another glitzy and confusing acronym has appeared on the veterans scene:  MAVRIC, which stands for “Military and Veterans Information/Resource Center.”  But as our combat buddy, Bill Shakespeare, once said, “What’s in a name?  that which we call a rose … By any other word would smell as sweet …”  And, indeed,  this one smells sweet.  To fanfare Read the rest of this entry »

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

May 22, 2017

Register for 9 June Event Now

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


LVMAC Tidbit — Free Tickets for Military Appreciation Day at Coca Cola Park

May 19, 2017

From: Jones, Samuel
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:29 PM

Subject: Vet Intel and New JPs 5 18 17

Afternoon,

May 29th is Military Appreciation Day at Coca Cola Park and LTC (RET) Frank D. Nacci, of Nacci printing, has graciously given me tickets to share with fellow veterans and their families. The game is May 29th at 1:35, if you are interested in obtaining tickets please e-mail me your full name and the number of tickets you would like. I will respond and let you know when you can pick them up.

Sam Jones
Veterans Employment Representative
CareerLink Lehigh Valley

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As of 18 May 2017


LVMAC Tidbit — 2016 marks first year of zero combat amputations since the start of the Afghan, Iraq wars | Health.mil

April 12, 2017

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.

Source: 2016 marks first year of zero combat amputations since the start of the Afghan, Iraq wars | Health.mil

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As of 31 March 2017


LVMAC News — Lehigh Valley Magazine Talks About LVMAC

July 12, 2016

LV Magazine LogoIt 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.

Click on the hyperlink to the article below:

http://www.lehighvalleymagazine.com/Lehigh-Valley-Magazine/July-August-2016/Lehigh-Valley-Military-Affairs-Council/

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As of 12 July 2016


LVMAC News — Roll Call! Community Banquet to Honor Those Who Serve

April 6, 2016

LVMAC Logo (Best Small PNG)LVMAC Salute to the Troops Dinner Flyer 24Apr2016The 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 »


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