LVMAC Tidbit: Join in a Very Special Tribute to Freedom

March 5, 2019

The fourteenth annual Tribute to Our Freedom, to be held on 19 May 2019 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at its Macungie location (3801 Brookside Road), is an inspiring evening to honor and pray for our veterans.  This one is intended to honor Purple Heart recipients. There will be a color guard, armed forces medley, patriotic performances, a Purple Heart veterans presentation and hors d’oeuvres Meet & Greet following.  This evening is free and open to the entire community. At this moment, it is seeking Purple Heart veterans to honor (past and present) in two ways: Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: New VA Schedule for Rating Hemic and Lymphatic Systems Meant to Ensure Consistent Decisons

December 10, 2018

VA LogoToday the the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it had updated portions, of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or Rating Schedule), effective December 9, 2018,  which evaluate the hematologic and lymphatic systems.

One diagnostic code was removed, nine were added, and several were restructured.  The complete list of updates to the rating schedule are now available online. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit:  VA Updates Rating Schedule for Skin Conditions

August 22, 2018

“No conditions were removed from the new rating schedule for skin conditions. However, several diagnostic codes assigned to various skin conditions were restructured or revised as VA aims to have the rating schedule better reflect modern medicine,” according to the VA.  The new rating schedule for skin conditions goes into effect August 13. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: DoD Erroneously Taxed Those It Medically Separated

July 14, 2018

The statement below is from the VFW’s 13 July Action Corps Weekly.  In the event this situation may applies to you, ensure you read the provided links for advice on how to proceed.  It is not widely known a special law, which went into effect in 2017,  was passed to help remedy the situation.  However, it has taken the Defense Department until now to determine which veterans were affected and how much they overpaid. Read the rest of this entry »


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 Tidbit — Team River Runner Comes to the Lehigh Valley

March 17, 2017

Team River Runner has entered the Lehigh Valley and is now an LVMAC member. Its mission is to create an environment of healthy adventure, recreation and camaraderie for healing active duty, veteran service members and their families through adaptive kayaking.

It is holding indoor kayaking training in preparation for its Spring events on 19 March, 9 April and 23 April.  For more details and the local facebook site, click here.

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As of 17 March 2017


LVMAC News — Looking for a BraunAbility EnterVan?

February 6, 2017

LVMAC_Circular_w_Motto 2013 (Backgroundless)The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council is looking for a severely disabled veteran in need of a wheel-chair modified automobile.

A local member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) has a 2010 Dodge modified Mini-Van for donation to a veteran residing in Lehigh or Northampton Counties.   This is the same type of vehicle provided by the VA to a wheel-chair bound, service-connected disabled veteran.  While the vehicle title transfer and licensing are provided at no charge,  the individual must be able to afford the insurance and upkeep. Read the rest of this entry »


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