As of 14 October 2016
The key purposes of a GI Bill are to assist a returning military veteran in readjusting and retraining for new employment. While not all veterans have the need or seek the use of their educational benefits, approximately 25 per cent of returning veterans do within two years of discharge. It therefore behooves us to pay attention to their needs for us to reap the biggest gain for our society. Academics for Veterans, or A’s for Vets, intends to do just that; and it is about to conduct its first major event with that intention. The LVMAC alliance will conduct an education fair for military veterans and their families on 28 February, beginning at 8 a.m., at Moravian College’s Haupert Union Building. Click here for the details and on how to register while space is available. Read the rest of this entry »
David Rubright, who is the Workforce Education Coordinator for the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI), will speak on the topic of “Veterans, Employment and the Realities of the Business World” at our upcoming LVMAC Council meeting on 17 September. See home page for location and time.
As of 10 September 2014
A new organization is arriving on the Lehigh Valley scene, called Flatline Fighters. No, it is not a martial arts group, but instead the brainchild of its founder, Anthony Droz, a current war, ex-Marine (if there is such a thing), who believes an Outward Bound-like approach can often help combat veterans and others who have experienced deep, traumatic events.
It is still in its infancy, not fully formed or developed, but Droz has the potential of succeeding and will speak to the Council on 16 April (see our homepage) on what he plans and where he will need assistance. Those who have a similar interest or need ought consider attending. Our community has tremendous capabilities and heart. It’s awareness of the real needs and how to help is what is lacking, most of it unsensational. Read the rest of this entry »