October 29, 2019
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On November 6, CareerLink Lehigh Valley is again sponsoring a veterans employment and education fair, as it has done annually for a few years now. It is primarily arranged by its employees who themselves are veterans and are keen in helping you find employment.
They thought you might be interested in knowing the employers who will be attending thus far: Read the rest of this entry »
October 21, 2019
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Since it affects homeless veterans during the cold season, we thought you might want to know that two nonprofits, Safe Harbor Easton and and Greater Shiloh Church are resuming their warming shelter operations beginning 1 December. For details click on the thumbnail to the right. Now we await the Bethlehem and Allentown area announcements.
As of 21 October 2019
September 3, 2019
On 27 August the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it had formalized a partnership with the Department of Defense formalized a partnership on 28 June between VA’s Vet Centers and the National Guard Bureau, to provide Vet Center counseling, outreach staff and other services to members during training or drill weekends to decrease their suicide rate — a reputed problem in the Pennsylvania National Guard. Read the rest of this entry »
April 2, 2019
Finally, after months and months of delay, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is advertising openly for someone to replace the Disabled Veterans Opportunity Program Counselor lost at the Lehigh Valley CareerLink in August 2018, due to retirement. If you are a veteran and wish to help our community’s veterans, and their spouses in certain instances, in gaining secure and good-paying employment upon return from service and for other reasons, this may be one of the best ways to do it. These civil service positions are federally funded under the U.S. Department of Labor’s US VETS program. Below are the details provided by Doug Monroe, the remaining veterans employment representative at the CareerLink: Read the rest of this entry »
January 23, 2019
Priorities, smy-orities … five, six or ten … different ones almost every time you look … when it comes to the Department of Veterans Affairs (and federal agencies in general). It is time to do a little house cleaning as the new year begins because, in these times, on what the VA concentrates will dramatically change its operations in the coming years. For example, implementing the Mission Act listed below is no ‘small potatoes’ matter.
In his words, the Secretary of the VA, Mr. Wilkie, has now whittled down the Department of Veterans Affairs’ strategic priorities for 2019 to four: Read the rest of this entry »
January 22, 2019
It is often forgotten — despite eye care being, amazingly, the Veteran Health Administration’s third busiest program — that if you are enrolled in VA healthcare, you are eligible for diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic eye care services, regardless of your priority group. You may also be eligible to receive eyeglasses and medically necessary contact lenses, if the ophthalmologist/ optometrist determines the need. Read the rest of this entry »
May 25, 2018
Honoring Those Who Gave Their Lives With Actions For The Living and Not Words
The VFW reports in its Action Corps Weekly of 25 May , as the other 27 veterans organizations which supported this action certainly will:
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