LVMAC Tidbit: Suffering from Military Sexual Trauma?

February 5, 2020

Lehigh Valley Health Network Wishes to Help

The Veteran Health Program of Lehigh Valley Hospital Network (LVHN) has been conducting focus groups with women veterans and service members who experienced military sexual trauma (MST). The intent of these focus groups is to learn how MST has affected their healthcare.

On 10 February beginning at 5:30 p.m., the final focus group will be held at Moravian College’s Reeves Library on the main campus.

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LVMAC Tidbit: Op Homefront Changes Lives

January 27, 2020

One of the more worthwhile national, military support organizations to have arrived on the scene since the second Gulf War is Operation Homefront.  It focuses on those still serving and also those just discharging.  While it cannot replace the value of certain, long-established, chartered veterans service organizations and their grassroots support activities (one would be ignorant to think so), it is definitely a value-for-the money organization which attempts to address some of the more pressing concerns of military families in often imaginative ways. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Free Credentialing Program Available to Veterans

January 18, 2020

Want to get a foot in the door in the industrial field without a degree and relatively quickly?  Want to fine tune what you offer to a prospective employer?   Desire to work for the likes of Lutron, B. Braun, Crayola, SussexWire, Victaulic, Tesla, REEB, etc.? Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News: Businesses! We Need Your Help and Thinking

December 20, 2019

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, working with the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council and others, intends to create a formal Veterans and Military Affairs Council.  More immediately, it is in the process of making a baseline assessment of those chamber of commerce initiatives most needed.   It realizes it must get beyond anecdotal experiences to have informed efforts.  Therefore, as part of the assessment, it must conduct a short survey to uncover what problems — if any — local employers are facing in finding, hiring and retaining veterans as employees. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Battle Borne Launches Vet Peer Group

December 18, 2019

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LVMAC Tidbit: Veterans’ Trust Fund Notification of Funding Availability for 2020 Just Announced

November 12, 2019

We just received word that the period for submitting a grant application to the Veterans’ Trust Fund  this from the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  A Governor’s press release is undoubtedly forthcoming, but considering the short deadline,  looking at the deadline, we decided not to wait and are spreading the word now.  Please help us to through your networks.  See below: Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Chess, “the Fairy Tale of 1001 Blunders”, Finds a Purpose

October 25, 2019

According to some, there is a growing body of empirical evidence that chess can help ease the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) — helping with both cognitive functioning and mental health.  In some parts of the country, chess clubs have actively worked with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and the VFW.  And, chess brings people from all walks of life together more casually through the pleasure of a game — something often missing in our society.  Its benefit can be manifold. Read the rest of this entry »


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