August 21, 2021
With the sometimes venal political beat-ups over decisions made past and present in regard to the recent events in Afghanistan, compounded by local reporters trying to solicit comments from any current era veterans about their thoughts over the matter for the sake of a story and the blitz of media video and pictures, it is should be no surprise that a few veterans are in a funk; or, in extreme cases, experiencing a resurfacing of post-traumatic stress.
While for the majority, a listening ear from family, friends, and associates is all that might be necessary, it is also good to know bona fide resources for more serious situations. Many of these can be found through the Answers Desk section of this website, but are re-listed here for convenience. Our thanks to Jenna Jordan of Spectrum News, Cleveland, Ohio, who actually did something useful through contacting the VA. One or two of the resources might surprise you: Read the rest of this entry »
February 12, 2020
Treatment can turn your life around. As others. Find out the latest treatment products and expert advice. Go to PTSD Treatment Works. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
March 6, 2019
Thought you might be interested in the latest on our longstanding joint project:
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As of 6 March 2019
January 22, 2019
As one of our original collaborations, an exercise in looking out for the well-being of our returned veterans via fly fishing activities has with the perseverance and hard work of Trout Unlimited – Hokendaqua eventually evolved into one of our most successful efforts. Read the rest of this entry »
June 13, 2018
The Ford Motor Company in conjunction with the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), is giving away three trucks to amputee Purple Heart Veterans. This good deed of caring for those who have borne the battle in their civilian life generally receives little attention in our area.
As it happens, one of these trucks is stopping in Macungie area. MOPH Chapter 190 (the Lehigh Valley chapter) and Bethany United Methodist Church (a local church which actively looks out for our veterans) are hosting a celebration event as a result. You will get a chance to see the truck in operation and meet Justin Burdette, the Purple Heart veteran who was awarded the truck.
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April 26, 2018
Concierge for Care Program Connects with Recently Separated Service
On 22 February 2018, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) announced the launch of Concierge for Care, a health care enrollment initiative that helps military servicemembers connect shortly after they separate with the VA’s healthcare system. Read the rest of this entry »
April 12, 2018
Since it is operated by our Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and not the Department of Education, you may have never thought to look for an educational program for your children on their website. Therefore, for those of you rated with a 100% permanent disability from the military or the VA — or your spouse died in a war, you might want to know about this program. Every dollar helps to give your children a better life. We took this from their Transition Assistance News article of May 2018, verbatim: Read the rest of this entry »
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.
As of 17 May 2017