Category Archives: Veterans

September 7, 2018 – SAVE THE DATE | 6th Annual Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center Community Mental Health Summit

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A few openings available in Caron Foundation’s “Veterans Healing Through Connections” retreats

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There are 2 openings available for our Veterans Healing Through Connection July 20-22 Couples Retreat at the University of Delaware Virden Conference Center in Lewes, DE.

Our August weekend is full with a waiting list but we still have a few slots for our November 9-10 retreat at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Attention veterans: Two important upcoming events | Women Veterans Town Hall & special screening of The Battle of the Bulge

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On Tuesday, August 28th, Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory will feature the next offering in their documentary film series: The Battle of the Bulge, a film by Larry Cappetto.
The film will show from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, and there is no cost to attend.
Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory
2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA.

 

Pride Month

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Diversity is a force multiplier for our armed forces as well as for our nation.
Equality and inclusion are good for our national security. 
 

As a next-generation veterans empowerment organization, IAVA is proud of our long record of standing with our LGBT brothers and sisters in arms. For many years, our courageous LGBT members and allies have led the charge for equality within VA, the Department of Defense and beyond.

IAVA stepped forward to back repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, to fight against DOMA, and to vigorously oppose the transgender ban in the military. We will always be proud of these moments in IAVA’s history when we stood, often alone, on the right side of history. When every other national veterans group was silent, IAVA was a lone voice of leadership, reason and courage.

And IAVA is continuing the fight to ensure LGBT service members veterans and families are treated with the same dignity and respect afforded to all members of the military.

Equality for all is an essential American value. And key to a stronger, modern military.

We’re proud to stand with you this #PrideMonth. And forever forward. 
 
Onward!
 
Team IAVA

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, we remember

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

memorial dayMany veterans are buried abroad, near where they died during battle. Pictured is an American cemetery in Impruneta, Italy.

“Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.” – History.com

 

Programs And Benefits For Older Pennsylvanians In Pennsylvania’a Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs Veterans Resource Guide

“May is Older Americans Month. Did you know that the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ has an online publication called the Veteran Resources Guide? The Guide, a product of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans Services, is a consolidated listing of programs, benefits and services for veterans and their families offered by state agencies. It specifically contains information from the PA Department of Aging including information on employment, health and wellness, help at home, housing, insurance, legal assistance, prescriptions, and more! ”

Click on the graphic below to download the resource guide as a .pdf format. veterans resource guide

a housing opportunity in Lebanon for veterans

veterans community homewww.veteranscommunityhome.org

Survey Sets Out to Identify Unique Challenges Faced by Pennsylvania’s Approximately 60,000 Women Veterans Number of Women Veterans is in an Upward Trajectory Nationwide

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Annville, PA A report by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics projects that by 2043 the number of women veterans will increase from about 10 percent to more than 16 percent of all living veterans. With this number on the rise, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has partnered on a survey with the Women Veterans Committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council of Veterans Services to identify issues of unique concern to Pennsylvania’s approximately 60,000 women veterans.

“Veterans face a number of challenges transitioning back to civilian status, including access to health care, unemployment and behavioral health issues,” said Maj. Gen. (ret.) Eric Weller, DMVA deputy adjutant general for Veterans Affairs. “Understanding the needs and the unique challenges of our female veterans is the first step in making sure we provide the right benefits, services and programs. We ask Pennsylvania’s women veterans of all service eras to complete the survey.”
Weller said that the survey data could be used to recommend policies or procedures that address issues women veterans face as a result of military service.

“We are making a conscious effort to identify challenges and to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania’s women veterans,” said Weller.

The comprehensive survey is available online for easy completion and submission at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PADMVAWomenVeteransSurvey. Key survey topics focus on benefits and services, access to health care and veterans service organizations.

The survey is available for completion now through midnight, June 18, 2018.

SOURCE: news release

May 25 | VA Legal and Domestic Relations Clinic

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Position announcement | Director of Veterans Affairs, Lebanon County

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To download this information as a .pdf file, click here.