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Archery Available to Area Veterans

| February 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

We are excited to announce that The Archery Zone in Larksville has created a no cost veterans only program (guardsmen and reservists are also invited to participate). The purpose of the program is to provide a healthy activity and indoor sport accessible to veterans of all abilities and experience, from novice to expert – no […]

Dueling political parties in Washington finally find common ground

| January 21, 2014 | 1 Comments

New bi-partisan budget to leave many NEPA veterans with less COLA By Joe Yanik Thousands of military retirees in northeastern Pennsylvania will soon begin seeing less of their veteran compensation benefits thanks to lawmakers in Washington D.C. In late December 2013, President Obama signed into law a bi-partisan budget that included a 1% cut in […]

Support our work when you shop on Amazon!

| January 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEPA Veterans Multicare Alliance NEPA Veterans Multicare Alliance supporters can now contribute .5% of the value of their online shopping purchases via’s AmazonSmile program for charities. How does AmazonSmile work? You will not pay more for your purchases. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price to our organization. For your purchases to […]

Flu Shots for Veterans in Northeastern PA

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

From the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center regarding FREE flu shots for veterans 2013/2014: Receiving your flu shot is important to your health as well as those around you. Beginning September 30, Veterans may receive their flu shots free-of-charge. Bring your Veterans ID card with you to receive the flu shot. If you have a regularly-scheduled […]

There are veterans without heat this winter

| November 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

As the weather gets colder, the calls are starting to roll in from veterans who roughed it over the summer and into the fall, but cannot make it much longer with their utilities turned off, especially the heat, roofs that leak, furnaces and water heaters that do not work, etc. There are too many situations […]

Small Business Development Course No Cost to Student Veterans

| August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Through a Grant from the Moffat Charitable Trust, Lackawanna College hosts a Small Business Development Course at no cost to student veterans to include books and materials. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will have the skills needed to turn experience into prosperity as self-employed. This 4 course certificate program was created to address […]

Lots of NEPA VMA Activity This Week!

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s one hot day out but it isn’t stifling our volunteers, Project Manager Karl Kaminski and Airmen from the USAF 314th Recruiting Sq. – who returned today for their 3rd day of volunteerism. Today’s work was to continue to prep the house by taking out everything that needs to go – sinks, toilet, irreparable gas […]

Renovation Fundrasing Campaign Launched

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today is day one of an effort to raise $25,000 for renovations for the Barry B. Standish Veteran Home. We chose a Indiegogo, a crowdfunding solution that empowers ideas and enables people to donate funds easily. We are counting on our friends, supporters and all those who understand the importance of providing a warm comfortable home […]

The Barry B. Standish Veteran Home is Official!

| July 6, 2012 | 1 Comments

On June 29, Sam Greenberg and Karla Porter signed documents that made the donation of a single family home in Nanticoke, by Mary Ann Standish, official.  Mary Ann is the sister of the late Barry B. Standish, Vietnam Era Disabled US Army Veteran. The transfer of ownership of the home was conducted pro bono by the […]

Talking NEPA Veterans Employment Boot Camp on WBRE PA Live!

| May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

We were delighted and very fortunate to have NEPA Veterans Employment Boot Camp  featured today on WBRE’s popular lifestyle show PA Live! The show airs weekdays from 4:00-5:00pm. Show host Monica Madeja  talked with NEPA VMA volunteers VP Karla Porter and King’s College Intern Alexandra Mazaleski about the opportunity for a day of professional development and networking […]