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Apply Now to Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

| May 11, 2012 | 208 Comments

Please note: Our organization is NOT the VA. We do not have VRAP applications, only electronic applications are accepted by the VA for this program and only the VA processes them. Information and the application is at the VA website here. If you need further assistance, please go to News from the Veterans Administration: Applications […]

Be a Mentor for Veterans Court in Lackawanna County

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Joseph R. Beam, Veterans Court Coordinator with the Lackawanna Treatment Court and the Honorable Judge Barrasse, mentions that one of the important components of Veterans Court is the Mentoring Program. Please check the Mentoring web site at to read about the valuable service it provides veterans with legal challenges. If you are a veteran and willing to donate […]

PA House Veterans Affairs Committee Report from Karen Boback, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military & Veterans Facilities

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The following report was prepared by Representative Karen Boback, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military & Veterans Facilities of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, on newly enacted laws and the legislative actions of this Committee for the 2011-12 Legislative Session. The General Assembly has enacted the following legislation so far this Session: […]

Admin. of Justice Certificate program via Penn State Wilkes-Barre for National Guard & Vets

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new Introduction to Administration of Justice Certificate Program by Penn State will be offered in a convenient format and location for the National Guard and veterans.  This series of four undergraduate courses leads to an academic credential from Penn State and can “step up” or apply to the Administration of Justice degree. Those who […]

Homes on the Homefront Program

| March 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Operation Homefront and Chase have partnered to give away 100 homes this year to military and veteran families through a new program called Homes on the Homefront. The bank is providing the homes and other support to enable Operation Homefront to administer the program. “This program gives any vet who has honorably served his or her country, the chance […]

WBVMAC 2012 Summit on Veteran Homelessness

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Gerry Gurnari and Karla Porter, from our leadership team of veterans who serve veterans, attended the second annual Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Summit on Veteran Homelessness, along with other area community based veteran centric agencies. During the morning, Bill Mericle provided an update on the Homelessness Plan, David Warke discussed the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans […]

Veterans issues featured on WBRE Newsmakers Sunday, March 11 at 11:00am

| February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The topic on WBRE Newsmakers, Sunday, March 11 at 11:00am will focus on how area service providers have networked through Tri-Vets Community Action Team, serving Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties – to better serve area veterans and their families, and what’s in store for the future. Guests on the Show are Tri-Vets Co-Chairs, Amy Freeman […]

NEPA VMA at Symposium on Veterans

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

NEPA VMA recently participated in The Tri-Vets Community Action Team of Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties  symposium on the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s plan to link public, private, and governmental support for service members, veterans, and their families to ensure a seamless transition to civilian society. Keynote speaker for the symposium was Colonel David W. […]

Veterans Field Guide to Government Shutdown

| April 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Because VA funds are appropriated a year in advance, in the event of a government shutdown, all health care services will continue to be delivered without interruption and all education benefit and disability and compensation payments will continue as scheduled. VA will continue to process existing claims, though perhaps with delay, but will not process […]

NEPA VMA on WBRE Newsmakers

| February 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rick Wren, NEPA Veterans Multicare Alliance Director, Mike Zimmerman, Family Services Association of Wyoming Valley Executive Director and Karla Porter, Greater Wilkes-Barre  Chamber Director on WBRE Newsmakers to air February 6 at 5:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., February 13 at 5:30 a.m and on WYOU at 6 am on February 12 – discussing the new […]