Archive for News – Page 3

NEPA VMA featured in Lifestyles magazine

| December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Local vet among dwindling number of Pearl Harbor survivors

| December 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

By Bob Kalinowski / Staff Writer Published: December 7, 2010 via The Citizens’ Voice LUZERNE – Over the years, Pearl Harbor survivor Walter Yablonski enjoyed meeting and befriending others who experienced the attack that propelled the United States into World War II. As the decades passed, the fraternity dwindled. Yablonski is now among the last […]

Remains of Schuylkill County native killed in WWI recovered

| December 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

By John E. Usalis / Staff Writer Published: December 3, 2010 via Republican Herald After 92 years in an unmarked grave in France, the remains of Army Pvt. Henry A. Weikel will return to his native Schuylkill County next week for a religious service and burial. Weikel was killed in action in World War I […]

Delicious Support from Bakery Delight

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

NEPA VMA recently presented a certificate of recognition to Bakery Delight for their donation to the organization. Bakery Delight, River Street, Plains, PA,  donated baked goods for a recent NEPA VMA event.  Bakery Delight has been in business for over 30 years. We truly appreciate their ( delicious ) generosity and encourage our veteran community […]

Local colleges make extra effort to help veterans succeed

| November 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

November 14, 2010 Repost from Citizensvoice.com Luzerne County colleges and universities welcome returning veterans to their campuses. Counseling programs, extracurricular activities and support groups on campus help returning members of the military transition back to the civilian world and start the next chapter of their lives. Wilkes University named a Military Friendly School When “G.I. […]

Veterans Day Message from Defense Secretary Robert Gates

| November 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Defense Secretary Robert Gates thanks veterans who’ve served and are serving in harm’s way for their continued sacrifice and dedication to the United States of America.

Home Front Battle

| November 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Push on to aid ex-soldiers By BILL O ’ BOYLE boboyle@timesleader.com WILKES-BARRE – The veterans sat around a table to discuss their common cause – helping former service personnel in need. The places they served chronicle history – World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan – but they share something in common: […]

NEPA VMA Director Completes Veterans Benefits Training

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

NEPA VMA Director, Rick Wren, recently completed a course of instruction in Veterans benefits by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Go Rick!

Cheers for Rick Wren!

| October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Check presented at open house hosted by the Multicare Alliance

| October 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Northeastern PA Multicare Alliance recently conducted an open house at Uptown 2 in Wilkes-Barre and NEPA VMA Board members presented a check from the 1st Lt. Michael Cleary Foundation to Mark Vukovich, whose holistic healing services assist veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. The NEPA VMA is a non-profit organization that provides information and […]