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 […]

Harvey’s Lake Homecoming Relay Benefit Motorcycle Ride

| July 6, 2012 | 1 Comments

We were most fortunate and delighted to receive a call from Mayor Hogan of Harvey’s Lake to ask if NEPA VMA would like to be the beneficiary of funds raised by this year’s Harvey’s Lake Homecoming Relay Benefit Motorcycle Ride. The Mayor didn’t have to ask twice! We hope all of our readers head to […]

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 […]

The PA Fish and Boat Commission is Hiring

| May 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is one of the state agencies with recruitment needs, and the agency is currently looking for its next class of Waterways Conservation Officer Trainees. These are positions that combine law enforcement principles and practices with environmental protection work. The only minimum requirement is passage of the required Civil Service exam […]

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 http://www.gibill.va.gov/contact. News from the Veterans Administration: Applications […]

Employers and Colleges to Network with NEPA Military Veterans

| April 30, 2012 | 1 Comments

Representatives from employers and colleges in Northeastern Pennsylvania will have the exclusive opportunity to network with military veterans at NEPA Veterans Employment Boot Camp, May 31, 2012, at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. The boot camp is coordinated by Northeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Multicare Alliance (NEPA VMA) in collaboration with the Office of Veterans’ Affairs, Department of Military […]

Register for NEPA Veterans Employment Boot Camp May 31, 2012

| April 30, 2012 | 6 Comments

Veterans in Northeastern Pennsylvania searching for employment are invited to attend NEPA Veterans Employment Boot Camp, to be held May 31, 2012, at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. The all day boot camp is coordinated by Northeastern Pennsylvania Veterans (NEPA VMA), in collaboration with the Office of Veterans’ Affairs, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Commonwealth […]

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 Veterans.pacourts.us 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: […]