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 […]

The New Veteran in the Workplace

| January 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Repost from karlaporter.com Human Capital & New Media Under­stand that the sol­dier, sailor, air­man and marine power mis­sions that require lead­er­ship, con­fi­den­tial­ity, pre­ci­sion, crit­i­cal think­ing and analy­sis, team work and loy­alty, for the great­est machine on earth — the US Military. Through its America’s Heroes at Work ini­tia­tive, the Depart­ment of Labor aims to increase […]

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 […]

NEPA VMA Store at Merchant’s Village to Open!

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Just in time for the holidays, Mechant’s Village will be the home of the new NEPA VMA store. The store will carry a variety of items sold to raise funds for the organization.  The Public is invited to attend  the official ribbon cutting ceremony on December 2nd, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. Merchants Village is a […]

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.