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Veterans' Services

 
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Scenes from a Veterans Services outing to Washington, DC to see the World
War II, Korean and Vietnam War Memorials as well as other national landmarks.
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Blue Arrow  Harrisburg – Pennsylvania vehicle owners can now show their support of veterans by purchasing the new “Honoring Our Veterans” license plate.
 
The plate, authorized by Act 194 of 2012, features an image of the American Flag and a Bald Eagle and contains the words “Honoring Our Veterans.”
“Patriotic-minded individuals frequently ask me how they can pay tribute to veterans or where they can donate a small amount of money that benefits veterans, and this new license plate is a great way to do just that," said Brig. Gen. (PA) Mike Gould, deputy adjutant general for veterans affairs with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “More importantly, you don’t need to be a veteran to get one of these plates.”
 
The plate is available for passenger cars and light trucks up to 10,000 pounds and costs $35. Fifteen dollars from the sale of each license plate goes to the Veterans Trust Fund administered by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The funds will be used to support and assist Pennsylvania veterans and their families through grants to veterans service organizations and other charitable organizations.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation began issuing the new license plate in mid-January.
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Blue Arrow  Governor Corbett Signs Legislation to Benefit PA Veterans
The Governor’s legislative package will:
  • Finance the Veterans Trust Fund, which will receive $1.7 million after the sale of Scotland School for Veterans Children, and continue to grow, providing help and assistance for veterans.
  • Encourage the commonwealth to contract with veteran-owned small businesses.
  • Create a “V” designation on Pennsylvania Driver Licenses, which will allow veterans to qualify for discounts or other benefits.
  • Update the Pennsylvania Code of Military Justice, giving commanders more effective options in dealing with military offenses.
  • Simplify and provide uniformity to the registration and absentee ballot process for uniformed service voters and overseas civilian voters for all elections within the state.
  • Establish special license plates for World War II veterans of the U.S. Merchant Marine and for all veterans of U.S. Military Airborne Units.
  • Enable the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission to provide training for all police officers in the state to recognize and interact with veterans and other individuals suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.
 
 
Blue Arrow  Educational Benefits
More than 25,000 unemployed Veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 have already applied for new benefits to cover education costs for up to one year. 
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Blue Arrow  Looking for PA Vietnam Vets' Stories
Local Historian is looking to conduct interviews Vietnam War vets from Pennsylvania.  I cannot afford to financially compensate for your stories but your story will be respectfully told for future generations to read and learn from. Male/female, any branch of service are welcome. Please contact Jason Amico via email at JAmico33@yahoo.com or phone (717) 448-6878.
 
 
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The Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs. Many Veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one education benefits program. Visit the World Wide Web Icon Veterans Affairs GI Bill website for information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other programs.
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Mission

 

The Department of Veterans' Services insures that Allegheny County Veterans and/or widows and dependents receive those entitlements and benefits authorized by Federal, State and Local regulations.

The Department of Veterans' Services is fully committed to promoting and increasing outreach and collaboration among the many generations of veterans from World War II to current date. We intend to recall memory from depression years of the 20's and 30's among our older veterans and bring them forward to link and educate younger veterans and the general public to the full cultural impact of this history on our nation and individual lives.