Forward Observer: Need a Little Help to Get By for the Moment?

Participants at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate Outlook event on April 14 heard optimism over the continuing dream of a few to make us East Coast Warehouse Central.  They also heard good news on the increased housing development which is needed to attract the younger workers needed for this valley to prosper.  They did not hear about how we might solve the affordability gap for the average citizen, however.   Other official reports from the area have stated or implied that it has becoming mountingly difficult for the average, hardworking citizen to live here, military servicemembers and veterans among them, with or without families, and regardless of age. (more…)

LVMAC Forward Observer: Need to Talk to Someone Over the Afghanistan Situation?

LVMAC Poster Art 2005With the sometimes venal political beat-ups over decisions made past and present in regard to the recent events in Afghanistan, compounded by local reporters trying to solicit comments from any current era veterans about their thoughts over the matter for the sake of a story and the blitz of media video and pictures,  it is should be no surprise that a few veterans are in a funk; or, in extreme cases, experiencing a resurfacing of post-traumatic stress.

While for the majority, a listening ear from family, friends, and associates is all that might be necessary, it is also good to know bona fide resources for more serious situations.  Many of these can be found through the Answers Desk section of this website, but are re-listed here for convenience.  Our thanks to Jenna Jordan of Spectrum News, Cleveland, Ohio, who actually did something useful through contacting the VA. One or two of the resources might surprise you: (more…)