There has been recent confusion in the local veterans community over receiving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. Part of it is due to the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center’s (VAMC) recent cancellation of scheduled appointments for the recommended, regular booster. That occurred because a new, bivalent versions from Pfizer and Moderna suddenly Read more…
Presented by Denise VanSickle, Head Trainer for Vet 2 Vet Service Dogs, Inc., on 21 September 2022 at its council meeting. The nonprofit is very new and a needed addition to the council’s network of service organizations. It was created out of an personal observations on the need to work Read more…
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Two Key Veterans Positions Being Offered After diddling around for months and months, the Commonwealth’s Human Resources system has finally gotten around to advertising for two key, vacant, federally funded, CareerLink Lehigh Valley positions which are important to the veterans community. A quick summary is provided below and where to Read more…
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From a VISN 4 announcement in April:
Do you have a question about a minor health issue but not sure if you need an appointment? Or do you need a prescription refilled? You can receive care from VA without stepping foot into a facility using VA Health Chat. (more…)
Lehigh County must replace one of its full time veterans affairs employees immediately. If you have the interest, brains and heart to become an accredited veterans service officer — one of the most sought-after qualifications in the complicated world of veterans affairs services — for the purpose of both assisting veterans in Lehigh County in knowing what benefits are available to them and in applying for them, this is the job you want. Note that it is not a civil service position.
|Job Name:|| VETERANS’ SERVICES OFFICER I Interested?
|Location:||Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs|
|Wage Type:||Hourly||Rate:||Job Description below|
|Status:||Full Time||Wage Plus:||N/A|
The Veterans Health Administration is urging those who seek travel reimbursement to use an automated, self-serve system through a newly released, six-part video series. See below. Hopefully they will not abuse those veterans who do not have access to the internet, something that is common in Pennsylvania, especially among the older veterans — but not necessarily so.(more…)
Good news! If you are enrolled in the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Centers’ healthcare system, your age or condition no longer matter for getting the COVID-19 Vaccination. Those not enrolled with the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center’s healthcare system will have to do so. Read the “Background” of the advisory below. Inquire Read more…