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January 18, 2023

DMVA Digest

A publication of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Veterans Should Start The New Year By Reviewing, Updating Benefits Earned By Serving Our Nation:

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs says that the start of the New Year is a good time for veterans to meet with an accredited veteran service officer to ensure they are receiving or maximizing the benefits they have earned through service and sacrifice while in uniform. 

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Over 80 Members Of 171st Refueling Wing Return Home After Deployment:

Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 171st Refueling Wing came home after being deployed for more than 60 days. 

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Educational Gratuity Program:

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs' (DMVA) Educational Gratuity Program provides financial assistance to children of honorably discharged veterans who have service-connected disabilities and served during a period of war or armed conflict or children of veterans who died in service during a period of war or armed conflict.

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Let's Be Friends On Social Media:

Join the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) on social media and be one of the first to hear about benefit and program updates, DMVA job openings, veteran-related news, and much more! Stay connected and up to date by following us on 


First Recipients Of Farming Veteran Grants Announced:

During Military Appreciation Day at the 107th Pennsylvania Farm Show, recipients of the PA Farm Bill's Farmer Veteran Grant Program were announced. 

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Army And Navy Battle For Culinary Superiority At The 107th Farm Show Cook-Off:

The seventh annual culinary competition was a highlight of Military Appreciation Day, a full day of events at the PA Farm Show, honoring veterans for their service to our country. 

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Airman Saved A Family Member's Life At Christmas:

When life and death hung in the balance on Christmas Day, Master Sergeant Kenneth Rivera-Ithier was the right person, in the right place, at the right time. 

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Governor Josh Shapiro Announces Picks For Public Safety Posts In His Cabinet:

The cabinet nominees for positions tasked with ensuring the public safety of Pennsylvanians all come with experiences of having worked in the departments they are being tapped to lead. 

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Pennsylvania VFW Annual Women Veterans Retreat:

Each Spring, the Pennsylvania Department of Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts a Women Veterans Retreat. The retreat was an opportunity for women veterans to gather in camaraderie. 

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Veterans In Suicidal Crisis Can Seek Free Emergency Health Care:

Veterans in acute suicidal crisis will be able to go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for emergency health care at no cost. 

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Women's Health:

The Military Health System provides comprehensive women's and gender specific care associated with cardiovascular health, mental health, musculoskeletal injuries and reproductive health. 

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A new law, known as the PACT Act, provides disability compensation, health care, free toxic exposure screens, and more, to veterans who were exposed to toxins during their military service. 

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2023 Tax Deadlines Are Coming Up And Here's What You Need To Know:

The Internal Revenue Service released the official start date for the 2022 tax season, which kicks off January 23. 

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Oldest Living Pearl Harbor Survivor Marks 105th Birthday:

Flag-waving admirers lined the sidewalk outside the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, La. to greet the oldest living survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

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This listing is offered as a service to individuals and organizations to promote their veteran and military-oriented employment opportunities. The information is taken directly from emailed requestor submissions. DMVA is not responsible for incorrect information submitted.

Waste Management Is Hiring CDL Truck Drivers:

Waste Management is holding a hiring event for entry level CDL Truck Drivers at 200 Rangos Ln., Washington, PA (Washington County) on Jan. 24, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Jan. 25, 2023, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

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More Employment Opportunities:

To see a full listing of employment opportunities, visit the DMVA Employment page. 

DMVA Employment List

This listing is offered as a service to individuals and organizations to promote their veteran and military-oriented events held in Pennsylvania. The information is taken directly from requestor submissions. DMVA is not responsible for incorrect information submitted. 

U.S. Small Business Administration To Host Virtual Information Hour With Veterans:

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration, Pittsburgh District Office, as they discuss resources and programs available for active duty, Reservists and National Guard, and veterans of all eras. Registrants will receive an email from Pittsburgh District SBA with login instructions prior to the brief.

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More Events Listing:

To see a full listing of events, visit the DMVA Events page. ​​​​​​

DMVA Events List

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