Government shutdown won’t affect health care or most benefits for veterans, VA says

BY: - September 28, 2023

Veterans who rely on government health care and other assistance can continue to see their doctors and receive education and pension benefits.

Veterans exposed to burn pits, toxins urged to apply for retroactive benefits

BY: - August 3, 2023

WASHINGTON — A deadline for a year’s worth of backdated benefits is fast approaching for U.S. veterans suffering illnesses after exposure to open burn pits, Agent Orange and other toxins. Nearly a year ago, President Joe Biden signed the PACT Act, a law supporters describe as the largest expansion of veteran benefits in U.S. history. […]

Casey campaign gets a boost from Pennsylvania veterans’ coalition

BY: - July 26, 2023

A coalition of veterans from across Pennsylvania, including current and former members of the state’s Congressional delegation, have come out in support of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s reelection campaign. Veterans for Casey includes more than two dozen veteran leaders. “Our government has a sacred duty to care for my fellow veterans,” U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio […]

Pa. House moves legislation on Illegal dumping and retirement savings

BY: - May 25, 2023

Illegal dumping, a new state retirement system and arbitration for family disputes are among the issues the state House tackled this week.

Veterans call out Mastriano for ‘shameful’ Confederate Army uniform photo

BY: - September 19, 2022

Dozens of veterans, including five Pennsylvania elected officials, have signed a letter calling out Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano for wearing a Confederate Army uniform in a faculty photograph at the U.S. Army War College. Calling Mastriano’s decision to wear the uniform of the 11 Confederate states that fought to keep Black people enslaved shameful, […]

President Joe Biden applauds Brielle Robinson, daughter of the late Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson, after signing the PACT Act on Aug. 10, 2022. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Law providing health care to burn pit victims ends a decades-old injustice | Opinion

BY: - August 19, 2022

Most important, the PACT Act removes the burden of proof and gives veterans the benefit of doubt at a time of desperate need.


Pa. awards $800K in grant money to help veterans find jobs | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 10, 2022

The Keystone State has the the fourth-largest veteran population in the nation, officials said.


As we head into 2022, let’s renew our oaths to each other and the nation | Charles D. Allen

BY: - December 28, 2021

Military officers swear to uphold the Constitution. That loyalty to the civilian government keeps us safe.

Preventing veteran suicide this holiday starts with a caring message

BY: - December 8, 2021

 “Anyone who knows a veteran can send a caring message, but it is especially important for veteran advocates and health care providers who regularly see veterans to take the time to reach out with any form of positive communication,” Rick Hamp, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Challenge team lead, said in a statement Wednesday.