The 911th Airlift Wing near the Pittsburgh airport has been a staple of Western PA since it was transformed from a farm field to an aircraft refueling stop in 1943. Decades later, it retains an important role in both the U.S. military and Pennsylvania as a whole. The 911th has positively impacted the local and […]
The holiday season should be a time to spend at home surrounded by good food and the people dearest to us. For many of the men and women serving our country, though, this is more of a wishful fantasy than a reality. Every year, countless active military members and veterans spend their holiday away from […]
Despite the life skills and job qualifications that military service can provide, veterans make up about 11 percent of the United States homeless population, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV). Factors such as physical injuries, bad housing markets, and mental illnesses like PTSD have resulted in over 40,000 former service members sleeping […]
Our annual meeting was held on May 31st, 2018. It was well attended by the MAC board, local military commanders, and other community organizations. The annual meeting gives MAC the opportunity to learn of community events and other initiatives the military is taking in our region.
Serving in the military provides valuable skills that veterans can use for the rest of their lives, so it’s no wonder that so many former service members have gone on to run their own businesses after returning to civilian life. In fact, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has estimated that there are approximately 2.4 […]
Marcel Minutolo served around the world as part of the Army National Guard and now uses his role at Robert Morris University to continue serving not only his community but active and veteran military men and women.
Meet our members: Jack Wagner has a long and storied career, spanning active duty, politics, and now helping veterans find jobs.
Polly Bozdech-Veater military career began in the Navy, and her work has taken her around the globe. Polly’s story is inspiring, and it’s a shining example of how powerful a role the military can play in a person’s life and in the lives of community stakeholders.
Our video series where we interview MAC members to talk about their backgrounds and their passions continues. Dr. Ronald Poropatich is a retired Army Colonel but still serves the military and his community through his work. His inspirational career has touched many lives, and we are proud that he continues his work in western Pennsylvania.