Meet Our Members: Dr. Ronald Poropatich

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.


Meet Our Members: George Huber

George A. Huber is currently the Vice Provost for Research Conduct and Compliance at the University of Pittsburgh and his career includes serving as General Counsel for UPMC (playing a role in its original formation) and service in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard where he retired as a State Brigadier General. We’re proud to have […]


The Challenge of Veteran Unemployment

The United States military is widely regarded as one of the most advanced and well-trained in the world. Despite our military’s size and history of innovation, servicemen and women often struggle to transition into civilian employment once their military careers come to a close. This seems like a contradiction. How can the men and women […]


A Tribute to Veterans Event

Western Pennsylvania is the proud home of more than 235,000 Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. For nearly 35 years, Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania has been honored to work towards our mission of providing those brave men and women – and their families – with housing, employment, and supportive services. In 2016, […]


Governor Tom Wolf Recognizes Female Veterans

In honor of Women’s History Month, Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf hosted a second annual event with the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. The event recognized 28 women from Pennsylvania from across the various branches of the military and celebrated their service to our state and our country. Among the honorees was Pauline […]


STEM Engineering and Construction Camps

Presented by the Society of American Military Experience, Pittsburgh Post SAME, in conjunction with the military services, offers a series of week-long STEM engineering and construction camps designed for high school students (grades 9-11) who excel in math, science and technology courses and who are interested in Engineering, Architecture or related fields in college. Each […]


A Night Of Thanking Our Troops

Dear Fellow Honorary Commanders: We hope this note finds you well. With everyone’s busy schedules, in lieu of a Holiday party event this year for the class, we have opted to host an event in the week following Veterans Day just before Thanksgiving. WHO: Our program is in existence to educate us all about the […]


Air Force Community Partnership Process

The Air Force Community Partnership Initiative is a process to leverage military installation and local government capabilities and resources to reduce operating and service costs, or reduce risks, in support of the Air Force mission. Reduced budgets present challenges that require new approaches and new ways of thinking about partnerships. The Air Force Community Partnership […]