Election of New Officers
Congratulations to these newly elected officers: Chuck Sargent – Chairman Rochelle Stachel – First Vice Chair Doug Strawbridge – Second Vice Chair J.E.B. Bolen – Treasurer Polly Bozdech-Veater – Secretary Marcel C. Minutolo, Ph.D. – Immediate Past Chair Special thanks to the outgoing officers for your time and dedication to our current military members and…
Burn Pit Soldiers Need Our Help!
Special Message from MOAA National, 31 July 2022 The National MOAA organization has issued a call to its members to take action on this vital issue described below. We at the chapter level support this petition. Legislation vital to the health of 3.5 million toxic-exposed veterans (including your chapter president) from all generations of service…
4th of July C-17 Flyover
See a C-17 flyover from the 911th Airlift Wing to start the Zelienople 4th of July parade. Log into Facebook and then copy and paste or click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/bbranby1/videos/570167354799815. If the content isn’t available, you can log into Facebook and search for the Zelienople Area Community Forum.
DDC Susquehanna wins Award for Installation Excellence
Defense Distribution Center (DDC) Susquehanna led by Colonel Trent Conner, U.S. Army, is one of five bases to receive the 2022 Commander-in-Chief’s Award for Installation Excellence which recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The five recipients of this highly competitive presidential award were selected for…
New Funding to Improve Transportation, Safety for Military Installations in Cumberland and Philadelphia Counties
Governor Tom Wolf, on March 04, announced new funding has been awarded through the Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission (PMCEC) to help make transportation and safety improvements for military installations in Cumberland and Philadelphia counties. “Transportation safety is critical in all walks of life, but particularly when it involves members of our armed forces,” said Gov.…
PA is in the top 10 of defense contract spending
The Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation released its Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Spending by State supplemental report. This report documents the results of a state-by-state analysis of Department of Defense personnel and contractual spending during Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania ranks #9.…
Free Tax Preparation Available for Veterans, National Guard and Reservists
The Military Affairs Council of Western PA Chair and many others are once again volunteering this tax season to provide free tax preparation for veterans, National Guard, and Reservists at the Veterans Leadership Program. Their volunteers are certified at the ‘Military” level with the IRS and are knowledgeable about Federal and State benefits to veterans…
Study of Western PA as a DoD Military Logistics Hub
A study is underway to highlight the benefits and opportunities of Western Pennsylvania as a logistics center for the military. This study is a joint effort between the Joseph M. Katz International Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University and is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of…
Senator Casey Attends Commander’s Breakfast
The Military Affairs Council was pleased to have U.S. Senator Bob Casey attend our latest Commander’s Breakfast where he heard firsthand the positive impact that the military has on Western Pennsylvania.
Tour of Local Installations
Rear Admiral Nancy J. Lescavage, USN (Ret), Executive Director Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission, and Peter Witmer, Deputy Director, tour local installations with Col. Goodwill, PA ANG HQ; Maj. Baker, 911th Air Lift Wing; Marcel Minutolo, Military Affairs Council, and Chuck Sargent (not pictured here), Commissioner PMCEC. The tour included the 316th ESC, 911th Air…
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