How Veteran-Owned Businesses Help Build A Stronger Economy
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…
Meet Our Members: Jack Wagner
Meet our members: Jack Wagner has a long and storied career, spanning active duty, politics, and now helping veterans find jobs.
Meet Our Members: Polly Bozdech-Veater
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.
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 Effects of a Military Presence on the Community
Our following infographic displays the facts behind the positive influence of a military presence on the community in which it resides.
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…
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