County Veterans Affairs Office Hosts Claims & Issues Forum

Washington Veterans Affairs Senior Staff Member Frank Bryceland will be discussing disability claims and other general issues with local veterans at an interactive event on Saturday, November 16, from 1 pm – 4 pm at the Northeastern Detachment Marine Corps League, 1340 Alder Street, (East Mountain), Scranton.

Veterans and spouses/significant others are invited to learn about “Earned” VA benefits and to gather other advice on initiatives that are available to assist them and their families.

The event is free.  Complimentary food and refreshments will be available.

For additional information, contact Larry Kimble at 410-952-2610 or Dave Eisele, County Veterans Affairs Director, 570-963-6778, ext. 3.

Vietnam War Pinning Ceremony

A grateful community is sponsoring a special program to honor local United States veterans who served in the Vietnam War.

The Lackawanna County Commissioners and its Veterans Affairs Office will hold a pinning ceremony on Saturday, April 27, at 11 AM in the lobby of the Government Center, 123 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton.

All living veterans, who served on active military duty during the November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 timeframe, are eligible to participate in the program and be recognized with a special Vietnam Veteran lapel pin.

The public is invited to attend the brief ceremony.

County’s Veterans Affairs Office Closed For Training

The Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office will be closed from October 1 to October 5 for mandatory training in Erie, PA, that the staff must participate in.  The weeklong initiative offers information to the County staff on the programs and services that are available to assist veterans and their families.

Purple Heart Signage Unveiled

The Lackawanna County Commissioners, military officials and community volunteers unveil a special sign at McDade Park for parking for veterans who have received a Purple Heart. The special signage will be installed at the County’s other three park venues – Merli-Sarnoski, Covington and Aylesworth – as well.

L-r, Charlie Spano, 911 Committee Chairman; William Davis, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Gene Waschak, who donated the signs; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Joe DeAntona, 911 Committee member; and Dave Eisele, the County’s Director of Veterans Affairs.