News articles for Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Demolition Training Planned at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County will host demolition training between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6.
Demolition training using military-grade explosives is conducted several times each year. Potential noisy exercises are announced in advance as a courtesy ... read more
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Two Pennsylvania National Guard Pilots Killed in Afghanistan
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in the Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, April 9.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Ruffner, 34, of Harrisburg, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarett Yoder, 27, of Mohnton, were piloting ... read more
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
DMVA: PA Veterans Should Never Pay for Help to Apply for Benefits
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans, active military personnel and their dependents should never pay for help to apply for veteran's benefits, according to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
"We've seen advertisements from businesses that offer veterans assistance in applying for benefits for free, ... read more
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
PA National Guard to Assist with Recovery Efforts in Connecticut
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety members of the Pennsylvania National Guard have been placed on State Active Duty to assist with recovery efforts in Connecticut as a result of Winter Storm Nemo.
Forty-five members of the Air National Guard's 201st RED HORSE--short for Rapid Engineer ... read more
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Pennsylvania National Guard to Support Presidential Inauguration
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some 1,300 Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers and airmen will join a team of 6,000 National Guard members to provide security, crises response, traffic and crowd control during the 57th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
Pennsylvania guard members will ... read more
Friday, January 11, 2013
PA Air National Guard Named a Finalist for Air Force's Newest Aircraft
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the Pennsylvania National Guard's 171st Air Refueling Wing located at the Pittsburgh International Airport is one of five finalists to potentially receive a new tanker mission.
"Not only is 171st Air Refueling Wing well-suited ... read more