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Local Events and Happenings

Veteran Forum

Date and Time: Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Yehl Ballroom, Gannon University |109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541

Event: Please join us for a public forum dedicated to connecting Veterans, service members, and their families to local resources. During the forum, local experts will provide a brief overview of the topics mentioned below, followed by a networking and resource fair:

  • VA Benefits- Claims/Appeals Process
  • VA Health Care Services
  • Vet Center Services
  • GI Bill/Education Benefits
  • Erie Team RWB- Social Events
  • Opportunities to Get Involved

This public forum is proudly sponsored by the Veteran COAT, a MyVA Community Engagement Board serving Northwestern PA. For more information about this event, contact Co-Chairs George Tanner at or Thad Plasczynski at or connect online at COAT.

Expected Participants: Veterans, Service Members, and their Families

Veterans Claims Clinic

Date and Time: Friday, March 2, 2018 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Erie VA Medical Center | 2nd Floor Conference Room | 135 East 38th Street Boulevard, Erie, PA 16504

Event: Representatives from the VBA Pittsburgh Regional Office will be meeting one on one with Veterans to answer questions regarding VA benefits. Representatives will also be available to assist Veterans in filing a claim as well as providing status updates on existing claims.

Expected Participants: Veterans, dependents, stakeholders, community members

Inside Veterans Benefits

John GavinWeekend Tribute

We honor the life and service of actor, ambassador, and U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran John Gavin. He died on 2/9.

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Military Times logoCharacter of Discharge

VA and the DoD released new online help for Veterans who are applying for a character of discharge upgrade, which includes downloadable forms with detailed instructions for the upgrade request.

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VAntage Point blog logoResume and Interview Tips

Transitioning from a military career to a civilian career can be challenging. Here are three things Veterans should include on their resume and during an interview.

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Veteran population illustrationVeteran Data

Are you a numbers person? The National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics tracks and analyzes data about Veterans including where they live and what benefits they receive.

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Two Veterans Day postersCalling All Artists

Are you an artist? Submissions for the 2018 National Veterans Day Poster Contest are being accepted until April 1, 2018.

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Office Information

Pittsburgh Regional Benefit Office

1000 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222