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Government Center

Room 230

17 South Seventh Street

Allentown, PA. 18101-2400

Phone 610-782-3295

Fax 610-820-2026

Thomas Applebach, Director

Vi Hertzog, Assistant Director

Lynn Weimer, Veterans Service Officer

Accredited VA Service Officers

        

Veterans Affairs

Philosophy 

The Veterans Affairs Office is committed to serving Lehigh County veterans and their family members with compassion, dignity and respect.  We will provide courteous, efficient and professional service to any veteran or family member seeking our assistance.

Program Description 

The Veterans Affairs Office will assist veterans and their family members with information regarding federal, state  (www.dmva.state.pa.us/ )and local benefits. We provide information and assistance in filing for and acquiring the following federal benefits: compensation for service connected disability; pension for veterans unable to work; vocational rehabilitation and counseling; payment for education and job training; home loan guaranty; life insurance; "wheelchair homes"; and burial benefits. The benefits for family members of deceased veterans include dependency and indemnity compensation and death pension.

Services Provided (In addition to those above) 

For more information, E-mail us at:
veteransaffairs@lehighcounty.org

        

HFD Awardees

Honorary First Defenders Military Ball, November 5, 2016 - Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Allentown Honorary First Defenders and the 213th RSG Joint is holding their 73rd Military Ball on November 5, 2016 at the Econolodge & Conference Center 1157 Bulldog Drive, Rt. 22 & 309 Allentown, PA

HFD Commander's Award awardees:

Cadet Wilmus R. Randolph,           PA Army National Guard

SPC Ashley Durr,                           U. S. Army Reserve

Corporal Matthew Reed               U. S. Marine Corps

PS2 Amy L. Pasmeg,                     U. S. Navy Reserve

www.honoraryfirstdefenders.com 

        

Announcements

Avenue of Flags, Indiantown Gap - Thursday, October 06, 2016
Lehigh County Veterans Affairs will continue to accept donations of casket flags 5 1/2 x 9 feet to fly as part of  the Avenue of Flags in Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA.    Flags must be in good condition and be a casket flag due to the size specifications.  
Military ID Cards - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Please be advised the Veterans Administration Will Not issue government-issued military ID cards for the purpose of discounts.  

You must contact the organization and follow their protocol.  The County Veterans Affairs offices do not have any control over what organizations provide discounts to their veterans or their criteria to obtain discount. 

ID cards are only issued to active military, retired military and those  already enrolled and using the health care system.

No ID cards will be issued for discounts.

 
Pictures for the Wall of Faces Vietnam War, Washington DC - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

TERRENCE E FEDOR

ALLENTOWN

Lehigh County

ARMY

19-Feb-68

ROBERT L HIRST

ALLENTOWN

Lehigh County

ARMY

17-Nov-65

DAVID P KUHNS

SCHNECKSVILLE

Lehigh County

ARMY

12-Sep-66

WALTER F ORLEY

EMMAUS

Lehigh County

MARINE CORPS

6-Apr-66

JOHN F SANFORD

COOPERSBURG

Lehigh County

ARMY

7-Feb-66

WILBUR T STAIR

ALLENTOWN

Lehigh County

AIR FORCE

25-Jan-67

DEPUY R VAN KEUREN

EMMAUS

Lehigh County

MARINE CORPS

22-Aug-65

FRANK J WOLFE           WESCOSVILLE

Lehigh County

ARMY

24-Feb-68

 

In an effort to preserve the legacy of those who sacrificed all in Vietnam, DMVA is working with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington D.C., to find a photo for each of the Pennsylvanians whose name is listed on the Wall of Faces through the generosity of those willing to help locate their photos. This program will ensure that Vietnam Veterans from Pennsylvania will be remembered and honored by visitors from around the globe for generations to come.

If you have a picture of a loved one or fellow veteran whose name is on the list above, please help VVMF honor these individuals by putting a face with a name. For information on how to submit a photo, please visit the Virtual Wall of Faces website.

All photos collected will be featured in VVMF’s Virtual Wall of Faces and in the future Education Center at The Wall.

 
Veterans Designation Driver's License - Friday, May 02, 2014

Act 176 of 2012 has allowed PennDot it issue a Pennsylvania driver's license or identification card that clearly indicates that the bearer is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.

Qualified applicants should visit:   www.dmv.state.pa.us click on the American flag icon with the phrase "Veterans Designation beneath it.