Please join VA Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Vet Center and the White Oak Vet Center as they honor and remember those who fought and served in the Persian Gulf War 30 years ago. 

 

It is important that we recognize the servicemembers who served during Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Sabre and this event will do so in a few ways.  The agenda will include historical facts about the conflict,  stories from Persian Gulf War Veterans and VA Pittsburgh care providers sharing information specific to Gulf War Era Veterans. Attendees will be able to ask questions of providers via the chat.  This event is open to all and is specially tailored for Gulf War Vets. 

 

We hope that you are able to join us and if you have any questions please reach out to Lee Wagner(lee.wagner@va.gov)  or Ryan Ahl (Ryan.Ahl@va.gov) .

 

DATE: Friday January 29th, 2021

TIME: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

PLACE: WebEx Virtual meeting link-

 

Meeting number (access code): 199 626 2712

Meeting password: tVdxkbj6$48

On Tuesday, September 29th at 11:30-1:00 the White Oak Vet Center in partnership with OVN will be presenting a virtual panel discussion: “Accessing VA Healthcare: What every veteran needs to know.  A suicide prevention month event.”  Our panel, moderated by Abbie Lieberum and Lee Wagner from the White Oak Vet Center, will include members from the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Operation Vet NOW (OVN).  Our conversation will cover how to enroll, supportive services during these modern times and efforts to help end veteran suicide.  We hope that you will join us and please feel free to forward this invitation along to anyone you like. 

Title:      Access VA Healthcare: What every veteran needs to know.  A suicide prevention month event.

When:   Tuesday September 29th, 11:30-1:00

Where:  Join Zoom Meeting

               https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83683976184

                Meeting ID: 836 8397 6184

Memorial Day 2020 Live Stream from VA National Cemeteries

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and we at the White Oak Vet Center are hoping you can join us for some community wide events to bring awareness and highlight the good work going on all around us. The first of these events is being hosted online on Tuesday April 28th at 1200. Please visit www.metoomst.com and/or check out the flier below for details on how to join this event virtually.

Two of our readjustment counselors, Christie and Abbie will be part of the conversation on April 28th. We hope you all can join us.

In addition to the event on 4/28 the Vet Centers offer lifelong services to those who have experienced MST. Please give us a call if you have questions or check out https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/Military_Sexual_Trauma.asp for minfoorremation.

Military sexual trauma, or MST, is a term used by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to refer to sexual assault or sexual harassment experienced during military service. Service members of every era, branch, gender, and sexual identity have survived MST. The experience can affect survivors’ physical and mental health, sometimes even many years after the incident, leading to depression, sleep issues, anger, and isolation, among other challenges.

You can make a difference for MST survivors by delivering the message, “You’re not alone!”

Click here to download the press release for this event.