NOTE THE CHANGE AGAIN **For Your Information ***Our next L.V.R.A. Meeting will be on Saturday, August 18th  at 11:00 Am. At Holy Trinity 626 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio. Please be on time. The Picnic will follow this important Meeting, Please save the day and attend this event.***  









Veterans’ Outreach: Robert Julian, Vice President-Treasure Service Director Phone: 330-755-5792 Fax: 330-755-5930 http:// http://www.veteransoutreach.com/     rjulian@veteransoutreach.org 7 Belgrade Avenue, Liberty, Ohio 44505 Federally and state registered non-profit corp.

” Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world. A Veteran doesn’t have that problem.” Ronald Reagan.



Click to access 2018-01-Veterans-Affairs.pdf






VA Health Care- Defining Excellence in the 21st Century :Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center – 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 PHONE (216) 791-3800.

Veterans Resource Guide: Resources that are available to Veterans and their families.Cleveland Ohio.

Psychiatric Emergency Room Located inside the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Hospital 1B-102 (Psychiatric ER) 10701 East Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio  44106 // Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week For urgent mental health concerns please call (216) 791-3800 ext. 6042

Outpatient Mental Health Ambulatory Care Clinic Located inside the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Hospital Room 1B – 560A 10701 East Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio 44106. This is a walk-in-clinic open Monday-Friday from 8 Am to 3:30 Pm (216) 791-3800 ext. 3123/4524

Department of Veterans Affairs Resources: Veterans and their family members can access the Mental Health page of the VA’s website at http://www.mentanhealth.va.gov/index.asp.  This website includes suicide prevention information.

Veterans Crisis Line: Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online at http://www.Veteranscrisisline.net/  or send a text message to 838255 to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Many of the responders are Veterans themselves and understand what Veterans and their families ans friends have been through and the challenges Veterans of all ages and service eras face.

Military Crisis Line: VA also provides support for Service members through the Military Crisis Line. Service members and their families and friends can call and text the Veterans Crisis Line numbers and can chat at http://www.MilitaryCrisisLine.net/Chat

Caregiver Support: The VA values your commitment as a partner in our pledge to care for those who have “borne the battle,” and we have several support and service options designed with you in mind. The programs are available both in and out of your home to help you care for the Veteran you love and for yourself. Website: http://caregiver.va.gov/# Support Line: 1-855-260-3274.

 Coaching into Care: Coaching into Care is a new national VA telephone-based service that provides consultation services for family members who would like to help a Veteran seek mental health care in a VA treatment facility or Vet Center. Website: http://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/index.asp. Support Line 1-888-823-7458.

 Homeless Veteran Hotline/Support: Know that one phone call can make a difference in the life of a Veteran who is homeless or at eminent risk of becoming homeless. Make the call to 877-424-3838 to be connected 24/7 with VA’s services to overcome or prevent homelessness for yourself or a Veteran you know. Website: http://www.va.gov/homeless/  Support Line: 1-877-424-3838.

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The mission of the National Center for PTSD is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD,and stress-related disorders. *”About Face:- Learn from Veterans how PTSD treatment can turn your life around.*Mobile Aps- Quick, on the go, user-friendly mobile device access. * PTSD Coach Online- Learn to manage troubling symptoms following trauma, such as: sleep, trauma, reminders, or anger. Get started with PTSD Coach Online…

Non- VA Resources  /  Make the Connection: Testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lived and to make the connection with the strength and resilience of Veterans like themselves, through knowledge of available sources of support including mental health treatments. Many of our Nation’s Veterans return with not only physical wounds but also mental health issues they may not recognize. Website: http://www.maketheconnection.net/

 After Deployment Support: A behavioral health resource supporting service members their families, and friends, and Veterans with common post-deployment challenges. Website: http://afterdeployment.dcoe.mil/










FYI  United Methodist Community Center OASIS  TRANSPORTATION Mahoning & Trumbull County Veterans –Teach- Develop- Empower. In our continuing efforts to serve the Veterans in our community. Locations: Doctor’s Appointments – Mahoning County Veterans Court – United Methodist Community Center – VA Clinics – VA Commissions – VA Outreach Centers.To Schedule please call 24 hours in advance: ( No exceptions ) 330-743-5149 Ext, 100.( Monday- Friday 8 am. — 4 pm. ) Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 am–2 pm.The Oasis Transportation program is UNABLE TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION to bill payment centers, drug stores, grocery stores, for the UMCC food giveaway, or in emergency situations. If you experience a medical emergency please call 911.



Profound Description of an American Veteran whether on active duty, retired, national guard or reserve is someone who at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount “up to and including my life.”THAT IS HONOR ! Many people in this country just don’t understand. 

Veterans Benefits Service. call  (800) 827-1000.


If you eat today–THANK A FARMER. If it’s on your table–THANK A TRUCKER. If you eat in peace–THANK A VETERAN. Remember, Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have. Veterans Day is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people who fought for the things we have.

November 2017 Compiled by Mercer County Veterans Affairs Office.*I am a United States military veteran.* I mastered the weapons, tools, and techniques of war and security and I make no apology for this proficiency.*I became a leader by my willingness to both serve and subordinate myself-to my superiors, the mission,and the needs of my team.*Foremost among first responders, I earned the ribbons of a volunteer, endeavored defender, warrior, rescuer, problem-solver, and model citizen.*I am the visible conscience of a nation with regard to the cost of war and freedoms true price.* I do not fail to support another vet who crosses my path with any need, large or small;he or she may have wounds or hardships that few others would understand.*I am part of the eternal flame of memory, of my brother and sister veterans who died in service to our country. * Honor, courage, and commitment define me to this day.*I maintain my readiness, health, fitness in order to serve again, should my community or nation call!*In all of the remaining moments of my life, I will be a steadfast guardian of American ideals, freedoms, and history. *I am 1% of the noblest order.* I am…an American Veteran.







 Please respond if you’re able: Chapter #2 Youngstown  Disable American Veterans: 110 Westchester Drive Austintown, Ohio 44515. Phone (330) 719-4408. The Disabled American Veterans Chapter #2 and the Veterans Memorial Committee is committed to seeing the construction of a Middle =East War Memorial placed at the Wickcliffe Circle Veterans Park, located in Austintown, Ohio. It is our goal to construct this memorial that honors our veterans from the Mahoning Valley. This memorial will honor all those who have bravely served our country over the years. This includes those who have server in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard.

We are asking our local businesses, organizations and the public to help make this dream  a reality. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and will towards the materials and labor required for the construction which will cost approximately $75,000.00

It is time we recognized the sacrifices that our Middle East Veterans gave, so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Please, help us honor those veterans who have given their lives or a portion of time out of their lives to protect the freedoms we have today, with a contribution for the construction of this memorial.

Contributions can be made at any Farmers Bank, care of the Austintown Middle East War Memorial. Or Checks made payable to the Austintown Middle East War Memorial, can br mailed to Disabled American Veterans,1684 Lancaster Dr., Youngstown, OH. 44511. If you have any questions, please contact either Commander Tony Revetti at (330) 506-2693 or Sr. Vice Commander David A. Ewing Jr. at (330) 559-5292. // Sincerely, Tony Revetti and David A. Ewing Jr.




**The United Veterans Council, INC. : Purpose/ To provide at the community level a coordinating and planning agency for property qualified and duly constituted veterans organizations in the greater Youngstown, Ohio, and it’s environs, which might desire membership therein; to aid all members organizations acting in concert with each other in planning and carrying out of functions and operation of a civic, patriotic or veteran character; to attempt by all honorable means to promote and effectuate a living War memorial commemorative of war dead of the community; and to do all things reasonably necessary or incidental to the foregoing except such as might interfere with the internal operation of any member group or groups.

U.V.C. now on Facebook:



**Mahoning Shenango Valleys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America/ MISSION STATEMENT. MSVC will promote the objectives of the MOAA providing a uniform lobbying platform on behalf of the active duty, reserve, Guard, retired, and former officers of the uniformed service AND THEIR SPOUSES AND FAMILIES.// Conduct activities which: perpetuate traditions, educate and inform members of the world, National, and local events, which affect the current and former members of the U.S. Military. Provide a fraternal and supportive community for members to network, socialize and promote Camaraderie.

For information about  MOOA : See



* NEW :Did you serve in the U.S. Military ? The Department of Veterans Affairs has determined that certain illnesses and health concerns have been associated with military service.  Please go to http://www.veteranshealth.org to see list of illnesses & diseases that may make you eligible for benefits, compensation, and health care. This web site gives you information on family benefits and How to file a DIC claim. In addition, the children of veterans who die of a medical condition considered to be service -connected by the VA may be eligible for other educational benefits under U.S.C. Title 35..

UVC ///—FYI : Veterans Office Hours are 8 Am- 4 Pm, Monday- Friday. Services range from Assistance, Health  and Service Commission : Compensation,  Pension,  Burial assistance, VA. , Misc. Transportation, Utility Assistance and  more. 330-740-2451.


M.O.A.A. Picnic JULY 26, VIENNA ROD & GUN CLUB call Bruce Bille for more Info.


* Aug. 4: The Battle of The Bridge at Remagen, Tidioute, Pa.


* Aug. 5: Wings-n-Wheels 9-5 SLOAS Airfield, N. River Road Warren,Oh. Admission$10/ Adults.


* Aug. 16-19: “THE WALL THAT HEALS” PACKARD PARK, WARREN, OH. (Donations and Volunteers needed)


* Aug. 17-18 D-Day at Conneaut, Oh. Free Bus Transportation Available on Friday, Reservations Required.


Aug. 23: MSVC at YARS : Steak Fry / Corn Roast ( Time TBA )

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FYI: The next U.V.C. Event will be during the Canfield Fair on Labor Day Weekend.

YSU for Veterans & ROTC Alumni Weekend: September 14-16, 2018 For more Info call Catherine Cala in Alumni Engagement at 330-941-2752 or cacala@ysu.edu.










Caring for Our Veterans:

New 2018:  Suicide Hotline 800-273- talk (8255)





 information from -1-31-2013


OLD Data from 2011 :Today is a national tragedy.Tomorrow will be a national tragedy.The day after tomorrow will also be a national tragedy for America. Why? Because eighteen veterans kill themselves every day- This figure represents twenty percent of the suicides in this country. Veterans represent only nine percent of America’s population. Furthermore, Veterans constitute twenty-three percent of this nation’s homeless population.These numbers barely begin to scratch the surface of the hardships we place upon our nation’s military and families.The bravest and most courageous act I can imagine, is the willingness to put one’s life on the line for something larger than oneself. Our combat veterans are truly today’s heroes and the failure of our system to care for the mental health of these people that had served, is a stain on America’s honor and reputation. Regardless of the validity of going to war, we, as a nation, have the responsibility to care for those that we send into battle. Let us embrace a culture of support and provide the necessary resources to ensure that our combat veterans are fully and healthily integrated back into domestic life, and may God Bless America !

Every day, Veterans across America REACH OUT // Call us in time of crisis; It’s Your Call ( 24/7-365) Confidential help for Veterans and their families- VETERANS CRISIS LINE 1-800-273-8255 PRESS 1 // Or try  confidential chat or text at VeteransCrisisLine.net or text to 838255.  People experience emotional and mental health crisis in response to a wide range of situations- from difficulties in their personal relationships, to the loss of a job. For Veterans, these crisis can be heightened by their experiences in the military service. When emotional issues reach a crisis point, it’s time to call on the Veterans Crisis Line for support. STAND BY THEM. WE’LL STAND BY YOU.// Sometimes, a crisis may be involve thoughts of suicide. Learn to recognize these warning signs:#1 Hopelessness, felling like there’s no way out #2 Anxiety, agitation, sleeplessness, or mood swings #3 Feeling like there is no reason to live #4 Rage or anger #5 Engaging in risky activities without thinking #6 Increasing alcohol or drug abuse #7 Withdrawing from family and friends.THE PRESENCE OF THE FOLLOWING SIGNS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION: Thinking about hurting or killing yourself- Looking for ways to kill yourself-Talking about death, dying or suicide- Self-destructive behavior such as drug abuse, weapons, ETC. IF YOU ARE, OR KNOW  OF A VETERAN WHO IS EXPERIENCING ANY OF THESE SIGNS ,CALL THE Veteran Crisis Line IMMEDIATELY. You are not alone. We are standing by to help. It’s your Call.


“Remember our veterans by flying the American flag on these dates”   http://www.united-states-flag.com/flying-flag.html 

In God We Trust : On July 4, 1776, thirteen British colonies declared their independence from Great Britain and with this the United States of America was born, a home to people from all corners of the world. There is no denying that the United States has it’s problems. But let us always remember that through there are many challenges to deal with. America still assures everyone full freedom, an opportunity to pray, study and work, a high standard of living and much, much more. .Let us thank God, that America has accepted us, and those who came before us. Let us always appreciate everything this country has to offer and let us be ready to offer our help where needed, The symbol that is most often displayed on the 4th of July is the American Flag. The American Flag is unique in the deep and noble significance of the message of national independence, of individual liberty, of idealism, of patriotism. It is the beacon of enduring hope, like the famous Statue of Liberty enlightening the World to the oppressed of all lands. It floats over a wondrous assemblage of people from every racial stock and every nationality of this earth. Let us pray that God gives America the strength to always stand for truth, for human rights, for respect of neighbor and for all that is good and beautiful. Let us pray that the leaders of this great land be blessed with the strength to make wise decisions, that the people of America appreciate and respect everything that their country has to offer and that God keep the United State of America under His care.

“Old Glory” Long May It Wave-Born in Philadelphia on June 14, 1777, the flag of the United States of America symbolizes the patriotic ideals of a nation “conceived in liberty” and admired around the world. From the dawn’s early light to the twilight’s last gleaming.




Our flag has a proud and glorious history. It was at the head of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly on the surface of the moon. As Americans, we have every right to be proud of our culture, our nation, and our flag. So raise the flag today and every day with pride !

FLAG ETIQUETTE: #1. Never allow the flag to touch the ground or any other object while on display.#2. Salute the flag as it is hoisted and lowered, during the playing the National Anthem and while saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Stand at attention with your right hand over your heart and your hat removed. #3. Display your flag between sunrise and sunset, unless illuminated by a spotlight. #4. When displaying the flag indoors, always position it to the right of a speaker or staging area. #5 To place a flag at half-staff, hoist it to the peak for an instant before lowering it to a halfway position.

Famous Flag People:

Betsy Ross was a seamstress who made clothes for George Washington. In June, 1776, Washington approached her to make the country’s first flag and the rest is history.

Francis Scott Key Inspired by the British bombardment fo Fort McHenry, He penned the lyrics to our national anthem as he witnessed the event as British rockets whizzed in the air while our American Flag flew in the breeze.