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RockVets Newsletter
February 2024
Volume XVI  Issue 2

   Website:  RockVets.com                  Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988, then Press 1
Here are some Upcoming Events


Sunday, February 4th, 2024:  Four Chaplain’s Service — Immaculate Conception Church,  26 John Street off Main Street in Stony Point, New York 10980. The service will begin at 1:30 p.m.
The American Legion is hosting the Four Chaplain’s Service.

Monday, February 5th, 2024:  

Join us for the next edition of SGTs Time for this month. These monthly virtual presentations are open to all eras of Veterans, genders, and caregivers.  Come to learn and ask questions!
The Bronx Vet Center will host its next Sergeant’s Time presentation on FEB 5th @ Noon. This month we will be speaking about: "Understanding VA Community Care"
Learn About:
  • How VA Community Care Works
  • Eligibility, Appointments, Getting Care, Billing
  • How Community Care Providers Can Joint VA’s Network
Sergeant’s Time
February 5th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, virtually via Webex
Understanding VA Community Care
For further information, please contact: Marco A. Bongioanni, MSEd., Readjustment Counseling Therapist, U.S. Army Veteran, Bronx Vet Center, 2471 Morris Ave - Suite 1A
Bronx, NY 10468
Office (718) 367-3500 /. fax (718) 364-6867  /  Email:  marco.bongioanni@va.gov

Saturday, February 13th, 2024: Camp Shanks Museum will be open on February 13th, 2024 from, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Camp Shanks Museum commemorates the largest World War II embarkation camp on America’s East Coast. Camp Shanks is located at 20 Greenbush Road in Orangeburg (behind the Orangetown Building Department).  For further information contact John Gray, Museum Director 845-304-6809 or jtgcoach@gmail.com.  Read an article about Camp Shanks by David Levine:
https://explorerocklandny.com/index.php?section=press-room-module&prrid=19

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024: The Annual Buffalo Soldier Ceremony will be held at the Fire Training Center in Pomona, New York 10970 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Friday, February 16th, 2024: Veterans Game Day Social Luncheon from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.
Join us for our Veteran’s Game Day Social Luncheon on February 16th (Friday) from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Community Center Town of Clarkstown - Auditorium located at 31 Zukor Road, New City, New York 10956. All Veterans and their spouses, Caregivers and Gold Star families are welcome to join us to play games including BINGO and TRIVIA for prizes, socialize and have fun! This event is provided free of charge by the Rockland County Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program (VettoVet). There is plenty of parking available and the auditorium is very large with plenty of room for folks to spread out. Doors open at 10:40 am. BINGO Starts at 11am sharp. RSVP: Required especially for Lunch! There will be a sign-in table where you will pick up a ticket needed for lunch. Please contact Izzy Quintana at email iquintana@vettovetrc.org or call cell phone number 845-587-6497 to reserve a seat or if you have further questions.
Ismael (Izzy) Quintana / Veteran Outreach Coordinator
Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program / Rockland County (Vet to Vet)
Cell: (845) 587-6497

Monday, February 26th, 2024 and every 4th Monday of each month:  From 9:30 to 10:30 am - "Thank You For Your Service" Radio Live : Mark Woods Jr., Director of Veteran Peer Services Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program, is on the airwaves hosting a radio show on WRCR 1700 AM. The show will air once a month on the 4th Monday at 9:30 a.m. Veterans can call in and ask questions about Veterans issues. The call-in number is: 845-429-1700. Mark will discuss Veteran issues and events in and around Rockland County. Please tune in to the show on 4th Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. on WRCR 1700 AM radio or access the show live on WRCR's website: https://www.wrcr.com.
You can also access previously recorded episodes/podcasts on the following link:
https://www.bridgesrc.org/programs-services/vet2vet/ or https://open.spotify.com/episode/43jD5NLPAPdTQdi9tz5Ngp .
For further information, get in touch with Mark Woods, Jr., Director of Veteran Peer Services, Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program, "Vet to Vet"   Email: Mwoods@vettovetrc.org / (Office) (845) 624-1366 ext 104 / Cell (845) 521-9440

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024:  Monthly Meeting — Marine Corps League, Rockland County Detachment holds their monthly meeting on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m..  Meetings are held at the Kearsing-Edwards American Legion Post 1600, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York 10970.

Thursday, March 7th, 2024:  
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #333, monthly meeting. Board meets at 6:30 p.m. General membership meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at the Kearsing-Edwards American Legion, Post #1600, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York 10970.
Meeting is also available through Zoom link --
Topic: Ray Furlong's Zoom Meeting
 Time: Thursday, March 7th, 2024   07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Join Zoom Meeting:
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Monday, March 25th. 2024: The Rockland County Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold its annual Iwo Jima Commemoration luncheon at Kruckers Catering and Picnic Grove, 8I Call Hollow Road Pomona, New York 10970  (845) 354-9832
WW 2 VETERANS WILL BE HONORED DURING THE CAKE CUTTING
KOREAN ERA VETERANS ARE INVITED GUESTS
All Are Welcome, Bring A Friend
Monday, March 25, 2024
Cash Bar 1130 Hours
Luncheon 1230 Hours

Advance payment of $50.00 (includes door prize eligibility) must be received no later than March 16, 2023 or pay $55.00 at the door. Please try to respond early so we can give an accurate count to the caterer. Send your check or money order payable to
Rockland MCL with the reservation information and mail to:
Rockland County Detachment Marine Corps League
20 Station Road, Pomona, New York 10970
Re:  Iwo Jima Commemoration Luncheon

***World War II and Korean Era Vets Are Invited To The Event As Guests Of The
Detachment At No Charge But Must Return The Reservation Form ***

Please include this information:

Name
Additional Guests
Please select your choice of:  (  ) Roast Prime Rib (  ) Lemon Salmon (  ) Chicken Marsala
Are you a World War II veteran:   Yes  / No
Are you a KOREAN veteran:    Yes  /  No
Your Email Address:

We are also resuming the TAKE A MARINE TO LUNCH program. If you would like to donate $30 to partially defray the cost of lunch for active duty Marines to attend, please check this box and include payment with your lunch fee.  [  ]

Horses for Heroes Program — Orange County, New York
Horses For Heroes Program at Victory Hill in Port Jervis,  Orange County, New York.

Register Now for Session 2 at Victory Hill Therapeutic Horsemanship:  Session 2 Registration is Now Open!!

Limited spots available!  We hope you can join us March 4th to April 19th for lots of Spring Fun!!

It's hard to believe that we are halfway through Session 1 already! We have some great options for Session 2 which begins the week of March 4th and runs for 7 weeks until April 19th. Below are your options for Session 2.

Horses 4 Heroes**
Specially designed Horsemanship Program for our veterans, military members and first responders to assist with relief from stress, anxiety, depression and to learn skills that promote a happier, healthier life-style.
**No cost to participant! (Paid for by a grant through O & R Utilities, Bonacic Family Foundation, SSG Fox Grant and private donors.)

**"Horses 4 Heroes" Scholarships are available for Veterans, active military, reservists and first responders.**

To register: Please email Danielle at danielle@victoryhillth.org with the subject line "Session 2 Registration" with the class you would like to register for, your contact info, name of the student/client and the days and times you are available between 11 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, to take the lessons.

Contact us: Victory Hill Therapeutic Horsemanship ~ 1138 Mountain Road, Port Jervis, NY 12771
(845) 843-0020 ~  laurie@victoryhillth.org
Passing of Vietnam Veteran, Jay Fink
Passing of Jay Fink, Vietnam Veteran on Monday, January 29th, 2024
Photo:  Jay Fink and Roy Tschudy at VVA Pig Roast

A note from Roy Tschudy:

Jay was a man who loved his fellow veterans. Present at each and every chapter event helpful in fundraising.  Jay would be the very first to drop a twenty dollar bill into our donation box at these events. Always with a smile or a laugh, always an extended hand to offer help, always trying his best.

Jay served our country for nine years in the Navy, one of those in Vietnam.  Jay delivered much needed supplies for those on the front, without men such as him, others would be without necessities. Jay had a 30 year career as a N.Y.C. Firefighter, a most dangerous profession. Then again, to know Jay, have him as a friend, you would not be surprised at how much he volunteered, how much he gave back. His final chapter has come to a close, leaving all of us who loved him, admired him, wishing Godspeed in his heavenly reward.  

Rest in Peace, Jay….you will always be remembered.

Vietnam Veterans Chapter #333 Monthly Meeting


Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #333 -- monthly meeting is held on the first Thursday of each month, at Kearsing-Edwards American Legion Post #1600, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York 10970. The Board will meet at their usual time of 6:30 p.m. with full membership meeting to start promptly at 7:30 p.m.  Veterans from all eras are welcome.

VVA 333 will hold their usual monthly meeting on Thursday, March 7th,  2024.  The Chapter welcomes current, former and prospective VVA members to attend.  
The meetings are held at the Kearsing-Edwards American Legion Post #1600, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York starting at 7:30 p.m.  For further information, contact VVA #333 President, Ray Furlong via email:  Rayfur845@aol.com.

To 

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And check out VVA #333 website created and maintained by Debby Frank.  Here is a link to lots of great information such as:  V.A. Info, Officers and Past Presidents, Fallen Heroes, Our Members Then, Members in Action, Veteran of The Year, RockVets Newsletters, Watchfires, Pig Roast. Then, under the Column "MORE" on the upper far right side, Momentos at The Wall, Handcycles Program, 529 Educational Program, Merchandise, Jerry Donnellan -- Founder of Chapter 333, Scholarships, Applications, Gene Sullivan Service Award, VVA National Convention, 30th Anniversary of Chapter 333, Street dedication ceremony for one of Rockland's KIAs, James Margro, and so on.   Much thanks to Debby Frank for maintaining the website.  

Also, for those who have not done so yet, please send a picture of yourself in uniform so Debby can add it to the VVA website.  Send photos to EJF308@aol.com.
The VVA #333 website address is:   http://vva333.com

Joseph P. Dwyer Vet-to-Vet Events and Activities

Vet-to-Vet:   Special Events
THE ROCKLAND COUNTY JOSEPH P. DWYER
VETERAN PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Dwyer Vet-to-Vet Events and Activities

MEDITATION - Weekly - (M, W & F) - 9-9:30 am. Class elicits deep relaxation and helps reduce stress and anxiety with experienced Instructor Brett Cotter (Stress is Gone Founder and Author of 3 Keys To Managing PTSD). Online virtual event you can experience via Zoom. Meeting ID 983 8404 0455; Passcode: join or Click here for link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98384040455?pwd=djE3VGhUTDJzRU1HMEJ6bnJxa3E2QT09

VETERANS WALKING CLUB - Weekly - (Wednesdays) - 9:30 am at PALISADES CENTER. Meet in front of BRIDGES, 2nd Floor, next door to Autobahn Indoor Speedway. We will walk between 45 minutes to an hour. Join a fast pace group, slow pace group or walk at your own pace for however long you want. The mall offers us a comfortable indoor venue regardless of the weather outdoors where we can gather together in camaraderie and get some fitness and exercise while we get walking!   


GENTLE YOGA - Weekly - (Wednesdays & Fridays) - 7-8 pm & again on (Sundays) 10-11:15 am. Virtual session via Zoom. Yoga is extremely beneficial for your physical and mental health. Instructor Mira Stangl is a 500 hour Yoga-Alliance Certified Teacher With Extensive Training in PTSD and Restorative Yoga. If interested in attending email iquintana@vettovetrc.org. Then you'll be registered to get invitations to each session.

QIGONG - Weekly - (Thursdays) from 9-10 am. (Ancient Chinese Exercise). Gentle meditative exercises based on the cultivation and refinement of Universal Life Energy known as Qi. Practicing this exercise reduces pain, stress and anxiety, improves physical fitness and improves immune function and vitality. Instructor Norman Galinsky, MFA has over 36 years experience in the art.

If interested in attending or have questions, contact Izzy Quintana at email:  iquintana@vettovetrc.org

VVA Developing Birth Defects Registry


The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is looking to develop a birth defects "registry" of Vietnam veterans’ children who may have had medical issues that may have been related to their parent who served in Vietnam.  

For further information, please go to this link:
https://birthdefects.org/veterans-research
Please pass this along to other Vietnam veterans you may know.

Veteran Directed Care Prevents Nursing Home Admission
What is Veteran Directed Care (VDC)?
The VDC program helps Veterans with long-term care needs remain safely in their own homes and prolongs/prevents nursing home admission. It is designed to empower qualifying Veterans to hire, train, and supervise Personal Care Attendants. A Care Advisor will conduct an assessment to identify service needs and develop personal goals. Once assigned a budget, the Veteran and their Care Advisor will work within the approved budget to create a person-centered service plan.

VDC can provide the opportunity to direct your own care.
This program offers you the ability to choose the services you need and can help maximize your independence by providing help with home-based care and supplies that are not currently available through traditional VA benefits. Your Care Advisor will provide assistance with your care plan and the program’s fiscal agent will assist with payroll and tax compliance.

Veteran (or Representative) must:
• Accept the role of employer
• Recruit, interview and select staff. Personal Care Attendants (PCA) or Caregivers can be family, friends, or community members.
• Design your own service plan with your Care Advisor
• Designate duties for the PCA
• Provide training and supervision
• Manage your service plan within the approved budget including scheduling employees and managing timesheets.
What services?
Services are based on the Veteran’s assessed needs.
Activities of daily living examples:
• Bed Mobility
• Transferring
• Walking
• Toileting
• Dressing
• Grooming
• Bathing
• Eating
Instrumental activities of daily living examples:
• Preparing meals
• Light Housework
• Shopping
• Transportation
• Using a phone
• Laundry
• Medication reminders
• Managing finances
To learn more about the VDC program, contact BRIDGES at 845-624-1366 or fill out the form on this link:  https://www.bridgesrc.org/home-care/veteran-directed-care/
Connecting Seniors and Disabled Individuals to Benefits
Benefits Enrollment Center
Connecting Seniors and Disabled Individuals to Core Benefits
BRIDGES' Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) is part of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) network dedicated to helping low-income, Medicare-eligible seniors and persons with disabilities to identify and apply for benefits programs. BRIDGES' BEC provides help to eligible residents in Rockland County for the following 5 Core Benefits (but not limited to):
  • Medicare Part D Extra Help/Low-Income Subsidy
  • Medicaid Savings Programs
  • Medicaid
  • SNAP
  • LIHEAP: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
We use web-based and virtual tools to assist low-income seniors and persons with disabilities find and enroll in all the benefits programs for which they are eligible, and create coordinated, community-wide systems of benefits access.
BECs also help seniors and adults with disabilities to apply for other programs, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs, local transportation assistance, tax relief, and more.
**A brief application process provides a printed report of benefits you qualify for as well as how to apply. The good news is we have a team waiting to assist virtually should you need assistance with applying for any benefits you qualify for.
Our job is to ensure you are receiving all the benefits for which you qualify, in addition to having the least amount of out-of-pocket expenses!
Please download the Enrollment Form to complete. After completing the downloaded form, please save and email the form to LEncarnacion@BridgesRC.org.
VA Podcast Network
Welcome to the VA Podcast Network / SitRep Reports
Learning new things while staying entertained has never been easier for America’s Veterans. The VA Podcasts Network offers a diverse selection of top-quality podcasts made with a Veteran community in mind.


In this YouTube video, SITREP discusses the COLA increase for VA Disability Compensation in 2024.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RIK3kgVGfg

For additional videos and resources, on this topic, please visit the links below. Have an idea or question you would like to see addressed in a future episode of theSITREP? Email us at theSITREP@va.gov. Please know we are not able to respond directly to your submission, but our team DOES review all of them and we appreciate your support in making theSITREP a success! CONNECT WITH theSITREP - Email us ideas at theSITREP@va.gov - For audio podcasts, visit https://feeds.transistor.fm/thesitrep - Sign up for theSITREP eNewsletter at https://public.govdelivery.com/accoun... FOR 2023 DISABILITY RATES https://www.va.gov/disability/compens... FOR 2024 DISABILITY RATES https://www.va.gov/disability/compens... FOR ADDITIONAL VETERANS BENEFITS INFORMATION For videos on VA Disability & Pensions, visit:    • VA Disability & Pensions   For videos on VA Health Care, visit:    • VA Health Care   For videos on VA Education, Entrepreneurship & Employment, visit:    • VA Education, Entrepreneurship & Empl...  

And don't forget Dwyer Vet-to-Vet Podcasts:   Thank You for Your Service
Thank You for Your Service is a monthly podcast focusing on Veteran issues in and around Rockland County NY and beyond. Each episode will focus on different veteran issues, have special guests, and call-in questions. The show airs live on the 4th Monday of every month at 9:30 EST on 1700 AM WRCR radio. It is also available live via the WRCR website www.wrcr.com and Spotify.  To access previous and current podcasts, view this link:
https://www.bridgesrc.org/programs-services/vet2vet/
Faces of Freedom -- Those Who Defend Our Country

Faces of Freedom -- Oral Histories and Portraits of the Men and Women that Defend Our Country

I never served in the military, and I never had to make the sacrifices US military veterans have made. I decided I wanted to do something to show my gratitude to our veterans and I began my project which I call Faces of Freedom.

The project consists of interviews and photographs. I meet with veterans, record their personal history, and take their photo. I print the photo in black and white, frame it and present it to each veteran at no charge. The interview covers each veteran’s life before, during and after their time in the service. Each veteran has the opportunity to make any changes to their bio before it is finalized. I make no money from this project and the photos are free to each veteran.

Currently these photos and bios appear on my website www.facesoffreedom.us. They also appear on my Facebook page and the photos and stories of the WWII veterans have been sent to the National WWII Museum for their archives. There are currently 80 interviews and photos on the website. I hope to make this into an exhibit for universities, high schools, community centers, libraries, etc. to help increase awareness of the 3% of the population who is doing the heavy lifting so the rest of us can enjoy all that this country has to offer.

Every veteran has a story. Some stories are about combat, some are about funny memories, some stories are sad, and some are about things accomplished after their military service.   All are about service to country and making sacrifices.

You have a story and I want to tell it to the rest of the people in the United States. Let’s pick a date and get together to record your history and tell it to our fellow citizens.

Regards,
Walter Schuppe
Avon, CT
Phone:  (860) 558-1072
E-mail:  walter11_22@yahoo.com

Book Proceeds Benefit Disabled Veterans
Please check out Vietnam veteran Roy Tschudy's book, "Endless." Roy is a past President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #333, and writes about a variety of experiences that our Vietnam vets encountered.  As with all good books, be prepared to experience a lot of emotions with this: you will be intrigued, angry, surprised, maybe shed a tear or two, and laugh out loud at some of the shenanigans in this enjoyable tale of fact, fiction and myth. All proceeds of "Endless" go to help veterans. The book is available in paperback or Kindle edition from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Endless-Roy-Tschudy/dp/1524668516/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Roy+Tschudy+Endless&qid=1638898608&sr=8-1#customerReviews
"Endless" is the second book authored by Roy Tschudy. His first book also had great reviews.
"Up Close and Personal" is available through Amazon as well.  
Employment Opportunities

BRIDGES of Rockland County
BRIDGES is looking for Per Diem drivers to support local veterans.  Job requirements include maintaining a valid license, be flexible for the days/times may vary, and be respectful to our Veterans/individuals with disabilities they will be transporting. The job could be 5-25 hours per week. Interested candidates may submit resumes to Sue Cibirka at scibirka@bridgesrc.org or call at 624-1366 ex 101.

CHORE
CHORE helps people maintain the independence of living at home by providing free minor household repairs and home improvements that make living at home safe. CHORE is always looking for volunteers that have experience in minor home repairs/improvements and electric work. Interested volunteers may submit resumes to Sue Cibirka at scibirka@bridgesrc.org or call at 624-1366 ex 101.

Furniture Medic
Furniture Medic is a nation-wide company specializing in wood furniture and cabinet repair and finish restoration. Visit www.woodlordrestorations.com to get a better idea of the services we provide. Our Chestnut Ridge location covers the greater NY and NJ area, serving the commercial, residential, and insurance markets. We currently have an opening for a Cabinet Maker with strong prior experience. See the attached Cabinet Maker & Installer flyer for more information.

VA Hudson Valley is hiring and enrolling!  
Our Veterans deserve the best and we need your help to deliver that care for them. Please share with your networks!
Hiring:  We currently have 100+ job vacancies posted on our USAJOBS page, available USAJOBS - Search
These include clinical and non-clinical roles at our campuses in Montrose and Castle Point, as well many of our 7 clinics throughout the Hudson Valley. Applicants can review the great VA benefits we offer, to include, compensation, leave flexibilities, student loan forgiveness, health care benefits and retirement benefits.

Some of the jobs we need filled urgently are:
  • Nurse, including all Specialties – Montrose Campus
  • Medical Support Assistant - Montrose and Castle Point locations
  • AC Mechanic – Castle Point Campus

Always accepting applications for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse and Certified Nurse Assistant.   VA wants to hear from you! If you have questions about any of the above positions, please contact Timothy.McGuigan@va.gov or call 503-307-0193.  
For further information, contact Timothy J McGuigan, MS
, HR Senior Consultant, VA Hudson Valley HCS -- (503) 307 0193. VISN2HRSBUHudsonValley@va.gov

The Department of Civil Service:  The following examination announcements have been updated and added to our public website.  When filing your online application, please be advised that technical assistance is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please be advised that you will need a personal NY.gov ID to apply for Department of Civil Service examinations. If you do not have a personal NY.gov ID, please create an account.  Here are some of the employment opportunity examinations coming up -- please view this link for further description of each position:

Continuous Recruitment Examinations
The Department also accepts applications for most continuous recruitment examinations on an ongoing basis, with no application deadline.
  • Continuous Recruitment Examinations -
              https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/public/cr.cfm

HELP Program – No Examinations Required
The Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement (HELP) Program temporarily removes the civil service exam requirement for more than 100 direct care, health and human services titles across State agencies for a 12-month period. To be eligible for jobs in the HELP program, candidates must meet the jobs’ minimum qualifications and any other conditions of employment. Candidates should visit the HELP Jobs Portal and use the candidate portal to apply for jobs in the HELP program.  
Check out HELP Jobs Portal here:
    https://www.cs.ny.gov/help/

Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) Resources for Veterans
The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) is committed to helping America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/4624

FedEx Independent Service Provider
FedEx is looking to hire full time and part time drivers to deliver and pickup packages from Blauvelt, NY. Full time schedule is Monday – Friday and part time schedule has weekend positions available. Must be over 21 years old, have a clean drivers license, and be able to pass physical and drug tests. Background checks are also required. Salary for full time starts at $700 per week. Please contact 201-724-7781 to see if you qualify.

Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction of the Veterans Administration:
The link below lists current positions have been announced for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction (OALC). This is not a complete listing of all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vacancies and may not include all positions announced for OALC. You may access VA recruitment information on the VA Jobs site at this link: https://www.va.gov/jobs/
If you wish copies of announcements listed below, please contact the individual identified in the specific announcement.  Here is the link to the OALC Job Listings:   
https://www.va.gov/oalc/career.asp

Montefiore-Nyack Hospital, Nyack, New York 10960
See link for full listing and information about career opportunities at Nyack Hospital, Nyack, New York.  https://montefiorenyackcareers.org

Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, New York.  Good Samaritan Hospital is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center.  See this link for available employment - https://wmchealthjobs.org/search-jobs/

Rockland County Employment Information:
Here is a link to current job openings available in Rockland County
http://rocklandgov.com/departments/personnel/job-opportunities/

Rockland County Veterans' Credits:
http://rocklandgov.com/files/8115/1120/9567/Veterans_Credit_Info.pdf

New York City Civil Service Jobs, Tests, and Results as listed in The Chief:
http://thechiefleader.com/news/civil_service/

MTA Metro-North Railroad has ongoing employment opportunities:
To apply for current jobs with the MTA, please go to the MTA Employment Portal at:  http://web.mta.info/mta/employment/

NYC Green Book Online: The Green Book is the official directory of the City of New York.  An indispensable reference guide for anyone living or working in New York City. Includes detailed listings of agencies. Website: http://a856-gbol.nyc.gov/GBOLWebsite/
Rockland County Marine Corps League

Rockland County Marine Corps League regularly receives donations of handicap assistance equipment for disabled veterans from people who want to help. The donated equipment is available for free to military veterans and their families. The items include the following:


  • Motorized Wheelchairs
  • Manual Wheelchairs
  • Oxygen Generator
  • Walkers
  • Bath Chairs
  • Transfer Benches
  • Braces
  • Crutches
  • Canes

If you have need of any of this equipment, contact the folks at the Rockland County Marine Corps League - 845-323-8774.
RockVets Monthly E-Newsletter

RockVets is an Outreach program of New York Vets, Inc.,  a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization established in 1992, to advocate for those who have worn the uniform of the U.S. Military, no matter where or when they served.


The volunteers at New York Vets / RockVets publish this monthly e-newsletter.  We welcome your thoughts, questions, and feedback. E-mail: NewYorkVets@gmail.com.

We are not affiliated with any government agency such as the Veterans Administration, Rockland County Government, nor the Veterans Service Agency of Rockland.

Each month, our newsletter reaches more than 1800 local veterans or those who care about veterans' interests.  Please use this forum to let veterans know of any information, resources, links or events they might enjoy. Send information to NewYorkVets@gmail.com or send us a note through our website:  https://newyorkvets.org.  Thank you for passing this newsletter along to other veterans or those who care.

Our Mailing Address
New York Vets, Inc. / RockVets
P.O. Box 387
Tomkins Cove, New York 10986                                                           

Pat McGlade
Co-Founder / Director
Website: http://newyorkvets.org
RockVets Newsletters:  https://newyorkvets.org/newsletters

Email: NewYorkVets@gmail.com










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