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MARCHing into the Latest Military News in the ‘Burgh By Paula Green

We have now entered into the third month of 2020, and it is a perfect time to “March” you through the latest military news in Pittsburgh.


or veterans who have returned from military service and are looking for employment, there is a local job fair. RecruitMilitary and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) have partnered together for the Pittsburgh Veterans Job Fair, which will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., March 5, at Heinz Field, located at 100 Art Rooney Way on the North Shore. The event is open to anyone who has served on active duty, in the National Guard, or in the Reserves, and their spouses are welcomed. Some of the companies that will be in attendance are: DAV, Airstreams Renewables, the city of Pittsburgh, Highmark Health, Tamco Tools, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plus many others. The job fair is free. For a full company list and furSpring is just a few short weeks away, and that means bug season is approaching. The Butler VA Health Care System has unveiled a new concept in the battle against Lyme disease. The health care facility is offering veterans a pharmacist-run Lyme disease post-exposure prophylaxis clinic. Butler is the first VA facility nationwide to offer this service. If a Veteran has a tick-bite, a VA pharmacist will evaluate their need and start preventative treatment within 72 hours of tick removal. If necessary, medicine can be prescribed to help prevent the onset of Lyme disease. For more information on the clinic, visit, or call 1-800-362-8262. The Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall is having its annual Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor induction ceremony, from 2-3 p.m., Sunday, March 29. Since 1963, over 700 Pennsylvania military heroes have been inducted into this prestigious hall for their bravery during military conflicts. The honorees have received the military’s highest awards for valor. These honors include: the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldiers Medal, Airmen Medal, Coast Guard Medal or Navy/ Marine Corps Medal. For more information on Joseph A. Dugan Jr. Hall of Valor, visit n


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