Coatesville VA offering COVID vaccine to all enrolled veterans

Debora Brooks-Wilson receives her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at Coatesville VA Medical Center on March 25, 2021 after receiving a text message last week offering her the opportunity to schedule an appointment. CALN — Coatesville VA Medical Center (VAMC) began offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all enrolled Veterans on Thursday. The decision to open vaccinations to all enrolled...

Houlahan asks for ‘Valentines for Veterans’

WEST CHESTER – U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6)  — Chester County’s representative in the U.S. House, is inviting students and residents in the region to participate in the Valentines for Veterans project by making cards for area veterans, thanking them for their service. “Especially during this pandemic, we’ve seen extraordinary acts of kindness in the Pennsylvania Sixth,” said...

DCCC finds virtual way to honor soldiers, vets, during COVID-19 pandemic

At the Veterans Center are from left: U.S. Army veteran Darren Lipscomb, Director of Outreach, Recruitment and Enrollment Services; students Petula Darnley and Alexander Eatman; U.S. Military student veterans Nicholas Stanicia and Robert Saugling; and Mitchell Murtha, Vice President, Recruitment and Enrollment Management. Delaware County Community College is committed to helping active duty soldiers,...

Vet finds path to new, better life after treatment at Coatesville VA

Anthony Brown COATESVILLE — Anthony Brown, a 61-year-old double amputee-Veteran, prepares for his departure to live out in the community after two years of care and treatment at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. Brown arrived at Coatesville in early 2018 to begin treatment and recovery after losing both of his feet to frostbite while he was homeless and living in an abandoned house during December...

Glove drive helps local veterans

The first photo with gifts of winter gloves for homeless veterans includes Nathan Four, Director of Residential Services at the Veterans Multi-Service Center; Robert Rogers, Case Manager at the Veterans Multi-Service Center; Rick Loughery, Chester County Recorder of Deeds. COATESVILLE — More than 125 veterans residing at the LZ II and Mary E. Walker House on the grounds of the Coatesville Veterans...

DNB makes donation to support local veterans

From left to right: James T. Amato, LSW Secretary, Catholic Human Services Archdiocese of Philadelphia; Vince Liuzzi, Chief Banking Officer, DNB First; Vernon Fountain, US Army Veteran; Geoffrey Hurnyak, USN Ret. Program Manager, Veterans Multi Service Center; Amy Stoner, Director of Catholic Social Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia; Ed Lis, Director of Mission Integration & Communications,...

David’s Drive buys out Army Navy store, donates to VA, CYI and CASD

Thousands of items of clothing purchased for those in need By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times Volunteers with David’s Drive were on hand last week to deliver clothing to the Coatesville Youth Initiative to be distributed to local youth. Photo courtesy of David’s Drive COATESVILLE – Though the iconic Army Navy store in the center of town has permanently closed its doors, storeowner...

Local Cross Fit offers classes to veterans and first responders

Promotes exercise and connecting with others By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Veterans and their families meet for The Weekly Fight every Sunday at Cross Fit Inspire in Frazer to work out and support each other. EAST WHITELAND – Cross Fit Inspire in Frazer has been doing great things for first responders and The Weekly Fight, a nonprofit organization for veterans and their families,...

Letter: Coatesville VA welcomes veterans & local community to events

To The Editor, As the Interim Director of the Coatesville VA Medical Center (VAMC), I am proud to be part of a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers, working together to provide our Veterans with comprehensive health care. Our health services include primary care, mental health, geriatrics and a variety of specialty services. I encourage every Veteran to take advantage of their benefits...

Op/Ed: Remembering those we lost defending freedom

By Steve Barrar, State Representative (R-160) Rep. Steve Barrar (R-160) listens as Rep. Mark Gillen (R-128) explains the updates that would be made to Soldiers’ Grove to honor the heroes who sacrificed their lives defending our country as a result of House Bill 1484. Soon, we will be recognizing another Memorial Day. In the past year, we have lost more men and women as they defended the greatest...