We at the Independent Gazette are excited to announce a unique partnering with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Multicare Alliance (NEPA VMA) to bring the Veteran of the Month program to Gazette readers. This column is designed to recognize local veterans, in addition to being a conduit for any veterans needing assistance, having questions, or looking for guidance or help in working through the copious quantities of red tape the veterans must navigate on a regular basis. Please feel free to contact the organization, located at 71 West Northampton Street, Wilkes Barre, 18701. Their phone number is (570) 706-2066. We encourage the public to contact the Gazette or the NEPA Veteran Multicare Alliance with any story, information, or question, as we’ll be highlighting such community input monthly. We’ll also be publishing notice of events of particular interest to vets.