Penn State York Veteran Alumni - Affiliate Program Group
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A message from the President,
Welcome veterans, and supporters of veterans, to the Penn State York Alumni Veterans Group newsletter. Thoughout the year I will be updating the newsletter with upcoming events, reminders, and news for veterans... for your enjoyment and benefit. I look forward to seeing you all out and about.
Douglas Ninkovich

What is an APG?
An Affiliate Program Group, or APG, consists of alumni or friends of Penn State who have a common interest in a particular academic, professional,or extracurricular activity that is related to a specific college or campus program.

We hope to help our alumni expand their networking reach, become more engaged, connected and informed. 

If you have any questions or would like to help with the Penn State York Veteran Alumni APG, contact Doug Ninkovich at


Recommended Reading and Tour with a Penn State Connection: “A Field Guide to Gettysburg by Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler”

Carol Reardon is the George Winfree Professor of American History at Penn State and co-author of “A Field Guide to Gettysburg.”  Reardon and Vossler have about 40 years of combined experience leading tours of the Gettysburg battlefield for groups of dignitaries, active duty and reserve military units, ROTC cadets, Penn State alumni and students from grade school through graduate school. These tours and the questions that the participants asked about the battle helped shape the researchers approach to the guidebook.

Veterans Wanted:  to share their stories for the Veterans History Project, administered by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.  Contact: York County Veterans Affairs at 771-771-9218.

York Fair “Salute to Veterans” meeting in the Fair Administration Building on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 1:30 p.m.  (lower level) Tables will be assigned August 21, first come first served.  Jim Bean 717-881-6651 or 717-764-1091 email

August 17                
Sons of American Legion Shiloh Post 791 will host a bus trip to Washington D.C. on Sunday August 17.  Contact SAL Commander Tom Davis to sign on 717-858-0061  email  Veterans ride free, non- veterans $5.00 (Pre-registration deadline is August 1 at noon)

September 6                       
Military & Families Appreciation Day at Pinchot Park from
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Contact: Jen Rehill or 717-236-7644

September 26-27   
U.S. Army Spirit of America at Giant Center, Hershey
Free ticket available by mail,

June 6-7, 2015                    
Pistol Match at Ft. Indiantown Gap – forms should be on web by end of March (keep checking) Cost is $30 per individual  (Website PA MCL) Weapons:  .45, 9mm, or .38 cal. Questions call Stew Langley 717-764-3706

York County Veterans Assistance
100 W. Market St. York, PA  17402  717-771-9218  1-800-441-2025 x218

Korean War Veterans – FREE Book!
“Korean Reborn:  A Grateful Nation Honoring War Veterans for Sixty Years of Growth”  Contact Marine Corp. League, Gordon Sheriff 717-578-9731

Calling all softball players!
If you are interested in a spring 2015 softball tournament, to be held in University Park, contact

"Hometown Heroes" Discount Program - York County vets who file their honorable discharge DD-214 or WDAGO will receive a free photo ID card from the York County Recorder of Deeds Office. A list of participating businesses, like Laugerman’s of York H-D, can be found here  If they are not on the list ask them anyway. Contact Randi L. Reisinger (717) 771-9644. 28 E. Market St., Admin Center 1st floor M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Penn State York Veteran Alumni APG
Penn State York Alumni Society
Veteran Alumni Affiliate Program Group

Our mailing address is:
Penn State York
1031 Edgecomb Ave.
York, PA  17403

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