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Rob Hamilton

Robert (Rob) Hamilton, Executive Director of Veterans Place, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Public Service and is currently completing a masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) in Public Policy and Management. Prior to attending Pitt, Rob served in the United States Army National Guard as a military police officer where he worked in crime prevention and emergency response throughout the state of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Supervisor/Manager Certificate from Penn State University and a Non-Profit Management Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. Rob is currently a board member of South Hills Pet Rescue and is an elected official of the Lower Burrell City Council in the Public Works Department. He is the Co-Chair of the leadership portion of the Allegheny County/Pittsburgh Veteran Homeless Boot Camp Committee. Rob received the 2018 prestigious Salute Our Heroes Recognition from the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Who’s Next 2019: Community Leaders & Activists Award from the Under 40 and Making a Difference: The Incline Award. In 2019 Rob received the VA Challenge Certificate of Appreciation.

2022 New Years Resolutions for Veterans

The new year is a great time to set goals, make changes, and improve on your life and the world around you! At Veterans Place, we have put together some resolutions for veterans to consider for 2022. Find Your Motivation...

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Help Our Heros this Holiday Season

From our family to yours, Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard would like to send out the warmest wishes of a happy and safe holiday season! As we wrap up the year and start 2022, we want to thank our volunteers,...

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We’re Thankful for Our Veterans

Thanksgiving is known as a time to get together with family and friends to enjoy turkey with all the delicious side dishes like mashed potatoes and stuffing, watch football, and enjoy each other's company. In addition to enjoying a delicious...

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Your Mental Health Matters

While physical health is important in the military and the civilian world, mental health is another aspect of your health that is crucial for your well-being both during and after your service in the military. Challenges and issues you face...

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Writing a Resume from a Military Background

One of the most important parts of any job application is your resume. A civilian resume is simply a summary of your work background and experience. The resume is typically the first information a potential employer will learn about you....

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Transitioning Tips for Veterans

Transitioning back into civilian life can be an exciting time in your life, but it also requires preparation to ensure a smooth and successful transition. At Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard, we’ve put together some tips on preparing for your...

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Transitioning From a Military Career

Change isn’t an easy task. Likewise, the transition from the military may not be easy, but with the right tools to prepare for the transition, you can make it easier and less stressful. At Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard, we’ve...

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Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard to hold their 7th Annual Cornhole Tournament

Although Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard had to cancel their cornhole tournament last year due to COVID, they are bringing it back this year better than ever! This event will be held on September 18th at the RMU Island Sports...

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Helping Stop Veteran Suicide

Having access to mental health services is crucial for everyone. Studies have shown that veterans struggle with mental health more than other parts of the population. In regard to suicide rates, they are 1.5 times higher among veterans than among...

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Best Tax Prep Software for Veterans

Preparing your taxes can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! AARP is now offering the Tax-Aide program to assist military members and others in filing their state and federal tax returns. This is a free program...

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How Service Animals Can Benefit Veterans

Many animals, including pigs, horses, monkeys, and even birds, can be trained to perform tasks that aid people with disabilities, with the most common service animal being the dog. Dogs can be trained to perform various tasks to help those...

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Honoring Vietnam War Veterans March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. On March 29, 1973, the last combat troops were withdrawn from Vietnam and the last prisoners of war held in North Vietnam arrived on American soil. Over 58,000...

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