MVRC Columbus news

March 1, 2017

Logan Services to host hiring open house March 25

Logan AC & Heat Services is hosting an open house Saturday, March 25 for HVAC service technicians and installers/install assistants. The open house is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Logan Service Training Center, 9181 Dixie Dr., Vandalia, Oh 45414. This event is for job candidates, HVAC students and recent graduates to learn about potential installation and service career opportunities. At this open house/seminar you can learn all about the history of the company, Logan’s professional service and installation processes, industry trends, benefits and more. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will also be open interviews for install assistants and service technicians at the end of the open house. To register, call (937) 224-3200 option 4 or email today as seats are limited. Logan AC & Heat Services is a residential heating and air conditioning company with locations in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati.
April 18, 2017

St. Luke’s Lutheran paying it forward

Giving of oneself is really the best way to celebrate the Lenten season and members of the congregation of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church did just that through the church’s Be Rich campaign. The campaign, now in its third year, partners with non-profit organizations to help others through donations and service. “The program is inspired from 1 Timothy 6:18 which says, ‘command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share.,'” said Aaron McCullough, the church’s Be Rich campaign coordinator. “A church in Atlanta first came up with the idea and made resources available to other churches. This happened around the same time as our church leadership was looking for some sort of outreach program to bring us all together (all ages) in serving outside our walls,” he added. St. Luke’s partnered with Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC), The Ohio State University Star House, Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition (CORRC), Faith Mission, Lutheran Social Services Champion Food Pantry and My Very Own Blanket for the 2017 campaign. “Helping veterans has been near the top of our list for some time, so we decided to take it on this year,” McCullough said. The campaign revolved around three themes: “Give, Serve, Love.” Members of the congregation donated a previously identified item of the week for the campaign which lasted from March 1 through April 4. “Our team looked for items we thought we could really stock up on. We’ve found we make a […]
June 8, 2017

Move gives vet hope

Moving can be stressful for some people and a downright pain for most. But for WWII veteran Dominic Pulito, the whole experience gave him a fresh look on life. “He is a completely changed person, since he moved,” his caregiver Berdina Payne said. “He is more talkative…so much happier,” she added. The 96-year-old Pulito, who was living in a cramped apartment near Dublin, was moved in less than three hours by about a dozen volunteers from Post 4719 of the VFW, American Legion Post 800 and the staff of the Military Veterans Resource Center. The team of veterans and civilians moved Pulito from Claremont Retirement Village near Dublin to a stand-alone ranch-style house on the near East Side of Columbus. Pulito, a veteran of World War II, flew the P-51 Mustang in the US Army Air Corps. The P-51 escorted heavy bombers (B-17s) on massive daylight bombing raids over Germany. Long-range bomber escort became necessary as many unprotected bombers were coming back to base heavily damaged, when they came back at all. “Everytime the bombers went on runs, more than half were shot down for awhile, ” Pulito said. “So they called us up to go over there to protect the bombers. We provided close air support up to their bomb runs and after,” he added. According to, The P51 Mustang had an astonishing success rate. Its ratio for kills to losses was said to have been 19 kills for every one Mustang lost. The P-51 helped turn the […]
June 13, 2017

MVRC teams up with VSP Global to offer free eye care for vets

  “This is awesome.” “I haven’t had glasses in years.” “I’ve been using glasses bought at the local drugstore,” and “This is like Christmas,” were some of the comments from several veterans who received free eye exams and glasses on May 4-6. Military Veterans Resource Center hosted the event in partnership with VSP Global Eyes of Hope mobile clinic. Over the space of three days in May at two of MVRC’s locations 200 veterans received free eye exams and glasses on the spot or vouchers to get eye care at a later date from a VSP network optometrist. The VSP mobile clinic, outfitted with a exam room, frame selection area and a finishing lab, travels all over the country providing eye exams and glasses to hundreds of people each year.  However the clinic has never served veterans exclusively – until now. The response from the veteran population in Columbus and Chillicothe was phenomenal. MVRC Columbus had veterans calling for appointments from as far away as Cleveland. The Chillicothe event brought in veterans from several southern Ohio counties. “This proves that the need is definitely there,” said Stefanie Hauck, communications officer for MVRC. “We had several local homeless shelters bringing groups of vets in as well.” she added. Working in partnership with VSP optometrists who volunteer their time and services, patients seen at the VSP mobile clinic receive a comprehensive eye exam and, if needed, glasses. Glasses include single vision, bifocal, or trifocal lenses and a new frame, which patients select […]
August 10, 2017

Women Veterans: We need to hear from you!

Women vets! Military Veterans Resource Center needs your help!  We are about to embark on an exciting new initiative just for women veterans! But we need to know what works best for you in your continued growth and well-being as a woman who served/is still serving.  What are the gaps in services for women vets in Ohio? What do you like to do to cope with stress? What are your hopes and dreams? So take a few minutes to let us know what you think by filling out the survey below. And you’ll get a chance to win one of two personal training packages worth over $600 from Human Form Fitness in Grandview as part of the deal. Thanks!  
August 21, 2017

The solar eclipse is today but you probably already knew that

If you already didn’t know or have been hiding under a rock for the past month, today marks the first coast to coast solar eclipse since June 8, 1918 in the U.S. Here in Ohio, we will experience almost total darkness between 2:30 to 2:33 p.m. today. If you are in Cincinnati or Dayton you will see 91 percent totality and if you are in Columbus or Chillicothe, you will see about 86-87 percent totality. The shadow of the moon will first make landfall in Oregon at 1:15 p.m., Eastern Time. By 2:49 p.m. the shadow will have reached Charleston, S.C. The whole thing will be over in less than 90 minutes. The total solar eclipse of June 8, 1918 crossed the United States from Washington State to Florida. This path is roughly similar to today’s projected path. The path of totality is the most accurate in history as it utilizes data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, If you can’t get outside to see it or you just didn’t have time to buy eclipse glasses or make a box viewer, you can watch it happen on this livestream from TIME Magazine. In 1918, The US Naval Observatory dispatched an expedition to Baker City, Oregon and successfully observed the eclipse. An artist, Howard Russell Baker, sketched the corona and made a fine painting of the eclipse. Baker City is also within the path of the 2017 eclipse.
August 23, 2017

2018 proposed pay charts reflect two percent increase

The proposed 2018 military pay charts reflect a 2.1 percent pay increase set forth by the Trump Administration which is the same increase approved by the President Obama in Fiscal Year 2017. 2018 Military Pay Scale (years 2-8) GRADE 2 OR LESS OVER 2 OVER 3 OVER 4 OVER 6 OVER 8 O-10 (*1) $- $- $- $- $- $- O-9 (*1) $- $- $- $- $- $- O-8 (*1) $10,368 $10,708 $10,933 $10,996 $11,278 $11,748 O-7 (*1) $8,615 $9,015 $9,201 $9,348 $9,614 $9,878 O-6 (*2) $6,533 $7,178 $7,649 $7,649 $7,678 $8,007 O-5 $5,446 $6,135 $6,560 $6,640 $6,905 $7,064 O-4 $4,699 $5,440 $5,803 $5,883 $6,220 $6,582 O-3 $4,132 $4,683 $5,055 $5,512 $5,776 $6,066 O-2 $3,570 $4,066 $4,682 $4,841 $4,941 $4,941 O-1 $3,099 $3,225 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899 $3,899 O-3 (*3) $- $- $- $5,512 $5,776 $6,066 O-2 (*3) $- $- $- $4,841 $4,941 $5,098 O-1 (*3) $- $- $- $3,899 $4,163 $4,317 W-5 $- $- $- $- $- $- W-4 $4,270 $4,593 $4,725 $4,855 $5,078 $5,299 W-3 $3,899 $4,062 $4,228 $4,283 $4,458 $4,801 W-2 $3,450 $3,777 $3,877 $0 $4,170 $4,518 W-1 $3,029 $3,355 $3,442 $3,628 $3,847 $4,169 E-9 (*4) $- $- $- $- $- $- E-8 $- $- $- $- $- $4,223 E-7 $2,936 $3,204 $3,327 $3,489 $3,616 $3,834 E-6 $2,539 $2,794 $2,917 $3,037 $3,162 $3,443 E-5 $2,326 $2,483 $2,603 $2,725 $2,917 $3,117 E-4 $2,133 $2,242 $2,363 $2,483 $2,589 $2,589 E-3 $1,925 $2,046 $2,170 $2,170 $2,170 $2,170 E-2 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831 E-1 > 4 mos $1,633 $1,633 $1,633 […]
September 12, 2017

Hiring Fair TODAY at MVRC Columbus

MVRC Columbus will be hosting Quantum Health for a hiring fair TODAY from 1-4 p.m., for Patient Services Representatives and various nursing positions. Bring your Resume and dress to impress! Patient Service Representatives (PSRs) Patient Service Representatives (PSRs) have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day, while working in a collaborative, employee-centered environment focused on caring for our members.  We are looking for empathetic, energetic, smart & service-minded healthcare warriors to join our team. As a PSR, you are the first point of contact for our members and their healthcare providers.  Whether answering a seemingly simple question, or unraveling a complicated billing issue, the primary role of the PSR is to serve as an advocate for our members.  By working directly with members, as well as providers, caregivers and other vendors on the member’s behalf, we take the confusion out of the complex healthcare system. Roles and Tasks: Provide exceptional customer service through inbound & outbound calls with our members, their providers, and other vendors, regarding everything from benefits coverage to claims and billing issues Coordinate care by working directly with patients, providers, claims payers, pharmacies, and any other parties relevant to the healthcare of the patient Ask probing questions to identify and escalate issues relevant to a member’s healthcare journey Advocate for our members through education regarding their health plan and available benefits, and connecting the needed resources or parties to support & streamline their healthcare journey Utilize Quantum Health’s systems and technology to accurately […]
November 13, 2017

More Transcendental Meditation information sessions coming up

David Kidd, a Vietnam Veteran and Transcendental Meditation (TM) facilitator with 43 years experience will be offering a free four-day TM workshop for veterans at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Dublin. Don’t know what TM is or if it’s the right thing for you? Kidd will be hosting two more information sessions at the Four Points Sheraton Polaris from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5. Meet in the meeting room at the hotel, located at 8505 Pulsar Place, Columbus. The information sessions are also free and registration is not necessary. The sessions will explain what TM is, the benefits of TM, and how it works. TM is the most scientific method of self-development available today, with more than 600 studies proving its benefits. More than 3 million Americans have learned TM to date. More about TM can be found at This program is paid for by grants from the David Lynch Foundation and the Resurrecting Lives Foundation. The course normally costs about $720. Space is limited to 12 veterans for the October workshop. For more information, contact Kidd at or 330-417-3888 (cell).
November 17, 2017

Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to hold hearing in Columbus Nov. 21

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced today (Nov. 17) that he is bringing the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to Ohio for a special hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library starting at 1:15 p.m. Brown is asking for input from Ohio veterans on issues affecting them. “Ohio veterans served their nation honorably, and they deserve the highest quality of support in return,” Brown said. “By hearing from veterans in their own communities, the Committee can better understand what is working well and what challenges still confront our veterans today,” he added. Several representatives from the VA and other veteran organizations have been invited to participate to include:  Chip Tansill, director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS), Keith Harman, commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Ronald Burke, assistant deputy under secretary for field operations, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Robert Worley, director of education service, VBA,  Robert McDivitt, director of Veterans Integrated Service Network 10, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Dr. Kameron Matthews, deputy executive director, Provider Relations and Services, VHA. The Columbus Metropolitan Library is located at 96 South Grant Ave. in downtown Columbus.