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  • VFW Stands for Equality Condemns Vandalism of WWII Memorial June 1, 2020
    WASHINGTON - In the wake of the nationwide protests centered around the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) stands in solidarity for equality, however, condemns the vandalism of the World War II Memorial and other memorials near the National Mall. "Equality is the cornerstone of the Veterans of Foreign […]
  • VFW Pays Its Respects to the Fallen During Memorial Day May 22, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In recognition of Memorial Day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) honors the legacy of the men and women who served in our nation's military and made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. While many Americans signal Memorial Day as the start of the summer, the less than one percent […]
  • 2020 National Publications Contest Winners Named May 20, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 20, 2020) - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has announced the winners of the 2020 National Publications Contest. Covering the 2019 calendar year, this year's publications contest garnered 39 entries, which fell 36 short of the 2019 contest Entries for the contest derived from 24 Posts/Districts and six Departments. There […]
  • Ace Hardware, VFW Honor Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags May 15, 2020
    OAK BROOK, Ill. - In the true spirit of Memorial Day, Ace Hardware is again collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Ace Hardware is pledging to give out 1 million American flags nationwide on Saturday, May 23. As an essential business, Ace […]
  • VFW Thanks White House Defense Department and VA for Weekly Briefs May 13, 2020
    "These are unprecedented times in our nation's history and I want to thank the White House and the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs for continually keeping the Veterans of Foreign Wars informed of the measures they are taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our veterans, service members and military families during […]
  • VFW Kicks Off Annual Youth Scholarship Competitions April 28, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is now accepting entries for its 2020-21 Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen youth scholarship competitions. The announcement comes just weeks after the VFW's 2020 Legislative Conference concluded in Washington, D.C., where the top national winners of both contests were recognized. Dedicated to encouraging a […]
  • VFW Cancels Reno National Convention May 29, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars announced today its 121st VFW National Convention scheduled to be held in Reno, Nevada, this July has been officially cancelled. Thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates were expected to gather to represent the organization's total membership of more than 1.6 million at the weeklong event. The […]
  • VSOs Call on President to Uphold 48-Hour Review April 20, 2020
    President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the millions of veterans, service members, families and survivors that our organizations represent, we call on you to instruct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to maintain the policy of permitting accredited service officers from Veterans […]
  • VFW Urges Congress to Pass the Major Richard Star Act to Ease the Financial Burden of Medically-Retired Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic April 20, 2020
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars is urging Congress to pass the Major Richard Star Act during this challenging COVID-19 pandemic to help put money back in the pockets of veterans who were forced to retire early from military service because of battlefield injury or illness. "Retirement pay and VA disability compensation are fundamentally […]
  • VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest April 20, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce it has selected the national top three teachers in its annual Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest. Established in 1999 and named after former VFW National Commander John Smart and retired VFW Quartermaster General Larry Maher, the award recognizes […]
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  • April June 1, 2020
    ‘The Real Deal:’ War Veterans Bring Realism to Battle Re-Enactments ‘War… Gave Me My Voice:’ Deployments Produce Poetry Marine Runs Across Wyoming to Remember Female KIAs VFW Made the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ the National Anthem Listen to the 2020 April issue of VFW magazine here.
  • May June 1, 2020
    Strong is His Name: Iraq War Double Amputee Climbs Pikes Peak VFW Members #StillServing Their Communities Victory in Europe: 75 Years Ago Restrepo Vet Talks Grief Listen to the 2020 May issue of VFW magazine here.
  • June/July June 1, 2020
    T-Wall Art: Troops Left their Marks in the War Zones Korean War Began 70 Years Ago 3 Doors Down Honors VFW Members Marine Sets World Record in Planking **Attention VFW members: If you have written a book or an e-book bearing an ISBN or ASIN, submit a nonreturnable copy (or a link to the e-book) […]
  • March April 2, 2020
    Army Vet Issues Challenge: 'Wrestle Like a Girl' VFW Celebrates Women's History Month VFW’s Chief Visits Corpsmen Training at Pendleton Jewish Troops Celebrated Passover in Nazi Germany Listen to the 2020 March issue of VFW magazine here. 
  • August March 21, 2020
    Wounded Vets Inspire and Motivate Recruiters ‘Made it Happen’ in 2019 VFW’s Washington Centennial: Serving Veterans for 100 Years Listen to the 2019 August issue of VFW magazine here.  
  • February March 21, 2020
    ‘Black Hawk Down’ Reunion 800-Mile Hike Rejuvenates Vet America’s Future: Student Vets and VFW U.S. Space Force: At What Cost? Listen to the 2019 February issue of VFW magazine here.   
  • November/December March 21, 2020
    Fallujah: Battle for Iraq's 'City of Mosques' VFW's Image 'Shines' Under the Sea 'The Polar Bears Are Finally Home' 30 Years Ago: The Fall of the Berlin Wall Listen to the 2019 November/December issue of VFW magazine here. 
  • September March 21, 2020
    This VFW Member is NASCAR’s Only Veteran VFW’s New Chief Wants you to ‘Dare to Care’ 10th Anniversary of Afghanistan War’s Battle of Ganjgal Texas Vets get Second Chances in San Antonio Court Listen to the 2019 September issue of VFW magazine here.
  • May 2011 March 21, 2020
    America's Last WWI Vet Dies 'Do What's Right' for America's Veterans Re-energizing Posts: Is Social Media the Answer? Speed Saves: Combat Medicine Redefined
  • September 2011 March 21, 2020
    Major Unit Casualties and 10 Sing Deadliest Hostile U.S. Actions 9/11 Memorials Honor Heroes and Victims Heroes of Afghanistan A Deadly Day at Combat Outpost Keating Female Engagement Teams
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  • VFW Thanks White House Defense Department and VA for Weekly Briefs May 13, 2020
    "These are unprecedented times in our nation's history and I want to thank the White House and the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs for continually keeping the Veterans of Foreign Wars informed of the measures they are taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our veterans, service members and military families during […]
  • VSOs Call on President to Uphold 48-Hour Review April 20, 2020
    President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the millions of veterans, service members, families and survivors that our organizations represent, we call on you to instruct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to maintain the policy of permitting accredited service officers from Veterans […]
  • VFW Urges Congress to Pass the Major Richard Star Act to Ease the Financial Burden of Medically-Retired Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic April 20, 2020
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars is urging Congress to pass the Major Richard Star Act during this challenging COVID-19 pandemic to help put money back in the pockets of veterans who were forced to retire early from military service because of battlefield injury or illness. "Retirement pay and VA disability compensation are fundamentally […]
  • #StillServing During the COVID-19 Pandemic June 4, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of every citizen in the world. In America, we know our veterans are #StillServing and rising to meet the challenges of this uncertain time. If you - or a veteran you know - has stepped up to help others and your community in this unfolding situation, please take […]
  • VFW Opposes VA Decision to Eliminate Accredited Veterans Service Officers 48-Hour Review Period for Claims; Demands Answers from Leadership March 30, 2020
    WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander William "Doc" Schmitz called it "despicable" and "inconceivable" that Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Benefits Dr. Paul Lawrence intends to eliminate the accredited veterans service officer (VSO) 48-hour review period for claims effective April 30. "The VFW strongly opposes the repeal of the 48-hour review period […]
  • Military Families Report 'Negative' Experiences With Base Housing March 21, 2020
    A nonprofit organization's survey conducted last year shows families living in military housing built by private developers are reporting unsafe conditions at many housing installations across the country. The Military Family Advisor Network talked to 14,558 individuals who live or have lived within the past three years in privatized housing. The organization found that more […]
  • Defense Act Ends 'Widow's Tax' March 21, 2020
    President Donald Trump's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020 on Dec. 20 terminated the long-standing "widow's tax" of surviving spouses of troops. The law (P.L. 116-92) allows surviving spouses of military troops who died during active-duty service or retirees who died from a service-connected cause to keep all compensation from the government. […]
  • Mrs. Wisconsin is a 'Beacon of Hope' for Veterans March 21, 2020
    Kim Galske has taken the values instilled in her as a Marine and transferred them to the pageant stage. From the moment she donned the crown as Mrs. Wisconsin, it became the "veterans" crown. Kim Galske is a Marine Corps veteran who served from 1996-2001. She was named Mrs. Wisconsin in 2019 and has used […]
  • VFW Demands Congress Hold VA Accountable for Failure to Grant Benefits to Vietnam, Post 9/11 Veterans Suffering from Toxic Exposures May 29, 2020
    WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander William "Doc" Schmitz called for "accountability for failure to grant benefits to Vietnam and Post-9/11 veterans suffering from toxic exposures" during a special joint hearing of the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees today. The VFW expressed its frustration with the Department of Veterans Affairs' lack of […]
  • VFW Awards National Youth Scholarship Winners May 29, 2020
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) tonight proudly presented more than $200,000 in scholarships and awards as it named the national winners of its 2020 Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen youth scholarship competitions. The awards were presented during the Parade of Winners ceremony, sponsored by Twisted X, at the VFW's annual Legislative […]
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  • Yoga Provides Mental Strength April 30, 2020
    When Army Special Forces vet Brad Whiteman began dabbling in yoga, he did so to support his wife, Eliza, who was teaching yoga classes. But about seven years ago, he "selfishly" began yoga in earnest when he realized his body wasn't responding to his lifestyle as it once had. "I really didn't classify myself as […]
  • VFW Post Helps Michigan Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Pandemic April 20, 2020
    Members of a VFW Post in rural Michigan looked for a way to help its community in March during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stacey Roberts, commander of VFW Post 3701 in Lakeview, Mich., said that hospitals in the Lakeview area were running low on face masks and more were needed to protect medical professionals treating patients. […]
  • #StillServing During the COVID-19 Pandemic June 4, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of every citizen in the world. In America, we know our veterans are #StillServing and rising to meet the challenges of this uncertain time. If you - or a veteran you know - has stepped up to help others and your community in this unfolding situation, please take […]
  • Call Out for Post and Department Stories April 30, 2020
    COVID-19 is affecting the lives of every citizen in the world. In America, we know our veterans are #StillServing ... rising to meet the challenges of this uncertain time. How is your Post, District or Department stepping up to help others and your community in this unfolding situation? Are you hosting a blood drive, doing […]
  • New Purple Heart Bridge
    A city in Ohio recently renamed a bridge to honor Purple Heart veterans all over the country. The city of Defiance, located about 55 miles southwest of Toledo, renamed its Clinton Street Bridge to Purple Heart Bridge. VFW National Deputy Chief of Staff Bob Kroeger, a Gold Legacy Life member of VFW Post 3360 in […]
  • Honoring a Bronze Star Recipient
    Roger Soiset stood among the 80 guests happily crammed into Trinity Baptist Church in Thomasville, Ga., on a warm afternoon in July 2019. The VFW member from Post 5255 in Grayson, Ga., had traveled across the state with four others who served alongside him in the 1st Plt., 7th Bn., 199th Inf. Bde. to honor […]
  • Closing the Books March 24, 2020
    Pablo Cruz closed the books on his 16-year career as a VFW Service Officer in Puerto Rico by owning up to a promise he forged back in 2004 with a fellow veteran. The Vega Baja native and member of VFW Post 12057 at Fort Buchanan in Guaynabo, P.R., came full-circle in the final six months […]
  • VFW Mobilizing, Combating Effects of Invisible Enemy April 30, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Veterans of Foreign Wars, America's largest organization of combat veterans, knows all too well the experience of fighting a sometimes invisible enemy. This unique understanding, and the situational readiness and dedication to country forged through military service is perpetuating the VFW and its members' commitment to service through the COVID-19 pandemic […]
  • Army Vet Champions Wrestling 'Like a Girl'
    After a failed Olympic bid, wrestler Sally Roberts set her sights on the Army. If she hadn't, she never would have volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan or met the women who inspired her nonprofit, Wrestle Like A Girl. "I was incredibly depressed from not making the Olympic team," said Roberts, who joined the Army in […]
  • Veterans Helping Nashville March 21, 2020
    On March 3, a tornado ravaged Nashville, Tenn., which caused extensive damage and at least 24 deaths. Only hours after the devastation, members of VFW Post 1970 in West Nashville got to work. Commander of Post 1970 John Lambert, a Navy veteran who served from 2002 to 2006, said that members of the Post decided […]
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