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  • VFW National Convention Returns to Orlando July 18, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie will be joining more than 10,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary at the 120th VFW National Convention as it convenes this Saturday through July 24 at the Orange County Convention Center in […]
  • VFW Snaps 27 Year Membership Decline July 16, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 120-year-young Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States just added almost 25,000 members to snap a 27-year decline in membership. America's largest and oldest war veterans' organization began its new membership year earlier this month with almost 1.165 million members, a million less than its peak in 1992, yet […]
  • VFW Calls for Return of Vietnam War Memorabilia July 15, 2019
    WASHINGTON - In advance of this weekend's start of the 120th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States in Orlando, Fla., the VFW national commander is asking all Vietnam veterans to search through their closets and footlockers for documents that might help Vietnam to determine the fate of an estimated […]
  • VFW Names 2019 Scout of the Year Winners July 9, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce the selection of the top three winners of its 2018 - 2019 Scout of the Year scholarship competition. Enacted in 2001, the Scout of the Year competition was designed to reward eligible members of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, […]
  • VFW Announces Top Veterans Service Officer July 18, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce the selection of Terry "Mike" Eshenbaugh as the VFW Accredited Service Representative of the Year. Eshenbaugh, who is employed by the Texas Veterans Commission as the VFW Department of Texas service officer, is an integral part of the VFW's worldwide network […]
  • BK® Franchisees Kick Off July Fundraiser for the VFW
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) is pleased to announce participating BURGER KING® franchisees are set to kick off their summer fundraiser to benefit the VFW's Unmet Needs program. Starting on July 1, patrons are encouraged to visit any of the nearly 850 participating BURGER KING® restaurants located […]
  • Blue Water Navy Act Now Law! June 26, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting the president for signing the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 into law last night. "Tens of thousands of Blue Water Navy veterans of the Vietnam War and dependent children born with spina bifida due to […]
  • SCOTUS Rules on Bladensburg Peace Cross June 20, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision that the World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland. The high court's 7-2 decision in favor of allowing the cross to stand, clarifies the fact that the mere shape of […]
  • VFW Urges President to Quickly Sign Blue Water Navy Act June 14, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is urging President Trump to quickly sign into law H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which the Senate passed this evening by unanimous consent. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the VFW-supported legislation on May […]
  • UNTUCKit and NASCAR's Chase Elliott Team Up to Benefit VFW June 25, 2019
    NEW YORK - UNTUCKit, one of the fastest-growing retail brands in the United States, announced today the launch of the Chase Elliott Limited-Edition Made in America Shirt to support military service members and veterans. Crafted in North Carolina, the shirt features Chase's No. 9 car mark stitched into the sail of a signature UNTUCKit button-down […]
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  • May June 12, 2019
    Served the Nation, Now Succeeding in Business VFW Chief Tells Lawmakers ‘Do What is Right’ 50 Years Ago: Brutal Battle on Hamburger Hill California Wildfires: VFW Posts Rally to Help Those in Need Here’s the Latest on Veterans’ Memorials Listen to the 2019 May issue of VFW magazine here.
  • June/July June 3, 2019
    Normandy: 75 Years Ago U.S. Troops Train in Poland Veterans were the First to Land on the Moon WWII Vets Used GI Bill to Transform America **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) with a […]
  • April May 1, 2019
    Pat Tillman’s Legacy ‘Big 6’ Unite in Washington VFW Post is First ‘Remote’ VA Site Listen to the 2019 April issue of VFW magazine here.
  • March April 1, 2019
    Black Rifle Coffee Company: We Will Hire 10,000 Veterans Montagnards: Vietnam’s Forgotten Mountain People 300th Marine Earns Medal of Honor 18 New Vets in Congress Listen to the 2019 March issue of VFW magazine here.  
  • February March 1, 2019
    ‘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.   
  • January February 25, 2019
    Afghanistan Service Inspires ‘Self-Sustaining’ Garden This Marine is a Self-Made Billionaire VFW in Washington: Serving Veterans for 100 Years Artists Paint to Battle PTSD Listen to the 2019 January issue of VFW magazine here. 
  • October 2011 February 6, 2019
    'Bent but not Broken': VFW Offers Relief in the Wake of Destruction 'Better for the Bottom Line': Hiring Veterans 'No Gap in Care': VA & DoD Electronic Records Sharing Acupuncture: Ancient Therapy for the 21st Century Walter Reed Closure Ends an Era
  • January 2011 February 6, 2019
    For Unit Valor in Battle For 'Extreme Gallantry' Introducing VFW Employee Persian Gulf Vets Gulf War Illness: A Practical Guide Women Deployed to Gulf in Large Numbers
  • February 2011 February 6, 2019
    'Damage Control Surgery': Saving Lives from the War Zone to Home A 'New Frontier of Life': Facial Prosthetics Provide Hope Making VFW: Battling for the WWI Bonus Hitting the Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • May 2011 February 6, 2019
    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
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  • VFW Snaps 27 Year Membership Decline July 16, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 120-year-young Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States just added almost 25,000 members to snap a 27-year decline in membership. America's largest and oldest war veterans' organization began its new membership year earlier this month with almost 1.165 million members, a million less than its peak in 1992, yet […]
  • Blue Water Navy Act Now Law! June 26, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting the president for signing the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 into law last night. "Tens of thousands of Blue Water Navy veterans of the Vietnam War and dependent children born with spina bifida due to […]
  • SCOTUS Rules on Bladensburg Peace Cross June 20, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision that the World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland. The high court's 7-2 decision in favor of allowing the cross to stand, clarifies the fact that the mere shape of […]
  • VFW 'Instrumental' in Passing GI Bill June 19, 2019
    Future VFW Commander-in-Chief Bernard W. "Pat" Kearney was determined to make sure the original GI Bill came to a vote in May 1944. Kearney, then a representative of New York's 32nd District, knew the salvation of the bill was in the hands of Rep. Frank Gibson, of Georgia. But there was a problem. Gibson was […]
  • Ivy League Student Brings a Veteran's Perspective to Capitol Hill June 17, 2019
    When Army veteran Chad Baer applied for the VFW-Student Veterans of America (SVA) fellowship last year, he already was independently working on better understanding the topic of burn pits. He was inspired to research it because of his own experiences. While in Djibouti with the 702nd Military Police Co., 136th Military Police Bn., of the […]
  • VFW Urges President to Quickly Sign Blue Water Navy Act June 14, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is urging President Trump to quickly sign into law H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which the Senate passed this evening by unanimous consent. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the VFW-supported legislation on May […]
  • VFW Salutes Spouse Relicensing Costs Reimbursement June 14, 2019
    The Army and Air Force announced new programs this week that will reimburse military spouse relicensing and recertification costs if a permanent change of station moves them across state lines. Both services will reimburse qualifying fees of up to $500 if authenticated on or after Dec. 12, 2017. "This is a tremendous quality of life […]
  • House Unanimously Passes Blue Water Navy Veterans Act! June 14, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting the U.S. House of Representatives for unanimously passing H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. "The VFW salutes the united support of the entire House," said VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence. "Your vote this […]
  • House VA Committee Passes Blue Water Navy Act June 14, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting the House Veterans Affairs Committee for unanimously passing H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. The VFW-supported bill, which must still be approved by the full House and Senate before going to the president, would restore VA benefits […]
  • Take Action: Tell Congress to End the Widow's Tax Now! June 14, 2019
    More than 65,000 surviving military spouses and dependents are unjustly penalized because their loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Similar to life insurance, the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) is purchased through DOD by military retirees to ensure their surviving loved ones can maintain a modest standard of living. When service members or […]
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  • 10,000 Pounds of Corn
    The VFW aligned with Humana and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in June for a gleaning, or gathering of leftovers after a harvest, near Orlando to help combat food insecurity among central Florida families. Volunteers picked more than 10,000 pounds of corn from a field at Long & Scott Farms in Lake […]
  • VFW Snaps 27 Year Membership Decline July 16, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 120-year-young Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States just added almost 25,000 members to snap a 27-year decline in membership. America's largest and oldest war veterans' organization began its new membership year earlier this month with almost 1.165 million members, a million less than its peak in 1992, yet […]
  • VFW Announces Top Veterans Service Officer July 18, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce the selection of Terry "Mike" Eshenbaugh as the VFW Accredited Service Representative of the Year. Eshenbaugh, who is employed by the Texas Veterans Commission as the VFW Department of Texas service officer, is an integral part of the VFW's worldwide network […]
  • VFW 'Instrumental' in Passing GI Bill June 19, 2019
    Future VFW Commander-in-Chief Bernard W. "Pat" Kearney was determined to make sure the original GI Bill came to a vote in May 1944. Kearney, then a representative of New York's 32nd District, knew the salvation of the bill was in the hands of Rep. Frank Gibson, of Georgia. But there was a problem. Gibson was […]
  • VFW Advocate Helps Veterans and Their Families June 14, 2019
    After devoting 18 years of his life to the military, VFW-accredited Veterans Service Officer Zac Miller is nearing retirement from the Ohio Army National Guard. But his service continues to uplift the lives of veterans he helps with their VA claims. Miller made the decision to join the Army while he was still in high […]
  • 'A Fun Place to Attend' June 14, 2019
    An Illinois VFW Post is using comedy to continue building a bridge between its members and the community. Dan Schmidt, commander of VFW Post 5694 in Highland, Ill., first got involved with the local comedy scene in 2010 after returning from Iraq, and used that relationship in hopes of gaining younger members. The Post held […]
  • Having a Vet's Back 24/7 June 14, 2019
    A Sacramento VFW Post is aiming to help its members by providing free service dog training for those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). VFW Post 8358's service dog program started in April 2018. The Post program has trained a total of seven dogs as of this past April. VFW Post 8358 member Bruce Riecke, […]
  • 'Getting More Physical' June 14, 2019
    A group of military-affiliated students in the nation's capital have been getting more active. They've been swinging hard on the driving range, lifting weights and kayaking the Potomac River. The George Washington (GW) Veterans group, located at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., is a chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA). VFW and […]
  • VFW Supports its own During Wildfire Relief June 14, 2019
    While fires blazed across more than 150,000 acres in northern California in November, VFW Posts nationwide pulled together to support those affected by the devastation. VFW Post 2039 in Paradise, Calif., about 90 miles north of Sacramento, suffered the most damage from the fires. Commander Keith Taylor said the Post itself withstood damages, but all […]
  • VFW Welcomes D-Day Doll to Kansas City June 14, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Yesterday, representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Headquarters were on hand at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo., to welcome D-Day Doll, an iconic C-53D "Skytrooper" that flew during World War II and over Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The VFW was proud to […]