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  • #StillServing During the COVID-19 Pandemic April 2, 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 2, 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • VFW Pays Tribute to the Service of Our Vietnam War Veterans March 30, 2020
    March 29 was officially designated National Vietnam War Veterans Day in 2017 as a way for Americans to honor and celebrate our Vietnam War veterans. More than 58,000 U.S. service members died during the Vietnam War and approximately 1,587 remain missing, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. "As a Vietnam War veteran, I understand […]
  • Scam Reminder April 2, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As a new wave of scams surface in an attempt to exploit coronavirus fears, the VFW would like to remind all of its members to exercise extreme caution in providing personal information during any unsolicited call. Most recently, a VFW member reported receiving a call from an individual identifying himself as […]
  • VFW Mobilizing, Combating Effects of Invisible Enemy April 2, 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 […]
  • VFW Remains Committed to Service and Country Amidst COVID-19 April 2, 2020
    Kansas City, Mo.- As America's largest organization of combat veterans, the health and well-being of our members, partners, associates and communities is our top priority. For this reason and as our civic responsibility, we have implemented a number of measures to help combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We have drastically expanded our flexibility […]
  • VFW Demands Congress Hold VA Accountable for Failure to Grant Benefits to Vietnam, Post 9/11 Veterans Suffering from Toxic Exposures April 2, 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 April 2, 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 […]
  • VFW to Deliver 2020 Priority Goals to Congress April 2, 2020
    WASHINGTON - More than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and its Auxiliary will descend on the nation's capital March 1-4 to meet with their respective members of Congress to discuss ways to best serve our veterans, service members and military families. VFW National Commander William "Doc" Schmitz will testify March 4 […]
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  • April April 2, 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 **Attention VFW members: If you have written a book or an e-book bearing an ISBN or ASIN, submit a nonreturnable copy […]
  • 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. 
  • 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.   
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • March March 21, 2020
    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.  
  • January March 21, 2020
    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. 
  • November-December 2011 March 21, 2020
    Veterans Day--New York Style  Soviet Communism's Downfall 20 Years Ago 'A Glorious Time for Songs and Fighter Pilots': Music During WWII Who Was the Most Decorated U.S. Serviceman of WWI? War of 1812 Sees First Official Shoulder Arm: The Model 1795 Musket
  • June/July March 21, 2020
    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 Listen to the 2019 June/July issue of VFW magazine here.
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  • #StillServing During the COVID-19 Pandemic April 2, 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 April 2, 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 April 2, 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 […]
  • VFW to Deliver 2020 Priority Goals to Congress April 2, 2020
    WASHINGTON - More than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and its Auxiliary will descend on the nation's capital March 1-4 to meet with their respective members of Congress to discuss ways to best serve our veterans, service members and military families. VFW National Commander William "Doc" Schmitz will testify March 4 […]
  • River Trip Buoys Awareness of Treatment Courts March 21, 2020
    Vietnam War veteran Howard Jenkins spent six months renovating a pontoon boat - adding a bunk bed, shower and sink - in preparation for the second leg of an expedition down the Mississippi River. His goal: to raise awareness of veteran treatment courts. "I could go out on the street and ask 100 people, and […]
  • VFW Supports Burn Pit Legislation March 21, 2020
    VFW-supported legislation that could recognize veterans who were exposed to burn pits during the Global War on Terrorism was introduced Nov. 22 to the Senate. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) introduced The Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act of 2019 (S. 2950). If made into law, it would recognize that […]
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  • #StillServing During the COVID-19 Pandemic April 2, 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 2, 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 2, 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 […]
  • 'Divine Intervention' Brings Therapy Dog to VFW Post March 21, 2020
    President of VFW Auxiliary 8545 Cheryl Brown had always wanted to find a way to thank her brother, Lynn Thomas Brown, for his service in Vietnam. So when she got a 10-week-old German Shepherd puppy last year, she knew what she had to do. Thanks to the generosity of her neighbors in the countryside of […]
  • River Trip Buoys Awareness of Treatment Courts March 21, 2020
    Vietnam War veteran Howard Jenkins spent six months renovating a pontoon boat - adding a bunk bed, shower and sink - in preparation for the second leg of an expedition down the Mississippi River. His goal: to raise awareness of veteran treatment courts. "I could go out on the street and ask 100 people, and […]