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  • VFW Celebrates the Service, Sacrifice of All Veterans
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - To the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Monday, November 11 means, and always will mean, more to the more than 1.6 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary. Veterans Day is a day of deep significance and it provides every American with the unique opportunity to not only keep alive the […]
  • VFW Witnesses Landmark Presidential Signing of the POW MIA Flag Act
    WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) stood in solidarity with fellow members of the Veterans Service Organization (VSO) community as President Donald Trump signed the National POW/MIA Flag Act into law today. "This is a historic victory for every man and woman who courageously defended this nation and remain unaccounted for," said VFW National […]
  • VFW Donates $70,000 to Park University's Valor Medals Review Project November 22, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander William "Doc" Schmitz presented a $70,000 donation to Park University President Dr. Greg Gunderson today in support of the university's research initiative into the awarding or denying of World War I military service medals based on racial bias. More than 367,000 African Americans fought […]
  • VFW Surpasses $9B in Benefits for Our Veterans Nationwide November 22, 2019
    WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Service Officers recovered more than $9 billion in benefits for veterans for the first time this past fiscal year. VFW service officers were responsible for the recovery of a total of $9,059,726,902 for veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "This is a true testament […]
  • BK® Annual Campaign Kicks Off in Support of the VFW November 26, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars is pleased to announce nearly 800 participating BURGER KING® restaurants will be raising funds throughout the month of November in support of the VFW's Unmet Needs program. BURGER KING® customers are encouraged to donate $1 or more to the program with their purchase. "Military and veteran […]
  • VFW Delivers Vietnam War Memorabilia Artifacts to Defense POWMIA Accounting Agency
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States provided six artifacts and personal effects to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency today as part of its promise to help advance the noble POW/MIA missions. "Our VFW members, and their families, continue to answer the call in this very important effort to bring closure […]
  • VFW Demands Answers from White House, VA for Delayed Decision on Additional Agent Orange Diseases
    WASHINGTON - Military Times today reported that White House officials, including Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, are responsible for the delayed decision on additional Agent Orange diseases. "In light of today's news regarding the continued delay to add four presumptive diseases to the Agent Orange list, the VFW is extremely upset and […]
  • VFW, Gratitude Initiative Collaborate to Support Military Families
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce it is teaming up with Gratitude Initiative to provide vital support for the children of service members and veterans. Co-founded by former Army Captain and Operations Desert Shield/Storm veteran, Lee Sechrist, Gratitude Initiative's College Success Academy program utilizes degreed counselors and an […]
  • VFW Post 6786 First Site in Innovative Initiative Giving Veterans Access to VA Health Services Close to Home November 18, 2019
    Andover, Mass. and Kansas City, Mo. (October 16, 2019) - For the first time ever, U.S. veterans will be able to receive U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) health services at their local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) or American Legion (Legion) Posts through a multi-site pilot program dubbed ATLAS (Accessing Telehealth through Local Area […]
  • Getting a Haircut at Sport Clips Haircuts Now Through Veterans Day Can Help A Hero November 18, 2019
    GEORGETOWN, Texas - Getting a haircut now through Veterans Day will support service member and veteran scholarships as a part of Sport Clips Haircuts annual "Help A Hero" campaign that kicks off in stores today. The Help A Hero Scholarship program is designed to reduce the burden of college, graduate and technical school tuition often […]
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  • November/December November 12, 2019
    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.  **Attention VFW members: If you have written a book or an e-book bearing an ISBN or ASIN, […]
  • October November 5, 2019
    Married Couple ‘Passes the Gavel’ at Texas Post Sunshine State Draws VFW Members to National Convention Remembering Afghanistan’s Outpost Keating ‘Rebel Vets’ Hike Nevada Desert Listen to the 2019 October issue of VFW magazine here. 
  • April October 3, 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.
  • May October 3, 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 October 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 Listen to the 2019 June/July issue of VFW magazine here.
  • August October 3, 2019
    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.  
  • September October 2, 2019
    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 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. 
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  • VFW-Supported Burn-Pit Bill Introduced to House
    A bill introduced to the House could provide veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars who were exposed to burn pits the same VA medical care as Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange. The VFW-supported Jennifer Kepner Healthcare for Open-Air Burn-Pit Exposure (HOPE) Act, H.R. 4137, was introduced to the House by Rep. Raul […]
  • VFW Witnesses Landmark Presidential Signing of the POW MIA Flag Act
    WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) stood in solidarity with fellow members of the Veterans Service Organization (VSO) community as President Donald Trump signed the National POW/MIA Flag Act into law today. "This is a historic victory for every man and woman who courageously defended this nation and remain unaccounted for," said VFW National […]
  • VFW Donates $70,000 to Park University's Valor Medals Review Project November 22, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander William "Doc" Schmitz presented a $70,000 donation to Park University President Dr. Greg Gunderson today in support of the university's research initiative into the awarding or denying of World War I military service medals based on racial bias. More than 367,000 African Americans fought […]
  • VFW Surpasses $9B in Benefits for Our Veterans Nationwide November 22, 2019
    WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Service Officers recovered more than $9 billion in benefits for veterans for the first time this past fiscal year. VFW service officers were responsible for the recovery of a total of $9,059,726,902 for veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "This is a true testament […]
  • VFW Delivers Vietnam War Memorabilia Artifacts to Defense POWMIA Accounting Agency
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States provided six artifacts and personal effects to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency today as part of its promise to help advance the noble POW/MIA missions. "Our VFW members, and their families, continue to answer the call in this very important effort to bring closure […]
  • VFW Demands Answers from White House, VA for Delayed Decision on Additional Agent Orange Diseases
    WASHINGTON - Military Times today reported that White House officials, including Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, are responsible for the delayed decision on additional Agent Orange diseases. "In light of today's news regarding the continued delay to add four presumptive diseases to the Agent Orange list, the VFW is extremely upset and […]
  • VFW Urges Blue Water Veterans to Contact a Service Officer
    With the legislative and judicial battles seemingly over for the Vietnam War's so-called "blue water" Navy veterans, the process for them to receive VA compensation is just beginning. VFW National Veterans Service Director Ryan Gallucci said that contacting a VFW Service Officer should be a common course of action for all blue water veterans affected […]
  • 'Finding Someone You Can Trust is Instrumental' November 18, 2019
    As many college students start the fall 2019 semester, Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapters are gearing up to support military-affiliated students during their higher education endeavors. SVA has a presence at many of the country's top universities, including Washington University in St. Louis. The school's veterans' organization, Washington University Student Veterans (WUVets), is just […]
  • VFW: VA Health Care Trending in Right Direction November 18, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States this week released the results of its latest nationwide survey on the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system from the veterans' point-of-view. Now in its seventh edition, the VFW created "Our Care" in the aftermath of the nationwide crisis in access to care […]
  • VFW Energized Growing As It Begins Its 120th Year
    KANSAS CITY, MO. - On Sept. 29, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is celebrating its 120th year as our nation's largest and most accomplished combat veterans service organization. In 1899, in a small tailor shop in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, 13 Spanish-American War veterans allied together with a determined resolve to […]
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  • 'Comfort Rucks' for Homeless Vets December 3, 2019
    Homeless veterans in Missouri found helping hands in VFW and Auxiliary members. During the Department of Missouri's Council of Administration community service event at Branson's Chateau on the Lake in September, members filled 172 "Comfort Rucks" for homeless vets. Post and Auxiliary members, as well as corporate sponsors and outside groups donated rucksacks, personal care […]
  • Longest-Serving Texas Ranger a VFW Member December 2, 2019
    Joe W. Haralson is the longest-serving Texas Ranger, but the significance of that accolade doesn't resonate with the Vietnam War veteran. "All that means is I was born before the rest of them," said Haralson, a member of VFW Post 8248 in La Marque, Texas. Haralson joined the Rangers in June 1981 after a decade-long […]
  • 'Honored' to Make History
    Members of VFW Post 1822 in Plymouth, Mass., were well represented during a Sept. 1 ceremony for a new ship's bell for the Mayflower II. Post members donated their personal military service medals and other items that were melted down and cast into the ship's new bell. The bell was cast for a ship that […]
  • Remembering Veterans
    December brings a slew of decorations, but a wreath adorning the tombstone of a veteran tops the list for hordes of volunteers annually. While the month's decorations speak the holiday language, National Wreaths Across America Day dictates an all too familiar message for veterans everywhere - Remember, Honor, Teach. For Bill Rogers, a Life member […]
  • VFW Surpasses $9B in Benefits for Our Veterans Nationwide November 22, 2019
    WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Service Officers recovered more than $9 billion in benefits for veterans for the first time this past fiscal year. VFW service officers were responsible for the recovery of a total of $9,059,726,902 for veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "This is a true testament […]
  • VFW Delivers Vietnam War Memorabilia Artifacts to Defense POWMIA Accounting Agency
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States provided six artifacts and personal effects to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency today as part of its promise to help advance the noble POW/MIA missions. "Our VFW members, and their families, continue to answer the call in this very important effort to bring closure […]
  • A Trusted Resource and a Commitment to Service
    Nancy Ortiz-Rodriguez, National Pre-Discharge Claims Representative at Fort Drum, N.Y., finds satisfaction in knowing she's helping veterans have a better life, one veteran at a time. In her role with the VFW National Veterans Service, Nancy ensures separating and retiring active-duty military personnel receive the assistance they need to obtain their VA entitlements and benefits. […]
  • Husband and Wife Team Lead VFW Post
    Post 9191 in Killeen, Texas, made history in June when Commander Carlo Davis relinquished the gavel to newly elected Post Commander Lee Ann Davis - his wife. It's the first time in the Post's 60-year history that a married couple has led the Post for consecutive years. "It was an awesome and historic experience to […]
  • VFW Post 6786 First Site in Innovative Initiative Giving Veterans Access to VA Health Services Close to Home November 18, 2019
    Andover, Mass. and Kansas City, Mo. (October 16, 2019) - For the first time ever, U.S. veterans will be able to receive U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) health services at their local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) or American Legion (Legion) Posts through a multi-site pilot program dubbed ATLAS (Accessing Telehealth through Local Area […]
  • Desert Ruck March Honors Those Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
    For the second year, student veterans at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) hosted a rucksack march to commemorate the almost 7,000 troops who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Operation Battle Born was started last year by UNLV Rebel Vets, a Student Veterans of America chapter. Thirty-six groups of four or more […]