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  • VFW, Sport Clips Haircuts Surpass $6.4 Million in Scholarships for Veterans August 20, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Together with longtime supporter Sport Clips Haircuts, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce its "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program has surpassed awarding $6.4 million in scholarships to more than 1,450 military and student veterans. The latest fall semester award of nearly $762,000 will […]
  • VFW Members and Their Families Are on the Way to Better Hearing Health August 13, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce it is working to restore the sounds of life for VFW members and their families with significant savings on hearing care through its new relationship with Amplifon Hearing Health Care. This newest member benefit is one of several the […]
  • Applications Open for 2020 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship August 13, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Student Veterans of America (SVA) are now accepting applications from student veterans who are interested in participating in the upcoming 2020 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship program. The fellowship, now in its sixth year, will bring up to 10 student veterans - who must be […]
  • New York Veteran Elected New VFW National Commander August 21, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - William J. "Doc" Schmitz, of Corning, N.Y., has been elected the new leader of the 1.2 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, a congressionally-chartered veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from all five branches of the armed forces. Schmitz's election to VFW Commander-in-Chief […]
  • VFW National Convention Returns to Orlando August 21, 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 August 21, 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 August 21, 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 August 13, 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 August 21, 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 […]
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  • August August 2, 2019
    Wounded Vets Inspire and Motivate Recruiters ‘Made it Happen’ in 2019 VFW’s Washington Centennial: Serving Veterans for 100 Years   **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 brief description (submitted as a Microsoft […]
  • June/July August 2, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Veteran Who Always Gives Back to Others Receives Help From the VFW August 13, 2019
    When "retired" Major General Mike Regner was approached by the Marine Corps to continue his service as a senior mentor, he didn't skip a beat when he responded "Absolutely!" "It just means I get to keep giving back, just like the VFW does," he said. There are eight senior mentors who work for the Training […]
  • Applications Open for 2020 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship August 13, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Student Veterans of America (SVA) are now accepting applications from student veterans who are interested in participating in the upcoming 2020 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship program. The fellowship, now in its sixth year, will bring up to 10 student veterans - who must be […]
  • VFW Snaps 27 Year Membership Decline August 21, 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! August 13, 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 August 13, 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 August 13, 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 August 13, 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 August 13, 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 August 13, 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! August 13, 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 […]
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  • 'It's Important to Have That Bond' August 13, 2019
    In continuing an eight-year relationship between an Oregon VFW Post and Junior ROTC program, one VFW member recently accompanied her son's JROTC group to Normandy in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Shannon Ferreira, a member of VFW Post 1324 in Oregon City, Ore., served as a chaperone to the group of 13 cadets. […]
  • Humana, VFW Target Health and Well-Being of Veterans and Food Insecurity at the 120th VFW National Convention August 21, 2019
    Orlando, Fla. - Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation's leading health and well-being companies, is furthering its commitment to provide veterans with the resources, information and holistic guidance they need to achieve their best health as the lead sponsor of the 120th Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Convention in Orlando, July 19-24. […]
  • 'An Established Feeling' August 13, 2019
    For the third year in a row, a Michigan VFW Post has meshed the veteran and gaming communities in a fundraising event. Hunter Desander, commander of VFW Post 4113 in St. Johns, Mich., organized Combo Con, an event that included VFW Post 3055 (St. Louis, Mich.), VFW Post 1454 (Elma, Mich.) and VFW Post 3733 […]
  • Air Force Retiree Relies on 'Passion and Compassion'
    Joe Greene retired from the Air Force in 2012. Two years later, his wife landed a job interview that ultimately led to his new career path as a VFW-accredited service officer. Greene, a life member of VFW Post 1370 in Pontiac, Mich., said his wife, Karen, also a veteran, initially applied for a veteran service […]
  • 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 August 21, 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 August 21, 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 August 13, 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 August 13, 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' August 13, 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 […]