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  • VFW to Host Facebook Live Event with VA October 8, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to team up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday, Oct. 11, to bring our Facebook followers an opportunity to get their questions answered regarding the latest VA is offering to address barriers to care for rural veterans. During the […]
  • VFW Patriotic Essay Competition Deadlines Approaching
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is still accepting applications for its popular Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen youth scholarship competitions, as well as its Teacher of the Year award. Inspiring patriotism within our nation's youth has long been a top priority for the VFW, but with the Oct. […]
  • VFW: VA Health Care Trending in Right Direction September 27, 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 […]
  • Wounded Warrior Project Renews VFW Service Officer Grant September 17, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce that Wounded Warrior Project® has renewed a service officer grant in the amount of $410,000 that will continue to help more transitioning military to receive their earned disability compensation benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. WWP has now provided grants […]
  • VFW Statement on New Southern Border Initiative
    WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense announced plans last week to divert $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build or replace 175 miles of southern border fencing. The reprogramming of funds will significantly delay the start or completion of 127 military construction projects, half of which are overseas. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of […]
  • VFW Statement on Wolfe v. Wilkie September 17, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is applauding the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, who in a 2-1 decision Monday, correctly ruled for the plaintiffs in Wolfe v. Wilkie. The class action lawsuit was the result of the Department of Veterans Affairs failing to fully reimburse veterans for […]
  • Past National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Dies at 73
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is mourning the loss of Past Commander-in-Chief John A. Biedrzycki, who passed away yesterday, August 29, 2019. John A. Biedrzycki was elected national commander of the VFW on July 22, 2015, at the organization's 116th national convention, held in Pittsburgh, Pa. John served […]
  • VFW Statement on U.S. Military Dependents Overseas August 30, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars is very concerned that the dependent children of U.S. service members and government employees stationed overseas, and who are also legal permanent residents of the U.S., may face difficulty returning to the United States. The concern arose from an update published Wednesday by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration […]
  • 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 […]
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  • 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.  
  • October October 2, 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 **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 […]
  • 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. 
  • 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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  • 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' October 1, 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 September 27, 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 […]
  • VFW Statement on New Southern Border Initiative
    WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense announced plans last week to divert $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build or replace 175 miles of southern border fencing. The reprogramming of funds will significantly delay the start or completion of 127 military construction projects, half of which are overseas. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of […]
  • VFW Statement on Wolfe v. Wilkie September 17, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is applauding the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, who in a 2-1 decision Monday, correctly ruled for the plaintiffs in Wolfe v. Wilkie. The class action lawsuit was the result of the Department of Veterans Affairs failing to fully reimburse veterans for […]
  • VFW Statement on U.S. Military Dependents Overseas August 30, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars is very concerned that the dependent children of U.S. service members and government employees stationed overseas, and who are also legal permanent residents of the U.S., may face difficulty returning to the United States. The concern arose from an update published Wednesday by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration […]
  • 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 October 3, 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 […]
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  • Treatment Court Graduates 500th Veteran
    Wearing a camouflage robe, Judge Wayne Christian presided over the ceremony for the 500th graduate of the Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) in San Antonio on May 6. Created by the Bexar County Commissioners and Criminal District Attorney's Office in 2010, the VTC works to rehabilitate vets instead of having them incarcerated following charges […]
  • 'Reward Their Courage' October 9, 2019
    Since 2015, members of VFW Post 1308 in Alton, Ill., have uplifted sick and terminally ill children - more than 500 in the U.S. and even one in London, England. According to member Wayne Able, the Post presents the Courage Inspiration Determination (CID) Medal to children in hospitals in nearby states. On July 19, Able […]
  • 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 […]
  • 'Only in America' September 26, 2019
    Rob Wilkins has never competed in a bodybuilding competition, but his lifelong passion for the fitness regimen aligned with his 26-year Air Force career and led to an appointment on the President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. "I just thought it was remarkable," said Wilkins, a Life member with the VFW Department of Virginia. […]
  • 'Food Insecurity Doesn't Just Mean that People Are Going Hungry' September 25, 2019
    In its second year, Uniting to Combat Hunger, a campaign dedicated to providing food-insecure families with nutritious meals, supplied more than 300,000 meals to needy families in July at the 120th VFW National Convention in Orlando, Fla. The VFW and Humana worked together with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, the Society of […]
  • 'The Whole Community Came Together' September 20, 2019
    One year to the day after a soldier was killed in action in Iraq, his hometown rallied to charter a VFW Post in his honor. Gabriel Conde, of Loveland, Colo, died April 30, 2018, due to enemy fire. He was 22. Conde's death was the first in the community since Ryan Armagost, commander of Spc. […]
  • Wounded Warrior Project Renews VFW Service Officer Grant September 17, 2019
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce that Wounded Warrior Project® has renewed a service officer grant in the amount of $410,000 that will continue to help more transitioning military to receive their earned disability compensation benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. WWP has now provided grants […]
  • VFW Members Urge Others to 'Rise Above' September 17, 2019
    Every time a "catastrophically wounded" veteran takes the stage, a standing ovation ensues. When the vet finishes speaking, a standing ovation ensues yet again. But to the founder of Tiger Team 7, that's no surprise. "America loves our troops," said Paul McKellips, who launched the motivational speaking group earlier this year. McKellips, the chief communications […]
  • 'Medicine for the Soul' September 17, 2019
    A Los Angeles-based dance company spent two weeks earlier this year working with veterans in Manhattan, Kan., in what one participant called "medicine for the soul." DIAVOLO, created by Jacques Heim, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct a two-week residency at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Heim started the […]
  • 'It's Important to Have That Bond' August 28, 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. […]