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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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 […]
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  • VFW Surpasses $9B in Benefits for Our Veterans Nationwide November 12, 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 12, 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 […]
  • 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' November 12, 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' November 12, 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. […]