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  • Celebrate VFW Day
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Every Sept. 29, Veterans of Foreign Wars Day is celebrated at Posts and in communities around the world. VFW Day is a day devoted to recognizing our amazing organization and its selfless and committed members worldwide who continue to serve. The VFW has been unwavering in its devotion to veterans, service […]
  • VFW National Commander Honors Two Louisiana Sheriff's Deputies for Heroic Actions September 17, 2020
    NEW ORLEANS - Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander Harold "Hal" Roesch II presented the VFW Life Saving Award to two St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office deputies today at St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department. St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office deputies Alexis Agnelly and Paul Quick received the esteemed award for heroic life-saving actions in the […]
  • 2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open September 11, 2020
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Student Veterans of America are now accepting applications from student veterans who are interested in participating in the upcoming 2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Program. The fellowship, now in its seventh year, will bring up to 10 student veterans - who must be VFW members - to Washington, […]
  • VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $700,000 in Scholarships to Veterans September 4, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce 158 student veterans from around the country have been named recipients of the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" for the fall 2020 semester, totaling nearly $700,000 in assistance. See the full list of 2020 fall semester recipients. "Transitioning veterans […]
  • Hal Roesch II Elected VFW's New National Commander September 21, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hal Roesch II, of Hampton, Virginia, was installed as the Veterans of Foreign Wars' 112th national commander today during a change of command ceremony at the VFW National Headquarters. Roesch assumes command of the oldest combat veterans service organization boasting approximately 1.5 million members, including its Auxiliary. "I stand before you, […]
  • More Than 1 Million Meals Raised for Food Pantries in Need September 18, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce its 2020 "Uniting to Combat Hunger" campaign has raised more than 1 million meals for veterans and military families in need, transcending its original goal of 500,000. VFW Quartermaster General Debra Anderson and Ed Sandrick, director of Humana's Strategic Alliances and Veteran […]
  • VFW to Host #StillServing Celebration July 20-24 September 18, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will present its first-ever #StillServing Celebration the week July 20-24. The virtual event, which culminates in the installation of incoming VFW National Commander Hal Roesch, will shine a spotlight on personal veteran stories that emerged as result of the #StillServing campaign which began in February of […]
  • Virginia VFW Post Receives National Community Service Award August 14, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce SSG Jonathan Dozier Memorial Post 2894 in Chesapeake, Virginia, was selected to receive the prestigious VFW Fred C. Hall Memorial Outstanding Post Special Project Award, which recognizes VFW Posts for unique and outstanding community service projects. VFW Post 2894 was selected for […]
  • 2020 VFW Scout of the Year Winners Named August 14, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce the selection of the top three winners of its 2019 - 2020 Scout of the Year scholarship competition. This year's first place winner, Jacqueline Abnos, was sponsored by VFW Post 1829 in Kansas City, Missouri. As a Venturing Summit Award and […]
  • VFW Stands for Equality, Condemns Vandalism of WWII Memorial August 14, 2020
    WASHINGTON - In the wake of the nationwide protests centered around the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) stands in solidarity for equality, however, condemns the vandalism of the World War II Memorial and other memorials near the National Mall. "Equality is the cornerstone of the Veterans of Foreign […]
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  • August September 21, 2020
    Climbing for a Purpose Masks and Meals in Motion: VFW Posts Deliver COVID-19 Relief VFW’s First-Ever ‘Virtual’ Pro-Forma Convention Gulf War Buildup: Operation Desert Shield Began 30 Years Ago Listen to the 2020 August issue of VFW magazine here.
  • September September 21, 2020
    VFW National Home for Children Inspires Military Service VFW Installs New Commander-in-Chief 75 Years Ago: Victory in Japan Ends World War II Tips for National Guard Families to Survive Frequent Deployments Listen to the 2020 September issue of VFW magazine here. **Attention VFW members: If you have written a book or an e-book bearing an […]
  • April August 24, 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 Listen to the 2020 April issue of VFW magazine here.
  • March August 24, 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 August 24, 2020
    Wounded Iraq War Vet Surprised by Home Makeover ‘Frogmen’ Led the Way on Iwo Jima Hockey Rekindles Camaraderie for Vets Army Vet Sets Sights on Career in Fashion Listen to the 2020 February issue of VFW magazine here.
  • January August 24, 2020
    Veterans Bond with Surfing Dogs VFW Revs Up Awareness at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Iraq War Veteran Teaches Martial Arts Army Rangers Launch Operation Just Cause in Panama Listen to the 2020 January issue of VFW magazine here. 
  • June/July August 24, 2020
    T-Wall Art: Troops Left their Marks in the War Zones Korean War Began 70 Years Ago 3 Doors Down Honors VFW Members Marine Sets World Record in Planking Listen to the 2020 June/July issue of VFW magazine here.
  • May August 24, 2020
    Strong is His Name: Iraq War Double Amputee Climbs Pikes Peak VFW Members #StillServing Their Communities Victory in Europe: 75 Years Ago Restrepo Vet Talks Grief Listen to the 2020 May issue of VFW magazine here.
  • November/December July 21, 2020
    ‘You Empower Them’: Veterans Get a Second Chance in the Judicial System The Great War Ends: Veterans Day Marks the Centennial of WWI’s Final Hours USS Pueblo 50 Years Later Honoring Gold Star Families ‘Bloody’ Tarawa Remembered Listen to the 2018 November/December issue of VFW magazine here.   
  • September July 21, 2020
    War Horses for Veterans U.S.-North Korea Summit: What Does it Mean? Burn Pits: The Next Agent Orange? ‘Storm of Steel’ Listen to the September 2018 issue of VFW magazine here.
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  • Celebrate VFW Day
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Every Sept. 29, Veterans of Foreign Wars Day is celebrated at Posts and in communities around the world. VFW Day is a day devoted to recognizing our amazing organization and its selfless and committed members worldwide who continue to serve. The VFW has been unwavering in its devotion to veterans, service […]
  • 2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open September 11, 2020
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Student Veterans of America are now accepting applications from student veterans who are interested in participating in the upcoming 2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Program. The fellowship, now in its seventh year, will bring up to 10 student veterans - who must be VFW members - to Washington, […]
  • VFW Thanks White House Defense Department and VA for Weekly Briefs August 14, 2020
    "These are unprecedented times in our nation's history and I want to thank the White House and the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs for continually keeping the Veterans of Foreign Wars informed of the measures they are taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our veterans, service members and military families during […]
  • VSOs Call on President to Uphold 48-Hour Review August 14, 2020
    President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the millions of veterans, service members, families and survivors that our organizations represent, we call on you to instruct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to maintain the policy of permitting accredited service officers from Veterans […]
  • VFW Urges Congress to Pass the Major Richard Star Act to Ease the Financial Burden of Medically-Retired Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic August 14, 2020
    WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars is urging Congress to pass the Major Richard Star Act during this challenging COVID-19 pandemic to help put money back in the pockets of veterans who were forced to retire early from military service because of battlefield injury or illness. "Retirement pay and VA disability compensation are fundamentally […]
  • #StillServing During the COVID-19 Pandemic September 24, 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 August 14, 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 August 14, 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' August 14, 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 August 14, 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 […]
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  • Celebrate VFW Day
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Every Sept. 29, Veterans of Foreign Wars Day is celebrated at Posts and in communities around the world. VFW Day is a day devoted to recognizing our amazing organization and its selfless and committed members worldwide who continue to serve. The VFW has been unwavering in its devotion to veterans, service […]
  • "... A Mission to Help My Warfighter Family ..." September 21, 2020
    As a platoon sergeant in the U.S. Army with 20 years of service, David Sousa knew how to watch out for and help the men and women around him when they faced struggles. He didn't expect to lose a friend and find that he needed help too. "A good friend of mine committed suicide in […]
  • Veterans Offer a Way To Heal and Forge Ahead September 18, 2020
    Army veterans Steve Hotz and Dave Seitz, members of VFW Post 3103 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, are giving fellow veterans and first responders a unique way to work through mental health concerns using blacksmithing. Seitz and Hotz opened Black Horse Forge (BHF) in 2018, a project that quickly took shape with their first conversation. Their wives […]
  • Yoga Provides Mental Strength August 14, 2020
    When Army Special Forces vet Brad Whiteman began dabbling in yoga, he did so to support his wife, Eliza, who was teaching yoga classes. But about seven years ago, he "selfishly" began yoga in earnest when he realized his body wasn't responding to his lifestyle as it once had. "I really didn't classify myself as […]
  • VFW Post Helps Michigan Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Pandemic August 14, 2020
    Members of a VFW Post in rural Michigan looked for a way to help its community in March during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stacey Roberts, commander of VFW Post 3701 in Lakeview, Mich., said that hospitals in the Lakeview area were running low on face masks and more were needed to protect medical professionals treating patients. […]
  • #StillServing During the COVID-19 Pandemic September 24, 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 August 14, 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 August 14, 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 […]