National President to Preside Over 104th National Convention

National President to Preside Over 104th National Convention NEW ORLEANS – July 22, 2017 — National President Colette Bishop, a Life Member of Ybarra-Gomez Auxiliary 8890, located in East Moline, Ill., begins presiding over the 104th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary at the New Orleans Convention Center here today (July…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 20, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 20, 2017 In This Issue: VFW on McCain’s New Fight VFW National Convention Rolls into New Orleans VFW Testifies in Support of New GI Bill Additions House Democratic Round Table DHA Working Group Veterans Legislation Roundup VFW-SVA Student Veteran Legislative Fellowship Opens Application Process VA Renews Rural Veteran Transportation…

118th VFW National Convention Rolls Into New Orleans

118th VFW National Convention Rolls Into New Orleans 10,000 delegates to represent total membership of almost 1.7 million KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 20, 2017) — After a 26-year absence, up to 10,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary are set to roll into New Orleans this weekend…

VFW Announces Scout of the Year Winners

VFW Announces Scout of the Year Winners Three exemplary Scouts rise above peers in national competition KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 19, 2017) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce the selection of the top three winners of its 2016 – 2017 Scout of the Year scholarship competition. Enacted in…

VFW, SVA Now Accepting 2018 Legislative Fellowship Application

VFW, SVA Now Accepting 2018 Legislative Fellowship Applications Opportunity allows 10 student veterans to address issues directly with Congress WASHINGTON (July 19, 2017) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and Student Veterans of America (SVA) are seeking student veteran candidates to participate in their 2018 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship program. The fellowship, now…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 14, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – VFW In This Issue: 1. Post-9/11 GI Bill Becoming Greater 2. VFW Hosts GI Bill Roundtable 3. VFW Testifies Before House on Gulf War Illness Claims Processing 4. VFW Supports Declassification of Exposure Testing, Will Continue Fight 5. FY 2018 Defense Bill Update 6. Hearing on Ways to Improve VA…

Post-9/11 GI Bill Becoming Greater

Post-9/11 GI Bill Becoming Greater ‘Taking care of veterans most bipartisan issue in Washington’ WASHINGTON (July 13, 2017) — The signing of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008 was the culmination of a decade’s worth of effort by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States to fight for a new military education benefit.…

New Mexico VFW Post Earns National Award

New Mexico VFW Post Earns National Award Post 11999 provides rest and relaxation to America’s wounded warriors KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 13, 2017) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce Sacramento Mountain VFW Post 11999 in Cloudcroft, N.M., has been selected to receive the prestigious Fred C. Hall Memorial…