VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 8, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 8, 2016 In This Issue: Bridging the Divide Commission on Care Releases Final Report VA Releases Results From Largest Veteran Suicide Study House Votes to Protect Veterans Preference Online Health Care Application Arlington National Cemetery’s Future MIA Update Bridging the Divide: VFW Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy joined a…

VFW Statement on Dallas Ambush

VFW Statement on Dallas Ambush WASHINGTON (July 8, 2016) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States extends its deepest condolences and strongest support to the law enforcement community after alleged snipers ambushed and killed five Dallas police officers and reportedly wounded seven others yesterday. “All who wear the badge, who run toward…

Big 6 VSOs Unite Behind Veterans First Act

Big 6 VSOs Unite Behind Veterans First Act Join the Big 6 VSOs and call on the Senate to vote on the Veterans First Act. Use the hashtag #Vote4Vets1st to make your voice heard on social media. WASHINGTON, (July 7, 2016) – The Veterans Service Organizations who are most often called before Congress for testimony…

VFW AUXILIARY DONATES $5,000 TO VETERANS COMMUNITY PROJECT

VFW AUXILIARY DONATES $5,000 TO VETERANS COMMUNITY PROJECT Group plans to build Tiny House Community in South Kansas City, Mo.  Kansas City, Mo. (July 6, 2016) – On behalf of National President Francisca Guilford, National Secretary-Treasurer Jan Owens and Cara Day, Director of Programs and Communications, presented a check for $5,000 to Veterans Community Project,…

VFW Statement on Commission on Care Report

VFW Statement on Commission on Care Report ‘VA needs leadership, not management by committee’ WASHINGTON (July 6, 2016) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States agrees with most of the 18 recommendations made by the Commission on Care in its final report that was released today on how to improve the care…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 1, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 1, 2016 In This Issue: Senate Hearing on Pending Legislation Military Construction and VA Appropriations Bill Blocked Recognizing National PTSD Awareness Day Congress Prepares For Summer Recess Senate Confirms New Leadership MIA Update Senate Hearing on Pending Legislation: On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing…

VFW Statement on Turkish Airport Bombing

VFW Statement on Turkish Airport Bombing KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 29, 2016) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. extends its heartfelt condolences to all the families of the dead and wounded from yesterday’s horrific terrorist assault at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport that has so far left 41 people dead and 239 wounded.…

Philippine VFW Post Earns National Award

Philippine VFW Post Earns National Award VFW Post 2485 provides vital burial support to veterans’ families KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 28, 2016) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is proud to announce that VFW Post 2485 in Angeles City, Philippines, has been selected to receive the prestigious Fred C. Hall Memorial…