VFW National Commander Heading to Eastern Europe

VFW National Commander Heading to Eastern Europe ‘Listening to the troops where they train and deploy makes us better advocates’ WASHINGTON (February 1, 2019) — The national commander of America’s largest and oldest major combat veterans’ organization heads overseas this weekend to embed with members of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team from Fort Riley,…

VFW Blue Water Navy Vet Wins Federal Appeals Court Ruling

VFW Blue Water Navy Vet Wins Federal Appeals Court Ruling Court of law now joins court of public opinion WASHINGTON (January 30, 2019) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a decade-old ruling yesterday that potentially paves the way for the return of earned disability benefits for some 90,000 so-called Blue…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 25, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly January 25, 2019 In This Issue: 1. VFW Presents the Independent Budget to Congress 2. Expanding Military, National and Public Service Opportunities 3. VA Secretary Holds Virtual Town Hall 4. Concurrent Receipt Legislation Reintroduced 5. Repeal of SBP/DIC Offset Reintroduced 6. VA Wait Times Improve, Equal to or Better Than Private…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 18, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly January 18, 2019 In This Issue: 1. VFW Hosts VSO Leadership Conference 2. Pay Our Coast Guard  3. Shutdown Not Affecting TRICARE Despite Missed Payments 4. Independent Budget Releases VA Roadmap for 116th Congress 5. DHA MSO/VSO Roundtable 6. Burn Pit Legislation Introduced 7. Mare Island Legislation Reintroduced 8. VA Million…

Veterans Service Organizations Issue The Independent Budget Policy Agenda for 116th Congress

Veterans Service Organizations Issue The Independent Budget Policy Agenda for 116th Congress VA MISSION Act implementation identified as top priority WASHINGTON (January 17, 2019) — Today, DAV, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States released The Independent Budget Veterans Agenda for the 116th Congress which contains policy recommendations to…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 11, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly January 11, 2019 In This Issue: 1. VFW Wants Coast Guard, DHS Funded 2. VFW Makes Strong Showing at SVA National Conference 3. Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Bill Remains Top Priority 4. Space-A Travel Opens to 100% Disabled Vets 5. Express Scripts Quarterly Update 6. MIA Update Click here for…

VFW Announces Spring Scholarship Recipients

VFW Announces Spring Scholarship Recipients Program awards scholarships totaling more than $768,000 to 172 student veterans KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 10, 2019) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce its “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program has surpassed awarding $5.7 million in scholarships to nearly 1,300 military and…

VFW: America Needs to Protect Our Protectors

VFW: America Needs to Protect Our Protectors ‘Our government’s first responsibility is to secure the nation’ WASHINGTON (January 8, 2019) — The federal government has been in a partial shutdown for nearing three weeks because Congress and the administration cannot reach an agreement over how much to spend on border protection. “Our government’s first responsibility…