VFW Action Corps Weekly – August 23, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly August 23, 2019 In This Issue: 1. Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan 2. Easier Student Loan Forgiveness for Disabled Veterans 3. 2020 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application is Open 4. VA’s Smoke-Free Policy Will Include Employees 5. AFSM Authorized for Southern Border Troops 6. MIA Update Download this week’s Action Corps…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – August 16, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly August 16, 2019 In This Issue: 1. VA Rolls Out GI Bill STEM Scholarship Application 2. Legislation Introduced for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits 3. VA Updates the Schedule for Rating Disabilities 4. National Defense Authorization Bill 5. Senate Confirms Gilday as New CNO 6. Afghanistan Peace Talks 7. MIA Update…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – August 9, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly August 9, 2019 In This Issue: 1. Army Change of Responsibility 2. Potential Changes Coming to the Montgomery GI Bill 3. Join the Campaign to #AxeWidowsTax 4. Take the Veterans Health Care Survey 5. Hepatitis C Test and Cure Available Through VA 6. MIA Update Download this week’s Action Corps Weekly…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – August 2, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly August 2, 2019 In This Issue: 1. VFW Elects New National Leadership 2. New Executive Director Appointed to Lead VFW Washington Office 3. 2020 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application is Open 4. VFW Life Member Now Secretary of Defense 5. Korean/Cold War MIA Family Update 6. Fight to End Widow’s Tax in…

NATIONAL PATRIOTIC ART CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

NATIONAL PATRIOTIC ART CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED Kansas City, Mo. – August 1, 2019 – Silver Abbott won first place in the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, winning a $15,000 college scholarship. The contest, sponsored annually by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary, recognizes up-and-coming artists and encourages patriotism in youth. A total of…

New York Veteran Elected New VFW National Commander

New York Veteran Elected New VFW National Commander Schmitz takes office during a time of great momentum for the organization KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 29, 2019) — William J. “Doc” Schmitz, of Corning, N.Y., has been elected the new leader of the 1.2 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, a congressionally-chartered veterans…

NATIONAL OFFICERS ASSUME POSITIONS FOR 2019-2020

NATIONAL OFFICERS ASSUME POSITIONS FOR 2019-2020 Orlando, Fla. — July 24, 2019 – Peggy Haake of Kahului, Hawaii, was elected National President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States Auxiliary at its 106th National Convention in Orlando, Fla. today (July 24). Peggy is a Life Member of Wilbert Wah Hu Tom…