House VA Committee Passes Blue Water Navy Act

House VA Committee Passes Blue Water Navy Act Restoring eligibility, expanding benefits long overdue WASHINGTON (May 8, 2018) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting the House Veterans Affairs Committee for passing H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017. The VFW-supported bill, which must still be…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – April 6, 2018

VFW Action Corps Weekly – April 6, 2018 In This Issue: 1. Certain Adoption Expenses Reimbursable 2. Arlington Launches Second ‘Future of the Cemetery’ Survey 3. World War I Memorials Update 4. Education Information 5. VFW Teams Up with Vet Tix to Support Veterans 6. MIA Update   Click here for a printer-friendly version. 1.…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 29, 2018

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 29, 2018 In This Issue: 1. President Nominates New VA Secretary 2. Vietnam Veterans Day 3. VFW Participates in Air Force Leadership Roundtable 4. DHA Executive Council Meeting 5. GI Bill Changes Are Coming 6. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Information 7. The VFW Needs YOU 8. MIA Update…

VFW Statement on VA Secretary Change

VFW Statement on VA Secretary Change WASHINGTON (March 29, 2018) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is saluting former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin for his faithful and dedicated service to veterans of all generations. He came aboard in 2015 as Undersecretary for Health as the VA was still…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 23, 2018

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 23, 2018 In This Issue: 1. Congress Passes Full-Year Appropriations 2. Omnibus Bill Omits Three VA Program Improvements 3. VFW Testifies in Support of Automatic COLA Increases 4. VFW Participates in Secretary of Defense Roundtable 5. Secretary Shulkin Testifies on VA’s Budget Request 6. Hearing on Transition Assistance Bills…

Omnibus Bill Omits VA Program Improvements

Omnibus Bill Omits VA Program Improvements WASHINGTON (March 23, 2018) — Congressional leaders reached a deal Wednesday to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2018, but the $1.3 trillion omnibus package omitted many improvements that the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. had sought for the Department of…

VFW Announces Top National Teachers

VFW Announces Top National Teachers Three recipients to receive their awards at 119th VFW National Convention in July KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 22, 2018) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to name the top three teachers in its 2018 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest. Each year, the…