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…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 7, 2017

Action Corps Weekly – July 7, 2017 In This Issue: 1. VFW Launches Action Alert to Expand Caregiver Benefits 2. VA Opens Mental Health to OTH Veterans 3. Medical Discharge Review 4. VA, DOD Will Host Suicide Prevention Conference 5. MIA Update Download a PDF version of this week’s Action Corps Weekly.   1. VFW…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – June 30, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – June 30, 2017 In This Issue: 1. VA Secretary Lists Five Priorities 2. VFW Testifies before House on Veteran Owned Small Businesses 3. Veterans Legislation Roundup 4. 2018 National Defense Authorization Act Update 5. House Subcommittee Hearing on Veteran Employment Protections 6. VA to Open Mental Health to OTH Veterans…

Burger King Franchisees Kick Off Fundraiser for Vets

Burger King Franchisees Kick Off Fundraiser for Vets Donations raised during July will support the VFW’s Unmet Needs program KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 26, 2017) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce that participating BURGER KING® franchisees are set to kick off their summer fundraiser to benefit the VFW’s…