VFW: Accountability is a Two-Way Street

VFW: Accountability is a Two-Way Street By Brian Duffy This month marks the third anniversary of a nationwide crisis in access to care that branded the Department of Veterans Affairs as an inept and corrupt government bureaucracy that was failing in its primary mission to care for those who had borne the battle. In the…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – April 21, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – April 21, 2017 1. Join the VFW in Opposing GI Bill Tax on Troops 2. President Signs VFW-Supported Bill 3. VFW Base Visit 4. VA to Review Caregivers Program 5. First of Five VA Public-Private Construction Projects Announced 6. MIA Update Download a PDF version of this week’s Action Corps…

VFW Strongly Opposes New Tax on Troops

VFW Strongly Opposes New Tax on Troops ‘Congress must stop nickeling and diming our service members and veterans!’ KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 18, 2017) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is strongly opposed to a congressional proposal to reinstate GI Bill enrollment fees on service members. Prior to 2009, troops had the…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – April 13, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – April 13, 2017 In This Issue: 1. VFW Offers Emergency Assistance Grants to Westech Veterans 2. VA Launches New Wait Time Transparency Site 3. Thousands Pre-Enroll for VA National Cemetery Interment 4. Help Build DS Memorial on National Mall 5. Pentagon VSO/MSO Roundtable 6. Army Secretary Nominee a VFW Life…

VFW Marks 26th Anniversary of End of Desert Storm

VFW Marks 26th Anniversary of End of Desert Storm KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 7, 2017) – April 11 marks the 26th anniversary of the official end of Operation Desert Storm. The war, which lasted six weeks in the air and 100 hours on the ground, proved not only the devastating lethality of the U.S. military,…

Action Corps Weekly – April 7, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – April 7, 2017 In This Issue: 1. VFW Applauds Choice Program Extension and Improvement 2. VFW and PatientsLikeMe Join for Mental Health Awareness 3. VFW Testifies on Veterans Crisis Line 4. VFW Testifies on Veterans Legislation 5. Hearing on VA Home Loan Appraisers 6. Continuing Resolution Spells Disaster for DOD 7.…

VFW Applauds Choice Program Extension

VFW Applauds Choice Program Extension Ensuring veterans have timely access to high quality care is key focus WASHINGTON (April 7, 2017) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is applauding Congress for passing legislation this week that extends and improves the Veterans Choice Program. The bill now heads to the White House…