VFW Action Corps Weekly – September 13, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly September 13, 2019 In This Issue: 1. VFW Remembers 9/11 2. VFW Statement on New Southern Border Initiative 3. VFW Statement on Wolfe v. Wilkie 4. VFW Fall Legislative Conference 5. A Day to Change Direction 6. Senate Passes Veterans COLA and TSA Pre-Check Bills 7. Senate Confirms Deputy Secretary of…

VFW Statement on New Southern Border Initiative

VFW Statement on New Southern Border Initiative WASHINGTON (September 12, 2019) – The Department of Defense announced plans last week to divert $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build or replace 175 miles of southern border fencing. The reprogramming of funds will significantly delay the start or completion of 127 military construction projects, half…

VFW Statement on Wolfe v. Wilkie

VFW Statement on Wolfe v. Wilkie WASHINGTON (September 12, 2019) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is applauding the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, who in a 2-1 decision Monday, correctly ruled for the plaintiffs in Wolfe v. Wilkie. The class action lawsuit was the result of the Department…

VFW Members Kick Off #SportClipsSalute Week

VFW Members Kick Off #SportClipsSalute Week Together with Sport Clips Haircuts, the VFW has awarded more than $6.5 million in veteran scholarships KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 9, 2019) – Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliary will be out in force Sept. 15-21, 2019, in an effort to show…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – September 6, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly September 6, 2019 In This Issue: 1. September is Suicide Prevention Month 2. VFW Supports Relief Efforts for Hurricane Dorian 3. 2020 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application is Open 4. On-Base Shopping Eligibility Expands Jan. 1 5. DOD to Divert $3.6 Billion to Fund Barrier Projects 6. MIA Update Download this week’s…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – August 30, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly August 30, 2019 In This Issue: 1. VFW Statement on U.S. Military Dependents Overseas 2. Senate VA Committee Chairman to Retire Early 3. VA to Provide On-Site Counseling to National Guard Members 4. Space Command Reestablished 5. Retirees Enrolled in TRICARE Prime May Get a Refund 6. V-J Day Commemoration 7.…

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…