VFW Survey: Veterans Want VA Fixed, Not Dismantled

VFW Survey: Veterans Want VA Fixed, Not Dismantled WASHINGTON (March 29, 2017) — President Trump announced Monday the creation of the White House Office of American Innovation to “bring together the best ideas from government, the private sector, and other thought leaders to ensure that America is ready to solve today’s most intractable problems, and…

VFW Unmet Needs Program on Track for Record-Breaking Year

VFW Unmet Needs Program on Track for Record-Breaking Year 4,300 families helped since program inception KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 28, 2017) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce that its Unmet Needs program has already exceeded $1 million in financial assistance grants to more than 420 military and veteran…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 24, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 24, 2017 1. Congress Passes Legislation Honoring Vietnam War Veterans 2. Southeast Asia Fact-Finding Trip 3. Hearing on VA Recruitment and Retention Authorities 4. Hearing on DOD Civilian Personnel Reform 5. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services 6. Mattis-Dunford Budget Testimony 7. Social Media Scrutiny 8. State…

VFW Presents $100,000 to WWI Centennial Commission

VFW Presents $100,000 to WWI Centennial Commission Donation makes VFW the presenting sponsor of April 6 ceremony KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 21, 2017) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. proudly presented a $100,000 donation today to the World War I Centennial Commission in support of the upcoming “Centennial Commemoration of the U.S.…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 17, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 17, 2017 In This Issue: 1. VFW Shares Concerns with President 2. Camp Lejeune Exposure Update 3. TRICARE Contract Start Date Delayed 4. Legislation Impacting Veterans Clears the House 5. HASC Sequestration Hearings 6. SASC Hearing on Marine Scandal 7. DOD Releases Service Academy Report 8. VA Seeks Under Secretary…

VFW Reacts to President Trump’s Budget Proposal for 2018

VFW Reacts to President Trump’s Budget Proposal for 2018 VFW applauds White House commitment to military and veterans, but says “more work lies ahead.” WASHINGTON (March 16, 2017) – The White House released its fiscal year 2018 budget proposal today, outlining how the Trump administration intends to repeal budget sequestration for defense spending, as well…

VFW Auxiliary Celebrates Historic Year in Membership

VFW AUXILIARY CELEBRATES HISTORIC YEAR IN MEMBERSHIP Organization achieves more than 100 percent in membership for the second consecutive year.   Kansas City, Mo., March 14, 2017 – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Auxiliary is excited to announce that it has achieved more than 100 percent in membership for the…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 10, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 10, 2017 In This Issue: 1. Veterans Education Roundtable Caregiver Benefits Legislation Introduced HVAC Hearing on Future of Choice Program Location for Gulf War National Memorial Approved VA Mental Health Care for Vets with OTH Discharges VA Offers Free Services for MST HVAC Advances Five Important Veterans Bills Military…