VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 19, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 19, 2017 In This Issue: President Upends Military Justice System SASC Clears Defense Nominee Medal of Honor Reception VA to Host Summit for Women Veterans MIA Update President Upends Military Justice System: President Obama this week upended the entire military justice system by commuting the sentences of two military…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 13, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 13, 2016 In This Issue: VA Secretary Nominated Veterans Committees Leadership Changes Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Vets Get Relief DOD Authorizes Online Shopping for Vets VFW-SVA 2017 Student Veterans Fellowship Class MIA Update  VA Secretary Nominated: On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced that Dr. David Shulkin, VA’s current under…

VFW and SVA Announce 2017 Student Veteran Fellowship Class

VFW and SVA Announce 2017 Student Veteran Fellowship Class Legislative fellowship to bring 10 student veteran leaders to Washington WASHINGTON (January 6, 2017) – Ten Student Veterans of America (SVA) leaders have been selected to join more than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. when they converge on Capitol Hill,…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 6, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 6, 2017 In This Issue: New Congress Starts by Passing Vets Bills CA National Guard to Pay Back Bonuses VFW National Home Helps Military and Veteran Families MIA Update New Congress Starts by Passing Vets Bills: On Tuesday, shortly after the opening of the 115th Congress, the House of…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – December 16, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – December 16, 2016 This is the last issue of the year. The next Action Corps Weekly will be on January 6, 2017. In This Issue: Congress Passes Major Veterans Bill National Defense Authorization Act Clears Congress Military BAH Rates Set To Increase Army VSO/MSO Roundtable SECAF Holds Facebook Town Hall…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – December 9, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – December 9, 2016 In This Issue: Pearl Harbor Day Veterans Legislation Passes VA Cemeteries Offering Pre-Enrollment for Eligible Veterans MIA Update Pearl Harbor Day: On Wednesday, VFW Posts across the country commemorated the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack that brought the United States into World War II. In Hawaii,…

VFW Statement on Intended Nomination of Gen. James Mattis

VFW Statement on Intended Nomination of Gen. James Mattis ‘It makes perfect sense to put a warfighter in charge of the war fighting’ WASHINGTON (December 5, 2016) — In response to president-elect Trump’s intended nomination of Gen. James Mattis to U.S. Secretary of Defense, Brian Duffy, the national commander of the 1.7 million-member Veterans of…