117th VFW NATIONAL CONVENTION ROLLS INTO CHARLOTTE

117th VFW NATIONAL CONVENTION ROLLS INTO CHARLOTTE Presidential candidates to speak Monday, Tuesday KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 21, 2016) — Up to 12,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary are rolling into the Tar Heel State this weekend to elect new leadership and to approve resolutions that…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 15, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 15, 2016 In This Issue: Senate Hearing on Electronic Health Care Records House Committee Holds TBI Hearing Flurry of Activity as Congress Leaves for Long Recess VFW and SVA Launch 2017 Legislative Fellowship Program U.S. to Keep 8,400 Troops in Afghanistan Korean War Armistice Commemoration MIA Update Senate Hearing…

VFW, SVA NOW ACCEPTING 2017 LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

VFW, SVA NOW ACCEPTING 2017 LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS Opportunity allows 10 student veterans to address issues directly with Congress WASHINGTON (July 14, 2016) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and Student Veterans of America are now accepting applications from student veterans interested in participating in the 2017 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship program. Now…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 8, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 8, 2016 In This Issue: Bridging the Divide Commission on Care Releases Final Report VA Releases Results From Largest Veteran Suicide Study House Votes to Protect Veterans Preference Online Health Care Application Arlington National Cemetery’s Future MIA Update Bridging the Divide: VFW Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy joined a…

VFW Statement on Dallas Ambush

VFW Statement on Dallas Ambush WASHINGTON (July 8, 2016) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States extends its deepest condolences and strongest support to the law enforcement community after alleged snipers ambushed and killed five Dallas police officers and reportedly wounded seven others yesterday. “All who wear the badge, who run toward…

Big 6 VSOs Unite Behind Veterans First Act

Big 6 VSOs Unite Behind Veterans First Act Join the Big 6 VSOs and call on the Senate to vote on the Veterans First Act. Use the hashtag #Vote4Vets1st to make your voice heard on social media. WASHINGTON, (July 7, 2016) – The Veterans Service Organizations who are most often called before Congress for testimony…

VFW AUXILIARY DONATES $5,000 TO VETERANS COMMUNITY PROJECT

VFW AUXILIARY DONATES $5,000 TO VETERANS COMMUNITY PROJECT Group plans to build Tiny House Community in South Kansas City, Mo.  Kansas City, Mo. (July 6, 2016) – On behalf of National President Francisca Guilford, National Secretary-Treasurer Jan Owens and Cara Day, Director of Programs and Communications, presented a check for $5,000 to Veterans Community Project,…

VFW Statement on Commission on Care Report

VFW Statement on Commission on Care Report ‘VA needs leadership, not management by committee’ WASHINGTON (July 6, 2016) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States agrees with most of the 18 recommendations made by the Commission on Care in its final report that was released today on how to improve the care…