VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 1, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – July 1, 2016 In This Issue: Senate Hearing on Pending Legislation Military Construction and VA Appropriations Bill Blocked Recognizing National PTSD Awareness Day Congress Prepares For Summer Recess Senate Confirms New Leadership MIA Update Senate Hearing on Pending Legislation: On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing…

VFW Statement on Turkish Airport Bombing

VFW Statement on Turkish Airport Bombing KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 29, 2016) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. extends its heartfelt condolences to all the families of the dead and wounded from yesterday’s horrific terrorist assault at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport that has so far left 41 people dead and 239 wounded.…

Philippine VFW Post Earns National Award

Philippine VFW Post Earns National Award VFW Post 2485 provides vital burial support to veterans’ families KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 28, 2016) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is proud to announce that VFW Post 2485 in Angeles City, Philippines, has been selected to receive the prestigious Fred C. Hall Memorial…

VFW Opposes Veterans Preference Restriction

VFW Opposes Veterans Preference Restriction WASHINGTON (June 20, 2016) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is adamantly opposed to a Senate proposal that would restrict veterans preference to a one-time deal when applying for work within the federal government. “Veterans preference was created because military veterans are at a competitive disadvantage…

VFW Statement on Orlando Shooting

VFW Statement on Orlando Shooting Two Army Reservists have now been identified KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 17, 2016) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is extending its heartfelt condolences to all the families of the dead and wounded from the horrific shooting early Sunday morning at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., by…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – June 17, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – June 17, 2016 In This Issue: Tell Your Members of Congress to Improve VA Health Care House Hearing on VA Paper Record Management House Hearing on Strategies for Veterans Seeking Jobs Senate Passes Defense Authorization White House Summit on United State of Women VFW Supports Expanding Fertility Treatment Options for…

VFW Supports Expanding Fertility Treatment Options for Veterans

VFW Supports Expanding Fertility Treatment Options for Veterans WASHINGTON (June 13, 2016) — The nation’s largest and oldest major combat veterans’ organization sent a letter to Congress today in strong support of a provision to expand fertility treatment options for veterans who lost their ability to have children as a direct result of their service-connected…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – June 10, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – June 10, 2016 In This Issue: VFW Testifies before DNC Platform Committee Commission on Care Meets to Discuss Final Report House Oversight Hearing on VA Academic Affiliations Senate Passes Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act MIA Update VFW Testifies before DNC Platform Committee: On Thursday, the director of national legislative service,…