VFW Announces New Student Veterans Fellowship Class

VFW Announces New Student Veterans Fellowship Class Legislative fellowship to bring 10 student veteran leaders to Washington WASHINGTON (January 8, 2016) – 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 storm Capitol Hill, Feb. 28 to…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 8, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 8, 2016 In This Issue: 1. The VFW Wants to Hear from Women Veterans 2. The VFW Announces New Student Veterans Fellowship Class 3. Military Medal Review 4. TRICARE Pharmacy Copays to Increase 5. TRICARE Pharmacy Emergency Procedures Due to Storm Goliath 1. The VFW Wants to Hear from…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – December 18, 2015

Action Corps Weekly – December 18, 2015 In observance of the holidays, this is the last issue of the year.  Our next issue will be on January 8, 2016. In this Issue: 1. Senate Holds Hearing on Military Transition Programs 2. Senate Holds Field Hearing in Phoenix 3. IB Framework Briefing 4. Omnibus Budget Bill…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – December 11, 2015

Action Corps Weekly – December 11, 2015 In This Issue: 1. Women Veterans 2. House Health Subcommittee Hearing 3. House Hearing on Accountability 4. VFW Wants “Widow’s Tax” Eliminated 5. Senate Committee Advances Key Bills 6. COLA Relief Bills Introduced 7. VA Expands A/O Ship List 8. Troop Level Stays Constant in Afghanistan 9. MIA…

VFW Statement on Women in Combat Positions

VFW Statement on Women in Combat Positions WASHINGTON (December 4, 2015) — In response to yesterday’s decision to open up the military’s combat arms branches to women, the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States said everyone should have the opportunity to serve to their fullest potential, provided all job…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – December 4, 2015

Action Corps Weekly – December 4, 2015 1. VFW Testifies at Senate Hearing: On Wednesday, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing entitled, “Consolidating Non-VA Care Programs.” The purpose of the hearing was to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Choice Program, looking for ways to improve how veterans receive care in their local…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – November 20, 2015

Action Corps Weekly – November 20, 2015 In This Issue: 1. VFW Testifies at Senate Bill Hearing 2. Hearing on Pending Health Legislation 3. Hearing on Choice Consolidation 4. House Holds Hearing on VA OJT Program 5. Longtime Advocate Confirmed to Lead DOL VETS 6. Nomination Hearing for VA Inspector General 7. House Passes Several…