VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 15, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly March 15, 2019 In This Issue: 1. New VA Budget Request a Good Start 2. FY 2020 Defense Budget Request is a 4.9 Percent Increase 3. GI Bill Anniversary 4. DPAA Makes 200th Identification form USS Oklahoma Unknown Remains 5. Air Force Secretary to Resign 6. Tester, Moran Introduce VFW-Supported Veterans…

President Releases FY 2020 Budget Request

President Releases FY 2020 Budget Request VFW calls budget submission a very good start WASHINGTON (March 12, 2019) – The president’s federal spending plan for fiscal year 2020 adds 30,000 more troops and proposes a 3.1-percent military pay raise. It would also increase the Department of Veterans Affairs overall budget by 9.6 percent to $220.2…

VFW Remains Bataan Memorial Death March Sponsor

VFW Remains Bataan Memorial Death March Sponsor The VFW’s presenting sponsorship helps ensure the sacrifice and story is never forgotten KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 11, 2019) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce it will be a presenting sponsor for the 30th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 8, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 8, 2019 In This Issue: 1. Joint Congressional Hearing on VFW Legislative Priorities 2. National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide 3. Desert Storm Memorial Site Dedication 4. DOD ‘Tenant Bill of Rights’ 5. Transition of Service Members and Veterans into the Merchant Marine 6. MIA Update…

VFW Concerned With VA MISSION Act Implementation

VFW Concerned With VA MISSION Act Implementation Congressional testimony reveals VA ignored vital input from veterans’ service organization community WASHINGTON (March 6, 2019) – This morning, during testimony before a joint hearing of the Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs Committees, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. called for full congressional oversight over the implementation of…

VFW Awards National Youth Scholarship Winners

VFW Awards National Youth Scholarship Winners Pennsylvania student takes home first place $30,000 scholarship WASHINGTON (March 5, 2019) – Last night the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. proudly presented $209,000 in scholarships and awards as it named the national winners of its annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions. The…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – March 1, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly March 1, 2019 In This Issue: 1. VFW to Deliver Veterans’ Voices to Congress 2. VFW National Awards to be Presented at Legislative Conference 3. Watch Legislative Conference Highlights Online 4. VA Announces Expedited Claims for Purple Heart Veterans at Oversight Hearing 5. Secretary Wilkie Testifies Before House Committee 6. Congressional…