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Special Council of Administration Meeting to be held at the Commander's 2017 Seminar


VFW Presents U.S. Coast Guard Band

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard Band performs at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as part of its 2017 concert tour. Director, Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson and Assistant Director Richard Wyman lead an engaging program with works by Shostakovich...


NRAEF, VFW Team Up for Second Hospitality Career Connection

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) are teaming up to help service members, veterans and their spouses explore career opportunities and apply for openings...


VFW Continues Opposition to Individual Unemployability Cuts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Yesterday, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. testified in strong opposition to a provision of President Trump’s budget proposal, which would cut up to $22,000 from the annual compensation of severely disa...


VFW Champions Added Benefits for Disabled Vet

Retired Master Sergeant Jim Carver, 53, of Powhatan, Va., describes the initial process of separating from the military as “hectic.”

A disabled veteran who served over 21 years on active duty, Carver “had the basics taken care of” with his initial VA claim. Howeve...


Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Now Open

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is now accepting entries into its 2017-18 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions. The announcement comes after students from across the globe recently took hom...


VFW Statement on Comedian Kathy Griffin

WASHINGTON — “The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. strongly condemns comedian Kathy Griffin's incredibly revolting attack on the President of the United States. Her apology is not accepted. What she did was not humorous nor should it be protected speech or expression. Playing to an audience with a severed head is w...


VFW Statement on Comedian Kathy Griffin

The USO has informed the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. that although comedian Kathy Griffin had performed several USO tours in the past, they have not had any relationship with her for a number of years. The VFW appreciates this information and apologizes for mentioning them in our May 31 press release.

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Yuengling's Lagers for Heroes Campaign to Support VFW

Pottsville, Pa. – D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. is pleased to announce it will enter its second year of support of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. through its “Lagers For Heroes” campaign.

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. will recognize the sacr...


VFW Names National Teacher Award Winners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce its selection of three teachers in its 2017 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest. 

Each year, one teacher is selected from the elementary (K-5), mi...


Former Marine Linguist Pursues Educational Goals

“As a Marine, I learned how to adapt to uncertainty and persevere in difficult circumstances. I conducted regional threat analysis and worked closely with diplomatic and military leaders across the world.”Former Marine Pursues GoalsVA, VFW and Walgreens Collaborate to Enhance Veterans Access to Mental Health Resources

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Veterans of Foreign Wars and drugstore chain Walgreens announced a collaborative agreement May 6, which will help improve mental health care for veterans through enhanced education, access to resources and outreach.

VFW Posts Again Support 'Salute Our Troops'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and Tractor Supply Company (TSC) are teaming up for the fifth consecutive year to make this year’s Memorial Day weekend a community event across the nation!2017 Salute our TroopsMay is Mental Health Awareness Month

One in five Americans experience some form of mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This includes the nation’s veterans.

To this end, the Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes May as VFW Applauds President’s Executive Order

WASHINGTON — President Trump today signed a new executive order that will help the Department of Veterans Affairs better hold its employees accountable for their actions or inactions.

“Proper leadership, management and accountability are only watchwords witho...


VFW Members Mobilize to Give Back

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliary will be out in force on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 2017, to show their support and appreciation for BURGER KING® franchisees as part of #ThankBK Appreciation Day.T...</p>
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Kansas City, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Auxiliary is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Continuing Education Scholarship contest. Four $1,000 scholarships were awarded, one in each of the four Auxiliary Conferences....</p


Winners of Publications Contest Announced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — VFW has announced the winners of the 2017 National Publications Contest. Two years ago, the publications contest underwent significant changes to encourage continued participation. The contest’s reorganization created two new categories: Magazine and Best Feature Article. ...


VFW Honors Pearl Harbor Survivor with Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. honored a Pearl Harbor survivor and author on May 2, 2017, at VFW National Headquarters.

Retired U.S. Navy officer Jim Downing, 103, was presented a certificate of recognition by VFW Quartermaster General ...


Accountability is a Two-Way Street

By Brian Duffy — This month marks the third anniversary of a nationwide crisis in access to care that branded the Department of Veterans Affairs as an inept and corrupt government bureaucracy that was failing in its primary mission to care for those who had borne the battle.

In the aftermath, Congress quickly crafted a new la...


VFW Offers SVA Chapters Grants to Change Dialogue on Mental Health

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce the VFW-SVA Mental Health Stand-To grant in support of its commitment to the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and to changing the dialogue surrounding mental health.


VFW Strongly Opposes New Tax on Troops

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is strongly opposed to a congressional proposal to reinstate GI Bill enrollment fees on service members.

Prior to 2009, troops had the option of paying into the Montgomery GI Bill, an educational benefit created during peacetime...


Creating a Powerful Elevator Pitch

It happens daily: You meet someone standing in line for coffee, at a job fair, or at a networking event, and they turn to you and ask, “So, what do you do?” How do you respond?

An elevator pitch is what we call that brief response that introduces you to a stranger. It might actually happen in an elevator! The goal...


VFW Help A Hero Scholarship Recipient Pursues Doctorate

“When I joined the military, I found strong role models who helped me figure out the direction I wanted my life to take. I depended on them, and they knew they could depend on me.”

Zach Dochnahl, 29, who served with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, was recently aw...


VFW Offers Emergency Assistance Grants to Westech Student Veterans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is offering up to $5,000 in emergency assistance grants to each of the nearly three dozen student veterans who once attended Westech College, a now defunct for-profit vocational school in southern California. WWI Centennial Commemoration Ceremony Recap

Washington D.C. – The premiere production with moving tributes, compelling imagery and performances brought crowds to tears and to their feet as the United States World War I Centennial Commission hosted “In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into Wor...


VFW Applauds Choice Program Extension

WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is applauding Congress for passing legislation this week that extends and improves the Veterans Choice Program. The bill now heads to the White House for the president’s signature.

The Choice Prog...


VFW and SPARC to Kick Off Venice Memorial Restoration

B.J. Lawrence, national junior vice commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., and several VFW members from local Posts will join the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) at a special ceremony on April 5, to commence the restoration project of the POW/MIA Vietnam Veterans Memorial in ...


World War I Veterans Who Shaped Future Decades

Since the birth of our nation, many veterans have gone on to greatness in a variety of fields. From U.S. presidents to well-known authors, athletes and actors, WWI is no exception.  Here is a look at some of those famous vets from the &ldquo...


VFW Survey: Veterans Want VA Fixed, Not Dismantled

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced Monday the creation of the White House Office of American Innovation to “bring together the best ideas from government, the private sector, and other thought leaders to ensure that America is ready to solve today's most intractable problems, and is posi...


VFW Unmet Needs Program on Track for Record-Breaking Year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce that its Unmet Needs program has already exceeded $1 million in financial assistance grants to more than 420 military and veteran families since the VFW’s fiscal year began in September. ‘Team VFW’ Joins Record Crowd for VFW-Sponsored Memorial March

More than 7,000 veterans, service members and supporters braved the desert heat on March 19, to participate in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, making it the most highly-attended event in its 28-year history.VFW Bataan 2017VFW Department of Georgia Makes Donation to WWI Commission

VFW Dept GA WWI DonationVFW Presents $100,000 to WWI Centennial Commission

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. proudly presented a $100,000 donation today to the World War I Centennial Commission in support of the upcoming “Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I” event on April 6. The donation represents the VFW&rs...


VFW Shares Concerns with President

VFW National Veterans Service Director Ryan M. Gallucci met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, VA Secretary David Shulkin and senior administration staff at the White House today to share the concerns of America’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization.


VFW Reacts to President Trump’s Budget Proposal for 2018

WASHINGTON – The White House released its fiscal year 2018 budget proposal today, outlining how the Trump administration intends to repeal budget sequestration for defense spending, as well as fund veterans’ programs in the coming year. The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars...


VFW Auxiliary Celebrates Historic Year in Membership

Kansas City, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Auxiliary is excited to announce that it has achieved more than 100 percent in membership for the second consecutive year. Nearly 470,000 male and female members representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and foreign-ba...


VFW Sponsors 28th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the seventh consecutive year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce its support as a presenting sponsor for the 28th annual Bataan Memorial Death March.VFW Sponsors Memorial MarchVFW Names 2013 WebAward Winners


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The VFW Communications Department has selected the winners of the 2013 VFW WebAward Competition.

This year nearly 80 entries were received. Judging was based on navigation, load time, design and overall content. Entries were divided into two separate categories: VFW Departments and VFW Posts/...


VFW Expresses Deep Concern Over the Impact of Sequestration on Veterans

WASHINGTON­ — During today’s testimony before a joint hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees, the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) pledged the organization will not let America’s veterans be forgotten by Congress or the Administration.


VFW Applauds Senate Support to Lower New Medal Ranking

WASHINGTON — The national commander of America’s oldest and largest major combat veterans organization is applauding yesterday’s introduction of S. 470 to lower the Pentagon’s new Distinguished Warfare Medal to below the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in the military order of precedence. ...


Tuition Assistance Amendment Passes Senate Thanks to VFW Advocacy


This afternoon the Senate passed an amendment to the Defense Continuing Resolution,H.R. 933, that will reinstate the military Tuition Assistance, or TA, program under sequestration. The amendment, S. Amdt. 72, was introduced by Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and championed by the VFW, American...


Protecting VA Budget, DOD Quality of LIfe Programs Top VFW Legislative Agenda


WASHINGTON — More than 600 members of the nation’s oldest and largest major combat veterans’ organization are arriving in Washington this weekend to urge their members of Congress to protect the Department of Veterans Affairs budget from sequestration, as well as Defense Department quality of life programs fo...


3 Teachers Selected for National Awards by the Veterans of Foreign Wars


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Each year for the past 14 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has recognized three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and patriotism to their students.

The Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award recipients are selected from e...


VFW Says President is Keeping His Promise

WASHINGTON — The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. left the Oval Office this morning knowing that President Obama shares his same concerns for prope...


Veterans Groups Urge Administration, Congress to Keep Promise Regarding Health Care Funding, Benefits

WASHINGTON — Four of the nation’s leading veterans service organizations—AMVETS, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), are urging the Administration and Congress to provide $68.4 billion 


Lawmakers, Vet Groups Panning Pentagon's New Medal

By KEVIN FREKING

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military's new medal for cyber warriors should get a demotion, according to veterans groups and lawmakers who say it shouldn't outrank such revered honors as the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.


Burger King® Franchise Owners Surpass $2 Million Donation Mark to VFW

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is pleased to announce that Burger King® has surpassed $2 million in donations to VFW’s Unmet Needs program.  Last year marked the sixth consecutive year participating Burger King® Franchise Owned Restaurants across the United States joined together w...


VFW Helps Disabled Veterans Recoup $3.7 Billion

WASHINGTON — Last year was a banner year for America’s largest combat veterans’ organization. 

In 2012, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States helped 125,000 veterans to recoup more than $3.7 billion in earned compensation and pension from the Department of...


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The VFW Publications Department announced today that it is accepting submissions for VFW’s 2013 National Publications Contest. All publications will be categorized by the membership size of the Department, District or Post they represent. For the contest,

Departments will be defined as:
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VFW, Sport Clips Haircuts to Sponsor NASCAR Nationwide Series Event at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Longtime partners, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) and Sport Clips Haircuts, proudly announce the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Darlington Raceway on Friday...


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