Sep 08 2016

VFW 2016 Federal Elections Survey

There are 2.2 million service members and 21 million veterans. Including spouses, surviving parents and voting age children, the estimated military/veteran voting bloc exceeds 100 million.
However, America’s military/veteran population is politically and ideologically even, according to a CNN/Gallup/USA Today poll taken in 2004, which was the last time two veterans ran for president.

With another federal election year upon us, the VFW believes it is important to survey our members to better understand how our community thinks.

The 16-question survey will run through Sept. 12, 2016. Click here to take the survey, and be sure to share it with other comrades.

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/uncategorized/vfw-2016-federal-elections-survey-2/

Aug 27 2016

VFW 2016 Federal Elections Survey

Please take the VFW 2016 Federal Elections Survey. Please be sure to share the survey with all comrades: https://www.research.net/r/VFW2016FederalElectionSurvey.
o Service members, veterans, their spouses, surviving parents and voting age children comprise a voting bloc of an estimated 100 million individuals.
o America’s military/veteran population is politically and ideologically even, according to a CNN/Gallup/USA Today poll taken in 2004, which was the last time two of veterans ran for president.
o With another federal election year upon us, the VFW believes it is important to survey our members to better understand how our community thinks.
o The 16-question VFW 2016 Federal Elections Survey will run through Sept. 12, 2016.

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/national-vfw-news/vfw-2016-federal-elections-survey/

Aug 25 2016

VFW Department of Virginia Special Service Project October 2016

VFW Department of Virginia Special Service Project October 201

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http://www.giveanhour.org/ForVolunteers.aspx

 

Military Community Outreach Volunteer

Duties:

Choose one or more of the following:
1, ” Contact your local VA Hospital, Vets Center, military base, Reserve unit, National Guard unit, Airman Family Readiness Center, Army Community Services, Fleet and Family Support Center, or Family Assistance Center to see about distributing brochures (then let us know how many brochures you’ll need).
2. ” Connect with veterans service organizations in your area (American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AmVets, USO, etc.). As organizations in each community tend to vary, we invite you to research what is available in your community. You can introduce the local organization to Give an Hour and offer to provide them with brochures to distribute to their members.
3. ” If there is a large military population in your community, you can contact local schools and offer to give teachers and staff information about Give an Hour. Schools can be another source of referrals to Give an Hour providers.
4. ” Contact the advertising departments of your local Base or Post newspapers as well as lifestyle magazines in your community and ask them to run the Give an Hour ad as a public service announcement. (A PDF of the GAH ad may be found on our website, under News, Press Releases.).
5. ” Connect with Base or Post Spouses Clubs including Officers Spouses Club and Enlisted Spouses Club. You can introduce the local organization to Give an Hour and offer to provide them with brochures to distribute to their members.
6. ” Ask primary care providers at your Military Treatment Facility to display Give an Hour brochures. We know that primary care physicians are often the first to refer folks for mental health services, so they should be aware that we exist. Let us know how many brochures you need.
7. ” Contact local community leaders such as Chaplains, First Sergeants, Key Spouses, or other unit leaders to let them know about Give an Hour. Write a letter, send a brochure, or meet with them personally.
8. ” Consider sending a letter-to-the-editor in your local Base or Post newspaper about Give an Hour.

Minimum age:

18

Availability needed:

Ongoing

Here’s how to get started:

Thank you for your interest in Give an Hour. Our recruiting process for volunteers is designed to enlist both mental health and general volunteers who can use their skill?sets, expertise, and business acumen to better the lives of those individuals and families affected by the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our volunteer process ensures that you are among a dedicated and hand?picked group of volunteers working in concert to aid our constituency. We respect, value, and appreciate your time and your willingness to volunteer. After registering, you will be emailed information on the Volunteer Information Center Portal.

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/department-news/vfw-department-of-virginia-special-service-project-october-2016/

Jul 13 2016

State School of Instruction and Council of Administration Change

School Form with Letter.pdf (99 downloads)

 

Click above to see letter about the  changes and hotel info for the State School of Instruction and Council of Administration changes.

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/uncategorized/state-school-of-instruction-and-council-of-administration-change/

Jul 06 2016

All American Commanders 2015-2016

Congratulations the the following All American Commanders
 
Department of Virginia Commander
District 1 Commander
District 2 Commander
Post 176 Commander
Post 392 Commander
Post 1115 Commander
Post 1426 Commander
Post 1503 Commander
Post 2894 Commander
Post 3160 Commander
Post 4411 Commander
Post 4809 Commander
Post 6002 Commander
Post 8947 Commander

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/department-news/all-american-commanders-2015-2016/

Jun 21 2016

Bass Pro Raffle Winners

RAFFLE ITEM WINNER’S NAME PRINTED
Henry Golden Boy .22 cal JACKIE GREEN
Yeti Roadie ED MANN
Savage 10 THOM O’CONNELL
Quantum Bionic Comb TOM GIMBLE
Thunder Hawk BRANDON HARTWELL
Offshore Angler Ocean Master Reel GROVER KING VFW 1115
Ruger 10/22 .22 cal DERRICK GAY
Frontier 1873 DARRELL STEPTER
Costa 580P Sunglasses RAY HOUCK
$500 BPS Gift Card JOE HERMANN
MinnKota Trolling Motor GUY MCGEE
Char-Broil Propane Grill JAMES ANDREWS
Teknetics Metal Detector MARK SCHNABEL
Bushnell Binoculars JACKIE GREEN
$500 BPS Gift Card PHIL KEITH
Remington 870 GENE ADKINS
Ruger 22/45 BOB DUGAS
Saranac 16 Canoe MARK PARKER
Parker Enforcer JILL LYNCH
$500 BPS Gift Card KEVIN GALES
Browning Two Burner GEORGE SARDINEER
Yeti Hopper 20 JOSH SWINDLE
Tikka T-3 .308 cal MIKE LAWSON
Henry Big Boy .44 mag BP KOWALCHICK
Winchester SX3 13 ga SAM C
Landman Fire Pit KELLY COOK
BPS Rain Jacket CINDY DALTON
$500 BPS Gift Card FRANK SLOOP
BPS Camp Kitchen BRENDA SHULER
$500 BPS Gift Card KEN DAVIS
Redington Fly Outfit ROD BULLEY
Yeti Tundra 45 CAYDEN DALTON
Masterbuilt Electric Smoker CHRIS MITCHELL
Redhead 10 Gun Safe BRIAN KILLACKEY
Browning BPS 12 ga PAPA SIX
Treager Pellet Grill JACK EASTON
Penn Battle 2 & Offshore Angler Bag CHARLES KELCH
Browning Rod Storage WAYNE B
Yeti 125 TIM PEGRAM
$500 BPS Gift Card TERRY MCCREW
BPS Baitcast RICHARD HARRY JR
Ruger AR 556 MSR JANEY FEHER
BPS 4 Person Tent DARRELL BARNET
Browning Spinning Combo TOM CARROLL/JOYCE O’DELL
Yeti 65 LEROY MULLINS
$250 BPS Gift Card JASON DAVIS SR
Uberti .45 cal pistol 1873 Hombre DEE WRIGHT
Penn Senator R & T EDWARD AMAROS
$250 BPS Gift Card STEPHEN MEADE
Browning Maxus 12 ga TYLER BRICKEY

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/department-news/bass-pro-raffle-winners/

May 02 2016

117th NATIONAL CONVENTION Commander-In-Chief Resolutions

Comrades, you can find the 117th NATIONAL CONVENTION Commander-In-Chief Resolutions by clicking here: http://vfw7589.org/Resolutions/117.html 

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/uncategorized/117th-national-convention-commander-in-chief-resolutions/

Apr 19 2016

Virginia Women Veterans Summit

Save the Date for the Virginia Women Veterans Summit, Friday June 24, 2016, Dominion Resources, 5000 Dominion Blvd. Glen Allen, Virginia. This event seeks to empower women veterans with the knowledge and resources needed to smoothly transition into civilian life and improve overall wellness. The event brings together veterans, employers, community leaders and government agencies from federal, state and local levels to raise awareness about the services and benefits offered specifically for women veterans through expert presenters, breakout sessions and exhibits.

 

The event is free, but is limited to the first 200 to register. To obtain full details and register for this event click here or call 804-381-4002, ext.3400.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/veteran-healthcare/virginia-women-veterans-summit/

Apr 19 2016

State Convention 2016 Location Change

Comrades,

Our State Convention location has changed to the Ramada in Williamsburg 500 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5319 US (757) 585-7100 due to the Fort Magruder Hotel being under renovations. If you have already made your reservations at Fort Magruder Hotel your reservation have been transferred to the new hotel and all you have to do is call the Ramada and give them your CC info. The Ramada will be taking reservations up to June 13th the cost is the same $87.00 plus tax. The Convention will be the same dates June 16th thru 19th. I apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you but this is totally out of our control.

R/

Kim DeShano

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/department-news/state-convention-2016-location-change/

Mar 03 2016

2016 Warrior Shoot

MOAA Veterans Sporting Clays Tournament Flyer

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/department-news/2016-warrior-shoot/

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