Category Archive: National VFW News

Feb 03 2014

VFW’s Unmet Needs Program

VFW’s Unmet Needs Program Provides Lifeline to Veterans, Military Families  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 3, 2014) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Unmet Needs program continues to provide financial assistance to veterans, service members and their families facing unexpected financial difficulties.  The program awards emergency grants of up to $2,500 to help cover the cost …

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Jan 24 2014

VFW Supports Sanders Bill to Expand VA Services and Eliminate COLA Penalty

  VFW Supports Sanders Bill S. 1950 expands VA services and eliminates COLA penalty  WASHINGTON (January 23, 2014) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has thrown its support behind a bill introduced by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee chairman because it fulfills a number of VFW legislative priorities that benefit all …

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Jan 16 2014

Veterans Service Organizations Concerned About Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Veterans Service Organizations Concerned About Omnibus Appropriations Bill Groups Call for Advance Appropriations for All VA Accounts January 16, 2014 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, the co-authors of The Independent Budget—AMVETS, DAV, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars—expressed concern with the funding provided for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the FY …

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Dec 13 2013

VFW Takes COLA Fight to Senate

VFW Takes COLA Fight to Senate Breaking faith with retirees puts All-Volunteer Military in jeopardy  WASHINGTON (December 13, 2013) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is now taking its fight to remove an anti-veteran proposal from a federal budget deal to the Senate.  This is necessary because the House of Representatives, …

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Dec 11 2013

VFW Legislative Alert: Oppose Budget Deal That Cuts Military Retiree COLA!

VFW Legislative Alert: Oppose Budget Deal That Cuts Military Retiree COLA! Take Action!     Background: The House and Senate Budget Committee have reached a deal within the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (H.J.Res 59) that includes a proposal to cut future cost of living adjustments (COLA) by one percent for military retirees under age 62.  …

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Nov 26 2013

Thanksgiving Thank You from the Veterans of Foreign Wars

The National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has created a special Thanksgiving “Thank You” message for all VFW Service Officers, Members and supporters.

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Oct 10 2013

VFW Vows to Help the Families of Fallen Heroes

VFW Foundation taking action

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Oct 04 2013

VFW Demands a Federal Budget Be Passed

VFW National Commander sends President and Congress formal letter

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Sep 21 2013

VFW Carries DOD Budget Fight to Congress

The national legislative committee of America’s oldest and largest major war veterans’ organization concluded its fall meeting here Wednesday with a direct message to all 535 members of Congress: “Finish Strong for Veterans.”

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Aug 20 2013

Membership 2014 early bird drive is in full force in VA

New Member Campaign: New Members who sign up online (Department-at-Large) beginning July 1, 2013 will receive a Branch of Service Challenge Coin. Please visit https://www.vfw.org/OMS/JoinTheChallenge.aspx?srcid=26 (This campaign will run approximately 3 months.) Early Bird Incentive: Continuous Members who renew their dues (by phone, online, or by dues notice) prior to September 1, 2013 will be …

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