Category Archive: National VFW News

Dec 21 2008

VFW Washington Weekly – December 19, 2008

NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE 1. VFW Calls for Veterans Corporation to Close NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN AFFAIRS 1. WWII MIA Identified 2. Vietnam MIAs Identified 3. Reserve Component Mobilization NATIONAL VETERANS SERVICE 1. VA to Provide Payments to Eligible Surviving Spouses NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE 1. VFW Calls for Veterans Corporation to Close: VFW Commander-in-Chief Glen Gardner …

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Dec 06 2008

VFW Washington Weekly – December 5, 2008

In This Issue: 1. TSGLI Benefits Expand 2. Obama Announces National Security Team 3. 30th Anniversary of Army Integrating WACs 4. VA Opening 31 New Outpatient Clinics 1. TSGLI Benefits Expand: More servicemembers may now qualify for Traumatic Servicemembers??” Group Life Insurance (TSGLI), because of newly expanded benefits resulting from a recent review by the …

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Dec 03 2008

VFW Commander-in-Chief Defends Modernization

Robert F. Dorr’s December 1 commentary, “VFW, Legion must modernize in order to thrive” is interesting reading but regrettably focuses on archaic stereotypes that are simply re-hashing many of his embedded misunderstandings of what veterans service organizations really accomplish. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U. S. was founded in 1899 by Spanish-American and …

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Oct 17 2008

VFW Calls VA Shredding Incident A 'Disgraceful Management Failure'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2008–The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is calling this morning’s disclosure that some veterans” documents may have been shredded a “disgraceful management failure.” In a conference call with veterans’ service organizations, the Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledged that 10 or more pieces of documents were discovered …

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Oct 05 2008

TRICARE Reserve and Guard Family Benefit Now Permanent

FALLS CHURCH, Va. ??” Eligible families of activated National Guard and Reserve members will continue to save up to $300 in annual deductibles now that a TRICARE “demonstration” program is a permanent benefit. Eligible family members of Guard and Reserve personnel activated for more than 30 days under federal orders in support of a contingency …

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Aug 29 2008

VFW Washington Weekly – August 29, 2008

In This Issue: 1. Congress Returns Next Week 2. Airlines Drop Third Checked Bag Fee 1. Congress Returns Next Week: Congress returns from their August recess next week to many important issues that still await final action, such as VA funding, the Defense bill, and several veteran-related health and benefits packages. Call your elected members …

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Jul 28 2008

VFW Legislative Alert: Pass On-Time VA Funding Bill

This week, the House of Representatives is expected to take up the FY2009 Military Construction/VA Appropriations bill, but it is in danger of not passing before the Congress recesses. Some members of congress may try to attach non-related items to the bill which would hold up or even defeat final passage. VA would again be …

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Jul 04 2008

Commander-In-Chief Independence Day Message

As we celebrate the 232nd anniversary of our nation’s independence, let us pause to remember the victories in battle and the blood that was shed to preserve our freedoms. Let us give thanks to our forefathers for their vision of liberty, life and the pursuit of happiness. Most importantly, let us pay tribute to our …

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Jun 07 2008

VFW Washington Weekly – June 6, 2008

In This Issue 1. House VA Committee Reviews Health Bills 2. Senate Holds Hearing on Current VA Outcomes on PTSD 3. SECDEF Fires Air Force Leaders 4. TRICARE Bill for Reserve Retirees Introduced 5. Korean War MIA Identified 1. House VA Committee Reviews Health Bills: This week, VFW provided testimony to the House Veterans Affairs’ …

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Apr 07 2008

Sen. John McCain: Early Withdrawal from Iraq is Irresponsible; Would Result in Horrible Consequences

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7, 2008–In a speech given this morning to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sen. John McCain (R. Ariz.) chided political leaders who are calling for an early withdraw from Iraq the “height of irresponsibility and a failure of leadership.” Leaving, he said, might be the easier course of action, but the …

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