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Jul 29 2010

Join the VFW VA on Face Book

Please help us spread the word by joining our new Fan Page and telling all your FB friends. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Veterans-of-Foreign-Wars-VFW-Virginia/144810682200654 You can use the following trick that helps you invite all your friends at one time without you having to click on them one at a time if you wish It can be applied to any …

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Jul 26 2010

Retroactive Stop Loss Pay Deadline Approaching

Those eligible must submit a claim by Oct. 21, 2010. The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act established Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP), providing $500 for each month/partial month served in stop loss status. Service members, veterans, and beneficiaries of servicemembers whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. …

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Jul 12 2010

VFW Applauds New PTSD Claims Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 12, 2010 – The national commander of America’s largest combat veterans organization is applauding the Department of Veterans Affairs for eliminating a requirement for veterans to explicitly prove that a traumatic event directly caused their post-traumatic stress. “From this point forward,” wrote VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki in a statement released today, …

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Jul 08 2010

The VFW Foundation Needs Your Assistance

The VFW Foundation is presently hovering around 17 in pursuit of a $250k grant from Pepsi…have you voted today to support our Military Families Unmet Needs? If we hit 15 we make the "Leader Board" and should get some traction from there. You can vote once a day. Don’t forget to use the share feature …

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Jul 03 2010

Operation Uplink's 4th of July Free Call Day!

This July 4th, troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait can call the U.S for free for a full 24 hours in honor of Independence Day, courtesy of Sport Clips, beginning at 12:01AM July 4, 2010 and ending at 11:59PM July 4, 2010 (Eastern Standard Time). Free Call Days are available at more than 800 MWR …

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Jun 25 2010

VFW Washington Weekly – June 25, 2010

In This Issue: 1. Senior Officer Changes 2. South Korean Presidential Thank You 3. Senate Discusses Military Suicides 4. House VA Committee Hearings 5. U.S.-Russia Joint Commission Update 6. WW I Marine Identified 7. Help VFW Win $250,000 Grant 1. Senior Officer Changes: The president on Wednesday nominated U.S. Central Command commander Gen. David Petraeus …

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Jun 18 2010

The American Veteran – June 2010 Edition

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Jun 18 2010

VFW Washington Weekly – June 18, 2010

In This Issue: 1. VFW National Commander Meets With President 2. House Subcommittee Meets on Claims Backlog 3. Senate VA Committee Discusses Rural Healthcare 4. Help VFW Win a $250,000 Grant 5. Pearl Harbor Sailor Identified 6. Four Vietnam MIAs Identified 1. VFW National Commander Meets With President: VFW National Commander Thomas J. Tradewell Sr. …

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Jun 07 2010

Help the VFW "Return the Favor"

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – the VFW Foundation is in the running to receive a $250,000 “Pepsi Refresh” grant. But it all depends on you. Won’t you help us win? Please visit www.refresheverything.com/ReturnTheFavor and vote! Your vote for the VFW Foundation’s “Return the Favor” project will support the unmet needs of U.S. military personnel and their …

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Jun 07 2010

VFW Washington Weekly – June 7, 2010

In This Issue: 1. VFW Victorious in Protecting DOD, VA Healthcare Programs 2. VA Creates Homeless Vet Hotline 3. Help VFW Win a $250,000 Grant 4. Afghanistan Now America’s Longest War 5. Defense Budget Update 6. Vietnam MIA Identified 1. VFW Victorious in Protecting DOD, VA Healthcare Programs: The president’s signature last week on H.R. …

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