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Feb 03 2012

VFW scholarship themes for 2012-13

SPECIAL NOTICE – PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL CONCERNED The VFW scholarship themes for 2012-13 are as follows: Voice of Democracy – Is Our Constitution Still Relevant? Patriot’s Pen – What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers PLEASE DESTROY ALL OLD ENTRY FORMS, PROGRAM MATERIALS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT CONTAIN LAST YEAR’S THEMES. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES …

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Jan 24 2012

Winners of the Department TV Raffle

55 in Winner Post 7897 Blackstone, VA 46 in Winner Milton Moore from Aux 1503 Dale City, VA 40 in Winner Jerry Cotter from Post 6975 Bristol, VA

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Nov 23 2011

President Signs Veterans’ Jobs Bill Into Law

The VFW joined President Barack Obama and leaders in veterans’ advocacy at the White House yesterday [Monday] to sign the VOW to Hire Heroes Act into law. This comprehensive piece of veterans’ jobs legislation passed both houses of Congress with unanimous bipartisan support before reaching the president’s desk thanks in large part to the advocacy of the VFW on the issue of veterans’ unemployment.

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Apr 15 2011

VFW Checkpoint Magazine March-April 2011

VFW Checkpoint Magazine Mar/April 2011 –

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Mar 21 2011

VFW Washinton Weekly – March 18, 2011

In This Issue: 1. Retroactive Stop-Loss Payments End Today 2. Military Tricare Hearing 3. VBA Budget Hearing 4. Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day 4. Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans: The U.S. Senate declared March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day,” agreeing unanimously to a resolution introduced by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the …

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Mar 21 2011

The American Veteran – March 2011

(via The Pentagon Channel)

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Mar 12 2011

VFW Washinton Weekly – March 11, 2011

In This Issue: 1. VFW Legislative Conference Wrap-up 2. Caregiver Hearing 3. GITMO Trials to Resume 4. VFW Invited to Buckles Funeral 5. Five WWII MIAs Identified 1. VFW Legislative Conference Wrap-up: More than 600 VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members attended the annual VFW Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. Highlights ranged from the selection of …

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Mar 02 2011

VFW Takes Veterans' Issues to the Hill

Since 1949, VFW’s annual National Legislative and Youth Scholarship Conference has provided an opportunity for VFW”s Commander-in-Chief and other key leaders to testify on behalf of veterans on Capitol Hill. Topics covered this year will include: minimizing the VA claims backlog, decreasing veteran unemployment, improving VA health care and many more. Also at the event, …

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Feb 17 2011

VFW Against TRICARE Increase Plans

WASHINGTON (February 16, 2011) ? In the rollout of their fiscal year 2012 budget submission, the Department of Defense on Monday announced plans to offset huge Tricare medical program expenses by increasing the annual enrollment fees paid by working-age military retirees ? first by 13 percent, then by linking future increases to double-digit medical inflation. …

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Feb 17 2011

Budget Proposal a Starting Point for VA

WASHINGTON D.C., Feb. 15, 2011 ? The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is appreciative of the funding increase President Obama proposed Monday for the Department of Veterans Affairs, but he has some serious concerns about proposed reductions in programs ranging from construction and infrastructure to medical and prosthetic research. …

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