Jun 19 2018

Bass Pro Raffle Winners 2018

Yeti Cooler Package  HOLLY FISCHER
$250 BPS Gift Card THOMAS WASHINGTON
$250 BPS Gift Card DENNIS LYNCH
$500 BPS Gift Card BOEHME
$500 BPS Gift Card ROGER BLEVINS
$750 BPS Gift Card JOHN  SHARPE
Navico Hook2-7X GPS Tripleshot CARL FRAZELL/JOHN HUFF
Boom Bottle Radio/Speaker CHARLIE SHIPE
Garmin Striker Plus 4 TERRI MCSPENCER
Mustand PFD JOSHUA O’BRYANT
Prowler Trolling Motor REX BROOKMEN
Ascend 10 Kayak JOEDELL DIOQUINO
Mr Steak Gas Grill WILLIAM & ELIZABETH PULSIPHER 
Masterbuilt 40″ Digital Smoker N ADAMCEWICZ
Lane Rocker Recliner MARSHALL BUTLER
TACTACAM JAMES BUCHANAN
Shimano Baitrunner OC Spin PAUL CRINER
RedHead 28 Gun Safe RON SMITH
Moultrie M-50i RAY OTTO
Garmin Dog Tracking System D W MOOK
Knife Sharpener B H PHILLIPS
Vortex Rangefinder W DREWERY BOOTH
Nikon Monarch 5 Binoculars JOHN JANSEN
Costa 580P Sunglasses GALE LEWIS
Penn Spinfish Combo MARSHALL BUTLER
Casio Pathfinder Watch WAYNE SIZEMORE
Portable Vacuum Sealer LARRY CLEVENGER II
Muddy 2-Person Ladder Stand NANCY BRADLEY
Viper Climbing Tree Stand PATRICK BRYAN
Thunderhawk Crossbow Pkg JOHN DELONG II
3D Crossbow Target FRANK KNOTT
Parker Enforcer Crossbow  PAUL WOLFE
Blackout Ground Blind LONNIE GREGORY
Shimano Curado K Reel JAMES DAVIS
Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler VERONICA ALDERESE
Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler DIANE LUCK
Ruger 10/22 Takedown NICKY LONG II
Sig Sauer SP320 Compact JULIE KWICK
Henry Golden Boy .22 cal VAN WHITE
Remington 700 VTR .308 w/ Bipod CHRISTOPHER POWELL
Remington 870 Home Defense DONALD HARRIS
Henry US Survival AR-7 Rifle DENISE WREN
Remington 870 Marine Magnum DONALD MARSHALL
Henry Big Boy .44 mag ADAM WEST CREWS
H&K VP LE .40 w/ Night sights KEVIN O’BRIEN
Savage 11/111 Trophy Hunter .308 w/ Scope CHRISTINE A SUTTON
S&W M&P 15 Sport2, 5.56 C MULL
Glock 19 Gen5 Semi-Auto Pistol MIKE DANFOSI
Benelli M2 12ga Field Shotgun WILLIAM HYMAN
***Alterra 500 ATV  *PATRICK BOWMAN*
$427.99 Gift Card JB HOGAN
$409.44 Gift Card EDDIE ALLEN
$504 Gift Card AARON DUPONT

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Apr 18 2018

A NEW FELLOWSHIP FOR VETERANS:

SOLSTICE MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM ANNOUNCES

A NEW FELLOWSHIP FOR VETERANS:

The Francis L. Toner Fellowship for Veterans

[Chestnut Hill, MA, April 12, 2018] The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College is thrilled to announce a new fellowship for veterans. In light of the establishment of this fellowship, the program is extending its application deadline to April 30, 2018, for a summer/fall 2018 start.

Established by Solstice MFA Program student Mark Jednaszewski, the Francis L. Toner Fellowship for Veterans honors the memory of LTJG Toner, USN, who in 2011 was awarded the Silver Star (posthumously) for his service, gallantry, and self-sacrifice on behalf of his fellow officers in Afghanistan. The Fellowship provides either a $1,000 tuition wavier toward the recipient’s first semester or free room & board on campus for his/her first year in the Solstice MFA Program. {To read Lt. Toner’s Silver Star citation, click here: https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/a/francis-l-toner-iv.html.}

Another Solstice MFA Program Fellowship is still available for a student starting the program this summer/fall: The Kurt Brown Fellowship for Diverse Voices. Through the generous support of Laure-Anne Bosselaar (wife of the late Kurt Brown) and family, Lee Hope, and the Solstice Institute, the Solstice MFA Program is able to award The Kurt Brown Fellowship to support an incoming student of diverse background or experience who also demonstrates financial need. The Fellowship provides $1,500 to a first-semester student who begins the program during the summer residency/fall semester. Writers of all genres are welcome to apply. The Kurt Brown Fellowship especially seeks to support individuals from cultural, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds who otherwise might not be adequately represented in the program.

Please click on the link for more information about both fellowships and application to the Solstice MFA Program: http://www.pmc.edu/mfa-financial-aid

ABOUT SOLSTICE & PINE MANOR COLLEGE

As an undergraduate institution consistently ranked among the most diverse in the country, Pine Manor College emphasizes an inclusive, community-building approach to

liberal arts education. The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing reflects the College’s overall mission by creating a supportive, welcoming environment in which writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to take creative risks. We strive to instill in our students an appreciation for the value of community-building and community service, and see engagement with the literary arts not only as a means to personal fulfillment but also as an instrument for real cultural change.

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/department-news/a-new-fellowship-for-veterans/

Mar 16 2018

Scholarship Opportunities for Military Veterans

Ankin Law Office is offering two new scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year for United States Armed Forces military veterans.  One of these is for any military veteran or immediate family member and the other is for a disabled veteran.  These scholarships differ from most others as the veteran can choose between trade/vocational schools, 2 year or 4 year universities.  This is the inaugural year for both of these but you can see the list of previous winners of other scholarships at 

https://ankinlaw.com/ankin-law-office-scholarship-winners/.  We would like you to post the links to these scholarships on the state VFW website so the veterans in Virginia will have the opportunity to apply.

 

These are the links to the military scholarship pages on our website:

 

Name of Scholarship URL Amount Application Due Date
Ankin Law Office Scholarship for Military Veterans Scholarship for Military Veterans $1,000 7/1/18
Ankin Law Office Scholarship for Disabled Veterans Scholarship for Disabled Veterans $1,000 7/1/18

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/department-news/scholarship-opportunities-for-military-veterans/

Feb 26 2018

New Post Forming in Lynchburg, VA

Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/department-news/new-post-forming-in-lynchburg-va/

Jun 08 2017

Valley Veterans Ride For Heroes

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Permanent link to this article: http://vfwva.org/department-news/post-news/valley-veterans-ride-fore-heroes/

Jun 08 2017

Veterans Job Fair

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Jan 18 2017

VFW RIDERS VIRGINIA POKER RUN

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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

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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/

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