Apr 19 2016

State Convention 2016 Location Change


Our State Convention location has changed to the Ramada in Williamsburg 500 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5319 US (757) 585-7100 due to the Fort Magruder Hotel being under renovations. If you have already made your reservations at Fort Magruder Hotel your reservation have been transferred to the new hotel and all you have to do is call the Ramada and give them your CC info. The Ramada will be taking reservations up to June 13th the cost is the same $87.00 plus tax. The Convention will be the same dates June 16th thru 19th. I apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you but this is totally out of our control.


Kim DeShano

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Mar 03 2016

2016 Warrior Shoot

MOAA Veterans Sporting Clays Tournament Flyer

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Mar 03 2016


VFW Bass Pro Raffle flyer

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Feb 25 2016

Louisa County Gun Show


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Feb 19 2016

VFW Riders Poker Run/Raffle


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Jan 27 2016

Bataan Death March Memorial Walk

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Oct 27 2015



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Oct 09 2015

VFW to Host Virtual Career Fair for Veterans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 8, 2015) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) is pleased to announce it will host a virtual career fair open exclusively to service members and veterans on October 21, 2015.

The career fair will run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT and feature available opportunities within Black & Veatch, Cerner, Garmin and Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), all companies with a demonstrated commitment to hiring America’s service members and veterans.

Participants are strongly encouraged to preregister for the event at: www.vfwvirtual.com<http://www.vfwvirtual.com>

“Helping service members and veterans succeed in their quest for quality employment is a VFW priority. This is a highly-employable demographic,” said John A. Biedrzycki Jr., the national commander of the VFW. “They possess ideal characteristics and traits that, in addition to their skillsets, make them valued employees, teammates and leaders. We appreciate being joined by quality businesses that understand that, and we look forward to this being a very successful event.”

The upcoming career fair will work to connect participants to a desired opportunity by offering various positions in a wide range of career fields.

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building Critical Human Infrastructure(tm) in energy, water, telecommunications and government services. Since 1915, it has helped clients improve the lives of residents in more than 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Black & Veatch will seek candidates to fulfill roles in engineering, EHS (environmental, health & safety), procurement, material management, quality control, construction management and project controls. http://careers.bv.com

Cerner, recognized as one of the most innovative companies in the world, is at the intersection of two fast-growing industries: technology and health care., Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 18,000 facilities worldwide. Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. It will seek talent with the ability to drive change through the use of information technology. http://www.cerner.com/about_cerner/careers

Garmin is a leading worldwide developer and provider of consumer electronics within automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor/fitness, and mobile technologies for Global Positioning System. Designing its products with the customer in mind, Garmin is committed to making superior products that are an essential part of its customers’ lives. It will seek to fill employment positions in the fields of operations, engineering, marketing and finance. www.garmin.com/careers<http://www.garmin.com/careers>

OCI is a full-service contractor, specializing in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects. It believes in accountability and transparency throughout the project and work collaboratively to provide innovative solutions to difficult challenges. OCI always puts people first in a zero-incident safety culture. It works safely throughout the project, leaving behind an environment that allows end users to work safely. A Black & Veatch company, OCI delivers tailored solutions to the power, communications, and water industries through direct hire or subcontract options utilizing open or merit shop labor. It is a supporter of the Fast Track to Civilian Employment Program with Build Your Future, and will seek veterans and service members interested in skilled construction crafts, construction management, procurement, material management, quality control, EHS and project controls. www.ocicareers.com<http://www.ocicareers.com>

While preregistering for the event is preferred, participants may register at the time of and during the event.


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Aug 27 2015

VFW Appoints First Female Assistant Quartermaster General

image003KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) has appointed a 13-year Army and Desert Storm veteran as the first female Assistant Quartermaster General for the nation’s largest combat veteran service organization.

Debra Anderson was sworn in on August 23, 2015, before the VFW’s National Council of Administration. The announcement comes just days after a historical change to extend VFW Auxiliary membership eligibility to male spouses and male family members, solidifying the VFW’s commitment to membership equality for all military families.

“Since coming to the VFW in 2006, Debra has been dedicated to furthering the VFW’s mission at Post, District and National levels. I have no doubt that she will continue to ensure the VFW remains the top veterans’ service organization FOR VETERANS,” said John Biedrzycki, VFW national commander.

Prior to her appointment, Anderson served as director of Human Resources and Investment Coordinator where she managed all aspects of human resources for the VFW National Headquarters.

Anderson earned her VFW eligibility for service with the U.S. Army during Desert Storm and left the Army in 1993 as a Major. Among her numerous military decorations, she has been awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and Parachutist Badge.

She graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned a master’s degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

Anderson joined the VFW in 2006 at Post 7356 in Parkville, Mo., where she currently maintains her Gold Legacy Life membership. She has served as Voice of Democracy chair, junior vice commander, senior vice commander, All-American Post Commander, trustee and district adjutant.

(via VFW.org)

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Aug 27 2015

DOD Announces New Prescription Drug Policy

The DOD has announced a new TRICARE policy that will require military retirees and family members to obtain certain prescription drugs through the mail or at a military treatment facility (MTF). The change affects only maintenance medications. Acute medications such as antibiotics may still be obtained through retail pharmacies. Active duty military are exempt. Similar to the TRICARE for Life pharmacy mail order pilot program, generic formulary drugs will be free with home delivery and name brand formulary drugs will cost $16 for a 90 day supply. This is compared to $8 for generics and $20 for name brands currently charged at network pharmacies for a 30 day supply. There is no charge for drugs obtained at MTFs. DOD estimates this new policy will save $88 million a year for them, and $16.5 million a year for beneficiaries. Receiving a single name brand drug through home delivery rather than a retail pharmacy will save beneficiaries up to $176 per year. Affected beneficiaries will begin receiving letters on September 1 with additional information on the new policy and how to obtain waivers if necessary. For more information on TRICARE pharmacy copays, visit: http://www.tricare.mil/pharmacycosts.

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