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    • VFW Offers SVA Chapters Grants to Change Dialogue on Mental Health April 19, 2017
      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce the VFW-SVA Mental Health Stand-To grant in support of its commitment to the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and to changing the dialogue surrounding mental health.  The VFW will support events planned and executed by SVA Chapters in support […]
    • VFW Strongly Opposes New Tax on Troops April 19, 2017
      The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is strongly opposed to a congressional proposal to reinstate GI Bill enrollment fees on service members. Prior to 2009, troops had the option of paying into the Montgomery GI Bill, an educational benefit created during peacetime that came with a $1,200 non-reimbursable enrollment fee. As the wars […]
    • Creating a Powerful Elevator Pitch April 18, 2017
      It happens daily: You meet someone standing in line for coffee, at a job fair, or at a networking event, and they turn to you and ask, “So, what do you do?” How do you respond? An elevator pitch is what we call that brief response that introduces you to a stranger. It might actually […]
    • VFW Help A Hero Scholarship Recipient Pursues Doctorate April 13, 2017
      “When I joined the military, I found strong role models who helped me figure out the direction I wanted my life to take. I depended on them, and they knew they could depend on me.” Zach Dochnahl, 29, who served with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, was recently awarded a VFW “Sport […]
    • VFW Offers Emergency Assistance Grants to Westech Student Veterans April 11, 2017
      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is offering up to $5,000 in emergency assistance grants to each of the nearly three dozen student veterans who once attended Westech College, a now defunct for-profit vocational school in southern California.    “The affected student veterans were receiving a monthly stipend […]
    • WWI Centennial Commemoration Ceremony Recap April 11, 2017
      Washington D.C. – The premiere production with moving tributes, compelling imagery and performances brought crowds to tears and to their feet as the United States World War I Centennial Commission hosted “In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I” yesterday at the National World War I Museum […]
    • VFW Applauds Choice Program Extension April 7, 2017
      WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is applauding Congress for passing legislation this week that extends and improves the Veterans Choice Program. The bill now heads to the White House for the president’s signature. The Choice Program was created by the VFW-supported Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, […]
    • VFW and SPARC to Kick Off Venice Memorial Restoration March 31, 2017
      B.J. Lawrence, national junior vice commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., and several VFW members from local Posts will join the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) at a special ceremony on April 5, to commence the restoration project of the POW/MIA Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Venice, Calif., and speak […]
    • World War I Veterans Who Shaped Future Decades March 30, 2017
      Since the birth of our nation, many veterans have gone on to greatness in a variety of fields. From U.S. presidents to well-known authors, athletes and actors, WWI is no exception.  Here is a look at some of those famous vets from the “Great War.”   Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) b. Lamar, Mo. 33rd President […]
    • VFW Survey: Veterans Want VA Fixed, Not Dismantled March 29, 2017
      WASHINGTON — President Trump announced Monday the creation of the White House Office of American Innovation to “bring together the best ideas from government, the private sector, and other thought leaders to ensure that America is ready to solve today's most intractable problems, and is positioned to meet tomorrow's challenges and opportunities.” One of the […]
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    • VFW Offers SVA Chapters Grants to Change Dialogue on Mental Health April 19, 2017
      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce the VFW-SVA Mental Health Stand-To grant in support of its commitment to the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and to changing the dialogue surrounding mental health.  The VFW will support events planned and executed by SVA Chapters in support […]
    • VFW Strongly Opposes New Tax on Troops April 19, 2017
      The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is strongly opposed to a congressional proposal to reinstate GI Bill enrollment fees on service members. Prior to 2009, troops had the option of paying into the Montgomery GI Bill, an educational benefit created during peacetime that came with a $1,200 non-reimbursable enrollment fee. As the wars […]
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    • VFW Offers SVA Chapters Grants to Change Dialogue on Mental Health April 19, 2017
      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce the VFW-SVA Mental Health Stand-To grant in support of its commitment to the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and to changing the dialogue surrounding mental health.  The VFW will support events planned and executed by SVA Chapters in support […]
    • VFW Strongly Opposes New Tax on Troops April 19, 2017
      The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is strongly opposed to a congressional proposal to reinstate GI Bill enrollment fees on service members. Prior to 2009, troops had the option of paying into the Montgomery GI Bill, an educational benefit created during peacetime that came with a $1,200 non-reimbursable enrollment fee. As the wars […]
    • Creating a Powerful Elevator Pitch April 18, 2017
      It happens daily: You meet someone standing in line for coffee, at a job fair, or at a networking event, and they turn to you and ask, “So, what do you do?” How do you respond? An elevator pitch is what we call that brief response that introduces you to a stranger. It might actually […]
    • VFW Help A Hero Scholarship Recipient Pursues Doctorate April 13, 2017
      “When I joined the military, I found strong role models who helped me figure out the direction I wanted my life to take. I depended on them, and they knew they could depend on me.” Zach Dochnahl, 29, who served with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, was recently awarded a VFW “Sport […]
    • VFW Offers Emergency Assistance Grants to Westech Student Veterans April 11, 2017
      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is offering up to $5,000 in emergency assistance grants to each of the nearly three dozen student veterans who once attended Westech College, a now defunct for-profit vocational school in southern California.    “The affected student veterans were receiving a monthly stipend […]
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    • VFW Offers SVA Chapters Grants to Change Dialogue on Mental Health April 19, 2017
      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce the VFW-SVA Mental Health Stand-To grant in support of its commitment to the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and to changing the dialogue surrounding mental health.  The VFW will support events planned and executed by SVA Chapters in support […]
    • VFW Strongly Opposes New Tax on Troops April 19, 2017
      The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is strongly opposed to a congressional proposal to reinstate GI Bill enrollment fees on service members. Prior to 2009, troops had the option of paying into the Montgomery GI Bill, an educational benefit created during peacetime that came with a $1,200 non-reimbursable enrollment fee. As the wars […]
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    • VFW Offers SVA Chapters Grants to Change Dialogue on Mental Health April 19, 2017
      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce the VFW-SVA Mental Health Stand-To grant in support of its commitment to the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and to changing the dialogue surrounding mental health.  The VFW will support events planned and executed by SVA Chapters in support […]
    • VFW Strongly Opposes New Tax on Troops April 19, 2017
      The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is strongly opposed to a congressional proposal to reinstate GI Bill enrollment fees on service members. Prior to 2009, troops had the option of paying into the Montgomery GI Bill, an educational benefit created during peacetime that came with a $1,200 non-reimbursable enrollment fee. As the wars […]

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