Shingles Vaccine Available to VA Patients

tri flags media Nicholson: Single Inoculation Provides Protection for War Veterans WASHINGTON—A vaccine for shingles, which Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers helped develop, is available to veterans who are patients at VA medical facilities nationwide. “Shingles can seriously degrade the quality of life for those who suffer from this disease,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson.  […]

VA Rule Change Proposal Needs Your Input

media flag in storm     As part of its mission, the Veterans Administration maintains a program to give the grave of every deceased Veteran a proper marker recognizing his or her military service, In recent years, the process for arranging that recognition has been changed in such a way that if a Veteran has outlived his family and failed […]

Missouri in America Project to honor 21 Mo. veterans

faded half staff flag media The Missing In America Project (MIAP) in cooperation with the Valhalla Funeral Home, Hillcrest Abby, and Oak Grove Crematories will inter 21 veterans, and eight eligible family members, whose unclaimed cremains were located through the work of dedicated MIAP volunteers. The Missing In America Project (MIAP) in cooperation with the Valhalla Funeral Home, Hillcrest Abby, […]

Chiefs and Anheuser-Busch Raise Money for VFW

tri flags media During the month of November, the Chiefs and Anheuser-Busch will raise money for the VFW On Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced a joint initiative with Anheuser-Busch to benefit Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) programs as part of Military Appreciation Month during the month of November. Through the program, seven local Anheuser-Busch wholesalers in Western […]

Gov. Nixon launches Show-Me Heroes Chamber Challenge to help connect veterans with jobs in their communities

media flags Release Date: 11/08/2014 Contact: Amy Susan,  (573) 522-5058   Governor challenges chambers of commerce across the state to encourage members to participate in Missouri’s Show-Me Heroes initiative JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—In recognition of Veterans Day (Nov. 11) next week, Gov. Jay Nixon is issuing a challenge to local chambers of commerce to encourage their members to […]

MAVO Meeting – November 3, 2014

MAVO media     On November 3, 2014, the Missouri Veterans Commission met in Jefferson City for their regular quarterly meeting. Although the crowd was pretty slim, you can see that the Veterans of Foreign Wars was well represented. After approval of prior August 5 minutes, General Kaye, Executive Director of the Missouri Veterans Commission, shared a couple […]

VFW’s Unmet Needs

VFW Logo October Grants Families assisted: 13 Financial Aid Provided:  $ 24,783.31 ~~~~~~~ You can help support  Unmet Needs Text “NEEDS” to 90999 for a $10.00 donation Your donation will be used to assist service members who have been affected by natural disasters and transitioning troops who recently returned home from deployment. submitted by past Commander of the Dept […]

VFW’s Operation Uplink – Free Call Days

Bob Wonnell   October connections: 6,807   Free Call Days:  6,117 Virtual Pins: 690 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ November 2014, 3 Free Call Days November.  11th, 27th and 30th Sponsored by Sport Clips & Harleysville Insurance ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OperOver 7.5 MILLION service members have connected with their loved ones through Free Call Days since May 2006   You can help support these calls home Text “CALL” to 90999 for a $5.00 donation to […]