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USDA Funds Will Aid Returning Veterans

While some veterans return home to jobs, many are returning to rural areas where jobs can be scarce. USDA’s Risk Management Agency has awarded the Center for Rural Affairs, Farmer-Veteran Coalition, Nebraska AgrAbility Project and eight additional partner organizations with funding to introduce new veteran farmers and ranchers to various areas of agriculture,. “The long-term […]

VFW Washington Weekly, October 14, 2011

In This Issue:1. Military Faces Tough Benefits Fight2. DOD Reevaluating Some MEB/PEB Determinations 3. Stop Loss Back Pay Deadline4. VA Reaches Out to Women Veterans5. Help Fight Veteran Homelessness6. Korean War MIA Identified 1. Military Faces Tough Benefits Fight: In testimony yesterday before the House Armed Services Committee, new Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey […]

VFW Washington Weekly, October 7, 2011

In This Issue:1. Afghanistan, 10 Years Later2. House VA Committee Hearings3. Stop Loss Back Pay Deadline4. TRICARE Fee Increase5. One Million Thanks Yous6. Four Korea, Vietnam MIAs Recovered 1. Afghanistan, 10 Years Later: America’s longest war started 10 years ago today to retaliate against Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network for the 9/11 attacks. […]

Missouri All-American Awards

Find more photos like this on My VFW WebCOM     On 8 October, 2011, Past Commander in Chief Ed Banes, with the assistance of Past Department of Missouri Commander Bob Wonnell presented the Recognition Plaques, All American Quartermaster Pins, and All American Membership Pins to the seven Posts that Earned All American for the past […]

Sign spotted along Highway 23

    Department Chaplain Nancy Cowan and Department Sr-Vice Commander Phil Pippins pose with a sign alongside Highway 23 in Missouri.  Commander Olin Parks snapped the photo.  The sign was discovered as the three were heading to the District 1 Leadership Academy.  

VFW Washington Weekly, September 30, 2011

In This Issue1. VFW Leadership in Washington2. Short-Term CR Passes Congress3. Dempsey is New JCS Chairman4. TRICARE Fees Increase5. Senators Want Military Retirement Protected 6. VFW Survey Says Troops Won’t Stay7. Five MIAs Return Home 1. VFW Leadership in Washington: VFW National Commander Richard DeNoyer, Senior Vice Commander John Hamilton and Junior Vice Commander Bill […]