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VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 31, 2015

In This Issue: 1. Arming Troops at Home 2. Longtime Advocate Nominated 3. Senate Vets Committee Holds Homelessness Hearing 4. Whistleblower Hearing 5. Important Veterans Bills Passed This Week 6. Space-A Eligibility Eases for Families of Deployed 7. Spirit of ’45 Wreath Laying 8. Three MIAs Recovered   1. Arming Troops at Home: Defense Secretary […]

National Eisenhower Memorial is Endorsed by the VFW

At the recent annual convention, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) passed a resolution in support of the National Eisenhower Memorial, which will be constructed adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, DC. The resolution calls on Congress to provide funding for the memorial. Furthermore, the resolution encourages VFW members lend […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 24, 2015

In This Issue: 1. VFW Elects New National Commander 2. President Obama Speaks at VFW National Convention 3. VA Secretary Addresses VFW National Convention 4. The VFW Visits Pittsburgh VA Health Care System 5. House Passes Veterans’ Health Care Bill 6. House Hearing on VA Budget Shortfalls 7. Senate Markup on Pending Legislation 8. World […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 17, 2015

In This Issue: 1. President to Speak at VFW National Convention 2. Hearing on Pending Health Legislation 3. Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Begins 4. The VFW Wants to Hear from You 5. 116th National Convention of the VFW 6. Korean War MIA Identified   1. President to Speak at VFW National Convention: President Obama is […]

Service Officer Event Reporting

All Service Officer Events are now reported on line. To report a Post Service Officer Event go to “My VFW Missouri Veterans”. 1. Under heading “tools” click “on line reporting”. 2. Enter “Post number and pass word”. 3. Click “submit reports” 4. Click on correct boxes to describe event. In the box “Description of project” […]

Mo VFW CDR Cowan Visits Ava, Mo

Mo VFW CDR Nancy Cowan and VFW Post 5993 CDR Scott Huffman. Ava Post 5993 and its Ladies Auxiliary held their first “Thank you to Ava community for all the support to our veterans” on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the AVA Square at the Gazebo.  Lots of community leaders and residents were on hand […]

Surgeon Armenta Travels to District 1

Mo VFW Surgeon Ruben Armenta and District 1 Sr-Vice CDR John Roush, Post 6278     State Surgeon Ruben Armenta visited District 1 School of Instruction and District meeting in Marceline Missouri on July 11, 2015.  The school/meeting was attended by many comrades, no one left the meeting without learning something new. Contributed by Ruben Armenta […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 10, 2015

In This Issue: Take Action! Army to Shrink by 40,000 Soldiers The 116th National Convention of the VFW “Meet Them in the District” Campaign Unveiled Veterans ID Card Bill OPM Data Breech Update Take Action!: An “Action Alert” was issued today concerning pending legislation about the largest changes to the military retirement system since its […]

VFW Action Alert: Military Compensation and Retirement

Take Action! Background: Congress established the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission in 2013 to provide the President and Congress with recommendations to modernize the military’s compensation system. One of the Commission’s recommendations is to provide all service members with a 401(k)-style retirement plan with a government match, and provide retirees with a blended retirement plan […]