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Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder seeks nominations for 2015 Veterans Service Awards

Mo sign media JEFFERSON CITY – Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is seeking nominations for the 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Veterans Service Award, created to recognize Missouri veterans who provide volunteer service to their communities. “Many of our state’s veterans, who selflessly served their nation, continue to serve their communities through volunteerism,” Kinder said. “This award provides an opportunity to […]

Senator expands oversight effort for Southwest Missouri veterans

media  flag and eagle U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill announced today the expansion of her “secret shopper” program to veterans served by the Veterans Administration in the Joplin and Springfield areas. The effort is designed to continue improvements to the quality of customer service at statewide VA facilities, and helps provide oversight and accountability for VA health care facilities. McCaskill […]

VFW to Host Virtual Career Fair for Veterans

VFW Logo Quality employment assistance remains a VFW priority KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 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 […]

Missouri National Guard to add about 400 jobs in state

Mo sign media JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri National Guard is planning to add about 400 full- and part-time military police and transportation jobs across the state. A new transportation battalion with 48 soldiers will be split between Fredericktown and Farmington, with another transportation company of 164 soldiers split between Bridgeton and Columbia, the guard said […]

Senators Offer Measure to Help Military Families

vfw logo right Bill will provide flexibility to families when duty station changes WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Richard Burr (N.C.), and Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) introduced the Military Family Stability Act of 2015, which will provide up to six months of geographic stability either before or after a service member’s permanent […]

VFW’S strength extends far beyond advocacy

VFW Logo On September 29, 1899, thirteen men – all Spanish-American War veterans – gathered at a small tailor shop in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, to discuss the issues plaguing returning veterans. The men shared personal accounts of what was then, the most popular war in America’s history, but more importantly discussed what they could do […]

‘The Moving Wall’ will visit Jefferson City

flag and shadow media JEFFERSON CITY — For the first time in a decade, Missouri veterans and their families will be able to touch “The Moving Wall,” a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Jefferson City Veterans Council will sponsor the replica’s return to the Missouri State Capitol’s south lawn from Sept. 24-28. The […]

VA Awards Local Grants to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Very Low-Income Veteran Families

nancy pic media Flexible Grants are Helping Lower Rates of Veteran Homelessness in Mid-Missouri COLUMBIA, Mo. – Hundreds of very low-income Veteran families in mid-Missouri, who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing, will have access to crucial services with the award of more than $211,000 in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. […]