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New VFW Charter Reflects Today’s Military

Stroud c VFW thankful for unanimous support from Congress November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON  — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is thanking the 113th Congress for their unanimous support this week to approve a change to the VFW’s congressional charter that was signed 78 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when the military […]


MAVO media Submitted by Dewey Riehn, Dept of Mo Legislative Chairman * JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today, Missouri veterans joined the fight to reform and expand Medicaid to help the thousands of Missouri’s heroes and their families without access to healthcare. The Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations (MAVO), veterans and their families, joined former U.S. Senator and […]

Women & War: VFW Is for All Vets

media flag in storm Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:09 p.m. Congress formally entered lame-duck status after Election Day, and it might be fair to ask how things post-Nov. 4 would be different from what occurred previously. After all, according to a recent tally by the congressional monitoring website […]

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 […]