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VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 31, 2015

CIC 2015 media 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 […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 24, 2015

CIC 2015 media 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

Stroud c 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 […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 10, 2015

Stroud c 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 Corps Weekly, July 2, 2015

media  flag and eagle In This Issue: 1. VA Programs for Veteran Families 2. Debt Relief for Corinthian Colleges Students 3. VA to Grant Benefits 4. Arkansas Purple Hearts Awarded 5. Neller Nominated to Lead Marine Corps 6. Tarawa Remains Recovered 7. Korean War MIA Identified   1. VA Programs for Veteran Families: A veteran’s family is vital to […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, June 26, 2015

Stroud c June 26, 2015 In This Issue: 1. House Hearing on VA’s Budget Shortfalls 2. VFW Testifies on Benefits and Cemetery Bills 3. Senate Hearing on Pending Health and Benefits Legislation 4. VFW Endorses Opioid Safety Bill 5. VA Nominations Confirmed 6. VFW Continues COLA Penalty Fight 7. VFW Praised at MIA Family Conference 8. New […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, June 19, 2015

Stroud c In This Issue: 1. VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure Coverage 2. Senate Passes Defense Bill 3. VFW Participates in Congressional Roundtable 4.Seven MIAs Identified 1. VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure Coverage: VA Secretary Bob McDonald yesterday announced a new decision that could benefit as many as 1,500 to 2,100 Air Force and Air Force Reserve […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, June 12, 2015

sailors flag media In This Issue: 1. SECDEF VSO/MSO Conference 2. Denver Construction Continues 3. House Hearing on Prescription Mismanagement 4. Hearing on VA’s Fiduciary Program 5. Defense Appropriations Bills 6. Four MIAs Identified   1. SECDEF VSO/MSO Conference: Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter hosted the VFW and other veterans and military service organizations at the Pentagon on […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, June 5, 2015

sailors flag media In This Issue: 1. New VFW Action Corps Manager 2. Pending Health Care Legislation Hearing 3. VFW Testifies before Economic Opportunity Committee 4. House Holds Hearing on Provider Payments 5. Important Bills Introduced This Week 6. VA Announces Initiative to Expand Burial Options for Urban Veterans 7. D-Day 71st Commemoration 8. National WWI Memorial Design […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, May 29, 2015

Stroud c In This Issue: 1. VFW National Commander Meets VA Secretary 2. Denver Construction Continues 3. Almost 78,000 Service Members to Share $60 Million 4. VA Launches Summer of Service Campaign 5. Library of Congress Provides New Service 6. Two Korean War MIAs Identified   1. VFW National Commander Meets VA Secretary: VFW National Commander John […]