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VFW Washington Weekly, July 26, 2013

In This Issue: 1. VFW Elects New Leadership 2. Saluting Korean War Vets 3. Senate Clears VFW-Supported Bills 4. House VA Subcommittees Clear Veterans’ Bills 5. Senate Hosts Veterans’ Education Hearing 6. Four MIAs Identified 1. VFW Elects New Leadership: William A. “Bill” Thien of Indiana was elected VFW Commander-in-Chief on Wednesday at the VFW’s […]

VFW Washington Weekly, July 19, 2013

  In This Issue:1. VFW Heads to Louisville for 114th National Convention 2. IB Testifies on Veterans Funding and Reporting Bills3. House VA Subcommittee Clears Veterans’ Bills4. VA Committee to Discuss MST Care and Treatment5. Salute the Korean War 60th 1. VFW Heads to Louisville for 114th National Convention: Over 10,000 members are expected when […]

VFW Washington Weekly, July 12, 2013

In This Issue: 1. VFW Testifies at Joint Economic Hearing on Vet Employment 2. VFW Testified on House Healthcare Bills 3. White House Kicks Off Mental Health Summit 4. House Armed Services/ VA Committees Discuss Transition Issues 5. VA Releases Second Women Veterans Sourcebook 6. Salute the Korean War 60th 7. Every Name Needs a […]

VFW Washington Weekly, July 3, 2013

In This Issue: 1. VFW Testifying at Several Hearings Next Week 2. VA Reviewing MST Claims 3. Opening Ground Combat MOSs to Women 4. VFW Intervenes in Prudential Insurance Lawsuit 5. VFW to Join Twitter Town Hall with Labor Department 6. Help Commemorate Korean War 60th 7. Remembrance Week 1. VFW Testifying at Several Hearings […]

VFW Washington Weekly, June 28, 2013

In This Issue: 1. VFW Testifies on Education/Employment Bills: 2. House VA Subcommittee Reviews Vet Bills 3. VA Committee Discusses Medical Facility Leasing 4. VFW Discuss Women Vets’ Employment with Labor Department 5. Army to Cut 10 Brigades 6. National PTSD Awareness Day 7. Vietnam MIA Recovered 8. POW/MIA Day Posters Now Available 1. VFW […]

VFW Washington Weekly, June 21, 2013

In This Issue: 1. House VA Committee Discusses Claims on Appeal 2. House Discusses Veterans’ Higher Education Initiatives 3. House Passes NDAA 4. VFW Joins Volunteers of America for Panel Discussion 5. Department of Labor Introduces Website for Women Veterans 6. Two MIAs Identified 7. Pancakes for Patriots   1. House VA Committee Discusses Claims […]

VFW Washington Weekly, June 14, 2013

In This Issue:1. VFW Testifies before Senate VA Committee 2. VFW Attends SECDEF Meeting3. Senate Armed Services Clears Defense Bill4. VFW Joins Twitter Chat on Veterans Employment5. VFW at National League of Families Meeting6. Korean War 60th 1. VFW Testifies before Senate VA Committee: This week, the VFW testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs’ Committee […]

VFW Washington Weekly, June 7, 2013

In This Issue:1. New Stolen Valor Law2. Senate Discusses Sexual Assault in Military3. MST Bill Clears House4. Military-VA Funding Bill Clears House5. House Armed Services Moves NDAA6. VFW Defends Commissaries7. Burn Pit Registry Seeking Public Comment8. Three MIAs Identified 1. New Stolen Valor Law: The president signed the new VFW-supported Stolen Valor Act of 2013 […]

VFW Washington Weekly, May 31, 2013

In This Issue: 1. Congress Returns to Busy Week2. SBA Starts Veterans Pledge Initiative 1. Congress Returns to Busy Week: Congress returns from their Memorial Day recess to a host of hearings and other legislative business. VFW is scheduled to testify before the Senate VA Committee on Wednesday, June 5 on a variety of benefit-related […]

VFW Washington Weekly, May 24, 2013

1. Stolen Valor Act Headed to President 2. Obama Vows to Close Guantanamo 3. House VA Committee Evaluates Claims Initiative 4. House VA Subcommittee Discusses Health Care Bills 5. VFW Joins Discussion on Military Credentialing 6. HASC Subcommittee Clears Personnel Bill 7. VFW in Israel for Fact-Finding Mission 8. WWII Soldier Recovered 9. Memorial Day […]