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VFW Washington Weekly, March 8, 2013

In This Issue:1. Action Alert: Contact Congress to Lower Medal Status2. VFW Commander-in-Chief Testifies 3. VFW Leaders Take Advocacy Message to Hill4. VFW Supports Military Caregivers5. Korean War MIA Identified6. VFW Attends Special Screening of “The Emperor” 1. Action Alert: Contact Congress to Lower Medal Status: The VFW needs you to immediately contact your members […]

VFW Washington Weekly, March 1, 2013

In This Issue:1. VFW Members to Storm Capitol Hill2. VFW Discusses Issues with President3. Drone Medal Placement Opposition Grows4. Advanced Appropriations Bill Introduced5. Senate Caucus Host Vet Jobs Day6. Alabama Iraq Vet Praises VFW Service Officer7. House VA Committee Discusses Electronic Medical Record8. Two Korean War MIAs Identified 1. VFW Members to Storm Capitol Hill: […]

VFW Washington Weekly, February 22, 2013

1. Sequestration a Week Away2. Others Want New Medal Ranked Lower3. VFW Attends DOL Update4. IB Lays Out VA Budget Needs5. Nominate a Woman Veteran6. VFW Discusses Student-Veterans in Higher Ed 1. Sequestration a Week Away: The Defense Department is pulling no punches in letting Congress and the American public know the serious impact mandatory […]

VFW Washington Weekly, February 8, 2013

In This Issue1. Afghan Vet to Receive Medal of Honor2. DOD Budget Cuts3. FY 2014 Independent Budget (IB) Released4. VFW Reacts to VA Suicide Report5. House VA Committee Hearings6. Senate Introduces Stolen Valor Act7. NY Times Seeks Student-Veteran Stories8. Three Korean War MIAs Identified 1. Afghan Vet to Receive Medal of Honor: Former Army Staff […]

VFW Washington Weekly, February 1, 2013

In This Issue:1. VFW Helps Vets Recoup $3.7 Billion2. Why the Veterans’ Tuition Bill is Important3. Tricare Pharmacy Co-Payment Increases 4. VA Releases New Report on Suicide Data 1.VFW Helps Vets Recoup $3.7 Billion: In 2012, the VFW’s nationwide force of 1,200 service officers helped 125,000 veterans to recoup more than $3.7 billion in earned […]

VFW Washington Weekly, January 25, 2013

  In This Issue:1. Women in Combat Ban Reversed2. In-State Rates for Nonresident Vets Proposed3. Senate Introduces Vets Employment Bill4. Veterans Wanted to Take Sleep Survey 1. Women in Combat Ban Reversed: The Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs Chairman reversed a longstanding policy yesterday that barred women from serving in frontline units and holding […]

VFW Washington Weekly, January 18, 2013

In This Issue1.Stolen Valor Act /Other Bills Introduced2. VFW Inaugural Events3. Afghan Veteran to Receive Medal of Honor4. WWII Airman Recovered 1. Stolen Valor Act /Other Bills Introduced: The Stolen Valor Act, legislation that would make it a crime to knowingly benefit from lying about receiving a military valor medal was introduced this week by […]

VFW Washington Weekly, January 11, 2013

In This Issue:1. President Signs Two Veterans Bills2. SVA Conference Highlights3. DOD to End TRICARE Prime for 171,0004. Military Budget Reduction Planning5. Get to Know the New Congress6. Field Report: North Dakota VFW Honors Senator7. Korean War 60th Anniversary 8. Two Korean War MIAs Recovered 1. President Signs Two Veterans Bills: On Thursday, President Barack […]

VFW Washington Weekly, January 4, 2013

In This Issue:1. VFW Signs MOU with Student Veterans of America2. Key Veterans’ Bills Ready for Signature3. Congress Passes Vet Employer Tax Credits4. 113th Congress Sworn In 1.VFW Signs MOU with Student Veterans of America: VFW Senior Vice Commander Bill Thien and Junior Vice Commander John Stroud joined members of Student Veterans of America this […]