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VFW Action Corps Weekly, August 12, 2016

1. VFW 2016 Federal Elections Survey 2. Visit the VFW Website 3. VFW to Host Facebook Chat on Vet Centers 4. V-J Day Commemoration 5. MIA Updates 1. VFW 2016 Federal Elections Survey: There are 2.2 million service members and 21 million veterans. Including spouses, surviving parents and voting age children, the estimated military/veteran voting […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, August 5, 2016

In This Issue: 1. VA Releases Comprehensive Veteran Suicide Findings 2. Joint Commission’s VHA Special Focused Survey Project 3. New TRICARE Contracts 4. Veterans’ Preference Now Extends to Both Parents 5. New Federal Leave Benefit for Disabled Vets 6. Purple Heart Phone Scam 7. MIA Update   1. VA Releases Comprehensive Veteran Suicide Findings: On […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 22, 2016

In This Issue: 1. VFW Heads to Charlotte for 117th National Convention 2. Women Veterans Panel Discussion at Convention 3. VA Expands Health Care Eligibility for Camp Lejeune Veterans 4. VFW Life Member Receives Medal of Honor   1. VFW Heads to Charlotte for 117th National Convention: From July 23-27 several thousand VFW and Auxiliary […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 15, 2016

1. Senate Hearing on Electronic Health Care Records 2. House Committee Holds TBI Hearing 3. Flurry of Activity as Congress Leaves for Long Recess 4. VFW and SVA Launch 2017 Legislative Fellowship Program 5. U.S. to Keep 8,400 Troops in Afghanistan 6. Korean War Armistice Commemoration 7. MIA Update 1. Senate Hearing on Electronic Health […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 8, 2016

In This Issue: 1. Bridging the Divide 2. Commission on Care Releases Final Report 3. VA Releases Results From Largest Veteran Suicide Study 4. House Votes to Protect Veterans Preference 5. Online Health Care Application 6. Arlington National Cemetery’s Future 7. MIA Update 1. Bridging the Divide: VFW Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy joined a […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 1, 2016

In This Issue: 1. Senate Hearing on Pending Legislation 2. Military Construction and VA Appropriations Bill Blocked 3. Recognizing National PTSD Awareness Day 4. Congress Prepares For Summer Recess 5. Senate Confirms New Leadership 6. MIA Update 1. Senate Hearing on Pending Legislation: On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs held a hearing to […]