The Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 105-85, section 1082, signed by President Clinton on November 18, 1997, mandates that the U.S. Postal Service, the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Departments of State, Defense and Veterans Affairs, all national cemeteries in the Federal system, the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial must […]

Possible Phone Scam Targeting Veterans

Last week a Veteran called me and said he has been contacted about 30 times over the last month by someone asking for donations.  He donated once, but began to suspect the organization was not legit because of callers’ behavior.  (Repeated call-backs and hang-ups, etc.) I reported the Veteran’s concern to our police, and Sgt. […]

Dept of Mo Voice of Democracy Banquet – 2017

The annual VOD Banquet was held in Jefferson City, Mo on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. The VOD winners were announced and the 1st Place Patriot Pen was introduced. First Place Voice of Democracy – Brandon Lee – District 3 – Sponsored by Post 5717 & Auxiliary First Place Patriot Pen  […]

National Veterans Service

Service members and veterans may be entitled to benefits and compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In order to claim these, a veteran must file a VA claim through a cumbersome process. Through the VFW NVS program, our nationwide network of VFW Service Officers assists veterans in this process at no charge to […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, February 3, 2017

1. Vets Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing 2. Army Reserve VSO/MSO Roundtable 3. New Blended Retirement Training 4. DOD Increases Discharge and Records Review Outreach 5. Iraqi Translators Now Welcome 6. Veterans Day Poster Contest 7. DeCA Announces Private Labels 8. MIA Update 1. Vets Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing: On Wednesday, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee […]