VFW Action Corps Weekly, March 11, 2016

In This Issue: 1. Senate Military Personnel Hearing 2. Veterans Given a Year to Close Incomplete VA Enrollment Applications 3. Full Week of Testifying Ahead 4. Senate Appropriations Hearing on VA Budget 1. Senate Military Personnel Hearing: The VFW testified Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee regarding the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2017 budget […]

OPINION: Young Veteran, Why Don’t You Care?

By Keith Lucas A disturbing trend is showing younger military veterans falling away from Veteran Service Organizations. It’s time to address this issue at the local level. I recently read an article “Why are the younger Veterans avoiding the Veteran Service Organizations (VSO),” written by Les Davis, a National Recruiter for AMVETS. Before I get […]

Mo VFW Members Receive Award

Jim Rippy, Dennis Sweet,  & Russell Olewinski were presented the Veterans Volunteer Service awards by Lt. Governor Peter Kinder on March 1, 2016 in a ceremony at the state capitol Follow this link to a story about the award – http://ltgov.mo.gov/veterans/verteran-service-awards/ Follow this link to another story about the event – http://www.kplctv.com/story/31379563/mo-lt-gov-peter-kinder-presents-veterans-service-award-to-four-from-se-missouri

VFW Action Corps Weekly, March 4, 2016

In This Issue: 1. VFW National Commander Testifies before Congress 2. VFW-SVA Legislative Fellows “Storm the Hill” 3. Help with Choice Program Billing Issues 4. DOD Improves Discharge Upgrade Process for Veterans with PTSD 5. Senator Joins VFW in Fight for Korean DMZ Veterans 6. Navy SEAL Receives Medal of Honor 7. MIA Update   […]

Jesse Reynolds, Missouri’s Oldest Living Pearl Harbor Survivor, Turns 100

Larry Brune from District 1 has put together a real good story about Jesse Reynolds 100th birthday with several photos.  He also provided a link to  a video interview with Jesse Reynolds.  I thought that you would like to learn his story. District 1 article – http://myvfw.org/mo/dist1/dist1/birthday-celebrations-for-jesse/ Article on Flatland Digital Magazine – http://www.flatlandkc.org/people-places/missouris-oldest-living-pearl-harbor-survivor/