Veterans groups release annual priorities report

yllw rbbn WASHINGTON — Four of the nation’s top veterans service organizations said Thursday that the VA health care system is still underfunded and running the risk of new delays for care, despite a $16.3 billion shot in the arm last summer. The nationwide system of hospitals serving nearly 9 million vets annually will run about $2 […]

Plans Call for Disabled Veterans Memorial

Mo sign media Plans are underway to make Union the location of the first disabled veterans memorial in the state, and one of two in the country. A city committee Monday agreed for Mark Vincent to resume solicitation of funds for the proposed memorial at Veterans Memorial Par The idea and planning for the memorial spans nearly 20 […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, January 9, 2015

Stroud c In This Issue: 1. The 114th Congress Begins 2. SAV Act Reintroduced in House and Senate 3. Military Infrastructure Changes 4. Three MIAs Recovered   1. The 114th Congress Begins: On January 6, the 114th Congress was sworn into office. Committee leadership positions have been selected and hearings have been scheduled. The Senate Veterans Affairs […]

Bucking national trend, I’ll join VFW

VFW Jaimie B My buddy Tetlow and I, both in our early 30s, were greeted warmly when we walked into Springfield’s only remaining VFW hall. Two old-timers were standing behind a near-empty bar. “We were thinking of joining the 3404,” I announced to the two men, using the post number of the building that sits at the intersection […]

Unofficial story of the Official VFW Cover

VFW Logo The following was researched and written by Comrade Dan West of the Department of Texas.   by Dan West –  Article on the VFW Cap I wrote back in December of 2008. I am proud to wear my cap. My research of the overseas cap comes mostly from old “Star & Stripes” new articles. The “Overseas […]

VFW Extends Fellowship Application Deadline to Jan. 15, 2015

logo left upper corner WASHINGTON— The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. announced today that the application deadline for its legislative fellowship program for student veterans has been extended until Jan. 15, 2015 to allow more student veterans to make accommodations in their spring semester to participate.    The legislative fellowship is a new program developed in conjunction with Student […]

Chipman pre-files house bill

media flags By Aaron Hadlow, editor, ahadlow@leaderjournal.com Posted Dec. 31, 2014 @ 12:01 am It’s the first piece of legislation that’s been filed in representation of the constituents of the 120th District of the Missouri House of Representatives in more than a year. House Bill 179 was pre-filed on December 8 by Representative Elect Jason Chipman, who […]