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At VFW State Convention, Gov. Nixon signs bills helping veterans

Gov. Jay Nixon today signed into law three bills that will help provide funding for capital improvement projects around the state, including more than $33 million for repair and renovation projects at Missouri’s seven veterans’ homes. The Governor signed copies of House Bill 17, House Bill 18 and House Bill 19 as part of his address at the state convention of […]

Unofficial story of the Official VFW Cover

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 […]

Grand opening slated for military museum

Visitors will pass by a fighter jet and yesteryear tanks to enter the Museum of Missouri Military History after its Dec. 7 grand opening at a new location. They will walk into the shared lobby with the Patriot Center, the first right after entering the Ike Skelton Training Site, before being greeted at the visitor […]

Women & War: VFW Is for All Vets

Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:09 p.m. Congress formally entered lame-duck status after Election Day, and it might be fair to ask how things post-Nov. 4 would be different from what occurred previously. After all, according to a recent tally by the congressional monitoring website […]

VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship

 In keeping with VFW’s commitment to student veterans’ success, it has launched the VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship program, providing student veterans the opportunity to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill.   VFW is seeking candidates to fill VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship positions. Fellows will be selected based on the following criteria: VFW membership Enrollment at a college or university with […]

Show-Me Heroes: State businesses offer job options

By Mike Bowers Managing editor Fort Leonard Wood is hosting the first Show-Me Heroes Employer Spotlight career fair that connects interested Missouri businesses with veterans and service members seeking employment or transitioning out of the military. Ameren, St. Louis, a company that supports renewable energy, is seeking engineers and nuclear security officers for the event […]

Military museum’s new Missouri location to open this year

January 5   The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A museum featuring more than a century’s worth of military artifacts is moving to a new location in Jefferson City. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/05/4731086/military-museums-new-missouri.html#storylink=cpy The Museum of Missouri Military History opened in 1999 and sees about 3,000 visitors annually. But officials hope that number will […]

VFW Washington Weekly, January 3, 2014

In This Issue:1. COLA Penalty Fight Continues2. Compensation Commission to Meet in San Antonio3. Join the VFW Action Corps Today4. VFW Releases 2014 Priority Goals5. ABMC Assumes Control of Clark Veterans Cemetery6. VFW Attends SVA Conference7. New Secretary of Air Force Sworn In 1. COLA Penalty Fight Continues: A two-year budget deal to fund the […]

Phony ‘Wounded Vet’ Runs Phony Charity, State Says

By JOE HARRIS CLAYTON, Mo. (CN) – Veterans Aid From All Foreign Wars is a bogus charity, and its founder falsely claims to be a wounded veteran, Missouri’s attorney general claims in court.     Attorney General Chris Koster sued the alleged charity and its founder, Matthew Buckingham, of St. Charles, in St. Louis County Court.     Veterans Aid claims […]

VFW Washington Weekly, September 13, 2013

 In This Issue: 1. VFW Legislative Conference – Leaders to Discuss Critical Issues 2. VFW Memo to Congress3. House VA Committee Hearings4. House Committee Discusses Education Opportunities for Service Members5. VA Releases 2013 Federal Benefit Handbook6. POW/MIA Recognition Day 7. WWII Airmen Identified 1. VFW Legislative Conference – Leaders to Discuss Critical Issues: VFW senior […]