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National Winners Announced- 2017 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce its selection of three teachers in its 2017 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest. Each year, one teacher is selected from the elementary (K-5), middle (6-8) and high school (9-12) levels. Theresa Early, a fourth-grade special education teacher at Laurel Ridge […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, April 28, 2017

In This Issue: 1. VFW Supports VA Accountability First Act 2. EO Improves VA Accountability, Whistleblower Protections 3. VFW Attends Roundtable on VA Caregiver Program 4. Retired Soldier Council Panel 5. Defense Health Agency Working Group 6. Senate Holds Veteran Suicide Prevention Hearing 7. VA Partners to Increase Medical Providers 8. New Construction Guidelines for […]

VFW Strongly Opposes New Tax on Troops

‘Congress must stop nickeling and diming our service members and veterans!’ KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 18, 2017) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is strongly opposed to a congressional proposal to reinstate GI Bill enrollment fees on service members. Prior to 2009, troops had the option of paying into the Montgomery GI […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, April 13, 2017

1. VFW Offers Emergency Assistance Grants to Westech Veterans 2. VA Launches New Wait Time Transparency Site 3. Thousands Pre-Enroll for VA National Cemetery Interment 4. Help Build DS Memorial on National Mall 5. Pentagon VSO/MSO Roundtable 6. Army Secretary Nominee a VFW Life Member 7. VA Seeks Under Secretary for Health 8. VFW Supports […]

National World War I Museum and Memorial

Thursday, April 6th, will be the date that the National World War I Museum and Memorial, in Kansas City, MO is honored to host America’s national ceremony commemorating the centennial of the United States’ entry into the Great War. This event takes place from 9am-12:30pm.  For ticket and further information, please view the following websites: […]

ATTENTION MISSOURI VIETNAM VETERANS!

In anticipation of the state’s annual Vietnam Veterans Day on March 30, Missouri House of Representatives members are encouraging veterans throughout the state to come forward to receive recognition for their service. As part of the annual celebration, Vietnam veterans will be honored at the State Capitol in the House Chamber by the Speaker of […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, January 27, 2017

In This Issue: 1. Federal Hiring Freeze Update 2. Three Veterans Tapped for Service Secretaries 3. VA to Begin Fertility Counseling and Treatment 4. Pentagon Changes RIF Evaluations   1. Federal Hiring Freeze Update: On Monday, President Trump initiated a 90-day federal hiring freeze until the Office of Management and Budget can develop a long-term […]