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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 […]

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. […]

Veterans Day Greetings from the VA

This Veterans Day, we as a country take the time to honor every Veteran, from the men and women of the Greatest Generation to the soldiers recently returned from missions in the Middle East. Veterans all across the United States have served to keep their fellow citizens safe from harm, through times of war and […]

Senator expands oversight effort for Southwest Missouri veterans

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill announced today the expansion of her “secret shopper” program to veterans served by the Veterans Administration in the Joplin and Springfield areas. The effort is designed to continue improvements to the quality of customer service at statewide VA facilities, and helps provide oversight and accountability for VA health care facilities. McCaskill […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, January 9, 2015

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 […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, December 12, 2014

In This Issue: 1. VFW Charter Change Becomes Law 2. National Defense Authorization Poised to Pass 3. House Passes $1 Trillion Funding Bill 4. VFW Attends Press Conference 5. VFW Conducts VA Choice Card Survey 6. House VA Committee Hearing on Homelessness 7. House VA Subcommittee Hearing on Cemeteries 8. Ohio Bonus Deadline for OIF […]

VA FRAUD ALERT

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a marketing scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National Call Center (800-827-1000) or the GI Bill Call Center (888-442-4551) phone numbers.  A marketing company created two phone numbers that differ from the real VA numbers by one digit.  If a veteran […]