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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. […]

U.S. Forest Service Hosts Online Hiring Event for Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, December 16-20, 201

 DATE-LOCATION-The Forest Service is excited to hire excepted service eligible applicants, such as Veterans and persons with disabilities (Schedule A). Applications will be accepted on www.usajobs.gov, December 16 – 20, 2016. Positions include: Frestry Technicians (GS-5) Engineering Technicians (GS-5) and Visitor Information Assistants (GS-5). Jobs are available throughout the United States. Requirements US Citizenship High […]

Seeking Posts named after World War One veterans

From National Headquarters: Comrades: The VFW is all aboard the World War One Centennial Commission’s effort to salute our nation’s involvement.  The national commission has individual state commissioners who would like to get involved with VFW Posts who were named after WWI vets, such as VFW Post 3035 in Delphos, Ohio, which is named after […]

Yellow Ribbon in KC

On Saturday, September 10, 2016 Past Missouri VFW State Commanders, Bob Wonnell and Nancy Cowan and Depart of Missouri State Surgeon, Lance Kellogg presented the VFW story to over 200 deploying Army Reserve troops at a Yellow Ribbon in Kansas City, MO.  These soldiers are deploying soon to a location where they will receive “imminent […]

VA Awards $300 Million More in Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

Flexible Grants Help Lower Rates of Veteran Homelessness in mid-Missouri COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded approximately $300 million more in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help thousands of very low-income Veteran families around the nation who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, July 22, 2016

In This Issue: 1. VFW Heads to Charlotte for 117th National Convention 2. Women Veterans Panel Discussion at Convention 3. VA Expands Health Care Eligibility for Camp Lejeune Veterans 4. VFW Life Member Receives Medal of Honor   1. VFW Heads to Charlotte for 117th National Convention: From July 23-27 several thousand VFW and Auxiliary […]

Recruiting for MO VFW

Past Mo VFW State Commander Bob Wonnell (right) and District 2 Commander, Lance Kellogg (left) recently attended the Missouri National Guard Conference in the Ozarks held at Tan-Tar-A Resort on the Lake of the Ozarks.     A VFW Missouri Recruiting table was set up and  several new members were recruited into the VFW.  All but […]