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Green County Veterans Day Parade

The Veterans Day Parade that was formerly held in Springfield, Mo has moved to Willard, Mo in western Green County.  The parade was 1 hour and 10 minutes long and held more than 200 entries.  They are all in the video below.  There were many veteran organizations represented as well as several area law enforcement […]

VFW, NRAEF Team Up to Host Hospitality-Focused Virtual Career Fair

Exclusive event allows service members, veterans and spouses to showcase talents KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 20, 2016) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) are teaming up on October 5, 2016, to provide career-seeking service members, veterans and their spouses the opportunity to connect with […]

Mo VFW Members Receive Award

Jim Rippy, Dennis Sweet,  & Russell Olewinski were presented the Veterans Volunteer Service awards by Lt. Governor Peter Kinder on March 1, 2016 in a ceremony at the state capitol Follow this link to a story about the award – http://ltgov.mo.gov/veterans/verteran-service-awards/ Follow this link to another story about the event – http://www.kplctv.com/story/31379563/mo-lt-gov-peter-kinder-presents-veterans-service-award-to-four-from-se-missouri

Plans Call for Disabled Veterans Memorial

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, December 5, 2014

In This Issue: 1. Attack on Pearl Harbor Remembrance 2. Carter Nominated as New SECDEF 3. Caregiver Expansion Hearing Held 4. New Military Sexual Assault Report Released 5. Expansion of VA’s MST Program 6. No Copayments for Mental Health Peer Support Services 7. Two Korean War MIAs Identified   1. Attack on Pearl Harbor Remembrance: […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, June 6, 2014

In This Issue: 1. Senate Moves VA Bill Forward 2. VA Message to Veterans 3. Acting VA Secretary Moving Quickly 4. VFW to Sponsor Town Hall Meetings June 9 5. American POW Bergdahl Released 6. Marine Sergeant Still in Mexican Jail 7. New Marine Commandant Nominated 8. Three WWII MIAs Identified 9. D-Day 70th Anniversary […]

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 […]