VFW Action Corps Weekly, September 16, 2016

duffy media 2 In This Issue: 1. VFW Launches Mental Wellness Campaign 2. VFW Legislative Conference Concludes 3. VFW Supports GWOT Memorial Legislation 4. Senate Reviews Commission on Care Report 5. VA’s Misuse of Employee Settlement Agreements 6. House Advances Veterans Legislation 7. VFW Hosts Former Marine Corps Commandant/National Security Advisor 8. National POW/MIA Recognition Day 9. MIA […]

Mo Veteran wants focus on MIAs

POWMIA Media A local military veteran who serves as the VFW’s state POW/MIA chairman, is on a mission. He’s trying to get across to Missourians the importance and meaning behind POW/MIA Recognition Day which takes place at 5 p.m. Friday at the Veterans Memorial in Bismarck. “It’s gotten to the point where even some VFW members only […]

Yellow Ribbon in KC

Bob Wonnell 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 […]

VFW: America Must Remember 9/11

flags vfw mo hq media WASHINGTON (Sept. 8, 2016) – As the 15th anniversary of the worst attack on American soil approaches, the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States wants everyone to remember that America is still at war against those responsible for killing nearly 3,000 innocents in New York City, the Pentagon, and […]

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

Mo sign media 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 […]

“GOLD STATUS” NURSING HOME CARE

media flag in storm As fewer private nursing home care, with V.A. contracts have all but vanished and care at Missouri Veteran must wait for 12 to 18 months for a bed, Veterans Nursing Home Care has become a problem at a time when Veterans can least afford it. For Missouri Veterans who have 70% or above service connected […]