VFW National News
November 25th, 2020
1. Mental Health Bill for Transitioning Service Members
2. Holiday Overseas Mail Deadlines Approaching
3. TRICARE Open Season
4. The Armed Services Blood Program
5. Need Help with Your VA Claim?
6. MIA Update
Members of VFW Department of Missouri and Post 10906 in Gladstone, Mo., gathered on Oct. 13 to remember and award a local active-duty Marine who died off the coast of Japan in early July. Post 10906 Commander Ed Oliver presented the VFW Lifesaving Award and a memorial commendation to Marine Sgt. Tyler Rankin, who died saving the lives of two fellow Marines. The Marines were swept off a beach in Japan’s Shimane Prefecture region. Stars and Stripes reported that the seas w...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – While this year’s Thanksgiving Day may not be spent surrounded by family and loved ones as we’ve grown so accustomed to, it remains a day rooted in unique traditions and recipes, and still offers us all a time to express our gratitude and appreciation for the blessings in our lives. As we take time to celebrate this year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) reminds every American to take a moment and give thanks for the men and women of the U.S. Arme...
As you read this, we are in the midst of the holiday season. Traditionally, one of the things we do during this season is exchange gifts. Each year, I remember my Uncle Mike for his gift to me. Uncle Mike was the oldest of my mother’s four brothers. I never knew him. He died five years before I was born. I have two items on my office wall near my desk to always remind me of him. The first item is a framed picture of him in his military uniform when he was home on leave....
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) salutes our nation’s men and women who answered the call of duty by serving in the world’s greatest military on this Veterans Day. “As veterans of foreign wars and as members of an organization whose primary mission is to serve and care for those who have served, we understand that Veterans Day is a day of deep significance,” said VFW National Commander Hal Roesch II. “To the VFW, this is not just another day. To th...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) celebrates the generations of Marines who have served our great nation faithfully and defended freedom for 245 years. For more than two centuries, our U.S. Marine Corps remains the best-trained men and women able to improvise, adapt and overcome any obstacle in whatever situation they are required. Ranging from traditional warfare to humanitarian and disaster relief mis...
WASHINGTON – Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) accredited service officers recovered more than $9.7 billion in Veterans Affairs disability compensation benefits for nearly 550,000 veterans this fiscal year exceeding last year’s recovery of $9 billion. VFW Service Officers were responsible for the recovery of a total of $9,712,328,079 for veterans, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. “Our VFW Service Officers remain the backbone of our organization dedicati...