NEWS

New web site

9/28/2015 created new web site


Military ID Policy Changes

All – Military installations are starting to enforce the requirement that military ID


DOD suicide report

Today, the Department of Defense released the quarterly suicide report (QSR) for the second quarter of calendar year 2014.


Action Corps 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 Vets Approaching


Wearing unearned medal can be a crime; free-speech

Lying about receiving a military medal is constitutionally protected, but there’s no right to carry the lie a step further by wearing a combat decoration that hasn’t been earned, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.


Action Corps 11.7.2014

In This Issue: 1. Veterans Day in Washington 2. VA Choice Program Rollout 3. Veterans Win Seats in Congress 4. New SMA Announced 5. Concert for Valor Update


VfW Dispatch Oct. 2014

VFW continues to fight on Capitol Hill for the rights and benefits you’ve earned and sacrificed for. Last month, more than 70 members of the VFW Legislative Committee met for the fall legislative conference in Washington, D.C.


VFW Action Corps Oct. 17, 2014

In This Issue: 1. Remember Who Votes Against Veterans 2. VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Applications Open 3. Marine Corps Change of Command 4. Concert for Valor Update 5. Overseas Holiday Mail Deadlines Approaching 6. Korean War Soldier Recovered


Action Corps - October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014 In This Issue: 1. Retirement Commission to Visit Fort Hood 2. Know Where Your Candidates Stand on Veterans Issues 3. Tricare Stops Notification Letters 4. VA Enrollees Can Now Get Vaccinations at Walgreens 5. Seven WWII Airmen Recovered


VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veteran Homele

WASHINGTON – In addition to the $300 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program grant awards announced on August 11, 2014 serving 115,000 Veterans and their family members, today Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert


VFW Action Corps

In This Issue: 1. DOD Expands Military Financial Protections 2. Camp Lejeune Care Update 3. Campaign and Election Update


Message from National Commander & President

A short 3 minute you tube message


Buddy Poppies

Price increase for Buddy Poppies effective October 1, 2014


Defense Mobile and the VFW to Connect and Improve

The VFW supports Defense Mobile Corporation’s launch of ARMYmobile, NAVYmobile, AIRFORCEmobile, MARINESmobile, and COASTGUARDmobile during the 115th VFW National Convention.


CONGRESS PASSES EMERGENCY VA FUNDING BILL

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is relieved that Congress finally did what they were elected to do and passed an emergency funding bill at the last minute to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome a nationwide crisis in care and confidence


Veterans Burial Allowance

US Veteran Burial Benefits: New Changes


Court of Appeal for Veterans Claims

Many veterans don’t know that they can get a free attorney to help them appeal a veterans benefits claim denial at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


VA's Medical Foster Home Program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the development of the Medical Foster Home Program


Past Commander/Past President


Mid-Winter Conference & VOD/PP/ToY ZOOM


VOD, PP and TOY reports

Comrades: The following information is how the All American Dashboard works. The Post Adjutant is responsible for putting the VOD, PP and TOY reports on the All American Dashboard. Then the Post Adjutant will send me a copy of their reports and I verify them on the Dashboard. I can NOT do the reports for you! Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. .Yours in Comradeship, Bob Lutz 5th District Adjutant 2020-2021 (586)924-4591 rjlutz@wowway.com


FREE FLU SHOTS

The Meijers Corporation is giving free flu shots to veterans and their families. A medical team from Meijers will come to your Post to give the flu shots. If your Post is interested, please contact Lee Crawford at 1-269-503-0280.


All American Dashboard Training

All American Dashboard Training - Hosted by VFW HQ's Lynn Rolf


VFW HQ LAUNCHES EMERGENCY POST GRANT PROGRAM

Any Post that is in need of these funds, please start your application process now. Do not wait until the last date. The program start date is October 1st 2020. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Derek Blumke Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 11:48 AM To: Derek Blumke Subject: VFW HQ LAUNCHES EMERGENCY POST GRANT PROGRAM Comrades and District Commanders, VFW National Headquarters is launching an emergency financial grant program for posts impacted by Covid-19. The program is titled the "Post Program Relief Grants, or PPRG". Please share to all Posts! These grants are targeted for Posts who own or lease properties, but we'd like to share this as widely as possible. If Posts are in need of these funds they should get their applications started and ready for submission. As you'll read below, the program formally launches on October 1st, but it states that Posts can begin their applications now. If you have any questions, the contact information for Jason Couch at VFW HQ is listed below. Sincerely, -Derek -- Derek Blumke State Adjutant & Quartermaster Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Michigan o: 517-485-9456 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To all VFW State Departments Commanders, Senior Vice Commanders, Junior Vice Commanders, Adjutants and Quartermasters, The VFW Foundation is shifting its grant making focus for the 2021 fiscal year to provide urgently needed financial relief to VFW Posts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG) is an opportunity for VFW Posts that own or lease their buildings to receive up to $2,500 in support toward expenses such as mortgage/rent, utility bills and property taxes. Posts will need to meet certain requirements to be eligible to receive funding from this program. PPRG applications will be accepted beginning 10/1/2020


"Friends of the VFW"


Cancellation of Department & District 5 Events

Cancellation of Department & District 5 Events


VFW Service Office located at US FEDERAL BUILDING CLOSED


COVID-19


Scam

New VA scam


How to Gain Access to VA Base/ Post PX & Commissary Procedures


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VFW Urges Navy to Honor Hero


A Haircut at Sport Clips or a Text Before Nov. 13 Can Help A Hero Go Back to School


Celebrating VFW Day


VFW Action Alert: Take Action Now


VFW Joins Other VSOs to Launch 9/11 Memorial Golf Fund


Applications Open for 2022 VFW, SVA Legislative Fellowship


VFW Pushes Formal Senate Investigation into Afghanistan Withdrawal


VFW Expresses Condolences, Frustration Over Operations in Afghanistan


A VFW Message to Veterans in the Wake of Recent Events in Afghanistan


VFW Awards Nearly $600,000 in Aid to Student Veterans


VFW Elects Matthew M. "Fritz" Mihelcic as New National Commander


Louisiana VFW Post Receives National Community Service Award


VFW Congratulates Nation's Top Scouts


VFW National Commander Thanks VHA Acting Under Secretary for Leadership During 'Unprecedented Times'


VFW Kicks Off Annual ThankBK Appreciation Week


Uniting to Combat Hunger Targets 1 Million Meal Goal for 2021


VFW Expands Opportunities for Discounts to Members


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


VFW National Convention Update II


2021 National Publications Contest Winners Named


VFW National Convention Update


VFW, Team Red ,White & Blue Join Forces For Veterans


Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Open


VFW Names Top National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW Expands Hearing Benefits for Members, Families


VFW Presses Congress on Comprehensive Toxic Exposure Reform 'Long Past Due'


Tab King to Offer Digital Solutions for VFW Posts


VFW to Deliver 2021 Priority Goals to Congress Virtually


VFW to Host Virtual 2021 Parade of Winners


VFW Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Service


VFW National Commander Echoes VA Secretary Sentiment of Commitment, Solidarity


VA Extends Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19


Denis McDonough Confirmed as New VA Secretary


Prominent Veteran Service Organizations Urge Congress and VA to Act in Newly Released Report


VFW Celebrates Black History Month


Two Former VFW Staff Members Named to New VA Administration


Even Through a Pandemic, Sport Clips Haircuts Raised More Than $1M to Support VFW Help A Hero Scholarships


VFW to Host #SportClipsSalute Week


Post of the Month Launches to Showcase How Posts Are #StillServing


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


VFW Demands SECVA Wilkie Resign Immediately in Light of Damning VA OIG Report in Response to a Veteran's Sexual Assault Allegation


VFW Recouped More Than $9.7B in Benefits for Veterans Nationwide


Pandemic Won't Stop BK Support of Veteran Families


Calling All Middle and High School Students


Veterans Need Support Especially in a Pandemic


The VFW Podcast Debuts Today


VFW Sport Clips to Host Virtual Walk for Veterans


Celebrate VFW Day


VFW National Commander Honors Two Louisiana Sheriff's Deputies for Heroic Actions


2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open