Deborah Sampson Act Passes in The House

On Wednesday, the VFW-supported H.R. 3224, Deborah Sampson Act, which would expand the availability of women’s health services at VA to include expanding and improving...

VFW Attends Presidential Signing of The National POW/MIA Flag Act

On Thursday, VFW Washington Office Executive Director B.J. Lawrence stood in solidarity with the Veteran Service Organization community as U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed...

VFW Testifies at Blue Water Navy Oversight Hearings

On Wednesday, VFW National Veterans Service Director Ryan Gallucci testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs regarding VA’s preparation...

Emergency Care in the Community

Notify the Erie VA when you go to a community Emergency Department or are admitted to a community hospital. VA Payment is not guaranteed. It...

Veterans Bills Advanced for House Vote

Last week, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs advanced six bipartisan pieces of legislation to the full House for a vote. The six bills covered...

Wills For Heroes Program Scheduled

This Friday, Oct. 18, the Crawford County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will be hosting a Wills For Heroes Program for Pennsylvania first responders, military...

VA Partners Offer Flu Shot

Veterans enrolled in VA and in need of a flu shot can receive it for free at their nearest VA health care facility or at...

VFW Participates In Women Veteran Roundtable

Last week, Army veteran and VFW National staff member Meggan Thomas spoke at a congressional roundtable event focused on women veterans. The congressionally mandated Women...

Women Veterans Health And Wellness Expo

The Women Veterans Health And Wellness Expo will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Zem Zem Shrine Club,...

Gov. Wolf Proclaims Sept. 20 as POW/MIA Recognition Day

Here is some history of POW/MIA Day and the flag. The POW/MIA flag was created for the National League of Families of American Prisoners and...

On-Base Shopping Eligibility Expands Jan. 1

Beginning in the new year more than 3 million service-connected disabled veterans with VA ratings from zero to 90 percent will be authorized for on-base...

VFW 28th District Meeting Set for Sunday

Pennsylvania VFW 28th District Meeting for Post and Auxiliary Members will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, at VFW Post 470. The post is located at...

Easier Student Loan Forgiveness for Disabled Veterans

Last week, President Trump directed the Department of Education to find easier ways to wipe out the federal student loan debt of 100 percent permanently...

Legislation Introduced for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

VFW-supported H.R. 4137, Jennifer Kepner HOPE Act, has been introduced. This important legislation would make individuals eligible for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home...

Fall March For Veteran Suicide Prevention/Awareness

There will be a walk for veterans at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the John Krol VFW Post 6773, 23 E. High St., in...

Fight to End Widow’s Tax in Jeopardy

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) includes several VFW-supported provisions. One such provision would eliminate the Widow’s Tax, which is a...

Erie VA Medical Center new entrance open

Erie VA Medical Center new entrance open The Erie VA Medical Center has a new entrance and exit. It is on East 38th Street with...

VFW National Convention Returns to Orlando

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie will be joining more than 10,000 members of the VFW and its auxiliary at...

VA Orders Stay on Blue Water Navy and Korean War DMZ Claims

In a memorandum dated July 1, Secretary Wilkie stated that all Blue Water Navy claims, claims based on service in or near the Korean Demilitarized...

Where Did the Time Go

It is that time of year again to send in for those Pennsylvania Doe Season applications. Starting today, they could be sent in. Some veterans...

Blue Water Navy Act Now Law

The president signed the VFW-championed Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 into law last Tuesday evening. It now restores VA benefits to thousands...

National League of POW/MIA Families Turns 50

The VFW attended the National League of POW/MIA Families’ 50th annual meeting last week in  Arlington, Va. The League originated on the West Coast in...

VFW 100 State Convention was Held in Erie

The VFW 100 State Convention held a Memorial Service on Wednesday evening, June 12, 2019, honoring Post and Auxiliary members, that have passed on. The...

Blue Water Navy Legal Battles End

The VFW is saluting a decision by the Justice Department to not contest Procopio v. Wilkie, which now paves the way for the return of...

75th Anniversary of D-Day is June 6

The invasion of Normandy was conducted in two phases – air and amphibious landings. Shortly after midnight on June 6, 1944, over 18,000 Allied paratroopers...

Veterans Resource Fair Set for Wednesday

Are you, or is someone you know, a veteran of the United States military? If so, you may benefit from an event that will take...

House Passes Blue Water Navy Act

By a vote of 410-0, the House on Tuesday unanimously passed H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. “The VFW salutes the united...

House Advances Bills on Suicide Prevention, Economic Opportunity

On Wednesday, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs advanced 18 bills to the full House of Representatives. In addition to Blue Water Navy, the bills...

Tell Congress to End the Widows Tax, Kiddie Tax Now

More than 65,000 surviving military spouses and dependents are unjustly penalized because their loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The message these...

Pennsylvania VFW 28th District Meeting

The VFW 28th District will have their district meeting at 2 p.m. May 5 at Reynolds VFW Post 7599. The post is located at 115...