Pennsylvania VFW 28th District Meeting

VFW members of the 28th District mark your calendars for this very important district meeting. The meeting will be held at VFW Post 2006, 1045...

VFW Participates in SVAC Roundtable on Toxic Exposure

Last Wednesday, VFW National Legislative Service Deputy Director Matthew Doyle participated in a round-table hosted by the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. The purpose of the...

VA Resumes In-Person C&P Examinations In Some Locations

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that it will resume in-person compensation and pension (C&P) examinations at 20 locations across the U.S. VA...

Veterans Miracle Center Erie to Hold Online Auction

The Veterans Miracle Center Erie (VMCE) is holding a fundraising event. It is an auction because of the COVID-19 virus. This is VMCE’s way to...

Veterans Bill Passes the House

Last week, the House unanimously passed three veterans bills: H.R. 6168, Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2020; S. 3414, Major Medical Facility Authorization Act...

VA Begins to Reopen Selected Medical Centers

Last week, VA reopened 20 medical centers as part of a three-phase timeline. The speed of the phases will depend upon the VA medical center’s...

Senate Passes National Suicide Hotline Bill

Last Wednesday, the Senate passed S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020. This legislation would designate 9-8-8 as the telephone number for...

VFW and House Leadership Hold Virtual Meeting

Last week, the VFW Washington Office Executive Director B.J. Lawrence met virtually with the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) to discuss...

May 8 is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Victory in Europe, generally known as VE Day, is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s...

VFW National Convention in Reno is Cancelled

On Monday, the VFW announced that the 121st VFW National Convention scheduled to be held in July in Reno, Nevada, has been officially canceled. The...

VFW Urges Congress to include Medically Retired Vets in the Stimulus Bill

The VFW is urging Congress to pass the Major Richard Star Act, during this challenging COVID-19 pandemic to help put money back in the pockets...

State Flags Fly At Half-Staff

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s order for state flags at half-staff in all state institutions, buildings, and public parks is still in effect until further notice....

Well, Scammers Are At It Again

Veterans take notice, the scammers are now at it with the coronavirus. If you get a phone call and they say they are from the...

VA Making Adjustments to Mission Act During Pandemic

VA is not pausing the MISSION Act. The department is ensuring the best medical interests of veterans are met by adhering to the law in...

Legislation Introduced to add New Presumptive Diseases for Agent Orange Exposure

Last week, Sen. Tester (D-MT) introduced VFW-supported S. 3444, the Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2020. This important legislation would expand the list...

Erie VA Medical Center Announces Changes Due to Cornovirus

– Call before you come to the VA or CBOC. The VA encourages all veterans to call ahead if they are having any symptoms (cough,...

Concurrent Receipt Bill Introduced in the Senate

Last Wednesday, Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced a VFW-championed bill, S.3393, which would expand concurrent receipt eligibility to combat-wounded veterans who...

Pennsylvania VFW 28th District Meeting Slated

The district meeting will be held Sunday, March 8, at Meadville VFW Post 2006. The post is located at 1045 South Morgan St. in Meadville....

Legislation Introduced to Study Cancer Among Fighter Pilots

On Wednesday, Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) introduced H.R. 5858, the Military Pilots Cancer Incidence Study Act. This important legislation would...

Service Level Advocates at Erie VA, CBOC’s to Help You

As it was mentioned in last weeks Veterans’ Corner, there is help with issues, complaints, problems or complements that may arise at the Erie VA...

Legislation Is Introduced to Establish a Presumption for Blast Exposure

Last Thursday, Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) introduced VFW-supported H.R. 5739, the Blast Exposure Protection Act of 2020. This important legislation would establish a presumption of...

Help Is There If Needed

Veterans that are enrolled into the VA Health Care System, did you know there is help with issues you might have at a VA Hospital...

Legislation Introduced to Add Diseases For Agent Orange Exposure

Last Wednesday, Reps. Josh Harder (D-Calif.) and Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) introduced VFW-supported H.R. 5610, the Fair Care For Vietnam Veterans Act. This important bipartisan legislation...

House Passes Bill to Expand Veteran Homeless Program

Last week, the House overwhelmingly passed the VFW-supported Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020. This bill would expand eligibility for the Department of Housing and Urban...

VFW Shares Women Veterans’ Concerns with House

Last Wednesday, the VFW NVS Veterans Casework Consultant for Health, Meggan Thomas, participated in the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (HVAC) Women Veterans Task Force...

Vet Center is here to help veterans and families

Congress established Vet Centers in 1979 because a significant number of Vietnam combat and era veterans were not accessing VA services at the same levels...

Another amazing year has gone by so fast

The year 2019 was another amazing year that has gone by so fast. A few things worth mentioning Telephone scammers are the ones calling veterans with the...

Congress Passes NDAA Conference Agreement

Last week, Congress passed the finalized version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA). The Conference Report includes a 3.1 percent...

VFW Participates in Widow Tax Press Conference

Last week, the VFW joined Reps. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), along with other veteran and military advocacy groups and surviving spouses, to...

House Committee Passes the Improved Well Being for Veterans Act

On Thursday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a markup hearing to consider H.R. 3495, the IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act. The bill passed the...