VFW Testifies Before House Subcommittee

VFW National Legislative Service Deputy Director Tammy Barlet testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health regarding several pieces of pending legislation. She spoke...

VFW Testifies Before House

VFW National Legislative Director Pat Murray testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology and Modernization regarding pending legislation. Murray testified on important IT...

Veteran’s Proof of Housing History Bill Introduced

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) has introduced VFW-supported H.R. 5402, the VET RENT Act, which would provide service members and veterans with a standard record of...

VFW Testifies Before House

National Legislative Service Deputy Director Tammy Barlet testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs regarding innovation research and expanded public health efforts for veteran...

National Defense Authorization Act vote

Congress is voting now on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. Amendments have been added to the NDAA for H.R.1115/ S.535...

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

This Friday, Sept. 17 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The nation sets aside the third Friday in September to remember our former POWs and our...

Patriot Day is Saturday

This Saturday, Sept. 11, is Patriot Day. It is the 20th Anniversary of hijacked airplanes crashing into World Trade Center in New York City and...

History of the End of World War II

On Aug. 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. Since then, both Aug. 14...

Message from VFW National Commander of Veterans on Afghanistan

With the recent turn of events in Afghanistan, the VFW wants the veterans of the war in Afghanistan to know we stand with you. Scores...

Congress Passes Dog Training Pilot Program

The Senate passed VFW-supported H.R.1448, the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act. This legislation would establish a pilot program on dog training therapy for veterans diagnosed...

VFW Elects New National Commander

Mathew M. “Fritz” Mihelcic, of Sparta, Illinois, was installed as the VFW’s 113th Commander-in-Chief at the organization’s 122nd national convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Mihelcic...

House Hearing on VA Extended Care Program

Last Tuesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health conducted a hearing on access to VA’s home and community-based services. Ideally, these services allow veterans...

Beware of VA Claim Sharks

Last week, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-KS) sent a letter to VA Secretary McDonough highlighting...

VFW Testifies Before House

On Wednesday, VFW National Legislative Service Deputy Director Tammy Barlet testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health regarding several pieces of pending legislation....

Rural Mental Health Bill Becomes Law

Last Wednesday, the President signed into law VFW-supported S.1468, the Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021. Sgt. Brandon Ketchum served in the...

US Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Senate Hearing on Pending Legislation

Last Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs conducted a hearing on pending legislation. VA representatives responded to questions on VA’s policies and procedures regarding...

VFW officers installed

The VFW Department of Pennsylvania and Auxiliary held its annual convention over the weekend in Pittsburgh. The nominations, elections, and installations of officers for the...

Annual Convention Set in Pittsburgh

The Department of Pennsylvania VFW and Auxiliary Annual Convention will be held in Pittsburgh. For the VFW, it is the 102nd Pennsylvania State Convention. It...

VFW & Humana Team Up with Feeding America

The VFW and Humana have teamed up with Feeding America to kick off the 2021 “Uniting to Combat Hunger” campaign. The campaign was created in...

VFW Participates in Toxic Exposure Events

On Tuesday, VFW Department of Montana Adjutant Tim Peters represented the VFW on a call with Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester to pledge...

Memorial Day’s Meaning and History

Memorial Day commemorates all men and women who died in the U.S. military service. It’s not to be confused with Veterans Day, which celebrates the...

VFW Testifies Before Senate on VA Disability Claims

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on the state of the VA disability claims process during the COVID-19 pandemic. VFW...

VFW Testifies Before Senate on Toxic Exposures

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on pending legislation. VFW National Legislative Service Director Patrick Murray testified on the VFW’s...

VFW Testifies Before Senate On Toxic Exposures

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on pending legislation. VFW National Legislative Service Director Patrick Murray testified on the VFW’s...

Major Veterans Groups Say Time For Toxic Exposures Legislation is Now

Leaders of the VFW, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) have written an op-ed calling for comprehensive toxic exposure legislation. There are...

VFW Hosts Toxic Exposures Press Conference

On Tuesday, the VFW hosted a press conference in front of the VFW Memorial Building in Washington, D.C., for the introduction of the Presumptive Benefits...

Joining Forces Initiative Relaunch

Last week, First Lady Jill Biden announced the priorities of the recently relaunched Joining Forces initiative. The focus will be on military spouse unemployment and...

COVID-19 Funeral Expense Reimbursement

Due to the American Rescue Plan Act and other COVID-19-related legislation recently passed into law, FEMA will be able to provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related...

Saves Lives Act Signed Into Law

On Wednesday, President Biden signed into law VFW-supported H.R. 1276, Strengthening and Amplifying Vaccination Efforts to Locally Immunize All Veterans and Every Spouse (SAVE LIVES)...

National Vietnam Veterans Day

National Vietnam Veterans Day is a commemorative holiday in the United States which recognizes the sacrifice veterans and their families made during the Vietnam War....