Pearl Harbor Remembrances

Dec. 7, 2021, marks the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan. The United States declared war on Japan and, three days...

VFW Testifies Before Senate

VFW National Legislative Director Pat Murray testified before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on pending legislation. Twenty-one bills were discussed, including expansions for Guard...

White House Announces VA Action for Toxic Exposure Presumptive Conditions

On Veterans Day, the Biden Administration announced a series of actions, that has been years in the making, that VA will take to address the...

VFW Speaks at GWOT Memorial Press Conference

VFW National Veterans Service Director Ryan Gallucci spoke at a press conference on S.535 the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Location Act. This bill...

VFW Testifies Before Senate Committee

The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on economic opportunity issues including improvements for veterans’ employment, education, and home loan opportunities. VFW National...

VFW Remembers Gen. Collin Powell

The VFW is mourning the passing of retired former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin...

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...