VFW Commander-in-Chief Dies

VFW Headquarters, KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It is with great sorrow that the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) announces the passing of past VFW Commander-in-Chief...

Include Major Richard Star Act In FY 23 NDAA

Congress must include the Major Richard Star Act as an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The VFW...

Nominations, Elections, Installation of VFW National Officers

Timothy M. Borland was elected Commander-in-Chief on July 21, 2022, at The VFW 123rd National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Borland served in the United...

House Passes Amended Pact Act

The Senate-amended Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, known as the Honoring our PACT Act. passed...

Mental Health Care Services During Transition

The Military Health System’s in Transition program aids service members, veterans, and retirees — regardless of component, time served, or discharge category — in establishing...

Halt to VA’s Asset and Infrastructure Review Process

The Independent Budget Veterans Service Organizations (IBVSOs) –– the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) ––...

House Passes Strong Act

The House passed VFW supported H.R. 6411, Support The Resiliency of Our Nation’s Great (STRONG) Veterans Act of 2022. The bill would improve VA’s mental...

Senate Passes The Pact Act

The newly titled Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, known as the Honoring our PACT Act,...

President Signs Veterans Legislation into Law

VFW Washington Office Executive Director Bob Wallace and VFW National Legislative Deputy Director Tammy Barlet were in attendance at the White House as President Biden...

VFW Speaks at PACT Act Rally in D.C.

VFW National Commander Matthew “Fritz” Mihelcic spoke about the importance of the Senate passing the Honoring our PACT Act during a rally at the Rolling...

House Passes 19 Veteran Bills

The House passed 19 veteran bills, including nine supported by the VFW. H.R. 2724, H.R. 5738, H.R. 5754, H.R. 6052, H.R. 6064, and H.R. 6604,...

Patriot Tour Set for Saturday

The 13th Annual Patriot Tour kicks off Saturday, May 21, at The Bayfront Port Authority, 1 Holland St. in Erie. Registration of Riders begins at...

House Hearings on Predator Claims Practices

VFW National Veterans Service Director Ryan Gallucci testified before a joint hearing of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittees on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, and...

Veterans That Are In Need, Help Is Here

Have you served in the Military? Veterans Leadership Program, VLP, serves all who served, regardless of VA eligibility, discharge status, or length of service. Do...

VFW To Host Toxic Exposure Press Event in Kansas

On Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m., the VFW held a press event with a coalition of veteran organizations and veteran advocate Jon Stewart to...

Take Action Now on Toxic Exposure

Thanks to your action last month, the Honoring our PACT Act passed the House with a broad bipartisan vote. Now it is time for the...

Senate Hearing on Toxic Exposure

VFW National Legislative Associate Director Kristina Keenan testified before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on the comprehensive toxic exposure bill, H.R. 3967, the Honoring...

Veteran Mammography Bill Passes Senate

The Senate passed VFW-supported S. 2102, Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas Supporting Expanded Review for Veterans In Combat Environments (SERVICE) Act of 2021, and S. 2533,...

Sen. Toomey, Erie Veterans Affairs to Honor Vets

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Erie County Veterans Affairs will be honoring Vietnam war veterans. Veterans who are eligible are invited to join the offices...

Congress Passes Government Funding Legislation with Veteran Provisions

The House and Senate passed a government funding omnibus package that includes 12 appropriations bills for fiscal year 2022, supplemental funding to support Ukraine, and...

VFW Commander-In-Chief Testifies Before Congress

VFW National Commander Matthew “Fritz” Mihelcic testified before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs. The VFW delivered its top...

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is March 29

The Vietnam War was a conflict of the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies, the Viet Cong, in South Vietnam versus the South...

VA Proposes Disability Rating Changes

VA has proposed changes to its Schedule for Rating Disabilities for auditory, respiratory, and mental health conditions. These changes would incorporate modern medical data and...

Independent Budget Released

Leading veterans service organizations (VSOs) –– the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) –– have released...

VFW testifies Before House Health Subcommittee

VFW National Legislative Director Pat Murray testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health. The hearing focused on Vet Centers and their...

Complete the Airborne Hazards and Open Pit Registry

All veterans who served in eligible locations should complete the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Participation in the registry is very important as...

VFW 2022 Priority Goals

The 117th Congress is now in its second session. Although there were some legislative victories for veterans in 2021, there is still much work to...

House Passes Guard and Reserve Equity Bill

The VFW Action Corps community has done it again! Thanks to your efforts, H.R. 1836, the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2021,...

5 Chosen to Take Part in Fellowship

Five Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) members and Student Veterans of America (SVA) leaders have been selected to participate in the 2022 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship....

VFW Mourns the Passing of Past National Commander

With a heavy heart, the VFW salutes the life and service of past VFW National Commander John F. Gwizdak. John passed away on Dec. 26,...