Category Archive: General

Mar 12

VFW Washinton Weekly – March 11, 2011

In This Issue: 1. VFW Legislative Conference Wrap-up 2. Caregiver Hearing 3. GITMO Trials to Resume 4. VFW Invited to Buckles Funeral 5. Five WWII MIAs Identified 1. VFW Legislative Conference Wrap-up: More than 600 VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members attended the annual VFW Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. Highlights ranged from the selection of …

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Mar 02

VFW Takes Veterans' Issues to the Hill

Since 1949, VFW's annual National Legislative and Youth Scholarship Conference has provided an opportunity for VFW’s Commander-in-Chief and other key leaders to testify on behalf of veterans on Capitol Hill. Topics covered this year will include: minimizing the VA claims backlog, decreasing veteran unemployment, improving VA health care and many more. Also at the event, …

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Feb 17

VFW Against TRICARE Increase Plans

WASHINGTON (February 16, 2011) — In the rollout of their fiscal year 2012 budget submission, the Department of Defense on Monday announced plans to offset huge Tricare medical program expenses by increasing the annual enrollment fees paid by working-age military retirees — first by 13 percent, then by linking future increases to double-digit medical inflation.  …

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Feb 17

Budget Proposal a Starting Point for VA

WASHINGTON D.C., Feb. 15, 2011 — The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is appreciative of the funding increase President Obama proposed Monday for the Department of Veterans Affairs, but he has some serious concerns about proposed reductions in programs ranging from construction and infrastructure to medical and prosthetic research.  …

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Jan 31

VFW Will Defeat Bachmann Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2011 — America's oldest and largest major combat veterans' organization announced it will do everything within its power to defeat a plan introduced by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to cut $4.5 billion from the Department of Veterans Affairs. "No way, no how, will we let this proposal get any traction in …

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Jan 06

President Signs Improvements to Post-9/11 GI Bill

WASHINGTON – To bring the educational benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill closer to more Veterans and Service Members, President Obama signed legislation Jan. 4 that streamlines the 18-month-old education program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “Since the first GI Bill in 1944, this unique educational program has adapted to the needs …

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Jan 06

VFW Announces Legislative Priorities for 2011

As a new decade begins, VFW is more determined than ever to fight for key veterans’ issues. “We’ve set some fierce objectives in this year’s Priority Goals, and we’re determined to see it through for our veterans,” explained Raymond Kelley, VFW Legislative Director. “But we need a lot of support to get the job done.” …

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Jan 06

January-February 2011 CheckPoint Magazine

January-February 2011 Checkpoint –

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Jan 03

Update on Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Veterans

WASHINGTON (Dec. 30, 2010) – The Social Security Administration has announced that no cost-of-living adjustments will be made to Social Security benefits in 2011 because the consumer price index has not risen since 2008 when the last Social Security increase occurred. Like recipients of Social Security and other federal benefits, Veterans, their families and survivors …

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Dec 20

VFW Washington Weekly – December 17, 2010

In This Issue: 1. Congress Improves GI Bill 2. New Defense Bill Introduced 3. DHS Expands Security Awareness Campaign 4. WWI, Korean War MIAs Identified   1. Congress Improves GI Bill: Congress passed S. 3447, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010.  Though VFW did not support all of its provisions, the bill …

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