Category Archive: General

Sep 04

Win a Free Trip Through VFW's "Return to Vietnam" Drawing

If you received a Purple Heart for being wounded in Vietnam,you could be one of 15 lucky vets to win VFW's "Return to Vietnam" trip. This in-country tour from April 28-May 9, 2010, will visit Hanoi, Saigon, Chu Lai, Cu Chi, Hue, the DMZ, Hoi An,Marble Mountain and China Beach. Airfare, accommodations and meals are …

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Sep 04

VA Chat Service Added to Suicide Prevention

WASHINGTON (August 31, 2009) – The Suicide Prevention campaign of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding its outreach to all Veterans by piloting an online, one-to-one "chat service" for Veterans who prefer reaching out for assistance using the Internet. Called "Veterans Chat," the new service enables Veterans, their families and friends to go …

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Aug 25

September-October Checkpoint

VFW Checkpoint Magazine –

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Aug 25

VA Simplifies Rules for PTSD Pay

WASHINGTON (Aug. 24, 2009) – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking steps to assist Veterans seeking compensation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). "The hidden wounds of war are being addressed vigorously and comprehensively by this administration as we move VA forward in its transformation to …

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Aug 23

110th National Convention Wrap-Up

Find more photos like this on My VFW WebCOM The 110th National VFW Convention is in the history books.  Use these links to get more information about what happened. Photos: See these albums – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 , 7 or join MY VFW WebCOM and add your own. Video: Click here and …

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Aug 23

Wisconsinite Elected to Head Nation's Largest Organization of Combat Veterans

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 21, 2009-America's largest organization of combat veterans has elected a Vietnam War veteran to head the 1.5 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Thomas Tradewell, a resident of Sussex, Wis., was elected VFW National Commander on August 20, 2009, during the VFW's National Convention, held August 15-20 in …

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Aug 17

110th VFW National Convention Live Stream

You can also view the live stream at VFW.org, in the VFW WebCOM Membership Forum or you can view and chat with comrades and friends at My VFW WebCOM.

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Aug 13

President to Speak Monday at Convention

WASHINGTON, August 12, 2009 — President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to speak Monday at the 110th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. The annual convention of America's oldest major veterans' organization starts Saturday in the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. "It is a time-honored tradition for the …

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Aug 10

VFW Set to Stream National Convention Live From Phoenix

(via VFW.org) VFW is pleased to announce — for the first time in convention history — this year’s VFW National Convention will stream live on www.vfw.org from the Phoenix Convention Center. Live streaming is set to begin at 8:00 a.m. (MST) on August 17, during the call to order of the VFW/Ladies Auxiliary, Joint Opening …

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Aug 10

VFW Washington Weekly – August 7, 2009

In This Issue: 1. VFW Protects Health Care Programs 2. Vet Bills Update 3. New GI Bill Benefit Begins 4. Senate Hearing on Disability Compensation 5. Congress on Recess   1. VFW Protects Health Care Programs: VFW is working closely with House leadership to ensure national health care reform legislation does not change the way …

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