Category Archive: General

Aug 21

Second Annual Live Stream of VFW National Convention

KANSAS CITY, MO., August 12, 2010 – VFW is pleased to announce — for the second year in a row, this year's 111th VFW National Convention will stream live on www.vfw.org from the Indianapolis Convention Center. Streaming is set to begin at 8:00 a.m. (EDT) on Monday, August 23st, during the call to order of …

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Aug 09

Thanks a Million Campaign

Have you thanked a Veteran today? Here's your chance. We are looking for a million ways to thank our Veterans and our Troops for their service to our Country. Thank a hero, past, present, future. You can share your story, idea or inspiration here. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thanks-a-Million/143909055638425

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Aug 01

VFW Washington Weekly – July 30, 2010

In This Issue: 1. Stop-Loss Vets to Lose Retroactive Payments 2. VA to Investigate Life Insurance Practices 3. Arlington National Cemetery Hearing 4. VA Funding Clears House 5. House VA Committee Hearings 6. Help VFW Win the Pepsi Refresh Grant 2. VA to Investigate Life Insurance Practices: The VA is investigating what may be a …

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Jul 26

Retroactive Stop Loss Pay Deadline Approaching

Those eligible must submit a claim by Oct. 21, 2010. The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act established Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP), providing $500 for each month/partial month served in stop loss status. Service members, veterans, and beneficiaries of servicemembers whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. …

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Jul 12

VFW Applauds New PTSD Claims Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 12, 2010 – The national commander of America's largest combat veterans organization is applauding the Department of Veterans Affairs for eliminating a requirement for veterans to explicitly prove that a traumatic event directly caused their post-traumatic stress. "From this point forward," wrote VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki in a statement released today, …

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Jul 03

Operation Uplink's 4th of July Free Call Day!

This July 4th, troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait can call the U.S for free for a full 24 hours in honor of Independence Day, courtesy of Sport Clips, beginning at 12:01AM July 4, 2010 and ending at 11:59PM July 4, 2010 (Eastern Standard Time). Free Call Days are available at more than 800 MWR …

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Jun 25

VFW Washington Weekly – June 25, 2010

 In This Issue: 1. Senior Officer Changes 2. South Korean Presidential Thank You 3. Senate Discusses Military Suicides 4. House VA Committee Hearings 5. U.S.-Russia Joint Commission Update 6. WW I Marine Identified 7. Help VFW Win $250,000 Grant   1. Senior Officer Changes: The president on Wednesday nominated U.S. Central Command commander Gen. David …

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Jun 18

VFW Washington Weekly – June 18, 2010

In This Issue: 1. VFW National Commander Meets With President 2. House Subcommittee Meets on Claims Backlog 3. Senate VA Committee Discusses Rural Healthcare 4. Help VFW Win a $250,000 Grant 5. Pearl Harbor Sailor Identified 6. Four Vietnam MIAs Identified 1. VFW National Commander Meets With President: VFW National Commander Thomas J. Tradewell Sr. …

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Jun 07

Help the VFW "Return the Favor"

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – the VFW Foundation is in the running to receive a $250,000 "Pepsi Refresh" grant. But it all depends on you. Won't you help us win? Please visit www.refresheverything.com/ReturnTheFavor and vote! Your vote for the VFW Foundation's "Return the Favor" project will support the unmet needs of U.S. military personnel and their …

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Jun 07

VFW Washington Weekly – June 7, 2010

In This Issue: 1. VFW Victorious in Protecting DOD, VA Healthcare Programs 2. VA Creates Homeless Vet Hotline 3. Help VFW Win a $250,000 Grant 4. Afghanistan Now America's Longest War 5. Defense Budget Update 6. Vietnam MIA Identified   1. VFW Victorious in Protecting DOD, VA Healthcare Programs: The president's signature last week on …

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