Category Archive: General

May 31

Meaning of Memorial Day

A message from VFW National Commander Tradewell… It's a sacred day to all war veterans: None need to be reminded of the reason that Memorial Day must be commemorated. But what about the general public, and more important, future generations? Do most non-veterans really recognize the importance of the day honoring their fellow Americans killed …

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May 12

Mojave War Memorial Cross Stolen; Reward Offered

Watch the latest news video at <a href="http://video.foxnews.com/" _fcksavedurl="http://video.foxnews.com/">video.foxnews.com</a> VFW Press Release: WASHINGTON, May 11, 2010 – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. learned yesterday that the cross-shaped veterans' memorial in the Mojave Desert was torn down Sunday night by someone or persons with no respect for the dead or the nation's laws. …

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May 05

VA Simplifies Online Application

WASHINGTON (May 5, 2010) – Veterans will find it easier and faster to apply for their health care benefits now that the Department of Veterans Affairs has updated its online Form 10-10EZ, "Application for Health Benefits." "VA is committed to tapping into the best that technology has to offer to ensure Veterans receive the benefits …

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May 05

President Obama Signs Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010

View the document below for details of the Act: Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 –

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May 03

VFW Washington Weekly – April 30, 2010

In This Issue: 1. President Signs TRICARE Protections 2. Mojave Desert Memorial Update 3. House VA Committee Hearings 4. Assistance Dog Benefits Clarified 5. Eight WWII MIAs Identified   1. President Signs TRICARE Protections: The President signed into law this week H.R. 4887 (P.L. 111-159) to recognize all Defense Department TRICARE and nonappropriated fund healthcare …

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May 03

New Scholarship for the Children of Fallen Service Members

WASHINGTON – The children of military personnel who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001 can apply for an educational scholarship similar to the new Post-9/11 GI Bill.  Benefits are retroactive to Aug. 1, 2009. The scholarship, which is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, are named after Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David …

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Apr 12

VFW Washington Weekly – April 9, 2010

In This Issue: 1. National Healthcare Update 2. VFW Urges Passage of S. 1963 3. Korean War MIA Identified   1. National Healthcare Update: The VFW continues to lead the fight to ensure all DOD and VA healthcare programs are recognized as meeting minimum essential coverage standards under the new national healthcare law, but we …

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Apr 02

VFW Washington Weekly – April 1, 2010

In This Issue: 1. National Healthcare Update 2. VFW Supports Legal Aid Fund 3. Gulf War Report Released 4. Internet Crime Complaint Center   1. National Healthcare Update: The VFW is leading the fight to ensure all DOD and VA healthcare programs are recognized as meeting minimum essential coverage standards under the new national healthcare …

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Mar 31

VFW Outraged at Court Decision, Calls for Assistance

KANSAS CITY, March 31, 2010 – The national commander of the nation's largest organization of combat veterans is furious about the recent Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Court decision ordering Albert Snyder, the father of a slain Marine to pay legal costs to the Westboro Baptist Church. Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., …

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Mar 31

Pepsi Competition Delayed

Following yesterday's request by Commander-in-Chief Tommy Tradewell, the VFW wishes to notify members and supporters that voting on the Pepsi Refresh competition will not begin until May 1, 2010. More details will be passed along as that date nears.

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