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In anticipation of the state’s annual Vietnam Veterans Day on March 30, Missouri House of Representatives members are encouraging veterans throughout the state to come forward to receive recognition for their service. As part of the annual celebration, Vietnam veterans will be honored at the State Capitol in the House Chamber by the Speaker of […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: March 5, 2017, 1:04 am
In This Issue: 1. VFW National Commander Testifies Before Congress 2. IB Coauthors Release FY 2018 Budget Recommendations 3. In Memory Program Deadline Today 4. Marine Reunion Web Page 5. MIA Update 1. VFW National Commander Testifies Before Congress: VFW National Commander Brian Duffy testified on Wednesday before 23 members of the House and Senate […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: March 5, 2017, 1:04 am
On 28 February 1946, fifteen Dent County veterans from all services formed together and were Chartered by the National Veterans of Foreign Wars to establish the Dent County Memorial Post 6280. The post was located on South Carty Street in Salem, MO.  Although, there are no records available; presumably they were all World War II vets.   […]
Author: post6280
Posted: March 2, 2017, 7:53 pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars is joining the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission in announcing the WWI Poppy Program to raise awareness about World War I and generate funds for local VSO chapters all over the country. * The VFW is proud to share with you the WWI Poppy Program; an opportunity to generate […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: March 2, 2017, 1:11 am
On 25 February 2017 the Eureka Veterans Memorial Garden Phase 2 Committee held their first Fundraising Event. We had a Mouse Race. These Races are one of the great Fundraising Activities anyone can hold. The biggest expenses (especially for a Homeless Post) is the Space to hold it in and the Production Team that actually […]
Author: post5468
Posted: February 27, 2017, 3:25 am
Part of the privilege of attending the Washington Conference is the opportunity to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Today, February 26, 2017, Dept of Mo Commander Chris Johnston and Legislative Chairman Dewey Rheim got to participate in laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Sr-Vice CDR Ruben Armenta was kind […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: February 27, 2017, 1:57 am
In this Issue: 1. VFW Legislative Conference to Begin 2. Military Health System Working Group 3. Meeting the Needs of Female Veterans 4. General Dunford Talks Security 5. VA to Host Summit for Women Veterans 6. Women’s History Month Art Exhibits 7. MIA Update * 1. VFW Legislative Conference to Begin: More than 500 VFW […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: February 26, 2017, 3:24 am
VFW Post 6280 was featured in the March edition of the VFW Magazine on page 48.  The article, written by VFW magazine’s Kari Williams discussed the post co-sponsoring a Sky Dive for Epilepsy where the post commander jumped at 10,000 feet with Sky Granny last October to raise awareness and funds for the Epilepsy Foundation.  […]
Author: post6280
Posted: February 25, 2017, 7:13 am
State and Post 1014 Commander Chris Johnston presenting Post 3770 and Post 4107 their 100 % Membership shirt’s at the District 18 quarterly meeting.
Author: Mo webmaster
Posted: February 23, 2017, 8:49 am
State Rep Mike Henderson of Mo District 117 called Comrade Dennis Sweet right after inauguration, requesting he help research the POW/MIA proposal he was drafting. He last asked him to talk with State CDR Chris Johnston regarding support. Afterwards, Comrade Sweet  met 2 days with Rep Henderson and the bill was introduced and February 21st […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: February 23, 2017, 3:22 am
Last week a Veteran called me and said he has been contacted about 30 times over the last month by someone asking for donations.  He donated once, but began to suspect the organization was not legit because of callers’ behavior.  (Repeated call-backs and hang-ups, etc.) I reported the Veteran’s concern to our police, and Sgt. […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: February 23, 2017, 3:22 am
The Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 105-85, section 1082, signed by President Clinton on November 18, 1997, mandates that the U.S. Postal Service, the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Departments of State, Defense and Veterans Affairs, all national cemeteries in the Federal system, the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial must […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: February 23, 2017, 3:22 am
Our VFW Post 5993 is very involved with our local schools.  The children of the community are the future of the United States of America! In addition to Veterans Day programs, the Ava VFW Post 5993 participates in a continual monthly Veterans in the Classroom program at Ava Middle School where veterans eat lunch and […]
Author: post5993
Posted: February 22, 2017, 8:48 am
VFW Post 4107 of Lebanon, Mo was recently awarded T-Shirts for attaining 100% membership before December 31, 2016.  Left to right – Post 4107  QM Keith Stoltenow, MO VFW CDR Chris Johnston, Post 4107 Edd Linneberger and Post 3770 CDR Jay Beal. State  CDR Johnston is presenting the award to the Post 4107 QM and […]
Author: Mo webmaster
Posted: February 22, 2017, 2:08 am
District 18 held a District meeting in Lebanon, Mo on February 18, 2017 at VFW Post 4107.  Post 3770 Commander Jay Beal attended the meeting and was presented with ………………….. …..this shirt because the Mtn Grove VFW attained 100% in membership before 12-31-2016. Here Post 3770 CDR Jay Beal (right) is shown accepting the awarded […]
Author: Mo webmaster
Posted: February 21, 2017, 3:24 am
The annual VOD Banquet was held in Jefferson City, Mo on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. The VOD winners were announced and the 1st Place Patriot Pen was introduced. First Place Voice of Democracy – Brandon Lee – District 3 – Sponsored by Post 5717 & Auxiliary First Place Patriot Pen  […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: February 19, 2017, 3:22 am
White Sands Missile Range in White Sands, New Mexico (Near Las Cruces) has held the Bataan Memorial Death March to honor those that endured the  Bataan Death March., which includes the 200th Coast Artillery of the New Mexico National Guard. The Post Commander and an Ambassador from the Philippines will perform the opening ceremony along […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: February 19, 2017, 3:22 am
In This Issue: 1. Assessing the VA IT Landscape 2. House Veterans Affairs Roundtable 3. VSOs Release Independent Budget 4. Military Struggling With Budget Instability 5. Pentagon RIF Meeting 6. VA Nominee Gets Closer to Confirmation 7. Women’s History Month Art Exhibits 8. MIA Update 1. Assessing the VA IT Landscape: On Tuesday, the House […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: February 19, 2017, 3:22 am
In This Issue: 1. Senate Confirms Shulkin 2. Hearing on VA Disability Claims Process 3. Army VSO/MSO Roundtable 4. DOD Military Family Readiness Council 5. GI Bill Panel at NASAA Conference 6. Online Exchange Shopping to Open to Veterans 7. Legislation Clears the House 8. MIA Update 1. Senate Confirms Shulkin: By a vote of […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: February 19, 2017, 3:22 am
Service members and veterans may be entitled to benefits and compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In order to claim these, a veteran must file a VA claim through a cumbersome process. Through the VFW NVS program, our nationwide network of VFW Service Officers assists veterans in this process at no charge to […]
Author: VFW MO
Posted: February 19, 2017, 3:22 am