District 18 Quarterly Meeting

    The quarterly meeting of the 18th District, Department of Missouri, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States will be held at Cabool, Mo Post 473 this coming Saturday, August 4th.  The meetings will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.  Department of Missouri Commander Jerry Jones and Ladies Auxiliary President Jeri Sherwood will be in […] Continue reading →

Ava Post 5993 Veterans Assistance Day

    Friday, July 27, 2007 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5993 Ava, MO hosted a Veterans Assistance Day. They had a very successful day with 31 veterans signing in and 20 of those starting the  process of applying for assistance from the VA.  Post 5993 also signed up two new members.     The following public […] Continue reading →


NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE 1. Senate Hearing on VA Funding 2. House VA Committee Hearings 3. Wounded Warrior Commission Recommendations NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN AFFAIRS 1. DOD Extends R&R Program 2. Military Pay Raise 3. UN Denies Taiwan Membership 4. Iraq 5. Russia 6. Kosovo 7. Missing WWII Sailor Identified 8. Reserve Component Mobilization To read […] Continue reading →

Court: VA Must Pay Agent Orange Victims

SAN FRANCISCO Jul 19, 2007 (AP) via ABC News An appeals court chastised the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday and ordered the agency to pay retroactive benefits to Vietnam War veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange and contracted a form of leukemia. "The performance of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has […] Continue reading →


In this issue: 1. House VA Committee Approves 4 Bills 2. VFW Testifies on VA Vet Centers 3. Traumatic Brain Injury Hearing Held 1. House VA Committee Approves 4 Bills The House Veterans Affairs Committee approved four bills to improve benefits and health care for veterans. VFW supported bills include: – HR 2874 – Increases […] Continue reading →

Successful School of Instruction

District 18 Commander Charlie Dickinson started the School of Instruction with  a brief coverage of ‘Officers Duties’.  His talk was augmented by Department of Missouri Surgeon Joe Lundy who explained some things in more detail. Next up was Department of Missouri Jr-Vice Commander Dave Morgan who spoke to us on the VSIO program and he […] Continue reading →

Tricare Records at Risk

via WashingtonTechnology.com SAIC acknowledges risk to military records By David Hubler The personal information of more than a half million uniformed service members and their families “was placed at risk for potential compromise” when military health care data was being processed by Science Applications International Corp., the company said today. SAIC did not indicate when the […] Continue reading →

Operation Uplink Needs Your Help

VFW Faces Significant Challenge in Troop-Support Effort; Demand for Operation Uplink Phone Cards Surpasses Supply KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 19, 2007–The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary are challenging its members to raise money for Operation Uplink, the VFW’s premier military-support program that provides free phone cards to deployed servicemembers and hospitalized veterans. Responding to an […] Continue reading →