District 3 Commander Robert Kirtley (816) 262-7277

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 My name is Robert Kirtley and I am the Commander of District 3 of the Department of Missouri, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America.

District 3 is made up of 11 counties in Missouri, which include Atchison, Nodaway, Worth, Gentry, Holt, Andrew, Dekalb, Buchanan, Clinton, Platte and Clay.

Within these counties there are currently 17 VFW Posts. Please click the link on our home page, to the District 3 Roster to find the listing of the Post nearest to you, the Post location, meeting dates and times and contact information.

Each VFW Post has a Veteran Service Officer that will be happy to assist veterans and family members of veterans with getting help or assistance for any veteran that is qualified to receive it.

You do not have to be a VFW member for us to help you receive VA Benefits. You may contact any VFW member and they will assist you in contacting a Veteran Service Officer.

District 3 also encourages you to contact our full time Veterans Service Officer, Lloyd Blair at (816) 922-2881. Lloyd serves our veterans on a daily basis from his office located at the Kansas City VA Hospital on Linwood Blvd, in Kansas City, MO.

Dept. of Missouri, VFW Commander Ruben Armenta, We serve the needs of veterans, both active duty and those who have served.

We believe that family takes care of each other on a daily basis and always strives to help each other in times of need.

If you are a veteran, a family member of a veteran or know of a veteran in need, please encourage them to contact us, or notify us and we will contact them to see how we can help. They do not have to be a member of the VFW for us to help.

Every member of the VFW is a warrior, a combat veteran that is currently or has served and defended the ideals and freedoms of our Constitution by helping to defeat our countries enemies. We continue to serve and strengthen our great nation with the ongoing programs and commitments across the USA, in our individual states, and more importantly, in our local communities where we reside.

We are your neighbors, co-workers, business persons, teachers, family members and friends in your community. We are easy to identify. Simply look for the person with a firm salute and a tear in the corner of their eye when Taps or the Star Spangled Banner is played. We are forever caretakers of our beloved United States of America. We welcome you to join us.

I invite all combat veterans that are not yet members of the VFW to contact me at (816) 262-7277, or to contact any member of the VFW so we can answer any questions that you may have on how you too can be of service to your fellow veterans or how you can receive Veteran Benefits.

Thank you for your visit to our web site.

The Missouri Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities. We invite you to explore this website and our entire VFW Missouri network of sites to learn more about our organization.


If you are a veteran and would like to join the VFW, we invite you to fill out our Join the VFW form.

If you are already a member of the VFW, use the links below to find what you need quickly:

VFW WebMail – Mo VFW Foundation Latest News from the Department

Latest News from Posts in Missouri – Missouri VA Information

Post Website Directory – Department of Missouri By-Laws revised June 2011

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