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Jan 09 2019

Occoquan Post 7916 Recognized by US Army 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Shadow (Deployed)

January 8, 2019, Occoquan, VA.  VFW Post 7916 received a very special award and recognition for its work in supporting our troops deployed overseas.  Known as the “Phantoms” Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, Task Force Shadow, received multiple crates of “goodies” from VFW Post 7916 for the holidays.  In the crates were all …

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Dec 25 2018

Christmastime at the Air and Space Museum

Christmas weekend 2018 at the National Air and Space Museum: Dulles.  Holiday cheer prevailed at the museum with trained volunteer docents providing lectures on artifacts and aviation history this season.  Many of the docents are military veterans who share their experience with the multitudes who visit. Thousands of spectators come each year to see the …

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Dec 15 2018

Leadership: A Christmas Prayer 1944

Reposted by popular interest. December 16th, is the 74th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. It was the Christmas season of 1944, and the Battle of the Bulge was in rage. The then Lieutenant General George Patton was maneuvering Third Army in adverse winter weather.  While the  reports on this vary, here is a …

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Nov 11 2018

VETERANS DAY-A BRIEF HISTORY

THIS DAY WE HONOR OUR VETERANS OF ALL WARS Veterans Day History – It was on June 28, 1919, when World War I has officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles in the Palace of Versailles in France. The fighting between the two continued for another seven months which got ended with armistice or a peace …

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Nov 09 2018

11 AM Sunday November 11 Veterans Day Ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery

  Veterans Day at Quantico National Cemetery:: On Sunday November 11, 2018 we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice signed ending WWI, the “war to end all wars.”  That day in 1918, on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, the armistice was signed.   Conducted by the …

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Nov 05 2018

VOTE on November 6th!!

Exercise your right: VOTE on November 6th!!

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Oct 21 2018

Home Depot, DHS, 29 Diner & VFW Post 7916 Assist Disabled Veteran

October 18, 2018, Burke, VA. – Last year, US Army Veteran, and VFW Post 7916 member, Ken Strafer (LtCol USAR Ret) fell from a four-foot wall while working in his back yard.  The fall broke bones in his left arm along with causing serious abdominal and leg injuries.  Strafer was incapacitated and hospitalized for six …

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Oct 06 2018

Anderson Named Chairman Potomac Region Veterans Council

RICH ANDERSON , Colonel, USAF, Ret., was elected as Chairman of the Potomac Region Veterans Council (PRVC).  Anderson is the former Delegate to Virginia’s 51st District and is a Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans.  Rich Anderson replaces outgoing PRVC Chairman CHUCK WILSON , Colonel USAF, …

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Sep 18 2018

US AIR FORCE: HAPPY 71ST BIRTHDAY!!

US AIR FORCE: HAPPY 71ST BIRTHDAY!!       Between 1909 — when that the US military purchased its first aircraft — and 1947, the US Air Force did not exist as a separate and independent military service organization. It went through a series of designations: Aeronautical Section, Signal Corps (1909); Aviation Section, Signal Corps (1914); United …

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Aug 09 2018

Post 1503 Member Dan Duitsman wins at CMP National Championships

VFW Post 1503 member Dan Duitsman wins at Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) National Matches at Camp Perry, OH July 28-Aug 4, 2018. Dan Duitsman won the M1 Garand Unlimited Rifle National Championship AND the Springfield M1A Rifle National Championship. A seasoned competitor, Dan was a member of the Marine Weapons Training Battalion at Quantico, VA, …

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