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Sep 14 2011

“This is My VFW” Membership Recruitment Video

Membership recruitment video shot at the 112th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars August 27-September 1, 2011.  Our thanks to all who participated in the production.  Please share this video with all of your friends and veterans on your social networks.  And of course, if you have not yet joined the VFW, click …

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Sep 14 2011

VA News Highlights

Several headlines from the Department of Veterans Affairs in recent days.  Click the links to read the full stories. Statement from Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki on the American Jobs Act – Shinseki comments on the proposed Act which includes support for veteran jobs. VA Announces Expansion of Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record – The …

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Sep 14 2011

National Convention Wrap Up

America’s largest organization of combat veterans has elected a Vietnam War veteran to head the 1.5 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Richard L. DeNoyer, a resident of Middleton, Massachusetts, was elected VFW Commander-in-Chief on September 1, 2011, during the 112th VFW National Convention, held August 27 – September 1, in San …

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Aug 22 2011

VFW Chides White House, Texas Governor for No-Show

KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 22, 2011 – The White House will not be sending a representative to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 112th National Convention in San Antonio, Texas, drawing harsh criticism and a rebuke from the leadership of the nation's largest combat veteran's organization. "The VFW has had a long-standing tradition of inviting the …

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Aug 02 2011

VFW letter: the debt deal's done, now what?

Dear VFW, Ladies Auxiliary and Supporters: The president this afternoon signed congressional legislation to raise the federal debt limit and reduce government spending. The larger question is now how this all impacts veterans, service members, their families and survivors. The measure passed by the Senate today and in the House yesterday will raise the $14.3 …

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Jul 25 2011

The American Veteran – July 2011

(via The Pentagon Channel)

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Jul 20 2011

Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans

Attorney General’s opinion clarifies tax exemption for disabled veterans   Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has issued an opinion clarifying interpretation of new legislation granting a real estate tax exemption to veterans with a 100 percent, permanent and total, service-connected disability.  The legislation, enacted by the 2011General Assembly in response to a constitutional amendment passed by …

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Jul 05 2011

VFW Joins in Houston National Cemetery Censorship Lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 1, 2011 – The national commander of America's largest and oldest major combat veterans' organization is appalled over allegations of religious censorship at one of the nation’s national cemeteries, calling it a case of “bureaucracy running amok.”  “This is a point in case of bureaucracy…or rather, a classic example of a …

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Jun 29 2011

No Cost Vital Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anne Atkins (804) 371-0441 New legislation provides vital records to veterans at no cost, hunting licenses at reduced cost RICHMOND —Two pieces of legislation passed unanimously by the 2011 General Assembly and signed into law by Governor McDonnell will provide veterans with copies of vital records at no cost and hunting …

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Jun 28 2011

In-State Tuition Requirement Waived

News Release   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anne Atkins (804) 371-0441 In-state tuition residency requirement waived for veterans at public colleges and universities RICHMOND—Legislation patroned by Delegates Anderson and Stolle and Senator Edwards during the 2011 General Assembly session will grant veterans in-state tuition rates at Virginia colleges and universities without waiting the normal one-year …

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