Every year, thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates gather to represent the organization’s total membership of nearly 1.7 million at the weeklong convention. While there, our mission is to approve new national priorities to guide our organization as we lobbies Congress on issues important to the nation’s veterans, service members and their families. Convention delegates also elect new leadership, as well as recognize prominent individuals and organizations for their support of veterans and military personnel. Save the date for the 2018 national convention, which will be held in Kansas City, Mo., July 21-25, 2018. The 118th VFW National Convention was held July 22 – July 26, in New Orleans.
Since 1949, VFW’s annual Legislative Conference has provided an opportunity for VFW leaders from each state to personally lobby their respective lawmakers and watch as VFW’s current Commander-in-Chief testifies on Capitol Hill before the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees on behalf of veterans. Guest speakers are invited to address conference delegates, and since 1964 the VFW’s Congressional Award has been presented annually to one sitting member of the House or Senate for their significant legislative contributions on behalf of those who have worn the uniform. Also at the event, the winners of the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship contests are announced. Each national winner reads their winning essay before conference delegates and are presented with their winnings. The 2018 Legislative Conference is scheduled for March 4 – 7, 2018.
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April 21, 2017
District 10 Spring Meeting will be held at the St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Center on Saturday April 29, 2017 in Turtle Lake, Wi. 54889. This will be sponsored by Amery VFW Post 7929. 08:00 – 09:00 hrs – Registration with Coffee & Donuts 09:00 – 12:00 hrs meeting (nominations and elections) Buffet $14.99 – includes 2 entrée: Roasted Pork Loin, or Chicken St. Croix (tender chicken breast topped with ham, bacon &swiss cheese), Baked Potato, Corn, salad bar, dessert bar, and dinner rolls. We need at least 50 people to eat and meeting room is free. Please RSVP to Eldon Sanders – cell: 612-419-5969, or email email@example.com there will be a Cootie Scratch We will also be having our spring election for 2017-2018 year. Please bring your nominations for all positions! If the comrade being nominated can not attend this meeting he must send a letter so stating that he will take the position and sign it to the District Commander. Please plan on your Post attending!! District Commander: Steve Rhodes – phone: 715-617-7406 MOTELS: Full – St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake, 777 U.S. Highway … Continue reading
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Next weekend, more than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the nation’s largest and oldest war veterans’ organization begin rallying in Washington, D.C., to voice the concerns of veterans directly with the nation’s lawmakers during the 2017 VFW Legislative Conference, Feb. 26 – March 2. Continue reading
After years of trying to collect reenlistment bonuses from California National Guard members and mounting pressure from the VFW, Congress and other VSOs, the Department of Defense (DOD) suspended its collection efforts in October of 2016. VFW National Commander Brian Duffy said at the time that he “welcomes the defense secretary’s decision to suspend the collections efforts, but that the decision doesn’t go deep enough. A comprehensive program needs to be immediately created to help make these Guard members whole again. They signed and fulfilled a contract, and whether they were authorized to receive a bonus is the fault of a system, not of any recipient. Aside from stopping collection, the government should also restore those monies already collected.” Earlier this week, DOD Secretary Ash Carter ordered the repayment of those bonuses that had been collected. DOD is also tasked with exploring ways to assist those veterans who may have gone into debt or lost their homes because of the recoupment of their bonuses.