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https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/162f7d988534ef11 The link above will take to actual stories with photos and other links. April 2018 e-News APRIL 2018 WVM James Megellas Gallery at King Opens With an expansive remodel complete, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum celebrated the grand re-opening of the James Megellas Gallery on April 20. The interactive museum (take virtual tour here), which covers the rich history of military members from Wisconsin, is housed at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King in its Marden Center. The museum includes stories and artifacts from Veterans who served in United States-involved conflicts from the Civil War until today. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the museum at King brought dozens of members from the community and members at the home…. Volunteering for Veterans April is National Volunteer Month, a time for us to recognize the incredible work volunteers perform across the nation. Across the WDVA’s three Veterans homes, almost 600 volunteers combined to put in more than 43,000 hours within the last year! Thank you to those volunteers who help care for our nation’s heroes every day. … Continue reading
District 10 Spring meeting to be held Sat. April 14, 2018 at Medford, Wi. Medford Post 5729, 240 S. 8th. Street, Medford, Wi. 54451. Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post 5729 & Auxiliary 240 S. 8th. Street Medford, Wi. 54451 715-748-3322 Subject: District 10 Spring Conference Date: April 14, 2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Saturday April 14th, 2018 08:00 – o9:00 hrs. Registration VFW Hall (Coffee and Doughnuts) 09:00 hrs. District Meeting Starts 08:00 – 09:00 hrs. Aux. Registration Medford Area Middle School Cafeteria 509 Clark Ave. (coffee and Doughnuts) 09:00 hrs. Meeting Starts There will be a Noon lunch served at the VFW Post. $5.00 per person Being served is BBQ – Baked Beans – Potato Salad and Dessert MOTELS IN THE AREA Boarders Inn 435 S. 8th. Street 715-748-2330 Room rate: 2 Queen $109.40 W/Tax 1 King $114.87 W/Tax Medford Inn 321 N. 8th. Street 715-748-4420 Room … Continue reading
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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Proceeds will go to help local Veterans through the Frank and Michael Baran VFW Post 5778 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.