VA to Expedite Claims Decisions for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today it is implementing an initiative to expedite compensation claims decisions for Veterans who have waited one year or longer. Effective today, VA claims raters will make provisional decisions on the oldest claims in inventory, which will allow Veterans to begin collecting compensation benefits more quickly, if eligible. Veterans will be able to submit additional evidence for consideration a full year after the provisional rating, before VA issues a final decision. Continue reading

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VFW Statement on Boston Bombing

VFW reaches out to our friends, families and visitors of the Boston Bombing. Continue reading

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VFW Statement on Distinguished Warfare Medal

Hagel makes decision on new medal issue Continue reading

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Vets for Vets is proud to announce Dr. Lorry Fenner as our next guest speaker!

Dr. Lorry Fenner, a retired Air Force Colonel who now works for the National Defense University in Washington DC, will be coming to Madison on the 18th of April to give her case supporting the inclusion of women in the combat arms of the military. The purpose of her lecture will be to spark thoughtful, academic discussion on the topic and allow listeners to come to their own conclusions on the matter. Continue reading

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Governor Walker, WDVA Kick-off Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

President Barack Obama has proclaimed May 28, 2012 through November 11, 2025 as the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Continue reading

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Jammin’ For Vets

A positive and exciting way for us to spread awareness and get the public truly involved in what we do each day for our Military, Veterans and their families Continue reading

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STEVE LAWRENCE, PAST STATE COMMANDER AND FORMER QUARTERMASTER/ADJUTANT, DIES SUDDENLY

It is with great sadness that we announce that Steven D. Lawrence, who served from 2006 until he resigned on January 26th of this year as our State Quartermaster and Adjutant, died suddenly yesterday morning (February 21st). Steve Lawrence was a Past State Commander (2001-02). At the time of his death he was a Life Member and Commander of Oregon-Brooklyn-McFarland Post 10272. He held many other posts in his long VFW career, and was widely respected throughout the Veterans of Foreign Wars for his work at all levels. He was a tireless advocate for Veterans on the national scene and served as Chairman of the VFW National Legislative Committee. He is survived by his wife, Sue. Arrangements are in the care of the Ward Funeral Home, 130 S. 5th St in Evansville, WI. Visitation is planned for Sunday, February 26th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. The funeral is set for Monday, February 27th at 1:00pm. All services will take place at the funeral home, and burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Evansville. A full obituary and all details will … Continue reading

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Steve D. Lawrence – 1946 – 2012

IN MEMORIUM Steven Dennis Lawrence age 65 died unexpectedly on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at home. He was born on July 16, 1946 in Janesville, Wisconsin the son of George S. and Kathleen (Thalacker) Lawrence. Steven graduated from Stoughton High School Class of 1964. He married Susanne Byers on June 19, 1970 at the United Methodist Church in Evansville, Wisconsin. He was employed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Industry Labor and Human Relations until his retirement. He was a member of the United States Navy from November 1965 until October 1991 when he retired as a Cryptologic Technician Admin First Class. He served in the Vietnam War earning a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Steven was very proud of his service to the Country and was very active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was the Past State VFW Commander from 2001-2002, State Adjutant Quartermaster for Wisconsin from 2006- 2012, National Legislative Chairman for the VFW and currently serving on the committee where he has made several trips to … Continue reading

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VFW Raffle Winners Posted Online

CLICK HERE TO SEE LATEST WINNERS! Continue reading

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