The Pentagon has decided to award a new medal, ranked above the Bronze Star, for drone “pilots” who never have to leave the country. The Distinguished Warfare Medal, announced Wednesday, would rank higher than the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, which is given to servicemembers killed or wounded in battle. The new medal would rank immediately below the Distinguished Flying Cross. But to some, like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, creating a non-combat medal is turning into a major Pentagon misfire. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/14/medal-misfire-pentagon-new-off-site-medal/#ixzz2Lb4p6znX
As Hurricane Sandy set its sights on the eastern seaboard, the VFW knew that thousands would be impacted by this devastating storm and would need assistance. VFW Posts, Districts, and Departments responded with donations to the Hurricane Sandy Fund and over $155,000 was collected. Burns Post and Auxiliary 388 of Wausau demonstrated the VFW spirit with a donation of $500. President Dee Dennis, Commander Leon Vanderleest, Relief & Distress Chair Dennis Kruzan, and 2nd Vice President Deb Spatz (l-r) prepared the donation.