VFW Legislative Conference

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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Past Commander Installed as State Commander

Plover Veterans of Foreign Wars member John “Trapper” Schultz was elected to the office of VFW State Commander at the annual VFW State Convention in Oshkosh on Saturday, June 17. Following the election, he took the oath of office and was escorted to the podium by Wisconsin VFW State Honor Guard Colonel Steve Pepper. He was then installed into the VFW’s highest state office during a formal ceremony conducted by Past VFW State Commander Earl Banks. Schultz hails from Junction City and has been a Life Member Plover VFW Post 10262 since 2005. He earned his VFW eligibility by serving a 25-month tour of duty in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with 28 years of  service. Commander Schultz served as Plover VFW Post Commander for five consecutive terms. The post earned “All-State Team White Hat Status,” a distinguished individual and post award for exceeding the standard goals of service to the post and community, all five years. The Plover Post was also a National Outstanding Community Service Post for two of those years. He … Continue reading

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Funeral Services Set for “Colonel” Matt Mayer

Visitation & Services to be This Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00pm Continue reading

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We’ve Lost A Great Friend…

Matt Mayer kept our colors high and our pride of country on full display. Continue reading

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The annual Bob Munro Award for outstanding service to Veterans and Current Service Members will be awarded at our 7th District MidWinter Meeting. Here are the details and link to the Application Form for 2016. Continue reading

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“Trapper John” runs for Junior Vice

Seventh District Commander “Trapper John” Schultz has announced his candidacy for Department Junior Vice Commander. The election will be held at the Department Convention in Wausau on June 6. Schultz is an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was named All State Post Commander five times and twice won a National Community Service Award and has served in numerous state and national assignments. He is presently the office manager of the VFW Veterans Service Office in Milwaukee.

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We Mourn the Loss of One of Our Best

Friend, confidante, advisor, leader. Ed Mortensen will be missed. Continue reading

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Time Is Running Out!

Act Now! Your participation supports our Services To Veterans! Continue reading

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VA Rule Change Proposal Needs Your Input

Catch-22 rule currently leaves some veterans graves unmarked, and forgotten. You can help change the rules!

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Your members can help put this campaign over the top! Learn how you can help…. Continue reading

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