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.
That’s why VFW members from across the nation will take the voice of all veterans to Capitol Hill February 26 – March 2, during our annual VFW Legislative Conference. Continue reading
2017 – 2018 Information for V.O.D. & programs Continue reading
Fall Training and a short quick meeting will be held at the Ladysmith Post 2490, on Sat. Aug. 5, 2017 starting with registration at 08:00 hrs. More information as it arrives.
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 entrée, one starch, salad bar, dessert bar, choice of vegetable, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org there will be a Cootie Scratch We will also be having our spring election for 2017-2018year. 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: St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake, 777 U.S. Highway 8 & 63, Turtle Lake, Wi. 54889. Fri. night $79 + tax 2 adults 715-986-4000 ext. … Continue reading