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Author: Network Admin
Posted: September 10, 2016, 4:03 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary has changed their official name to the VFW Auxiliary and now accepts men.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) has appointed a 13-year Army and Desert Storm veteran as the first female Assistant Quartermaster General for the nation’s largest combat veteran service organization.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
The federal initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments to Veterans has crossed a major milestone in its final sprint to eliminate the backlog of Veterans’ benefits claims.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
The DOD has announced a new TRICARE policy that will require military retirees and family members to obtain certain prescription drugs through the mail or at a military treatment facility (MTF).
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
The VFW needs your input on VA health care.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
VFW applauds VA's decision to expand disability benefits for Air Force personnel exposed to contaminated C-123 aircraft.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
The DOD has announced a new TRICARE policy that will require military retirees and family members to obtain certain prescription drugs through the mail or at a military treatment facility (MTF).
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
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Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
The Ladies Auxiliary has changed their official name to the VFW Auxiliary and now accepts men.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
VFW says inadequate military resourcing will cost lives — American lives
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
The VFW needs your input on VA health care.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
VFW applauds VA's decision to expand disability benefits for Air Force personnel exposed to contaminated C-123 aircraft.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
VFW says inadequate military resourcing will cost lives — American lives
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
House of Representatives is set to penalize disabled veterans.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
House of Representatives is set to penalize disabled veterans.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
The federal initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments to Veterans has crossed a major milestone in its final sprint to eliminate the backlog of Veterans’ benefits claims.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
The winners of the 2014-2015 National Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen scholarship competitions were named earlier this month at the National Legislative Conference in Washington DC.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) has appointed a 13-year Army and Desert Storm veteran as the first female Assistant Quartermaster General for the nation’s largest combat veteran service organization.
Author: Network Admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:16 am

image003KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) has appointed a 13-year Army and Desert Storm veteran as the first female Assistant Quartermaster General for the nation’s largest combat veteran service organization.

Debra Anderson was sworn in on August 23, 2015, before the VFW’s National Council of Administration. The announcement comes just days after a historical change to extend VFW Auxiliary membership eligibility to male spouses and male family members, solidifying the VFW’s commitment to membership equality for all military families.

“Since coming to the VFW in 2006, Debra has been dedicated to furthering the VFW’s mission at Post, District and National levels. I have no doubt that she will continue to ensure the VFW remains the top veterans’ service organization FOR VETERANS,” said John Biedrzycki, VFW national commander.

Prior to her appointment, Anderson served as director of Human Resources and Investment Coordinator where she managed all aspects of human resources for the VFW National Headquarters.

Anderson earned her VFW eligibility for service with the U.S. Army during Desert Storm and left the Army in 1993 as a Major. Among her numerous military decorations, she has been awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and Parachutist Badge.

She graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned a master’s degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

Anderson joined the VFW in 2006 at Post 7356 in Parkville, Mo., where she currently maintains her Gold Legacy Life membership. She has served as Voice of Democracy chair, junior vice commander, senior vice commander, All-American Post Commander, trustee and district adjutant.

(via VFW.org)

Author: admin
Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:14 am