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  • VFW Opposes Veterans Preference Restriction
    WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is adamantly opposed to a Senate proposal that would restrict veterans preference to a one-time deal when applying for work within the federal government. “Veterans preference was created because military veterans are at a competitive disadvantage when applying for federal jobs,” said VFW National […]
  • VFW Statement on Orlando Shooting
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 17, 2016) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is extending its heartfelt condolences to all the families of the dead and wounded from the horrific shooting early Sunday morning at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., by an alleged radicalized religious extremist.
  • VFW Supports Expanding Fertility Treatment Options for Veterans
    WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest and oldest major combat veterans’ organization sent a letter to Congress today in strong support of a provision to expand fertility treatment options for veterans who lost their ability to have children as a direct result of their service-connected injuries.
  • VFW Salutes United States Army for 241 Years of Service
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – June 14, 2016, marks the 241st year of service from the United States Army. The U.S. Army has evolved drastically since it was originally organized as the Continental Army in 1775; battlefields have transformed, weaponry has evolved, faces have come and gone, military uniforms have varied, but one thing holds fast: […]
  • VFW Announces its Freedoms Foundation High School Teacher Award Winners
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) is pleased to announce that five high school teachers have been selected to receive a special grant as part of a new initiative with the Freedoms Foundation. Annually, since 1999, winners from the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio essay contest have attended the Spirit of […]
  • VFW to Obama: ‘No Confused Politics Here’
    WASHINGTON (June 2, 2016) — In defending his administration’s handling of the economy, President Obama took a swipe at the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States yesterday by alleging it was confused by rightwing media pundits and outlets.
  • VFW Announces Winners of Its Annual Scout of the Year Scholarship Competition
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 3, 2016) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) is proud to announce the top three winners of the 2015-16 Scout of the Year scholarship competition. Enacted in 2001, the Scout of the Year competition was designed to reward eligible members of the Boy Scouts and Girl […]
  • VFW, DAV, Legion Respond to McCain Attack
    WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) attacked the nation's largest and most influential veterans' service organizations last Friday by alleging they were opposed to the Veterans Choice Program that created a new, but temporary, option for veterans to receive health care from non-Department of Veterans Affairs providers. The senator’s comments specifically targeted the Veterans of […]
  • VFW Auxiliary Announces 2016 Continuing Education Scholarship Winners
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Auxiliary is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Continuing Education Scholarship. Four $1,000 scholarships were awarded, one in each of the four Auxiliary Conferences.
  • This Memorial Day, American Heroes Channel’s Second-Annual ‘Salute to Sacrifice’ Pays Tribute to the Bravery of Our Armed Forces
    (Silver Spring, Md.) — American Heroes Channel (AHC) today announced SALUTE TO SACRIFICE 2016, the network’s second-annual multi-platform campaign honoring the valor and selflessness of our nation’s veterans and active duty service members. Together with partners and veterans support groups The American Legion, The Bob Woodruff Foundation, Got Your 6, United Service Organizations (USO), Veterans […]