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  • VFW to Draw for 'Return to Vietnam' Trip
    If you received a Purple Heart for being wounded in Vietnam, you could be one of nine lucky veterans to win the VFW's "Return to Vietnam" trip. This in-country tour from April 25 - May 8, 2019, will include the sites of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the DMZ,... Read more »
  • VFW Expands Benefit Offerings for Members
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce it is teaming up with UNA, the nation’s fastest-growing group purchasing organization, to expand its offering of benefits to VFW members to include discounts on hotels, office supplies and entertainment tickets.  With this new... Read more »
  • Following in His Father’s Footsteps
    Laurence "Buckshot" Blumer is named after a World War II hero and fighter pilot, his father. Major Laurence “Scrappy” Blumer was known as the “Fastest Ace in the West” when he shot down five FW-190s in 15 minutes of aerial combat. “I loved my father very much and always wanted... Read more »
  • VFW to Deliver Veterans' Voice to Congress
    WASHINGTON — More than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. are arriving in the nation’s capital this weekend to urge their members of Congress to continue transforming the Department of Veterans Affairs so that it can more efficiently and effectively serve America’s veterans. “The... Read more »
  • VFW Launches Mobile App for 2017 Legislative Conference
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With its 2017 Legislative Conference only weeks away, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. has designed a new mobile event app to give attendees the tools needed to make the most of their visit to the nation’s capital. As the official guide to the... Read more »
  • VFW to Take Veterans’ Voice to Capitol Hill
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Next weekend, more than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the nation’s largest and oldest war veterans’ organization begin rallying in Washington, D.C., to voice the concerns of veterans directly with the nation’s lawmakers during the 2017 VFW Legislative Conference, Feb.... Read more »
  • VFW Testifies: ‘Congress Must End Sequestration!’
    WASHINGTON — This afternoon, before a joint hearing of the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees, Brian Duffy, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. delivered testimony focused on fixing the VA and ending sequestration. “Let me be perfectly clear: Congress must end sequestration!” he told... Read more »