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  • Missouri VFW Post Wins $20,000 USAA Giveaway
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Yesterday evening, USAA representatives and local VFW leaders gathered with members of the St. Francois County community to announce VFW Post 2426 in Desloge, Mo., as the recipient of a $20,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Post’s former commander, Dennis Sweet, and USAA’s Salute Your Post Giveaway.... Read more »
  • Army Infantryman Pursues Teaching Career
    Stephen Gerard, of Sherwood, Ore., looks forward to pursuing his passion for science and education after graduating from Portland State University. He was recently awarded the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship,” and will soon graduate with his bachelor’s in general science and geology. Gerard plans to apply for... Read more »
  • Defense Authorization Act Signed Into Law
    WASHINGTON — Following several weeks of negotiations between the U.S. House and Senate, President Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (FY18 NDAA) into law yesterday. The final bill authorizes just over $692 billon for ongoing and planned defense programs, including $65.7 billion for overseas operations in... Read more »
  • #MoreThan Caregiver Fatigue
    As we reflect on National Family Caregivers Month, it’s important to remember that elevating the veteran voice doesn’t just include veterans, it also includes caregivers, the Hidden Heroes of the military community. PatientsLikeMe, a VFW Mental Wellness Campaign partner, recently kicked off a video series asking members to share the... Read more »
  • #MoreThan Lung Cancer
    November was Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and as part of an ongoing video series from PatientsLikeMe - a key supporter of the VFW Mental Wellness Campaign - we heard from veteran Joe on his battle with lung cancer. “Yesterday was my first birthday,” Joe says. “One year, cancer free.” PatientsLikeMe launched... Read more »
  • Goal-shattering $1.25 Million Donated by Sport Clips Haircuts to VFW for Help A Hero Scholarships
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Today Sport Clips Haircuts donated $1.25 million to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Foundation to support active-duty U.S. service members’ and veterans’ scholarships through the Help A Hero program. This year's fundraising target was shattered when Sport Clips’ clients and product partner donations... Read more »
  • VFW Releases Survey Results on TRICARE Program Changes
    WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is releasing the results of a TRICARE survey that focused on the changes to the military health care program as mandated by the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The 33-question survey also focused on the awareness and... Read more »