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  • Accountability is a Two-Way Street
    By Brian Duffy — This month marks the third anniversary of a nationwide crisis in access to care that branded the Department of Veterans Affairs as an inept and corrupt government bureaucracy that was failing in its primary mission to care for those who had borne the battle. In the... Read more »
  • VFW Offers SVA Chapters Grants to Change Dialogue on Mental Health
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce the VFW-SVA Mental Health Stand-To grant in support of its commitment to the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and to changing the dialogue surrounding mental health.  The VFW will support events planned and executed... Read more »
  • VFW Strongly Opposes New Tax on Troops
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is strongly opposed to a congressional proposal to reinstate GI Bill enrollment fees on service members. Prior to 2009, troops had the option of paying into the Montgomery GI Bill, an educational benefit created during peacetime that came with a $1,200 non-reimbursable... Read more »
  • Creating a Powerful Elevator Pitch
    It happens daily: You meet someone standing in line for coffee, at a job fair, or at a networking event, and they turn to you and ask, “So, what do you do?” How do you respond? An elevator pitch is what we call that brief response that introduces you to... Read more »
  • VFW Help A Hero Scholarship Recipient Pursues Doctorate
    “When I joined the military, I found strong role models who helped me figure out the direction I wanted my life to take. I depended on them, and they knew they could depend on me.” Zach Dochnahl, 29, who served with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, was... Read more »
  • VFW Offers Emergency Assistance Grants to Westech Student Veterans
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is offering up to $5,000 in emergency assistance grants to each of the nearly three dozen student veterans who once attended Westech College, a now defunct for-profit vocational school in southern California.    “The affected student veterans... Read more »
  • WWI Centennial Commemoration Ceremony Recap
    Washington D.C. – The premiere production with moving tributes, compelling imagery and performances brought crowds to tears and to their feet as the United States World War I Centennial Commission hosted “In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I” yesterday at the... Read more »