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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 »
  • Annual BURGER KING® Fundraiser Set to Begin Nov. 1
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce that for the twelfth consecutive year, participating BURGER KING® franchisees will be raising funds throughout the month of November for the VFW’s Unmet Needs program. Patrons are encouraged to donate $1 or more to... Read more »
  • National Academies Link Hypertension, MGUS to Agent Orange Exposure
    WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to add hypertension and a precursor to multiple myeloma to the current list of 14 presumptive diseases associated with contact with chemical defoliants used in Vietnam, Thailand, and along the Korean DMZ.... Read more »
  • VA Rates 70 Percent of its Nursing Homes as Failures
    WASHINGTON — The national commanders of the nation’s two largest veterans organizations are demanding that Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie bring immediate attention to his nursing home program that currently has 70 percent of its 132 homes receiving failing grades by the VA’s own rating system. The call... Read more »
  • The Great War's Great Women
    One of the requisite World War I recruitment posters showed a beautiful and composed nurse bending over a young soldier gazing up at her in gratitude and admiration.   Such art was, of course, a fantasy, and  by war’s end it was an affront to truth. Thousands of U.S. nurses served... Read more »
  • VFW National Commander Visits Troops at Fort Irwin
    VFW Commander-in-Chief B.J. Lawrence visited with Army units during predeployment training at the nation’s largest Army training center. Fort Irwin’s National Training Center (NTC) is the only U.S. military training facility that supports brigade-level, live-fire exercises ranging from small arms to aircraft-launched bombs. Lawrence met with the Commanding General of... Read more »
  • VFW Announces New Brand Identity
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., America’s largest and oldest major combat veterans organization, is pleased to announce it has deployed a new look.  The new VFW logo and visual language embraces the organization’s storied 119 years of service to America’s veterans, service members... Read more »