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  • Painting Away the Trauma
    In the aftermath of experiencing war, some VFW members have returned to their previous passion — art — to manage post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and bring hope to others. VFW Life member Pete Damon is one of them. He was in Iraq for only a few weeks when everything... Read more »
  • 'What We Do Changes Lives'
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of VFW’s National Veterans Service (NVS) Department. That is a century of working on behalf of the nation’s veterans to ensure they are granted the benefits they have earned. It’s not an easy mission, as the NVS staff at VFW’s Washington... Read more »
  • VFW and SVA Announce 2019 Student Veteran Fellowship Class
    WASHINGTON – Ten Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. members and Student Veterans of America leaders have been selected for the 2019 VFW-SVA Fellowship program. The announcement was made Saturday at SVA’s 11th National Conference in Orlando, Fla. The 10 fellows will now join more than 500 VFW members... Read more »
  • VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is now accepting submissions for its 2019 National Publications Contest. VFW publications published up to four times annually, or five or more times annually, will be judged in four categories.* The categories are: Department-level publications: Newspaper/Newsletter... Read more »
  • VFW Announces Spring Scholarship Recipients
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce its “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program has surpassed awarding $5.7 million in scholarships to nearly 1,300 military and student veterans. The latest award of more than $768,000 will now help ensure 172... Read more »
  • Is the Cyberworld Safer Than the 3-D World?
    With every passing year, more and more of Americans’ lives are lived online. Why drive to the bank or the DMV when you can deposit checks with your cell phone and renew your driver’s license from home? Adults socialize with friends, pay bills and file their taxes online. High school... Read more »
  • Texas VFW Post Brings Christmas Spirit to Community
    VFW Post 2195 will host its second “Operation North Pole” event on Dec. 15 in the dining room of Market Street in Allen. Children will speak to Mrs. Claus, who will be set up across town, through a ham radio. Post member Jim Brevard, a Vietnam War veteran who served from 1964-65... Read more »