VFW reaches out to our friends, families and visitors of the Boston Bombing.
President Barack Obama has proclaimed May 28, 2012 through November 11, 2025 as the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.
March 21, 2013 in National VFW News
VFW announces it is now accepting entries into next year’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. The announcement comes just two weeks after students from across the globe took home their share of nearly $3 million dollars in scholarships and awards from last year’s competitions.
New York has set-up 5 soup kitchens in an attempt to feed those folks who have no heat or electricity and in some cases, no home.
National VFW Commander Richard L. DeNoyer advises joint panel against the temptation to balance the budget on the backs of disabled Veterans and the Military.
All military retirees and active duty service members will see increases in their health care costs under the proposed Department of Defense (DOD) FY 2013 budget.
All existing fees and copays will drastically increase over the next five years. Fees and copays will nearly double for lower retirement pay earners; however, because the budget proposals include tiers which tie future increases based on retired pay, many will pay more than four times the current amount within five years. In addition to increasing existing fees and copays (starting Oct 1, 2012), the budget proposal would also institute entirely new and costly enrollment fees for TRICARE Standard and TRICARE for Life (TFL).
WASHINGTON (February 14, 2012)—America’s military is the strongest and most powerful on Earth because it takes care of the people who take care of the mission, but the nation’s largest combat veterans organization believes that two principal proposals in yesterday’s fiscal year 2013 budget request for the Department of Defense are going to be “deal breakers”