\VFW National Commander John Biedrzycki, right, with the Naval Academy's Class of 2016 top graduate Thomas J. Wester, center, who aside from a VFW sword also earned seven other awards and scholarships. Soon-to-be Ensign Wester, 22, of Brookfield, Wis., is headed to Stanford University for his master's then off to the Blue Water Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer.
VFW National Commander John Biedrzycki (right) presents his Commander-in-Chief’s coin to Gen. Valery Vostrotin, the Russian co-chairman of the U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs. Looking on is deputy co-chairman Gen. Aleksandr Kirilin.
More than 4,000 hours donated through the VFW's VA's Voluntary Service program earned Roger Gowen (left), senior vice commander of the VFW Department of Arizona U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald's challenge coin. The coin was presented by Brian Duffy, VFW senior vice commander, on Friday, May 13 following Secretary McDonald's remarks at VFW's senior vice training.
VFW Senior Vice Commander Brian J. Duffy and Assistant Adjutant General and Executive Director Robert E. Wallace met with delegation from Chinese People's Liberation Army in Beijing, China to discuss MIA issues.
During a visit to Kentucky, VFW National Commander John Biedrzycki joined VFW Post 6095 commander Gary Carlisle for a tour of the Post’s recreation area at Lake Victoria. The lake welcomes veterans, service members and their families year-round.
On Sunday, Burger King franchise owner and VFW Foundation Board member Mike DeRosa addressed a VFW Service Officer training class in Annapolis, Md., about the VFW Unmet Needs program. Enacted in 2004, the Unmet Needs program has provided $5.5 million to more than 3,800 military families.
Pennsylvania Army National Guardsmen from Detachment 1, C. Company 2-104th Aviation proudly display a VFW flag that has flown multiple MEDVAC missions with the crew. Based out of Johnstown, Pa., the service members are currently deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.