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ENDING SEQUESTRATION TOPS VFW LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
More than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. are arriving in the Nation’s Capital this weekend to urge their members of Congress to end sequestration.
“We are still a nation at war,” said VFW National Commander William A. Thien, “and our duty is to end the sequester and fight continued attempts to force veterans, service members and their families to shoulder an unfair share of the nation’s debt, fight for advance appropriations for all VA accounts, and fight to preserve the safety and security of the United States and the continued viability of the All-Volunteer Military.”
Addressing Various Veterans Economic Issues - Feb 25, 2010
Addressing Various Veterans Economic Issues 2010-02-25 STATEMENT OF JUSTIN BROWN, LEGISLATIVE ASSOCIATE NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY UNITED STATES
Attention High School Students: Enter VFW's Voice of Democracy Competition
VFW has supported the education of our country’s most promising
and talented students with impressive scholarships for more than 60 years.
We’re excited to announce that now is the time to submit an audio-essay
for VFW’s Voice of Democracy scholarship competition, open to students in grades 9-12.
NAVAJO WOMAN RECEIVES VFW 'SPORT CLIPS HELP A HERO SCHOLARSHIP
“Growing up on the reservation, I learned to be resourceful. We hauled our water from the windmill and used kerosene lanterns for light,” said Courtney Etsitty, 28. “A wood-burning stove was our only heat source.”
Etsitty is a former Marine and proud Navajo woman from Teesto, Ariz. Born to two Marines, she and her brother were sent to live with their grandmother on a reservation while her parents served overseas.
The experience changed Etsitty’s lease on life and inspired her to serve her country.
Voice of Democracy
Voice of Democracy is an audio-essay competition for High School students for an opportunity to win a scholarship for college.
SCHOLARSHIP PUSHES SAILOR TO NEW HEIGHTS
“I wanted to work where I made a difference and served a
greater purpose,” said Konstantine Rudenko, 24, of Midland Park, N.J. “And with
the attitude I had out of high school, I knew I wouldn’t succeed in college.
The answer was the U.S. Navy.”
Rudenko enlisted in 2007 and is currently working as a
Yeoman First Class Petty Officer at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in
Newport, R.I., where he also volunteers as Assistant Cross Country Coach.
Rudenko has previously served tours in Iraq and Kuwait.
VFW and Sport Clips Haircuts Award 93 Veterans with Scholarships
Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce 93 veterans have been awarded VFW
“Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships” this fall, totaling more than $380,000.
VFW is First Veterans Organization to Join VA’s #VetQ Initiative
the Department of Veterans Affairs launched #VetQ, a new initiative that will provide quick and credible
information and vast resources to any veteran, service member or family member
seeking answers on a wide array of service-related questions.
Scout of the Year Scholarship
Scout of the Year Scout of the Year Scholarship winners and guidelines. 1st Place Winner Robert Morgan is the winner of a $5,000 VFW Scholarship for being selected as the “VFW Scout of the Year” in the organization’s National Competition. Robert was sponsored by Department of California.
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