VFW National Commander John Stroud presents his “Chief’s Medallion” to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh inside the Pentagon on Tuesday. Stroud was in town for the annual VFW Legislative Conference, where he met with senior military leaders as well as testified before a joint hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees.
VFW National Commander John Stroud presented Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with the 2015 VFW Congressional Award for his significant legislative contributions on behalf of veterans issues. Pictured left to right: Brian Duffy, VFW junior vice commander, John Biedrzycki, VFW senior vice commander, John Stroud, VFW national commander, Senator Bernie Sanders and VA Secretary Robert McDonald.
VA Secretary Robert McDonald addressed VFW members during the 2015 VFW Legislative Conference evening reception.
VFW National Commander John Stroud, together with Department of Washington Commander Fred Green, presented a certificate of appreciation to James Olmstead, Sport Clips Vancouver East store manager, in appreciation for being the largest donor in the state to VFW's National Military Services.
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VFW Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy tours Clark Cemetery with John Gilbert. Gilbert, VFW Pacific Areas District 7 Commander and VFW Clark Cemetery Chairman, discussed the continuing VFW efforts to restore the cemetery to a dignified condition.
VFW National Commander John Stroud presents his Commander-in-Chief’s Medallion to Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens inside the Pentagon on November 13, 2014.