2015 was a busy year for the VFW. Watch to see all of the exciting ways the VFW has been working for veterans, service members and their families over the past year!
VFW National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Jr. (center), VFW Senior Vice Commander Brian J. Duffy (left) and VFW Junior Vice Commander Keith E. Harman (right) were elected as VFW's new leadership team on June 22, 2015 at the 116th VFW National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pa.
CSM Gerald Ecker accepts the 2015 VFW Armed Forces Award on behalf of the U.S. Army Medics at the 116th VFW National Convention. The award was presented in appreciation of the Medics more than 240 years of faithful and dedicated service so that others may live.
Anthony Imperato, president of Henry Repeating Arms presents the VFW's John Stroud with a Military Service Tribute Rifle during the VFW's 116th National Convention. In addition, Mr. Imperato presented the VFW with a surprise $50,000 donation.
The VFW is proud to partner with American Heroes Channel on Salute to Sacrifice, a new weekly programming block dedicated to honoring the heroes who selflessly defend our freedom. Each week from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July weekend, American Heroes Channel will dedicate a Sunday morning to a different topic and veteran organization. Watch Deputy Director, National Veterans Service Ryan Gallucci speak about the VFW and the brave men and women who make up our ranks. Help support the VFW by watching American Heroes Channel this week and visiting www.ahctv.com/sacrifice.
VFW Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief John Biedrzycki and Adjutant General John Hamilton met with U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus during an official visit to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on May 4, 2015. During their visit Biedrzycki and Hamilton received briefings from embassy staff on the status of cooperation between China and the U.S. in regards to MIA recovery efforts.
Commander in Chief John Stroud meets with Republic of China (Taiwan) President Ma Ying-jeou (standing center next to the CIC), during the CIC’s visit to Taiwan. Also pictured are, from left, VFW Adjutant General John Hamilton, Vivian Bernotas, chief of staff for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary National President, Ann Panteleakos, VFW Ladies Auxiliary National President, and Mary Stroud. To the right of President Ma Ying-jeou are representatives from the Republic of China Veterans Affairs Council (VAC).