Sept-Oct 2016 Checkpoint

September/October 2016

  • VFW Department of California Helps Veterans Regroup After Wildfires
  • Nevada Outreach Event Aids Vets and Adds Members
  • Convention Attendees Voice Opinions on VFW’s Strengths, Weaknesses and Future
  • VFW Health Fair Provides Screenings and Assistance with Claims
June July 2016 Checkpoint
July/August 2016
  • Michigan Post Leads Efforts to Rename Football Field for Fallen Marine
  • Voice of Democracy Winner Has a ‘Patriot’s Heart’
  • Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest Draws 131,000 Students
  • Three Departments Earn Multiple Awards in 2016 VFW National Publications Contest
May/June 2016
  • Illinois Post Commander Finds Camaraderie in Ruck March
  • Iraq Vet in Florida Helps Serve 800 Vets Annually
  • Virginia Post Promotes Honorary Day for Service Dogs
  • Auxiliary Sponsors Baby Shower for Women Vets
March/April 2016
  • Pro Wrestlers Stage Matches to Aid Detroit-Area Post
  • VFW Helps 133 Vets Attend College
  • Astronaut Joins Colorado Post from Outer Space
  • Patio and Fire Pit Added to Draw in Younger Members at Rhode Island Post


January/February 2016
  • Georgia VFW Post Selected for Adam Sandler Movie
  • VFW First to Support Gulf War Memorial
  • Retired Marine Finds Passion in Helping Others 
  • VFW Members Participate in Mud Run to Benefit SEAL Children