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    2/1/2017 - VFW’s Action Corps is a force of more than 300,000 grassroots political activists. Its members reinforce VFW’s positions—such as the organization’s Priority Goals—through emails, letters, phone calls and social media posts aimed at the nation’s lawmakers. According to Ken Wiseman, who leads the Action Corps, the group is a sophisticated tool that harnesses the power of the VFW’s and its Auxiliary’s 1.7 million members. “The Action Corps is what gives the VFW its strength...

    6/21/2017 - In the civilian workplace, jobs are attained through a very different application, screening and evaluation process than in the military. A critical part of the hiring process is the job interview – a meeting where you are evaluated on how you present yourself, interact with others, answer and ask questions, and set yourself apart from others. The interview determines whether you move further in the hiring process, or you’re shown the door. Types of Interviews Recruiter...

    10/3/2017 - I wish I could tell you there was a magic formula for finding a meaningful job after you leave the military. There isn’t. Every person’s job search process looks and feels different, and there is no secret you’re missing in making the transition. Leaving the military to work in the private sector might look familiar – you were a civilian before you joined the military, right? – but much of it will feel different. What can you control? Navigating the job search starts b...

    12/11/2014 - “You can’t internalize this forever. You gotta find that link with somebody or some group or something that’ll make you let it go, that’ll help you let it go.” – Don, Vietnam War veteran When Don returned home from Vietnam he brought horrific memories from the war back with him. To make matters more difficult, some of his peers looked down on his service. Don busied himself at home to avoid situations that might evoke feelings that he wanted to bury. After 9...

    1/13/2014 - Mike, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He spent years keeping his combat-related emotions locked up—and depression, anger, and stress kept building in him. A hunting trip with fellow Veterans spent talking about combat experiences finally prompted him to reach out for help. Through counseling and with assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Mike was able to overcome his challenge...

    11/22/2013 - The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a marketing scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National Call Center (800-827-1000) or the GI Bill Call Center (888-442-4551) phone numbers. A marketing company created two phone numbers that differ from the real VA numbers by one digit. If a veteran misdials and calls the bogus number, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain sensitive personal data, to include credit ...

    5/6/2015 - Terry Jacobson served in the Navy from 1963-1967 aboard the U.S.S. Taylor. It was the summer after high school when he enlisted. He was 18, unemployed and looking for purpose. Now 69 years old, Jacobson has spent his whole life serving and advocating for his fellow veterans. As a VFW Service Officer in Denver, veteran and 50-year VFW member, Terry Jacobson is a true veterans’ advocate. Jacobson has served as everything from All American Department Commander to All Americ...

    6/3/2016 - WASHINGTON — In defending his administration’s handling of the economy, President Obama took a swipe at the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States yesterday by alleging it was confused by rightwing media pundits and outlets. During a speech in Elkhart, Ind., the president said “I'm concerned when I watch the direction of our politics. I mean, we have been hearing this story for decades — tales about welfare queens, talking about takers, talking about the 47 perce...

    8/19/2008 - ORLANDO, Fla. — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) addressed VFW’s Business Session today, saying political contenders should “debate disagreements on the merits of policy” only. The U.S. cannot “secure our country by just talking tough without acting tough and smart,” he said. He outlined his foreign policy views on Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Georgia. In addition, he presented proposals regarding VA improvements as well as other forms of...

    8/19/2008 - ORLANDO, Fla. — Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), the first Cuban-born American elected to the U.S. Senate, expressed his appreciation for his adopted country and those who defend it. “As an immigrant my admiration for veterans knows no bounds,” said the Orlando native. “I’m immensely grateful for your service. I lived under oppression.” Martinez proudly proclaimed that a VA hospital will be built in Orlando—one of the largest areas in the nation without one—in the “not too d...

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