The VFW Action Corps is the VFW’s national grassroots advocacy
network comprised of more than 55,000 VFW members and
patriotic supporters of veterans. Members of the VFW Action Corps stay up-to-date on the issues facing our veterans, our military and their families,
standing ready to email, write, call and visit our nation’s lawmakers to make
their voices heard.
The VFW Action
Corps is free and open to all patriotic Americans who care about the military
and veterans’ communities.
VFW Action Corps
VFW Action Corps Weekly, an easy-to-read electronic newsletter that highlights
the VFW’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.
access to a nationwide database of contact information for all elected
officials, a congressional directory.
VFW “Action Alerts” telling them how they can get involved when our nation’s
veterans, service members, and their families need their voices heard on
The VFW Action Corps is what gives the VFW its strength in advocating for
our nation’s heroes. Working hand-in-hand with the VFW’s National Legislative
Service -- whose office is in eye-shot of the Capitol dome in Washington -- members of the VFW Action Corps are armed with all of the tools and information
they need to help the VFW in its mission to support our nation’s veterans. So
join the VFW Action Corps today and add your voice to the thousands of
veterans’ advocates making a difference every day, and if you’re already a
member of the VFW Action Corps, encourage your friends and neighbors to join
Here are some of the recent landmark victories where the VFW Action Corps
stood up for our veterans, service members, and their families:
- Ongoing: Continuing to press the Senate on passage of S.
1982, a comprehensive veterans’ benefits bill that includes expansion of
caregiver programs, improved mental health programs, and in-state tuition. To
date, the VFW Action Corps has sent 10,000 messages to every Senate office.
- August 2014: Pushed Congress to pass the compromised Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 which will provide necessary resources, reduce appointment waiting times, and provide veterans timely access to quality VA health care.
- January 2014: Repealed reductions in cost-of-living adjustments
for military retirees after generating more than 30,000 emails and countless
phone calls to every Congressional office on Capitol Hill.
- December 2013: Helped the House pass in-state tuition protections
for recently-transitioned veterans by a vote of 390-0.
- April 2013: Reinstated military Tuition Assistance after
generating more than 14,000 emails to every Congressional office on Capitol Hill
- July 2013: Upheld the dignity and honor of Purple Heart
recipients by generating more than 15,000 emails to Congress opposing the
establishment of the Distinguished Warfare Medal.