The VFW Action Corps is the VFW’s national grassroots advocacy
network comprised of nearly 300,000 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:
Continued efforts to get comprehensive caregiver support for all generations of
veterans. Ongoing support for those veterans exposed to Agent Orange
while serving at sea.
- June 2016: Nearly 13,000 emails, letters and messages were sent opposing the privatization of the VA. More than half of VFW members surveyed have reported that they prefer their care at the VA, even when they have other options, and would also recommend it to their fellow veterans.
2015: Contacted members of Congress 10,000 times to ensure elimination of the
1% COLA penalty for future military retiree’s.
2015: More than 5,000 advocates sent nearly 12,000 emails and letters to win
passage of a matching contribution for military service member’s Thrift Savings
Plan retirement account.
2015: Nearly 10,000 people mobilized through the Action Corps to successfully
demand full funding for the VA’s budget ensuring no veteran is forgotten.
2015: Pressured Congress to pass the Clay Hunt SAV Act which funds vital
suicide prevention programs.
- September 2014: Congress updated the VFW’s
charter to reflect the service of women in the military. More than 5,600
emails and letters were sent to Congress by our members and supporters.