VFW National Commander Brian Duffy, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, president of Give an Hour, Joan Demetriades, chief strategy officer of One Mind and James Murray of PatientsLikeMe joined together at The National Press Club to kick off the VFW's new mental wellness campaign.
Representing VFW Nationa, Past Commander-in-Chief John Biedrzycki lowers a wreath in the Ohio River at the opening memorial service of the "Sharing and Caring" boat ride for hospitalized veterans in Pittsburgh, Pa. for the last 32 years, the annual 4-day-event has offered thousands of veterans a day's outing from the hospital. Assisting Past Chief Biedrzycki was PA VFW Sr. Vice Commander Dwight Furhman and Michael Iacavazzi, Disabled American Veternas PA state commander.
VFW Life member and Deputy Director for Admin Support Services Jim Canik briefs VFW National Commander Brian Duffy about the 7.3 million military DNA samples on file at the Armed Forces DNA Laboratory at Dover AFB, Del.
Dr. Jeff Walterscheid briefs VFW National Commander Brian Duffy and Armed Forces Medical Examiner Col. Lou Finelli about the use of toxicology analyzers at Dover AFB, Del.
Flanked by Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief Keith Harman (right) and Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief B.J. Lawrence, VFW National Commander Brian Duffy proves that the VFW's leadership team will go to any heights to promote the VFW!
VFW National Commander Brian Duffy recently stopped by the Spring Hill, Tenn., Sport Clips which raised almost $18,000 during last year's Help A Hero campaign, supporting college scholarships for active duty U.S. service members and veterans. While there, Commander Duffy made sure to get the full MVP haircut experience!
Here are all of the exciting ways the VFW has been working FOR VETERANS, service members and their families in 2016!