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    10/13/2009 - WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is applauding Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki’s decision to increase by three the number of illnesses that can now be linked to the herbicide defoliant Agent Orange, which was used extensively during the Vietnam War. Today’s addition of hairy cell leukemia, Parkinson’s disease and ischemic heart disease raises to 15 the total number of “presumed” service-connected illnesses the VA considers linked to Agen...

    8/31/2010 - WASHINGTON — The new national commander of the 2.1 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliaries is saluting the Department of Veterans Affairs for making it easier for Vietnam veterans suffering from illnesses related to Agent Orange exposure to receive the healthcare and benefits they earned and deserve. Today's publishing of a final regulation in the Federal Register could see disability checks being issued for three new illnesses by the end ...

    6/18/2015 - WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United is saluting today’s decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to begin accepting disability claims from veterans potentially exposed to Agent Orange-contaminated aircraft in the post-Vietnam era. The decision by VA Secretary Bob McDonald could now benefit as many as 1,500 to 2,100 Air Force and Air Force Reserve personnel who might suffer from any of 14 presumptive medical conditions that have been determined ...

    9/25/2018 - The VFW Action Corps is our national grassroots advocacy network comprised of more than 300,000 VFW members and patriotic supporters of veterans. This group stays 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. Join the VFW Ac...

    10/3/2018 - Who We Are The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. We trace our roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care ...

    10/4/2018 - The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any nation in the world. The Department of Veterans Affairs health care system offers a broad spectrum of assistance available to active-duty service members, veterans and their families. You fulfilled your commitment; now it's the government's turn. Take advantage of all the benefits you've earned and deserve. Let a VFW Service Officer help. Crisis Management If you are a Veteran in cr...

    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...

    5/8/2018 - WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting the House Veterans Affairs Committee for passing H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017. The VFW-supported bill, which must still be approved by the full House and Senate before going to the president, would restore benefits to thousands of Vietnam veterans, expand inclusive dates to those who served along the Korean DMZ, and benefit children born with spina bifida due to a par...

    6/10/2014 - On Monday, national leadership and representatives from the VFW held two separate town hall meetings in an effort to gain more insight into the issues veterans are facing at local Baltimore and Kansas City VA medical centers by hearing directly from veterans who rely on them for care. More than 100 veterans attended each town hall and though the events were hosted more than 1,000 miles apart, the primary issues were the same. It’s no surprise that wait times for ...

    9/25/2014 - On the evening of September 29, 1899, thirteen men — veterans who had fought on Cuba during the Spanish-American War — gathered at a tailor shop in Columbus, Ohio. They shared their accounts of what was then, the most popular war in America’s history, but further, to discuss how they could assist their fellow veterans and the dependents of their fallen comrades. These men could not have known then what would grow from such humble beginnings. The simple and self...

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