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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 ...

    11/28/2018 - 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...

    12/1/2018 - 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...

    12/7/2018 - 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 ...

    5/22/2013 - STATEMENT OF GERALD T. MANAR, DEPUTY DIRECTOR NATIONAL VETERANS SERVICE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE RECORD COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WITH RESPECT TO Expediting Claims or Exploiting Statistics: An Examination of VA’s Special Initiative to Process Rating Claims Pending Over Two Years WASHINGTON, D.C. MR. CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS...

    6/7/2018 - Statement of Ken Wiseman, Associate Director National Legislative Service Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health With Respect To “An Assessment of the Potential Health Effects of Burn Pit Exposure among Veterans” WASHINGTON, DC Chairman Dunn, Ranking Member Brownley and members of the Subcommittee, on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United...

    4/5/2017 - Statement of Patrick Murray, Associate Director National Legislative Service Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs With Respect To H.R. 105, H.R. 299, H.R. 1328, H.R. 1329, H.R. 1390, H.R. 1564, and H.R. 1725 WASHINGTON, DC Chairman Bost, R...

    12/2/2008 - Robert F. Dorr’s December 1 commentary, “VFW, Legion must modernize in order to thrive” is interesting reading but regrettably focuses on archaic stereotypes that are simply re-hashing many of his embedded misunderstandings of what veterans service organizations really accomplish.The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U. S. was founded in 1899 by Spanish-American and Philippine War veterans who returned home to a government that bore little responsibility to care for wound...

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