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    12/13/2017 - WASHINGTON — Following several weeks of negotiations between the U.S. House and Senate, President Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (FY18 NDAA) into law yesterday. The final bill authorizes just over $692 billon for ongoing and planned defense programs, including $65.7 billion for overseas operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, and for the Global War on Terror. Additionally, the FY18 NDAA authorizes $241.2 billion for operations and...

    7/23/2012 - On Monday, July 23, President Obama addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars and discussed his Administration’s work to secure our nation, fight terrorism, renew American leadership in the world, better serve our troops and military families and honor our veterans. In his remarks, President Obama announced a redesign of the Transition Assistance Program. Developed by the Veterans Employment Initiative Task Force established by the President last August, Transition GPS wil...

    3/5/2013 - WASHINGTON­ — During today’s testimony before a joint hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees, the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) pledged the organization will not let America’s veterans be forgotten by Congress or the Administration. Today’s testimony comes just days after the announcement of mandatory Department of Defense budget cuts brought on by sequestration. “The VFW is deeply concerned about the impact...

    7/7/2016 - WASHINGTON — The Veterans Service Organizations who are most often called before Congress for testimony on the state of Veterans Affairs, known in D.C. as "The Big 6," are joining together to call on the Senate to vote on the Veterans First Act. While each has been engaged separately in traditional methods of calling for votes — such as letter-writing and email campaigns — they are now maximizing the power of social media to expand their outreach to get more veterans eng...

    9/25/2009 - VALLEY FALLS, N.Y. — Members of a local VFW hand down their own punishment after a man burns an American flag on their property. We're told the man burned the flag after a bartender at VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls wouldn't serve him alcohol. "Alcohol does strange things to people," said post commander Nick Normile, "but disgrace to the American flag, we can't tolerate that." It's a lesson in patriotism that the disgraced local man--whose identity we're protecting--ma...

    1/6/2017 - This article was originally featured in the January 2017 issue of VFW magazine. Carol Bakke knows what veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder are going through. She’s been there. An Iraq War veteran, Bakke served from 2010 to 2011 with the 778th transportation company with the Army National Guard as a heavy equipment transporter. An explosively formed projectile hit her team on July 18, 2011. When she returned stateside, the dreams and nightmares started — dr...

    12/12/2017 - Does the topic of networking leave a sour taste in your mouth? Are you worried that I’m going to promote “schmoozing,” and handing out business cards like a snake oil salesman? If it does, you’re not alone. But don’t worry. Networking is an important part of your military to civilian transition, and if done correctly, is genuine, fun, interesting and rewarding – not at all slimy and disingenuous. Why Does Networking Matter? Maybe you’ve heard it said: It’s not what you...

    10/19/2009 - WASHINGTON — Representatives of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be telephoning Veterans across the country to explain their education benefits under the new Post-911 GI Bill and ensure beneficiaries are able to receive payments due them. “The Post-9/11 GI Bill is one of our highest priorities,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “Instead of making people wait to hear from us, we’re reaching out to Veterans, so they can get the money they ...

    11/3/2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – November in America traditionally is a month of thankfulness, and the Defense Department chose this month to recognize those who support the nation’s armed forces but who don’t wear the uniform: military families. Barbara Thompson directs the department’s Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth, and Special Needs. She recently spoke with DoD News about Military Family Month and why it matters. “In November, we take the time to draw atten...

    7/15/2013 - When tornadoes ripped through Moore, Okla., on May 20, Daniel Dashiell and his family lost their home, cars and all of their possessions. He was out of town when the tornado hit, but quickly made his way home after hearing on the radio that the tornado had touched down in his family’s hometown. Upon arrival, he was devastated to see the destruction and chaos left behind. As he made his way to where his house had been, he was relieved to find his wife Melissa and their tw...

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