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    7/13/2017 - Statement of Michael Figlioli, Deputy Director National Veterans Service Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Before the Subcommittees on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and Oversight & Investigations Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House of Representatives With Respect To “Examining VA’s Processing of Gulf War Illness Claims” WASHINGTON, D.C Chairmen Bost and Bergman, Ranking Members Esty and Kuster and members of the Subcommitte...

    1/7/2011 - The following column first appeared in the January 2011 issue of VFW magazine. Often in history, one war tends to overshadow another. To a certain extent, this has been the case with the Persian Gulf War. Sandwiched between Vietnam and the Iraq/Afghanistan wars, vets of 1991 are sometimes forgotten. On the war’s 20th anniversary it is only appropriate that we commemorate the service and sacrifices of the Americans who evicted Saddam Hussein’s Iraq from Kuwait. No one...

    2/24/2011 - Twenty years ago today, on February 24, 1991, after 6 weeks of intensive bombing against Iraq and its army, the massive ground war in Kuwait, lasting only 100 hours, began. By the end, the Iraq army had been defeated; thousands of its troops had either surrendered or weretaken as prisoners. After 4 days, Kuwait was liberated from its Iraqi neighbor. On February 28th, President George Bush declared a cease-fire, ending the Persian Gulf War. May we never forget those 12...

    1/16/2015 - January 17 marks 24 years since the official commencement of the Persian Gulf War. With this important conflict falling in time between the war in Vietnam and those of Iraq and Afghanistan, unfortunately its veterans are sometimes forgotten. But the VFW remembers, and it takes this opportunity to salute the service and sacrifice of the brave Americans who drove Saddam Hussein’s military forces from Kuwait. The Gulf War served as a model military operation. America’s serv...

    4/7/2016 - Monday, April 11, marks the 25th anniversary of the official cease fire of the Persian Gulf War. As the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) reflects on the conflicts leading up to the Persian Gulf War, we take this opportunity to honor and acknowledge the service and sacrifice of the many Gulf War veterans who selflessly sacrificed to free a nation from evil’s tyrannical grasp. After six weeks of intensive bombing against Iraq and its army, the massive g...

    4/9/2015 - April 11 marks the anniversary of the official cease fire of the Persian Gulf War. The public’s memory fades as years pass, and our speedy victory in Kuwait is often forgotten or shadowed by other conflicts. However, the VFW remembers and it takes this opportunity to honor and salute the Gulf War veterans who fought and selflessly sacrificed to liberate a nation occupied by Saddam Hussein’s evil tyrannical forces. Our Gulf War veterans are remembered for not only liber...

    9/26/2016 - VFW Post 9594 in upstate New York believes in redemption through action. For this reason, it held a ceremony acknowledging Civil War soldier Peter Van Hoesen as a Medal of Honor recipient – despite deserting his regiment and later re-enlisting under another man’s name. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society contacted the Ravena, N.Y., Post in August to inform them of Van Hoesen’s Medal of Honor status, according to Post Commander Trip Powell. This prompted the Post to...

    9/28/2010 - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki today announced the publication of a final regulation in the Federal Register that makes it easier for Veterans to obtain Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and disability compensation for certain diseases associated with service in Southwest Asia (including Iraq) or Afghanistan. “This is part of historic changes in how VA considers Gulf War Veterans’ illnesses,” said Secretary Shinseki. “By setting up scienti...

    11/18/2019 - June/July USS Harry S. Truman: Facing Off Against ISIS 'Sending ISIS to Hell': American Volunteers Wage a Lonely War Preserving the Legacy of the Vietnam War Ambushed at Srok Dong May An Enduring Memorial Tradition: Waterloo, N.Y. Celebrates 150 Years of Memorial Day Project Ensures Final Dignity for Veterans: The Missing in America Project Behind the Ink: Visual Expressions of Memories Hockey Proves Therapeutic for Veterans April Snowball Express Gives Comfort to Gold...

    9/16/2010 - STATEMENT OF JAMES D. WEAR, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR NATIONAL VETERANS SERVICE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WITH RESPECT TO Update of the Post 9/11 GI Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. CHAIRWOMAN HERSETH SANDLIN, RANKING MEMBER BOOZMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE: On behalf of the 2.1 million members of the Veterans of Forei...

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