Military/Press Releases

Iranian Deal Must Include Marine’s Release

Untitled Document KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is demanding that the safe release of former U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Amir M. Hekmati be linked to any potential deal with Iran. The U.S.-born Hekmati, a native of Flint, Mich., was in Iran visiting relatives in 2011 when he was arrested and accused of being a spy. He would be subsequently tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. ... More

VFW Statement Regarding VA ‘Crow Flies’ Rule Change

Untitled Document Washington - Today the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will change the measurement calculation from geodesic straight line to actual driving distances to determine if veterans are eligible for non-VA care closer to where they reside. The announcement was exactly what the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States wanted to hear, especially since more than 2,500 member response ... More

Absolute Software Expands Partnership with Getac

Persistence technology to be embedded in a broad range of Getac rugged notebooks and tablets Vancouver, Canada: March 17, 2015 – Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced an expanded partnership with Getac, a leading manufacturer of rugged computers. Under this agreement, Pe ... More

VA Establishes MyVA Advisory Committee

Untitled Document Highly Respected Group of Outside Leaders to Advise VA Secretary Washington - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the establishment of the MyVA Advisory Committee (MVAC). The Committee brings together skilled experts from the private, non-profit and government sectors to assist in reorienting the Department to better meet the needs of Veterans. This Committee is charged with ad ... More

VFW Releases Initial Report on Veterans Choice Program

Untitled Document WASHINGTON (March 3, 2015) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. will deliver to Congress this week its initial report on the implementation of the new Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Choice Program. The report is based on a survey of more than 2,500 VFW members over the first three months of the Veterans Choice Program, which VA launched on November 5, 2014. “It is important ... More

VFW Takes on Capitol Hill for its Annual Legislative Conference

Untitled Document The conference runs March 1-5 in Washington, D.C. VFW members around the country are preparing to take on Washington, D.C. for the VFW’s annual Legislative Conference which runs March 1-5. Every year, the VFW takes the voices of America’s veterans directly to the nation’s elected lawmakers to remind them of the promises they made and to ensure they remain focused on the many issu ... More

Morgan Advanced Materials Introduces Buoyant Lightweight Rifle Plate

(Jan 2015) - Morgan Advanced Materials’ Composites and Defence Systems business has introduced a buoyant, lightweight rifle plate insert for military and security personnel which is capable of stopping 7.62mm rifle ammunition yet is still less than 1kg in weight. The new 20mm-thick rifle plate is manufactured from ultra-lightweight, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene hybrid composite materials which have been designed ... More