Military/Press Releases

VFW Youth Scholarship Competition Deadline Quickly Approaching

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The VFW is still accepting entries for the 2014-2015 VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. The deadline for student entries in both contests is Nov. 1. The VFW’s scholarship competitions are dedicated to promoting patriotism among America’s youth. Students are asked to submit an essay in response to a question or statement on a subject that encourages them ... More

Defense Mobile and the VFW to Connect and Improve the Lives of Veterans and U.S. Service Members

The VFW supports Defense Mobile Corporation’s launch of ARMYmobile, NAVYmobile, AIRFORCEmobile, MARINESmobile, and COASTGUARDmobile during the 115th VFW National Convention. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 3, 2014) - Defense Mobile Corporation (DMC) and the VFW announce an affinity relationship to deliver miliSOURCE, a new mobile application and service designed to provide users with profile driven information regarding their spec ... More

Original Footwear Purchases Altama and Wellco Footwear Brands

STOCKTON, CA (August, 2014) - Original S.W.A.T.®, the leading value-minded tactical footwear manufacturer, is pleased to announce that our company, Original Footwear, has purchased the majority of the assets of Tactical Holdings and Operations Inc. as of August 15th, 2014. Most notably we welcome the Wellco and Altama companies—brands with a wealth of history, research, and footwear technology. These premier footwear brands ... More

President Signs Critical Veterans’ Legislation Into Law

VFW on hand for signing of VA Access, Choice and Accountability Act WASHINGTON – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) was on hand today at Fort Belvoir, VA as the president signed H.R. 3230, the VA Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 into law. The newly signed law will provide the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an additional $15 billion of emergency funding to ensure veterans who can ... More

Congress Passes Emergency VA Funding Bill

Eight members vote against veterans WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is relieved that Congress finally did what they were elected to do and passed an emergency funding bill at the last minute to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome a nationwide crisis in care and confidence. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act o ... More

VFW is First Veterans Organization to Join VA’s #VetQ Initiative

VFW is proud to be a leader in helping veterans online KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs launched #VetQ, a new initiative that will provide quick and credible information and vast resources to any veteran, service member or family member seeking answers on a wide array of service-related questions. The VFW was the first veterans service organization to join VA as an official partner to its latest ... More

Lenco Announces Successful Blast Testing of BEAR® Troop Transport Armored Vehicle

July 2014- Lenco Industries, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of armored police vehicles, announces successful underbody and side blast testing of the BEAR® 17-man Troop Transport Armored Vehicle designed for Military and Government personnel and International Security Forces operating in hostile environments around the world.    The blast resistant BEAR combines Lenco’s proven Mil-Spec ... More