Military/Press Releases

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
SAV Act Clears Senate

SAV Act Clears Senate

Untitled Document VFW says more suicide prevention improvements still needed Washinton, D.C. - The Senate today ... More

VFW Statement on Military Pay Commission Report

WASHINGTON (January 29, 2015) — The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission released a 300-page report today that contained 15 specific recommendations regarding military pay and retirement compensation, health benefits and military quality of life programs. The following statement is from John W. Stroud, the national commander of the 1.9 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its A ... More

SafeGuard: The Ultimate Military Ballistic Carrier System

(Jan 2015) - Today's soldiers face greater threats on the battlefield than any army before them. As the U.S. Army's modern enemies – terrorists and insurgents – arm themselves with military-grade weaponry, troops now need to ensure they carry the best equipment available to stay as safe as possible. The brave men and women serving in the world's worst war-zones (Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq) encounter multiple risks whenever they en ... More

VFW Teams up With Cerner to Host Virtual Career Fair

Current and former military, spouses invited to showcase talent KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 22, 2015) —The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN) have joined together to provide career-seeking veterans, service members and military spouses the opportunity to connect with current openings at Cerner at the Cerner - VFW Virtual Career Fair, February 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST). Kansas City-based ... More

New Report from Veterans Service Organizations Calls for VA Focus on Access, Infrastructure, and Caregivers

Washington, DC—Today, four of the nation’s leading veterans service organizations—AMVETS (American Veterans), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)—released a report calling on renewed focus on access to timely, high quality care, particularly for women veterans; continued commitment to reducing the claims backlog; real investments ... More