Military/Press Releases

VFW Wants New Colorado Hospital Built

Untitled Document WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is calling on Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs to work through a funding impasse for a new VA medical center in Aurora, Colo. If an agreement is not reached by the end of this week, VA will hit a mandatory spending cap that will force the project to shut down for the second time in six months, and with the very real possi ... More

VFW Releases New Veterans Choice Program Survey Report

Untitled Document WASHINGTON — The latest survey report by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. reveals that veteran participation and awareness of the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Choice Program are improving, but that there are still fundamental areas of concern that must be addressed in order to ensure every veteran who is eligible for the new program is provided the opportunity to use it. The pr ... More

VFW Urges House to Approve Defense Bill

Untitled Document New retirement plan could be greatest recruiting and retention tool ever WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is urging the U.S. House of Representatives to approve the National Defense Authorization Act when it comes up for a vote next week. The $495.9 billion base budget provides additional funding for fighter aircraft, helicopters, ship building and missile defense. It als ... More

VFW Files Suit Against VA

Untitled Document New claims procedure benefits the government, not veterans WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Disabled American Veterans filed a joint lawsuit yesterday to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to change a new claims submission procedure that was created solely to benefit the VA, not veterans. The main issue is the elimination of an informal claims process and ... More

Getac Announces Veretos Mobile Video System

Untitled Document IRVINE, Calif. - Getac, a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, announced today its release of the Veretos Mobile Video System (MVS). The Veretos MVS is an in-car mobile video recording system engineered for use in law enforcement vehicles to capture all activities in and around the vehicle as they happen. Designed for superior performance, expandability and ease of use, Getac’s Veretos M ... More

VFW: CNN Anchor Comment Devoid of Reality

Untitled Document WASHINGTON — Amidst the Baltimore street rioting this week came an on-air comment Tuesday from CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin that seemingly blamed the tension on military veterans who return from war and become police officers prepared to do battle in communities they don’t know. She publicly apologized this morning, but the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States ... More

VFW Calls New VA Appropriations Bill ‘Bad for Veterans’

Untitled Document Washington - The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States said the U.S. House of Representatives is set to penalize disabled veterans this week if it votes to reduce the Department of Veterans Affairs budget request by more than $1.5 billion. “The nationwide crisis in care and confidence that erupted in the VA last year was caused in many ways by a lack of ... More

Getac Announces Significant Upgrades to Company’s Fastest-Selling F110 Rugged Tablet and V110 Rugged Convertible Notebo ...

Untitled Document IRVINE, CA — Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, today released the updated V110 rugged convertible and the updated F110 rugged tablet, making Getac’s fastest-selling products even better. The second generation F110 and V110 products each feature a fifth generation Intel Processor, Intel HD Graphics 5500, an eight-megapixel rear camera, a front HD webcam and an updated Lu ... More

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