Military/Press Releases

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 steel armor constru ... More

Compromise Reached on Veterans Access and Accountability Act

WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States thanks the leadership of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees for reaching a compromise agreement to begin fixing the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, which for months has been inundated with confirmed allegations of unofficial patient waiting lists, whistleblower retaliation, and mistrust of everything the department says and does. &l ... More

Air Force Veteran Elected to Lead America's Largest Combat Veterans Organization

New VFW National Commander Vows to Defend Freedom’s Defenders KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 24, 2014) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States concluded its 115th national convention yesterday with the election of the new VFW National Commander, John W. Stroud. Stroud served in the U.S. Air Force from 1976-1997, including a tour in Korea in 1992-1993 with the 51st Fighter Wing at Osan Air Base as a Flight Operatio ... More

TRU-SPEC Making Some Big Announcements This Week!

TRU-SPEC Making Some Big Announcements This Week! TRU-SPEC®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets, has been very busy recently - and is excited to make a few announcements! First,  TRU-SPEC® has added a partnership with A-TACS, one of the most trusted “go-to” force protection and conce ... More

115th VFW National Convention Rolls into St. Louis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 12,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliaries are rolling into the Show Me State this weekend to elect new leadership and to approve resolutions that will guide the national organization’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, and its veteran and military support programs across the country. Vice President Joe Biden has also accepted an invitation to ad ... More

Leading online retailer supports military families with the Back-To-School Brigade™ Joins Forces With Operation Homefront Denver, CO, June 19, 2014-, the leading online retailer of backpacks, handbags, luggage and accessories announced the launch of a new collaboration for the upcoming 2014 back-to-school season. will partner with Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization that serves military members and wounded service members with various support programs across the United S ... More

Watch the VFW National Convention Live From St. Louis

The VFW will stream its 115th National Convention on, live from the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis. Live streaming is set to begin with the annual Memorial Service beginning at 8:30 a.m. (CDT) on July 20.  The stream will pick back up with the call to order of the VFW/VFW Ladies Auxiliary Joint Opening Session. Monday’s lineup includes the presentation of the VFW Armed Forces Award to t ... More