Military/Press Releases

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

POW/MIA Mission Reorganization Moves Forward

‘Mission accomplishment is what’s important to the VFW’ WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest war veterans’ organization is hopeful that the impending merger and realignment of several Defense Department organizations and functions will produce the necessary synergy to achieve the fullest possible accounting of missing service personnel from all wars. “There's always been strong unity of ... More

TRU-SPEC® to Introduce New Products at 2015 SHOT Show

TRU-SPEC® to Introduce New Products at 2015 SHOT Show Manufacturer to Unveil New Items to Favorite Apparel and Accessory Lines Marietta, GA – TRU-SPEC®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets, has announced that they will be unveiling several new products at their newly designed booth (#10970) at SHOT Show 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. Amon ... More

VFW Extends Fellowship Application Deadline to Jan. 15, 2015

Extension will allow student veterans to make spring semester accommodations WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. announced today that the application deadline for its legislative fellowship program for student veterans has been extended until Jan. 15, 2015 to allow more student veterans to make accommodations in their spring semester to participate. The legislative fellowship is a new program dev ... More

Sport Clips Haircuts donates $650,000 to help service members further education, reach career goals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sport Clips Haircuts donated $650,000 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars today to help active duty U.S. service members and veterans further their education and reach post-military career goals. Through client and product partner donations, as well as Veterans Day contributions of $1 per haircut service, the franchise’s annual “Help A Hero” campaign was its most successful since the program ... More

Introducing the Smith & Wesson Governor® Training Bluegun from Ring's Manufacturing

Melbourne, FL (Nov 2014) - Introducing the Smith & Wesson Governor® replica from Ring's Manufacturing. The Smith & Wesson Governor® is molded from solid blue polyurethane to differentiate them from a live weapon. The new Smith & Wesson Governor® is a snub-nosed double action revolver built on the Z-frame, similar to a stretched N-Frame, with a lightweight alloy frame. It can fire 2½ inch .410 ... More

LWRC International Steps Up Training Team with the addition of Matt Jacques and Victory First

Cambridge, MD (November, 2014) – LWRC International announces a new training partnership with Matt Jacques and Victory First to support its Law Enforcement, Military and Government Training programs. Matt joins an impressive team of firearms experts on the LWRCI Firearms Training Program as Senior Firearms Program Advisor. "We are looking for Matt Jacques to strengthen LWRCI training programs and help support integration ... More