Military/Press Releases

VFW to Answer VA Claims Questions During Live Town Hall on Facebook

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 10, 2014) - The VFW will host its second Facebook town hall meeting April 24 at 2 p.m. (CDT) to discuss the VA claims process and veterans’ benefits, as well as how VFW Service Officers can assist with filing claims – a service the VFW offers to veterans free of charge. Similar to the VFW’s recent Twitter chats, subject matter experts will answer questions for one hour, providing useful and ... More

VFW Shares Concerns with President

WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) — The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. met with President Obama in the Oval Office this afternoon and expressed the VFW’s sympathy and support to the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting victims and their families. "The president shares our concern that more has to be done to help prevent similar tragedies from occurring elsewhere," said William A. Thien, who leads ... More

VIEVU Unleashes ‘Straight Shooter 25’, a No Cost Startup Program for Cops Needing Body-Cameras

Innovative package includes industry-leading LE3 Camera, Software, Warranty and access to Cloud storage. ZERO upfront costs, ZERO hidden cost, IDEAL for public safety budgets. SEATTLE, WA –  VIEVU the industry leader in body worn video (BWV) for law enforcement, security, and emergency responders, announces ‘Straight Shooter 25’ designed for agencies needing to capture video evidence from th ... More

Kaplan University Open Learning Course Recommended for College Credit by American Council on Education

First open course on documenting experiences to receive recommendation DAVENPORT, IA – March 2014 – Kaplan University today announced that the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for the Documenting Your Experiences for College Credit course. ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institution ... More

VFW Now Accepting Entries for Youth Scholarship Competitions

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) is now accepting entries for the 2014-2015 VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. The announcement comes just three weeks after students from across the globe took home their share of the more than $3 million in scholarships and awards from last year’s competitions. The VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions are ... More

Exmed Offers Medicine in Remote Areas (MIRA) Educational Courses

The Medicine in Remote Area Course (MIRA) has been developed to provide students who already have some experience in Pre-Hospital Care with the added skills and knowledge to be able to deal with a casualty in a remote environment. The course focuses on stabilization of the injured through to the knowledge and skills required for prolonged field care. The MIRA course is certified by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal Co ... More

Exmed Offers Medicine in Remote Areas (MIRA) Educational Courses

The Medicine in Remote Area Course (MIRA) has been developed to provide students who already have some experience in Pre-Hospital Care with the added skills and knowledge to be able to deal with a casualty in a remote environment. The course focuses on stabilization of the injured through to the knowledge and skills required for prolonged field care. The MIRA course is certified by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal Co ... More

Exmed Offers Medicine in Remote Areas (MIRA) Educational Courses

The Medicine in Remote Area Course (MIRA) has been developed to provide students who already have some experience in Pre-Hospital Care with the added skills and knowledge to be able to deal with a casualty in a remote environment. The course focuses on stabilization of the injured through to the knowledge and skills required for prolonged field care. The MIRA course is certified by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal Co ... More

Meggitt Training Systems Demonstrates Next Generation Simulation Training, DSA 2014

Untitled Document Suwanee, GA - Leading the simulation and live fire training systems arena with innovative training solutions, Meggitt Training Systems will provide private demonstrations of its latest advanced training technologies at this year’s Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition and Conference, 14-17 April; PWTC, KL, Malaysia. Throughout the Asia-Pacific region, law enforcement and defense organiza ... More

3 Teachers Selected for National Awards by the VFW

Kansas City, Mo., March 24, 2014 –Each year for the past 15 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) has recognized three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and patriotism to their students. The Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award recipients are selected from entries submitted by local VFW Posts in the U.S. and overseas. The entries detail a local te ... More

VFW is the first VSO to Join With TV's 'Hiring America'

The VFW is proud to announce it has partnered with the highly successful, syndicated television show Hiring America as it enters its second season. The show currently airs on the global Pentagon Channel, as well as in more than 35 local markets —a number expected to grow exponentially with the launch of its second season. Hosted by TV correspondent, Gigi Stone, Hiring America provides valuable resources and information for new ... More