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Veterans of Foreign Wars West Seneca Post 12097 members Marlene Roll, Beth Maddigan and Leonora Schreck, rear, salute the flag to start their monthly meeting in West Seneca, N.Y., a suburb of Buffalo, on Feb. 20, 2011. West Seneca Post 12097 is the first women's VFW Post in the United States. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Chance Pellum is among the small percentage of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Many others want more than smoky bars and feel unwelcome by Vietnam-era veterans, who make up the largest portion of the VFW and American Legion membership. (Associated Press)

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Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Gipson (right) of Atlanta has his resume looked over by Ralph Brown, a management and program analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a job fair for veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2681 in Marietta, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Gipson (right) of Atlanta has his resume looked over by Ralph Brown, a management and program analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a job fair for veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2681 in Marietta, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Gipson (right) of Atlanta has his resume looked over by Ralph Brown, a management and program analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a job fair for veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2681 in Marietta, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Jimmetta Smith (right) of Lithonia, Ga., the wife of a U.S. Marine veteran, holds her resume while talking with Rhonda Knight, a senior recruiter for Delta Air Lines, at a job fair for veterans and family members at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2681 in Marietta, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Jimmetta Smith (right) of Lithonia, Ga., the wife of a U.S. Marine veteran, holds her resume while talking with Rhonda Knight, a senior recruiter for Delta Air Lines, at a job fair for veterans and family members at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2681 in Marietta, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Jimmetta Smith (right) of Lithonia, Ga., the wife of a U.S. Marine veteran, holds her resume while talking with Rhonda Knight, a senior recruiter for Delta Air Lines, at a job fair for veterans and family members at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2681 in Marietta, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Veterans of Foreign Wars leaders and representatives of other veteran and military service organizations call for an end to the federal government shutdown at a rally at the World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 15, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Michael Pendleton of Tallahassee, Fla. wears a mask on his head as he watches Veterans of Foreign Wars leaders and representatives of other veteran and military service organizations call for an end to the federal government shutdown at a rally at the World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 15, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans of Foreign Wars leaders and representatives of other veteran and military service organizations call for an end to the federal government shutdown at a rally at the World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 15, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans of Foreign Wars leaders and representatives of other veteran and military service organizations call for an end to the federal government shutdown at a rally at the World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 15, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, addresses the 114th annual national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, addresses the 114th annual national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, addresses the 114th annual national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, addresses the 114th annual national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, addresses the 114th annual national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, addresses the 114th annual national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)