Veterans Of Foreign Wars

Latest Veterans Of Foreign Wars Items
  • Fading VFW post gets boost from tie-dyed neighbors

    For more than 15 years, Bob Patten passed the little block building near his house - the one with the anti-aircraft gun in the parking lot - without going inside. A self-described typical Takoma Park liberal ("retired peace activist turned bicycle transportation planner"), he'd never had much reason to pay a call on the town's tiny VFW post.


  • Darlington signs sponsor for Nationwide race

    Darlington Raceway has partnered with Sport Clips Haircuts to sponsor the track's NASCAR Nationwide Series race through 2016.


  • Man found shot outside VFW Tucson office

    Police say a man found wounded by a shooting outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Tucson has died.


  • Freeport VFW Post to reopen after devastating fire

    A Veterans of Foreign Wars post in the northern Illinois community of Freeport sustained a devastating fire in early November. But the VFW Post has a new kitchen and will be ready to reopen in time for a Valentine's Day event for members.


  • VA under fire for proposed disability filing rule

    For veterans seeking disability compensation, the application process is supposed to be so easy that a handwritten note on a napkin will initiate a claim or an appeal.


  • New cyber medal production stopped, being reviewed

    The military has stopped production of a new medal for remote warfare troops _ drone operators and cyber warfighters _ as it considers complaints from veterans and lawmakers over the award, which was ranked higher than traditional combat medals like the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.


  • SGT. SHAFT: Distinguished Warfare Medal to outrank Bronze Star, Purple Heart

    Dear Sgt. Shaft: I understand that the Pentagon has decided to issue a new Distinguished Warfare Medal which will outrank the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Is this true?


  • SGT. SHAFT: Does a veteran's ex-wife qualify for benefits?

    Dear Sgt. Shaft, I was married to an Air Force officer for 22 years. During that time, he was either on active duty or in the California National Guard. I have been told that I qualify for some of my ex's military retirement benefit. Is this true?


  • As new vets go online, VA and others follow

    Busy, tech-savvy and often miles from their peers, thousands of new veterans are going online to find camaraderie or get their questions answered _ forcing big changes in long-established veterans groups and inspiring entrepreneurs to launch new ones.


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