Veterans Of Foreign Wars

Latest Veterans Of Foreign Wars Items
  • Veterans: Boycott Mexico over Marine arrest

    The nation’s oldest and largest major combat veterans organization is demanding the Mexican government ensure the safe return of a Marine being held prisoner in the country and is asking Americans to put down the tacos and tequila until that happens.

  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, center, meets with Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, and the committee's ranking member Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014, following his testimony at the committee's hearing to examine the state of Veterans Affairs health care. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Senator, VFW spar over VA Department scandal

    Sen. Richard Burr accuses the VFW of kowtowing to the Department of Veterans Afffairs.

  • VFW post closed in Vermont city

    Officials are trying to figure out why the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Rutland, Vermont, is closed.

  • P:VETS

    Some reports show that veterans can wait up to 6 hours in ER

  • "By the department's own count, the deaths of at least 23 veterans throughout the country have been linked to delays in VA medical care," said Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, who is calling for an overhaul. (Associated Press)

    Veterans wait longer for care at hospitals than civilian patients

    By the government's own estimate just last month, the average American waits about 26 minutes in a hospital emergency room before being treated. But on average, war veterans must wait twice that long for the same care at Veterans Affairs hospital centers, and a string of internal investigations suggests the ER wait times for retired troops frequently can last hours.

  • VFW burglary may be tied to casino, bar incidents

    Authorities say the recent burglary at the Veterans of Foreign Wars facility in Huron may be connected to the burglaries of safes at a bar and a casino last year.

  • 100-pound bronze veterans plaque stolen

    Someone has stolen a 100-pound bronze plaque from the front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

  • 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.

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