VFW Silver State Post 3396

All American Post:Veteran of Foreign Wars Silver State Post 3396 and its Auxiliary supports our Service Members, Veterans, their Families, and our Community with various programs. Serving our community since 1941, we were funded by World War 1 Veterans.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is the Nation’s oldest major veterans’ organization, The VFW has an impeccable and longstanding record of stewardship. VFW Post 3396 has more than 200 patriotic Americans, both members and non-members, who dedicate thousands of volunteer hours for our community.

Over the last decade, approximately 80% of support received from VFW members and patriotic Americans was applied directly to veteran services, community services, legislative advocacy and military service programs.

At the local level we are continually inspiring patriotism in our young people with awarding scholarships in our Voice of Democracy, Patriot Pen essay, Scout of the Year and Teacher of the year programs. We strive to thank America’s educators by providing them with helpful resources and encouraging our members to visit local classrooms. This lets the VFW help educators with America’s future leaders and bring history to life!

We participate in a wide range of assistance programs aimed at helping service members and veterans of every generation. It is the mission of the VFW post to work with unit commanders and senior enlisted personnel to develop supportive relationships with units before, during and after deployments. we offer a vast network of free resources and a variety of direct support for military members and their families. We have recently renewed our cooperation with our Adopted Nevada National Guard units and are currently getting ready for Holiday parties and deployment ceremonies.

The mental well-being of our service members and veterans is of the utmost importance to our VFW and local Posts. In order to raise awareness, foster community engagement and provide intervention for those affected by invisible injuries and emotional stress, we teamed up with "Give an Hour” and the "Campaign to Change Direction.” In order to change our culture, we teach a common language "The Five Signs of Emotional Suffering.” This vital initiative allows us to positively impact a great number of veterans, and help to change the narrative of mental wellness.

Helping America’s service members, veterans and their families has and always will be our top priority.

The post was honored with the following awards and accolades:

  • Meritorious and Distinguished Service Award for Community Service: 1979-1980, 1997-1998, 1999-2000
  • National Outstanding Community Service Post: 2009-2010. 2020-2021
  • All American Post: 2007-2008, 2011-2012, 2020-2021

It is with the support of our community partners we make all this happen – if you are interested in joining or supporting please visit contact us at top of page.


Our Regular Monthly Post Meeting:

2nd Tuesday every month at 6pm

730 4th Street, Sparks Nevada 8943

Food Drive Donations

Donation link

We are on a mission to raise awareness and funds to help "Fight Hunger & Combat Homelessness" for our community's Service Members, Veterans and their families. For many active-duty military members, hunger is a reality. As many as 24% of active-duty service members and their families experience food insecurity in the United States. Sadly, that number increases by 50% when it comes to our veterans.
We are partnering with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada we will be receiving matching funds from VFW National for up to $1 for every pound of food we collect. So, show your love and join the fight against hunger!
The 2nd Annual "Be My Valentine" Craft Fair to be held on February 11th, 2023, is being presented by the VFW Auxiliary Post 3396 Auxiliary at the American Legion Hall located at 730 4th St in Sparks, next to the Post Office.
The donation link will be up until March 2023


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Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.




"That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies."