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National VFW commander visits northern Nevada

Milhelcic stresses the need for the service organization to support veterans and local posts


VFW honors Nevada Guard Soldiers after helping rescue Virginia woman in car crash

LAS VEGAS – Three Nevada Guard Soldiers from 1st Squadron 221 Cavalry were recognized for helping a Virginia woman who was involved in a car crash while serving in support of the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. earlier this year.


VA Extends Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19 Moratorium includes evictions and foreclosures, and extends loan forbearance opportunities

WASHINGTON (Feb. 16, 2021) - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will extend the existing moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, as well as extend VA loan forbearance requests, to June 30, because of COVID-19.


VFW NATIONAL CONVENTION HOUSING - 122nd National Convention housing will officially open March 19, 2021

VFW NATIONAL CONVENTION HOUSING - 122nd National Convention housing will officially open March 19, 2021


VFW Celebrates Black History Month 'The bravery and sacrifice of our African American brothers and sisters-in-arms has been integral to our nation's success'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 1, 2021) - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to celebrate our nation's African American service members and veterans throughout the month of February, Black History Month.


Even Through a Pandemic, Sport Clips Haircuts Raised More Than $1M to Support VFW Help A Hero Scholarships Check presented today for $1,026,105 will help hundreds of veterans

GEORGETOWN, Texas (Jan. 25, 2021) - Today, Sport Clips Haircuts presented a $1,026,105 donation check to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation to provide scholarships for service members and veterans. Even in a pandemic, veterans are returning from active military duty to prepare for civilian careers that often require additional college, graduate, and technical degrees and training. To ease the financial burden of going back to school, Sport Clips and the VFW have teamed up for the past seven years to provide assistance through the Help A Hero Scholarship program.


New Changes to VA Home Loans

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) home loans have often been regarded as the premier in Government-backed home loans. Well, as of January 1st, 2020, these loans have become even better than they have ever been over their long 76-year history.


2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open

The VFW is proud to continue sharing these opportunities with a new generation of veteran leaders through our strong partnership with SVA


VFW Mental Wellness Campaign

staggering 20 veterans commit suicide every day, and the VFW is committed to helping change the narrative and stigma surrounding mental health in America.


Sport Clips Award Nearly $700,000 in Scholarships

VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $700,000 in Scholarships to Veterans The financial burden of the fall semester will be made easier for 158 veterans


Irreverent Warrior Reno Hike July 18 2020

Several Veterans and Service Members experienced the Irreverent Warriors Program in Reno.


VA kicks off online campaign emphasizing mental health support

Goal is to build awareness of resources available to Veterans


Emergency assistance for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 crisis

Emergency assistance for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 crisis


Christmas in Sparks!

The VFW Silver State Post 3396 participated in the 39 North Pole event on December 9-10, 2016.


UVLC MEETING 1/26/18

UVLC teleconferenced meeting on January 26th from 3pm-5pm


Veterans Self-Check Quiz

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline have joined with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to create the Veterans Self-Check Quiz. This is a safe, easy way to learn whether stress and depression might be affecting you.


Sweathearts’ Art and Valentine Fair Gallery Show and Reception featuring work by local artists

Please enter one piece of original valentine themed art in our first fundraiser, Sweathearts’ Art and Valentine Fair. The public will be invited to view and purchase your piece. 15% of your sale price will benefit DJD Foundation and Center for Healthy Aging.


VFW Auxiliary Announces Kick-Off of Annual Patriotic Art Scholarship Contest

VFW Auxiliary # 3396 is excited to announce the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to compete for $21,000 in national scholarships.


VFW Post 3396 Program Awards Night

The Silver State Post 3396 is hosting its annual VFW Program Awards night at O'Cleary's Irish Pub on March 4th 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We will be awarding and updating the community of our programs and need to support the Service Members, Veterans and their Families.


VFW Silver State Post 3396 Change Direction Poker Run

The VFW Silver State Post 3396 is hosting a "Change Direction" Poker Run on April 22, 2017 honoring the estimated 22 Military and Veterans that commit suicide. Registration will take place at 8am at VFW Post 9211 with the ride starting at 9am. The ride will travel to Carson City, Virginia City and end up at the Great Basin Brewery, 846 Victorian Avenue, Sparks Nevada. The best hand will win $250.00


VFW Post 10053 2017 spaghetti feed

VFW Post 10053 located in Verdi Nevada annual spaghetti feed on Saturday, April 1, 2017


VFW Post Buddy Poppy Drive May 19-22, 2017

May 19-22, 2017 Our oldest and perhaps most historically significant program is the VFW “Buddy”® Poppy program. The Post will hold its Armed Forces Day Buddy Poppy Drive at the Smiths Food and Drug Store on 1255 Baring Drive Sparks Nevada 89434.


VFW Department of Nevada 2018 Mid- Winter

Department of Nevada Mid-Winter Conference January 20, 2018, Nugget Casino Resort


Operation Battle Born

Join Nevada's Veterans as we carry 6950 dog tags in honor of service members lost since 9/11/2001 from the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial to the Fernley Veterans Memorial Cemetery, a total of 370 miles.


MOC Pup Tent #3 VA Nursing Scholarship Dinner

The local MOC Pup Tent #3 VA Nursing Scholarship Dinner is where we recognize the five outstanding VA Nursing Students with a $1,000.00 scholarship. On October 6, 2018 at the Gold N Silver Inn at 6pm.


VFW Silver State Post 3396 Sponsors teams

The VFW Post 3396 in cooperation with Truckee Meadows Veterans Club and UNR Veteran Services Office are looking for interested parties that would be interested in Marching in the 2019 Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico.


HonorBound Foundation and VFW Service Officer grant

Foundation has awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. a $55,263 grant to help offset a larger initiative that will begin equipping VFW Service Officers with new laptops and tablets so that they can more efficiently and effectively help more veterans to file disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs.


SPECIAL OFFER FROM HENRY REPEATING ARMS

Now through December 31, 2018, purchase any Henry firearm from an authorized Henry dealer and you are eligible for a $25 gift certificate good for any purchase at the VFW Store.


WORLD WAR ONE COMMISSION PARTNERSHIP

WORLD WAR ONE COMMISSION PARTNERSHIP. Any municipal government, individual or organization may apply. Likewise, any individual, organization or company can become a sponsor of this effort, as the more we can raise toward this program, the greater the amount of the matching grant to the winning memorials.


Below is a link for our email newsletter and upcoming events.

Below is a link for our email newsletter and upcoming events.


Nation’s Top Teachers Selected for VFW Award

Nation’s Top Teachers Selected for VFW Award The three recipients will accept their awards at the VFW’s annual convention in July


VFW Fact Sheet 2019

VFW Fact Sheet 2019


VFW’s Annual Youth Scholarship Competition Opens

VFW’s Annual Youth Scholarship Competition Opens Every year, students compete for their share of $3 million in scholarships and awards


VFW supports Bataan Memorial Death March

VFW Silver State Post 3396 worked with 20 veterans, service members and friends to attend the 30th anniversary Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.


VFW dedicates flag pole at Gold Star memorial

“It is erected for the families of the community and younger generation so they know what freedom is all about and the sacrifices." -- Jon Yuspa, Honor Flight Nevada


Deceased Life Member List

The VFW recently contracted with a leaderin the data hygiene industry to review a portion of our Life Member file;specifically, 343,121 members over the age of 75. This review covered multiple data sources,which include the Social Security Administration Death Master File (SSA DFM),15 statedirect sources, and credit header data. As a result, we have identified andupdated over 88,000 Life Member records to reflect deceased.


VFW Patriotic Essay Competition Deadlines Approaching

VFW Patriotic Essay Competition Deadlines Approaching Student and teacher entries must be submitted through a VFW Post


Compensation Disability or Pension benefits that normally would pay on October 1, 2019.

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, the Veterans Benefits Administration retroactive payment process failed to complete due to a computer processing error


Twisted X Signs on as Title Sponsor of VFW Youth Programs

Twisted X Signs on as Title Sponsor of VFW Youth Programs'We're excited to bring Twisted X on board to help ensure this treasured tradition continues'


VFW Demands Congress Hold VA Accountable for Failure to Grant Benefits to Vietnam, Post 9/11 Veterans Suffering from Toxic Exposures

VFW Demands Congress Hold VA Accountable for Failure to Grant Benefits to Vietnam, Post 9/11 Veterans Suffering from Toxic Exposures 'It's time for Congress to change the framework for providing benefits to individuals who suffer from conditions associated with toxic exposures'


VFW Celebrates Women’s History Month

‘We salute every woman, most-notably our women veterans, who selflessly answer the call of freedom each and every day’


VFW Awards National Youth Scholarship Winners

Nebraska high school senior takes home first place and a $30,000 scholarship


Condolences

Passing of Past State Commander Joe Rigsby


Condolences

Passing of Department Quartermaster Dick Gardner


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All In the Same Boat


Veterans Organizations Comment on Halt to VA's Asset and Infrastructure Review Process


VFW Remembers Woody Williams


VFW and EagleRider Deliver Discounts to Members


VFW 2022 Voice of Democracy Winners Attend Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge


Louisiana Post Receives 2022 National Community Service Award


VFW Celebrates Victory for Veterans as 'PACT Act' Passes in Senate


VFW Members Gain Access to TruHearing's Network and Savings


Happy Birthday Army ... and to the Standard You Bear!


VFW Remembers D-Day


VFW Salutes LGBTQ+ Military Service to the Nation


The Cost of War


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes With 1 Million American Flags


Idaho Teacher Named 2022 VFW Teacher of the Year


VFW Commemorates Armed Forces Day


VFW Applauds Navy for Decision to Name Future Ship After Hero


VFW Mourns the Passing of Allen 'Gunner' Kent


VFW Commends Senate for Reaching Deal on PACT Act


Winners of Publications Contest Announced


VFW Salutes Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage


VFW Teams Up with Project K-9 Hero to Honor Military Dogs


Kris Wright Honors Ron Hornaday Jr. and Veterans of Foreign Wars with Throwback Scheme for Darlington


VFW Kicks Off Inaugural Day of Service


VFW Applauds VA Recognizing Presumptive Conditions, Continues to Urge Passing of Toxic Exposure Bill


Jon Stewart, Other Veteran Advocates Join VFW in a 'Call on Congress' for PACT Act


VFW Commemorates National Borinqueneers Day


VFW Opens Annual Youth Patriotic Scholarship Contests


VFW Commemorates End of Gulf War, Celebrates its Veterans


VFW Names 2022 National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW Action Alert: The Senate Must Pass the Honoring Our PACT Act


VFW Commemorates National Vietnam War Veterans Day


VFW Elects 20-year Army Veteran as Quartermaster General


VFW Joins Guitars 4 Vets in Reaching Veterans with Music


VFW to Host Virtual 2022 Parade of Winners


VFW-Supported Toxic Exposure Bill Passes in the House


VFW Calls on Congress to Pass Bills and Finally Address the Needs of Veterans


VFW to Deliver 2022 Priority Goals to Congress at US Capitol


VFW Celebrates Women's History Month


TopCoat Signs on as Newest VFW Member Benefit


Join the Inaugural VFW Day of Service


Prominent VSOs Issue Independent Budget Recommendations for the VA


VFW Celebrates Black History Month


Join VFW and Humana in the Fight Against Food Insecurity


VFW Demands Accountability, Transparency in Afghanistan War Investigation


Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


VFW Names Former Top Enlisted Service Member as National Ambassador


VFW Action Alert: Do the Right Thing for Guard and Reserve Members


Sport Clips Haircut's Record-Breaking $1.55M Donation Makes Education Goals a Reality for Hundreds of Veterans


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


Together, VFW and Humana Provide More than 1 Million Meals in 2021


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Important Info for Post3396 Members

National VFW commander visits northern Nevada

Milhelcic stresses the need for the service organization to support veterans and local posts

VFW honors Nevada Guard Soldiers after helping rescue Virginia woman in car crash

LAS VEGAS – Three Nevada Guard Soldiers from 1st Squadron 221 Cavalry were recognized for helping a Virginia woman who was involved in a car crash while serving in support of the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. earlier this year.

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Condolences

Passing of Past State Commander Joe Rigsby

Condolences

Passing of Department Quartermaster Dick Gardner

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All In the Same Boat

WASHINGTON - On July 4, 246 years ago, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, but it ...

Veterans Organizations Comment on Halt to VA's Asset and Infrastructure Review Process

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