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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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VFW Action Alert: Take Action Now


VFW Joins Other VSOs to Launch 9/11 Memorial Golf Fund


Applications Open for 2022 VFW, SVA Legislative Fellowship


VFW Pushes Formal Senate Investigation into Afghanistan Withdrawal


VFW Expresses Condolences, Frustration Over Operations in Afghanistan


A VFW Message to Veterans in the Wake of Recent Events in Afghanistan


VFW Awards Nearly $600,000 in Aid to Student Veterans


VFW Elects Matthew M. "Fritz" Mihelcic as New National Commander


Louisiana VFW Post Receives National Community Service Award


VFW Congratulates Nation's Top Scouts


VFW National Commander Thanks VHA Acting Under Secretary for Leadership During 'Unprecedented Times'


VFW Kicks Off Annual ThankBK Appreciation Week


Uniting to Combat Hunger Targets 1 Million Meal Goal for 2021


VFW Expands Opportunities for Discounts to Members


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


VFW National Convention Update II


2021 National Publications Contest Winners Named


VFW National Convention Update


VFW, Team Red ,White & Blue Join Forces For Veterans


Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Open


VFW Names Top National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW Expands Hearing Benefits for Members, Families


VFW Presses Congress on Comprehensive Toxic Exposure Reform 'Long Past Due'


Tab King to Offer Digital Solutions for VFW Posts


VFW to Deliver 2021 Priority Goals to Congress Virtually


VFW to Host Virtual 2021 Parade of Winners


VFW Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Service


VFW National Commander Echoes VA Secretary Sentiment of Commitment, Solidarity


VA Extends Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19


Denis McDonough Confirmed as New VA Secretary


Prominent Veteran Service Organizations Urge Congress and VA to Act in Newly Released Report


VFW Celebrates Black History Month


Two Former VFW Staff Members Named to New VA Administration


Even Through a Pandemic, Sport Clips Haircuts Raised More Than $1M to Support VFW Help A Hero Scholarships


VFW to Host #SportClipsSalute Week


Post of the Month Launches to Showcase How Posts Are #StillServing


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


VFW Demands SECVA Wilkie Resign Immediately in Light of Damning VA OIG Report in Response to a Veteran's Sexual Assault Allegation


VFW Recouped More Than $9.7B in Benefits for Veterans Nationwide


Pandemic Won't Stop BK Support of Veteran Families


Calling All Middle and High School Students


Veterans Need Support Especially in a Pandemic


The VFW Podcast Debuts Today


VFW Sport Clips to Host Virtual Walk for Veterans


Celebrate VFW Day


VFW National Commander Honors Two Louisiana Sheriff's Deputies for Heroic Actions


2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open


VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $700,000 in Scholarships to Veterans


Hal Roesch II Elected VFW's New National Commander


More Than 1 Million Meals Raised for Food Pantries in Need


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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.

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Condolences

Passing of Past State Commander Joe Rigsby

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Passing of Department Quartermaster Dick Gardner

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VFW Action Alert: Take Action Now

Congress is voting now on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. There are two critical amendments that NEED to stay! ...

VFW Joins Other VSOs to Launch 9/11 Memorial Golf Fund

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars has joined together with four other veterans service organizations to launch the 9...

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