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Veterans of Foreign Wars

Helping Working Disabled Veterans Get the Care They Need

Rep. John K. Delaney | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Rep. John K. Delaney

America's disabled veterans answered our country's call and when their time in uniform is done, our country must stand with them. One of the key issues all veterans face is making the transition to a civilian career, and for veterans who need extra medical attention this can be even more difficult.

For The Sender: Love Letters From Vietnam

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Dustin DeMoss

One of the subjects nearest and dearest to my heart is that of my fellow veterans. I've written several articles over the past year that have centered...

Motorcycle Riding 'Angels of Help'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Next time you see, and hear, a bunch of burley guys, sporting black leather jackets blazoned with all kinds of intriguing patches, roaring down your quiet street on their Harley- Davidson "hogs," don't be nervous.

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'Doing Good Things'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

From what I hear, read and see, the VFW does a fine job at the national level. But, as with any large organization, many of the "good things" take place where the rubber hits the road, at the local Posts.

Sam Stein

Veterans Groups Completely Unload On Sen. Richard Burr | Sam Stein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A highly bitter war of words has broken out between veterans organizations and the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Af...

Veterans in the SOTU: Ending the Mindset That Got Us Into War

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama has a very straightforward opportunity to help end the mindset that got us into war, by talking about the necessity of providing the funding to care for the veterans from a decade of war.

Amanda Terkel

Chuck Hagel: Sequestration Damaging To Military Readiness | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sequestration will quietly chip away at the military's readiness capabilities, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel argued on Monday, urging me...

VetJobs Veteran Employment Situation Report

Ted Daywalt | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Ted Daywalt

At VetJobs we continue to see the overall employment situation as marginally improving and the economy continues to remain basically stagnant, particularly as regards employment.

Amanda Terkel

Medal Honoring Drone Pilots Faces Bipartisan Backlash | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new medal that would honor drone pilots and cyber warriors and outrank battlefield combat medals such as the Purple Heart and Bronze S...

Patrick Svitek

Romney Campaign Keeping Obama's Leadership In Spotlight As 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

One of Mitt Romney's top surrogates in national defense on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to "step up and provide some leadership" on how to ave...

Sparring on Foreign Policy in Reno -- and the Winner Is...

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

In their dueling speeches to the Veterans of Foreign Wars this week, there were many diplomatic ambiguities from both candidates. But the sparring did make clear there would be a significant shift in America's direction if Romney comes to power.

'If You Liked The War In Iraq, You'll Love Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

As Mitt Romney delivered his first major foreign policy speech in nine months on Tuesday, liberal advocacy group Americans United for Change released ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Hauls In $10 Million In California On Eve Of Overseas Trip | Jon Ward | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- One day before he leaves for a week-long trip to Europe, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney finished up a two-day fundraisin...

Veterans and Service Member Benefits -- A Deal's a Deal

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

We promise to provide the veterans and active service members with the full set of benefits available at the time they signed up. That set of implicit, but sacred, promises is now being threatened.

A House in the Texas Hill Country Becomes a Home for a Vietnam War Veteran

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.24.2012 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Fellow veterans gave this Coast Guard veteran the "welcome home" he didn't receive nearly 40 years ago and their wishes that, in Veterans Cove, he will finally find a safe and peaceful harbor.

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Meeting the Needs of a Changing Membership

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Veterans who are finally returning home from arduous combat duty in far-away places after long absences from their loved ones have different needs than the older, established veterans.

Amanda Terkel

High-Level Military Panel: Ban On Women In Combat Is Discriminatory | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-level military advisory panel is set to recommend that the armed services overturn its policy barring women from serving in comba...

Veterans Sue Obama Administration Over Disputed Cross Memorial

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Veterans of Foreign Wars has sued the Obama administration, saying it is dragging its f...

VFW Says Army Should Lose Arlington Cemetery

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The secretary of the Army vowed today to clean up the management mess at Arlington National Cemetery, but a spokesman for the nation's l...

Ryan Grim

Vets Group Apologizes To Dems For Saying They 'Betrayed' Troops | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats extracted a rare apology from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Thursday, after the vets organization accused the party of "betraying" v...

Man Who Brought Assault Rifle To Obama Rally Was Part Of Radio Stunt (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Monday, a dozen people packing heat -- including at least one man carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle -- were spotted at a pro-health care rall...

Man Carrying Semi-Automatic Assault Rifle And Pistol Outside Obama Event

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A man was spotted Monday afternoon carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle and a pistol at a pro-health care reform rally next to the Veterans of Fore...

Military Training On Extremists Preying on Servicemembers

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

I hate to break it to Republicans, and to the American Legion, but the military has been training servicemembers on the dangers of right wing extremist groups for years.

We Remember the Dead by Helping the Living

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Clearly, we have not done enough for our veterans. That's why it's so infuriating that when someone finally does, government bureaucrats try to stop them.

McCain No Friend to Vets

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

McCain consistently voted against increasing funding for the Veterans' Administration, which oversees all medical care for veterans.