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Veterans of Foreign Wars

Motorcycle Riding 'Angels of Help'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.31.2014 | 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 07.04.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama, Veterans Chief Discuss Fort Hood, Mental Health Challenges

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars have discussed the shooting...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

At Least 7 Dead In Marine Training Accident

AP | SCOTT SONNER and TED BRIDIS | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

HAWTHORNE, Nev. — A mortar shell explosion killed at least seven Marines and injured several more during mountain warfare training in Nevada's h...

Amanda Terkel

Medal Honoring Drone Pilots Faces Bipartisan Backlash

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Veterans Go Online In Lieu Of Brick-And-Mortar VFWs

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 11.15.2012 | Technology

DENVER (AP) — Busy, tech-savvy and often miles from their peers, thousands of new veterans are going online to find camaraderie or get their questio...

Patrick Svitek

Romney Campaign Keeping Obama's Leadership In Spotlight As 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Impostor Wrongfully Claims Cash Prize In Veteran's Lottery: Cops

AP | Posted 10.31.2011 | Crime

CORRY, Pa. (AP / The Huffington Post) -- State police in northwestern Pennsylvania are searching for a jackpot impostor. Police say someone pretend...

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.

First Women's VFW Post Unites Female Vets On Family, Employment Concerns

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WEST SENECA, N.Y. — As one of the few female officers in New York's Veterans of Foreign Wars organization, Marlene Roll heard the questions all ...

Amanda Terkel

High-Level Military Panel: Ban On Women In Combat Is Discriminatory

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama: Afghan War "Fundamental"

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHOENIX — President Barack Obama chastised the defense industry and a freespending Congress on Monday for wasting tax dollars "with doctrine and...