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VA publishes Interim Final Rule for Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program

The VA's Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program. The grant is a three-year community-based grant program that will provide financial assistance to eligible entities to provide or coordinate the provision of suicide prevention services


Boback’s Bill to Establish Purple Star School Program Passed by House Unanimously

Pennsylvania Legislation to establish the Purple Star School Program in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, advanced to the Senate after its unanimous passage in the House of Representatives Feb. 8.


Alle-Kiski Valley art students encouraged to submit work to VFW Auxiliary contest

The 2022 VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest is accepting entries until March 31.


Election by Acclamation

What is election by acclamation? Do you know your Roberts Rules?


U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Sean Baily gets PA VFW Eagle Award

HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Nathaniel Smith presented the Eagle Award to U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Sean Baily during the Pennsylvania VFW Midwinter Conference in Lancaster, Pa. Saturday, Jan. 22.


Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars held its annual Voice of Democracy Banquet

LANCASTER, PA – Saturday, Jan. 22, the Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars held its annual Voice of Democracy banquet at the Wyndham Resort & Convention Center where the winners for the statewide competition were announced:


Obstacles don't slow Pennsylvania Guard chaplain assistant

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Over snaking slant walls and treacherous jumps, under menacing barbed wire and slogging up a steep climb with a 50-pound sack of sagging sand, Master Sgt. Joshua March pushed through and pressed on.


House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Advances Proposals to Benefit Female Veterans and Children of Military Families, Says Boback

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback(R)Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, on Monday led a voting meeting at which six pieces of legislation to benefit Pennsylvania’s military members, veterans and emergency responders were unanimously approved.


Boback Joins House Members to Offer Details of Support for Veterans Bill Package

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, joined by members of the committee, Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Adjutant General Mark Schindler, today stand in support of veterans across the Commonwealth by announcing a Veterans Day package of bills running in the House of Representatives this week.


VOD-Patriots Pen Winners

35th Year of the VOD-Patriots Pen Winners


Pennsylvania Based 28th Infantry Division Commissions New Print

The 28 Infantry Division Mess commissioned Mr. Larry Selman to create a print that commemorates the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001. The print depicts 28 Infantry Division's contributions to the Global War on Terrorism.


Munhall-Witaker VFW Post 6673 Continues to be Successful Despite COVID-19

Munhall-Witaker VFW Post 6673 improved its post and continued its important mission of supporting the community despite COVID-19.


‘For Those Who Served’ Package of Bills Gains Traction in the House, Aims to Assist Veterans

Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, joined by members of the committee and other House members, along with Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), stand in support of the ‘For Those Who Served’ package of bills aimed at assisting veterans and their families.


Worth the visit: Our time at the World War I Memorial in Washington, DC

The new memorial honoring World War I soldiers is now open in Washington DC, located in Pershing Park at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest for those who were not aware.


DLA Distribution Donnie Thompson to receive 2021 Spirit of Hope award

VFW member and DLA Distribution employee Donnie Thompson to receive 2021 Spirit of Hope award


Coraopolis VFW To Host Honor Parade Sept. 11

In recognition to those who served or are serving in the military during the Afghanistan conflict, VFW Keith-Holmes Post 402 will be hosting an honor parade starting 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, that will run from Thorn Run to Broadway in Coraopolis. Immediately afterwards, a celebration slated to include live music and food trucks will take place near the post home on Mill Street.


Boback Conducts Public Hearing on Restructuring of DMVA and Veterans Programs

TUNKHANNOCK – Rep. Karen Boback majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee conducted a public hearing on Tuesday morning highlighting the potential restructuring of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and certain programs that the department administers.


Front Line Workers Day Feb. 20

Pennsylvania State VFW Commander Ronald J. Peters signed a proclamation setting Feb. 20, 2021 as Front Line Workers Day.


PA VFW Moves to a New Website Platform Popular Across the Country

The Pennsylvania VFW Headquarters recently transitioned to a new website platform.


Post 9788 in Horsham Sets a Great Example

VFW Post 9788 in Horsham, Pa. is starting to thrive after almost being non-existent.


28th Expeditionary Aviation Brigade Continues Mission in the Middle East

Soldiers from the 28th Expeditionary Aviation Brigade continue their mission through out the Middle East. Since this is a Pennsylvania National Guard unit many will have the opportunity to become VFW members.


Pa. auditor general confirms botched coronavirus efforts at veterans’ nursing home, calls on Gov. Wolf to finish investigation

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Wednesday released a new report on deficiencies at the Southeastern Veterans’ Center — where at least 42 people died of COVID-19 — and called on Gov. Tom Wolf to release the results of an investigation into how the state-run nursing home handled the coronavirus.


Special Report Raises Questions About How Southeastern Veterans Center Handled COVID-19 Outbreak

Officials released a special report on Wednesday that raises questions about how the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs managed the COVID-19 outbreak that led to dozens of deaths at veterans’ homes.


Legal limbo: Pennsylvania skill games continue to spark statewide controversy

Pennsylvania has not been shy when it comes to expanding gambling. In recent years, it’s exploded beyond the original slot machine casinos at horse racing facilities. You can now find table games and sports wagering in those casinos, I-Lottery, and video gaming terminals at truck stops.


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VFW Celebrates as Landmark PACT Act is Signed into Law


VFW Remembers Thomas J. Tradewell


Happy Birthday US Coast Guard!


VFW Commemorates Hard Fought Win as Senate Finally Passes 'PACT Act'


VFW Action Alert: Demand the PACT Act Passes!


VFW Expresses Outrage Over Senators Failing to Advance PACT Act


We Remember: Commemorating the End of the 'Forgotten War'


VFW Elects First Iraq War Veteran to Lead Organization


Texas Veteran Becomes New VFW National Adjutant General


VFW, Humana Food Insecurity Campaign Raises 1 Million Meals


VFW Action Alert: No More Delays, Pass the PACT Act Now!


Past National Commander Clifford G. Olson Jr. Passes at 89


Post Members Find Support While Working as a Team


The VFW National Convention Returns to Kansas City


Kansas City Barbeque Society Joins with the VFW to Spread Patriotism and Love of Barbeque as America's Cuisine


VFW Action Alert: Include the Major Star Act in the FY23 NDAA


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