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UWNEMN’s popular Rampage at the Ridge has come to an end

BIWABIK – The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) announced this month that its Rampage at the Ridge event at Giants Ridge in Biwabik is coming to an end. After five successful years, the organization has decided to explore other fundraising options for its local United for Veterans initiative. “It’s a bittersweet announcement for our organization,” stated Erin Shay, community […]

VFW Post 1720 hosting Honor Flight Northland fundraiser Feb. 23

GRAND RAPIDS – A fundraiser for Honor Flight Northland will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 4 – 8 p.m. at VFW Post 1720 in Grand Rapids. The event will include a sloppy joe dinner, raffles, a live auction and music. Free will donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Honor Flight Northland. […]

Wilkie: VA plans to revolutionize health care as we



The past two years have been an exciting time for veterans and for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA has enacted more reforms across the organization than at any other time since the 1990s, with key advances in the areas of transparency, accountability and customer service. VA will soon build on this progress by rolling out a plan that […]

VA, DAV to co-host National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Colorado

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this month that the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic will take place March 31 – April 5 in Snowmass, CO. The annual clinic, hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and DAV (Disabled American Veterans), serves as a world leader in adaptive winter sports instruction for injured veterans, and promotes sports […]

Several pieces of legislation affect military taxpayers

Federal tax changes made for troops, spouses and veterans

Service members will likely see a reduction in their tax bills this year as a number of changes to the tax code come into effect. Photo credit: Michael Strasser, Army.Most service members and their families will see a reduction in their tax bills thi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

NVS is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year

VFW National Veterans Service: “What we do changes lives”

VFW National Veterans Service employees (l. to r.) Mike Figlioli, Dawn Jirak and Ryan Gallucci stand outside the Department of Veterans Affairs national office in Washington, D.C., in 2018. As NVS director, Gallucci oversees more than 2,000 claims re… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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