Focus On Veterans

VFW, Stars and Stripes work to bring more news to more veterans

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce it has teamed up with the renowned source for military and veteran news, Stars and Stripes, to offer VFW members a 50 percent discount on unlimited digital access to news and information on web and mobile. “Stars and Stripes is certainly a trusted news source that VFW members know well,” […]

VA uses innovative means to help reduce diabetic limb loss

As part of broader efforts by VA to confront diabetes, VA will begin regional implementation of the Podimetrics Mat, a new medical device that has the potential to prevent limb loss in veterans with diabetes. The technology, now in use at 15 VA medical centers, uses thermographic monitoring of a patient’s feet to identify early onset of diabetic foot ulcers […]

VA announces redesign of Veterans Health Administration Central Office

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Jan. 1, 2020, the redesign of the Veterans Health Administration Central Office (VHACO) as part of its modernization efforts. The new structure reflects leading health care industry practices and addresses clinical integration through the joint leadership of a chief medical officer and expanded chief nursing officer role. This model strengthens and expands […]

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act claims now being decided

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began deciding claims for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 on Jan. 1, 2020. The Philippines is the farthest east VA regional benefits office. The Act extends the presumption of herbicide exposure, that include toxins such as Agent Orange, to veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic […]

VA receives high marks for communicating with the public in plain

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) received an “A” grade recently from a nonpartisan organization that evaluates the ability of federal agencies and businesses to communicate clearly with the public. In its 2019 Federal Report Card, the Center for Plain Language recognized the excellent “writing quality” of VA’s online resources and singled out VA’s suicide prevention resource site as […]

First underwater veterans memorial

VFW’s image “shines” under the sea in peaceful Circle of Heroes

VFW Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief Fritz Mihelcic dives to place a VFW marker at the first underwater veterans memorial in Florida. The VFW sponsored the “No Man Left Behind” statue, which, Mihelcic said, is the “best representation” of the organizat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

VA partners with Association of Military Banks

Direct deposit options launched for vets

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in partnership with the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA), launched the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP), which started Dec. 20. The program will provide veterans and their beneficia… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MACV hosting free legal clinic for veterans Jan. 7

DULUTH — The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) is hosting a free legal clinic for veterans on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Depot, located at 506 W. Michigan Street in Duluth. Attorneys, MACV staff, County Veteran… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VFW and Senate leaders play key role in axing the Widow’s Tax in ‘20 NDAA

After a nearly half-century long fight, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and its veterans service and survivor organization partners claimed victory with the termination of the contentious and embattled Military Widow’s Tax as part of the president… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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