Location: Thailand Event: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will readjudicate claims for Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. This review is part of the Veterans Benefits Administration’s implementation of the November 5, 2020, U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California decision to readjudicate previously denied claims as applied in Nehmer vs. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who were previously denied service connection for an herbicide related presumptive condition due to lack of in-country Vietnam service will automatically have their claims readjudicated.
The VFW Membership Committee has created a video to assist in helping members renew their membership. Please click on the video button to watch the video. Rick Butler Director, Membership VFW National Headquarters 406 W. 34th Street Suite 320 Kansas City, Missouri 64111 Office: 816.968.2752 Cell: 816.739.0693 Fax: 816.968.2728
The Commander in Chief has been informed by representatives of the Baltimore Convention Center that, due to circumstances beyond its control, the Baltimore Convention Center will not be able to accommodate our contractual needs for the 2021 National Convention. As such, it is not possible to hold the 2021 National Convention in Baltimore.
In order to assist in your membership recruiting efforts during these extraordinary times, I’m announcing effective immediately and for the remainder of this term the Department will contribute $100 to your post for all new Life Members added to your rolls. We expect the Post to match the $100 DPA contribution; thereby making the Life Membership very affordable by reducing the cost by a total of $200.
I’m writing to inform you despite our best efforts, including looking at alternate sites, we must cancel our in-person DPA convention scheduled for Pattaya Beach on 27 June. Instead, we will be conducting a virtual convention. The virtual convention will be on 19 June @ 0830 Thailand time. We will be using the Zoom platform, a link will be provided by PDC and current Adjutant Shawn Watson during the next month or so. We expect the convention to last approximately two hours. We will have reports by Council members and a few committee chairmen, but not the typical number of reports. Please provide a written copy of your report to ADJ Watson whether presented at the convention or not. We will notify the committee chairman who will be presenting oral reports.
We’re heading into the end of the membership year, and Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch has set out one more challenge to increase our membership. This month, the top Post in each Division that shows the highest increase in membership percentage will win a $1,000 award deposited into the Post account! As things are starting to open back up, we want all our members out there talking to eligible veterans about the VFW, bringing in those new members and strengthening our ranks. We want our Post leadership working those Unpaid and Expired lists, bringing members back into the fold. We’re right on the cusp of meeting our membership goals for this year, and with one last push and strong effort from our leadership and members, we can make it a reality! We’ve come so far this year despite great adversity and many challenges – now we’re asking for that last mile. Let’s make this year one where we truly show that we’ve got 20/20 VISION FOR VETERANS! Matt Nute Eligibility Coordinator, Membership VFW National Headquarters
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Many VFW Posts are unable to utilize traditional fundraising methods and are in dire need of aid due to COVID-19. To better assists our Posts, the VFW Foundation is introducing the VFW Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG). This is an opportunity for VFW Posts that own or lease their buildings to receive up to $2,500 in support toward costs such as Mortgage/rent, utility bills and property taxes. Posts will need to meet certain requirements to be eligible to receive funding from this program. These criteria can be found on page one of the application, which you can download here. Applications for the VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant will be accepted starting 01 Oct 2020
Although we emphasize Buddy Poppies on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, it is important to realize that the distribution of Buddy Poppies should be a year-round exercise. Each time a Post participates in an activity where the public will be present, Buddy Poppies should be present as a fundraising tool and simply to recognize our fallen comrades. Where the VFW appears, Buddy Poppies should be a constant reminder that we will never forget those who have perished in the name of liberty. Just as “They Gave, Will You?” is a year-round thing, so should the distribution of VFW Buddy Poppies.
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Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!!
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