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I am jut looking around for something new from Hqs.  LK.

I am jut looking around for something new from Hqs.  LK.


Added by Leonard G.Keys on December 16, 2013 at 2:50pm — 7 Comments

Cooking with the Troops and Warrior Hike At Trails End

This will be an annual event as long as Sean Gobin with Warrior Hike continues to provide our Warriors the opportunity to deal with the effects of combat. We will be in Georgia in March of 2014 to send them off. We will meet them again in Front Royal Va VFW Post 1860.

AAR in photographs is here courtesy of our newest Board member Harrison Martin. Harrison is responsible for getting CWTT and Warrior…


Added by Bob Miller on September 24, 2013 at 3:14am — 8 Comments

What we are doing at our Elks Lodge

Elk Veteran's News Sept. 2013

Aug Schwiesow

            Our next EVG meeting will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, 11 AM-1:30 PM.  Our guest speaker will be William McNutt, a USMC Sgt in the Korean War, 1951-1952.  He served in VMF-121 along with Elk Ace Realie, a USMC Fighter pilot.  Bill will speak on his experiences as an armourer in his fighter squadron.  I would remind you that our meetings are open to all veterans and the guest speaker need…


Added by Gus on September 22, 2013 at 6:10pm — 7 Comments

House committee Chairman

 Can I invite members of the mens aux and the womand aux committee to the house committee?

Added by Steve Manganello on July 3, 2013 at 1:21pm — 5 Comments

House Committe Chairman

Gentilemen what is the time limit of the house committee personell and the length of their service

Added by Steve Manganello on July 3, 2013 at 1:15pm — 3 Comments

Today in History

Today in History
Understanding the present by honoring our past...…

Added by Sheilia Canada on July 2, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

VFW Reduces Stigma of Seeking Help

VFW Reduces Stigma of Seeking Help


In May of 2011, I received a call from an aunt who shared some disturbing…


Added by Gregg Wilson on May 28, 2013 at 1:01am — No Comments

Family uniforms.

I just wanted to say hello to all. My grandfather was in the V.F.W. in L.A. He passed away a few years and always wanted me to join. The main reason that I am posting this is that I have recently come into the possession of the U.S Army uniforms from my great grandfather in WW I, my grandfather during WW II, my father during Vietnam, and my uniform from Desert Shield/Storm. I would like for people to be able to see them. I was just wondering where anyone has any suggestions. 



Added by Neil Brian Cooley on April 19, 2013 at 7:47pm — 7 Comments

Military Funeral Ceremony

The point of a Military Funeral, a U.S. folded flag is presented to the next of kin. Now the question: some in our post members say the supporting group (Riflemen, Flag Barriers, Etc) are to be at "present Arms" when the Flag is being presented to the next of kin. I cannot locate this in the Manual of procedures, nor have I ever witnessed this in any process in the past. 

Comments please ?

Added by Lewis Knudsen on April 8, 2013 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

New to VFW/problem with life member

I am new to the VFW (less than 18 months) and during this time we have made tremendous improvements to our post and our membership.  We have stopped selling alcohol because the post had a reputation for being a place that only drunks went too and the members have put in about $15000.00 of their own money to make improvements.   The problem that we are having is a life member who has been there for about 15 years. He got mad a year ago and left the post. He is now back causing problems. He…


Added by Ronald vavra on April 4, 2013 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

New Church Start Targeting Military Past and Present ...

Dear Comrades:
Spread the Word: U.S. Army Retired Combat Chaplain Ken Harris, Jr., - yours truly- has started a Full Gospel Ministry that aims at working and retired professionals who can't pull away to attend worship services on Sundays. Introducing "Before Sunday Services" every Saturday from 11 a.m. Until 12:15 p.m. at Thunderbolt Elementary School in Fleming Island: 2020 Thunderbolt Road; Fleming Island, Florida 32003.

Added by Chaplain/Pastor Ken Harris Jr on March 1, 2013 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Vietnam Veteran Appreciation Dinner

My post is having a "Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Dinner"  to try and repair the damage that was done by NOT recognizing their return from Vietnam!  I am the LAVFW Chaplain and in need of a prayer for the opening of the dinner.  I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions.  any help would be great.  Thank you in advance, and for all you do for our veterans!

Added by Stephanie A Baron on January 22, 2013 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

Looking for information on a WWII soldier KIA from Marion Indiana


I am helping a very nice young man from Belgium who has adopted the grave of Edwin H Crabtree (83rd Infantry) from Marion Indiana. The grave is located at Henri Chappelle Cemetary in Belgium.  He is desparately seeking information on Edwin and/or his family but has been able to find out nothing, If someone could please help us, it would be very much appreciated. This young man has alot of information on our soldiers in WWII and has been very helpful to our Veterans when they…


Added by Paula Nezezon on January 15, 2013 at 7:18pm — 2 Comments

December 15, 2012To the Veterans of the Thomas Mihalis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079,Throughout all wars we enjoy many blessings that result from the sacrifices of the men and women in uniform t…

December 15, 2012

To the Veterans of the Thomas Mihalis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079,

Throughout all wars we enjoy many blessings that result from the sacrifices of the men and women in uniform that have risked their lives to defend our freedoms. My family has a lot of appreciation and gratitude for those who continually fight for our freedom. We would like to take the opportunity during this Christmas season to make a donation to the Veterans of the Thomas Mihalis Post 1079.…


Added by Ted Kollias on January 1, 2013 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment


How can a person stay involved in VFW affairs when the city you are in does not have an active VFW post.  The city of Montgomery is a military and college town and does not have an active auxillary.  What a person to do?

Added by Ella Kindred on December 29, 2012 at 6:09pm — 5 Comments

What is the status of my membership application ?

What is the status of my membership application ?


Added by Tom Bevan on October 23, 2012 at 12:03am — 2 Comments

Looking for help for Veterans Day

I am a retired Marine that was wounded multiple times and spent over a year in the hospital. also lost over 25 close brothers due to both conflicts. I have started a not for profit called "The Fight Continues" We help educate the public on the stress military families go threw, awareness of TBI/PTSD, and help transition Vets to civilian life. The mission I am contacting you about is, we want 1.2 million names read of fallen…

Added by James Sperry on October 13, 2012 at 4:51pm — 2 Comments

Veteran Memorials

I am trying to get local Veteran interest since the projects are to honor their service.  As a veteran I enjoy providing these services.  We create free memorial websites which can include photos, music, etc.. We also incorporate the latest technology into our memorials which allows the families to view their loved ones website from anywhere.  If you get a chance go to and click on the video link.

Added by Mike on October 11, 2012 at 2:17pm — 2 Comments

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