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VFW Departments Make Facebook Push

Please help us spread the word by joining our new VFW Department Fan Pages and telling all your FB friends.

You can use the following trick that helps you invite all your friends

at one time to a Fan Page without you having to click on them one at a time if you


It can be applied to any fan page.

To invite everyone you will want to copy the following…

Added by Ross Myers on August 4, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

2009 Delegate - Edward Myers - BSA Annual Report to the Nation

Edward Myers

Old North State Council

Greensboro, North Carolina

Edward, a Webelos Scout, loves to read. He is currently participating in BOB, which stands for Battle of the Books. This is Edward’s second year as a participant. He also volunteers in the library at school. Edward received the…


Added by Ross Myers on February 28, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

URGENT: Help Service Members with Family in Haiti

VFW received an urgent call from senior military staff with one request: Help us provide airfare for our service members with immediate relatives in Haiti. These heartbroken defenders need to locate loved ones, make burial arrangements and assist those who have survived.

Funds will also be used to provide emergency, life-saving assistance to the families of our military members.…


Added by Ross Myers on January 19, 2010 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Care Packages Help Remind Marines of Home

Lance Cpl. Riley J. Ellinwood, 20, a vehicle commander with Headquarters and Service Company, Task Force 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, carries a care package from his family in Houston back to his room at Camp Hit, Iraq, Oct. 31, 2008. Care packages filled with pictures,… Continue

Added by Ross Myers on November 2, 2008 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment


The 2008 Christmas holiday mailing deadlines have been announced. If you want your cards, letters, and packages to arrive to a military member overseas, or deployed on a Navy ship by Christmas, be sure to mail them by the following dates:

For military mail addressed to APO/FPO AE zips 090-098 (except 093); AA zips 340; and AP zips 962-966:

* Express Mail: Dec. 18

* First-Class Mail (letters/cards and priority mail): Dec. 11

* Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 4

*… Continue

Added by Ross Myers on November 2, 2008 at 1:55pm — No Comments

'Operation Education' Provides Net for Veterans

MOSCOW, Idaho, Oct. 31, 2008 - One decision turned Chase Clark's life upside-down, but another is helping him realize the dreams he didn't think were possible.

While still in high school in rural Blackfoot, Idaho, Clark signed up for the Army National Guard because of the great benefits and the "opportunity to make something" of himself.

Immediately following graduation, he took advantage of the educational benefits and enrolled at Idaho State University. "I never… Continue

Added by Ross Myers on November 1, 2008 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Captain Stephen P. Ward: Hero in the War on Terror

Hometown: Millersville, MD

Bronze Star

Sgt. 1st Class Drew C. Kimmey, Capt. Stephen P. Ward and Staff Sgt. Carlo A. Alcazar, members of Civil Affairs Team 745, were recently recognized for their performance during an Afghanistan mission last November. The three soldiers were recognized for their efforts in rescuing a Special Forces team leader, who was also the ground forces commander that…


Added by Ross Myers on November 1, 2008 at 1:36am — 2 Comments

Lance Cpl. Stacy Ann Dryden: Remembered for Her Life and Service

Service members with 1st Maintenance Battalion (Reinforced), 1st Marine Logistics Group, joined together to honor one of their fallen Marines during a memorial service on Oct. 27, 2008. Lance Cpl. Stacy Ann Dryden, 22, from North Canton, Ohio, was serving in Iraq as a preservation, packaging and packing specialist when she died, Oct. 19, from a… Continue

Added by Ross Myers on October 31, 2008 at 1:57am — 2 Comments

Combat Logistics Marines Create New View of Fallujah

Staff Sgt. Bryan Spencer, Combat Logistics Battalion 5 Engineer Company operations platoon sergeant, briefs heavy equipment operators and combat engineers on the day's mission to level approximately 1,000 meters of berm along Wolverine Way, a road stretching from Camp Baharia to the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq, Oct. 18, 2008. The Marines demolished five miles… Continue

Added by Ross Myers on October 30, 2008 at 9:48pm — 4 Comments

Vet Jobs: Experience Onboard

VetJobs makes it easy to reach transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component…


Added by Ross Myers on October 30, 2008 at 2:18am — 1 Comment

Kings of the Mountain

Capt. Graham Ward, recon platoon leader, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, flies his battalion colors after reaching the summit of Mount McKinley shortly before deploying to Iraq.

Date Taken: October 28th, 2008

Location: Mount McKinley, US

Photographer: 14th Public… Continue

Added by Ross Myers on October 29, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Canine Warrior Considered for Combat Action Badge

Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Moreno of the 554th Military Police Company puts Brando, a 7-year old German shepherd, through the paces at an obstacle course for military working dogs at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany.

Date Taken: October 28th, 2008


Photo & Story by: Susan Huseman…


Added by Ross Myers on October 29, 2008 at 1:00am — 6 Comments

School Reopens in West Adhamiyah

A new backpack from a Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldier brought a smile to this student’s face at the opening ceremony of Al Tajadud elementary school in the Adhamiyah District of Baghdad, Oct. 26, 2008. MND-B facilitated a renovation project of the school with more than $200,000 from the government of Iraq. Renovations included new classrooms, new roof and floor, a completely new electrical network, and additional bathrooms with a… Continue

Added by Ross Myers on October 28, 2008 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Readjusting to Family Life Requires Communication

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - All Eva Creel wanted for 12 months was for her husband to come home from Afghanistan to be by her side.

When he returned, she found she wanted nothing more than her own personal space.

Creel, like many spouses of Soldiers returning from deployments, discovered firsthand that the rush of emotions after redeployment can both draw a couple together and pull them apart.

"When they're gone, you miss them terribly, but you become very… Continue

Added by Ross Myers on October 27, 2008 at 8:38pm — 1 Comment

School Supplies Delivered

Students wave goodbye to Iraqi soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 27th Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, as they leave the classroom after handing out school supplies at Al Wardie Elementary School in Tuscon, Iraq, Oct. 13, 2008. The school supplies were sent from U.S. citizens to the Iraqi army to be handed out to students at local schools.

Date Taken: October 13th, 2008

Location: TUSCON,… Continue

Added by Ross Myers on October 27, 2008 at 6:48pm — No Comments

My VFW WebCOM: The First Week

What a week it's been!

First of all, we'd like to express our appreciation to everyone who has taken the time to join and contribute to the My VFW WebCOM Community. In just over one week, we've had over 300 members join our social network and upload nearly 400 photos and almost two dozen videos. We thank you.…


Added by Ross Myers on October 27, 2008 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Help Us Spread Their Message

Click on image to visit DVIDS Thanksgiving Greeting Hub. If you have some free time, you can assist us in getting these out by taking a few minutes and uploading a video (or two, or three) from your home State to My VFW WebCOM. Try to use the title, description and tag format used in the following example: …


Added by Ross Myers on October 26, 2008 at 2:54am — 2 Comments

Soldier’s Heartfelt Response to Iraqi Child’s Condition

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – Little Rawan bounced on the couch, clapping her tiny hands, gaining laughter from those… Continue

Added by Ross Myers on October 26, 2008 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

USS New Hampshire: 5th Virginia-Class Submarine

Watch the LIVE FEED of the Commissioning Ceremony from

the US Navy 25 OCT 08 @ 10 am


In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand…


Added by Ross Myers on October 25, 2008 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Help a Hero Call Home This Holiday Season!

Added by Ross Myers on October 24, 2008 at 6:51pm — No Comments

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