March 5th VFW Legislative Conference

It is all about having a voice on capital hill so we can continue to support our veterans and our community. Without our volunteers and the VFW, the voice would probably not be heard. For those whom are unaware, there are very few veteran organizations that have a voice at our nations capital.

The National VFW commander just finished testifying to congress today. He mentions several concerns and issues among them were; VA back log, reasonable in state tuition for our returning veterans, and the continued fight for our POW’s and MIA comrades. Commander Thien delivers a clear and precise testimony of why the VFW exists, and why we need to care for our veterans both abroad and home. Commander Thien said  “Everything the VFW wants costs money, but everything the VFW wants is for someone else”.

VFW National Voice

VFW National Commander Bill Thien 2014

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Veterans Job Fair Chandler Center for the Arts

Need a JobIf you know of any Veteran seeking employment this is a great opportunity. Your local VFW District 10 Employment Officer will be attending the event and you can CONTACT HIM with any questions. Please help your Veterans and share this with them.

The free expo is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 19 at the Chandler Center for the Arts at 250 N. Arizona Avenue (at Chandler Boulevard). Booths representing government, non-profit agencies and other organizations will provide information about benefits and programs for local veterans and their families, as well as on subjects such as health care and jobs.

Participating agencies are the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Phoenix VA Center, the VA regional claims office, the Social Security Administration, state veterans homes schools and employers.

The event is part of a partnership between the City of Chandler and the Arizona Department of Veterans Services. For those unable to attend the expo, the Arizona Department of Veterans Services maintains an office in the southeast Valley with two benefit counselors available to provide assistance to local veterans. The office, at 3130 N. Arizona Avenue, (just south of Guadalupe Road) is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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For more information, call 480-558-2052.

VFW Magazine August 2013 Issue “Command Post”

VFW Magazine August 2013 IssueRecently, I read the Command Post in the August 2013 issue of VFW Magazine. The VFW Commander and Chief touches on several issues and debates concerning our organization and veterans. Our voice is being heard, and the VFW has representatives devoting their time and efforts to support all of our veterans needs. Commander Hamilton stated “High profile issues may take the headlines, but what you do at a local level counts the most. This is where the survival of the organization will ultimately be determined.” I couldn’t agree more with our Commander. As individual posts, it is our obligation as veterans, to carry the torch passed on from four generations. This requires sacrifice, time, dedication, cohesiveness; and a relinquishment of attitude and opinion. As veterans we have the strength in numbers; and we must continue to recruit, invite and encourage all veterans to participate in all of our causes. Without that, are efforts are in vain.  by JR Vice Commander K Adams Post 7401