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Hogs For Heroes

1ST APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN NOW UNTIL MARCH 20, 2021


The Home Depot (HD) has opened their Community Impact Grant for 2021

VFW members can receive up to $5,000 to fund repairs or construction projects at their Post building. Learn More->


2021 Publications Contest Now Open

Information and Entry Form - Learn More


January 7th at 6:00 pm CT - War Memorial Center - Medicating Normal

January 7th at 6:00 pm CT - War Memorial Center for a virtual community screening of Medicating Normal


FY2021 VFW POST PANDEMIC RELIEF GRANT

Eligibility Requirement Updates – December 2020


2020 Christmas Sweepstakes

The 2020 Christmas Club Sweepstakes are in the mail!


POW/MIA Recognition Day

Unveiling of POW/MIA Chair of Honor - Initial Dedication


VFW 2020 Cash Raffle Winners 6/25/2020


Spring Sweepstakes Winners Announced

5-20-2020 List of Spring Sweepstakes Winners


From WDVA Secretary Mary Kolar

Click story to read an editorial from Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar.


THREE-PEAT times TWO for the WI VFW NEWS!

The WISCONSIN VFW NEWS has won the VFW Publications Contest National GRAND AWARD, Large Frequency Department Publication category, for the SIXTH year in a row!


U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) COVID-19 Response Plan

4/1/2020 - U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) COVID-19 Response Plan


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Overview of some of the relief granted to small businesses


Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit

If you are a Veteran, both you and your spouse may qualify under the Veterans Aid and Attendance program provided through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


2019 Christmas Sweepstakes Winners

2019 Christmas Sweepstakes Winners


ONLINE REPORTING: NOW EASIER, SIMPLER & FASTER EVER!

Now, any Member in Good Standing with the VFW Department of Wisconsin is able to log-in and submit reports on behalf of their Post.


WI Teacher Wins National First Place!

Bobbie Schamens, a fourth-grade teacher at Meadowview Intermediate School in Sparta has been named the First Place Winner of the 2018-19 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.


BRAVE-EPA Study - Help your Fellow Veterans

Veteran participants are still needed for this critical study of Alzheimer's Disease - please consider helping your fellow Veterans!


WDVA Awards $400,000 in Grants

Grants totaling $400,000 have been awarded to six nonprofit organizations to support programs to help Veteran entrepreneurs.


Legacy Stones Placed at The Highground

Three Legacy Stones honoring the service of the VFW State Honor Guard, PCIC Tommy "T" Tradewell and PSC John Schultz were placed on September 15th in a very moving ceremony at The Highground.


Sales Tax Exemption Q and A

Info for the Veterans Service Organizations Sales Tax Exemption that went into effect on July 1st!


WDVA Expands Program & Services for Homeless Veterans

The WI Dept. of Veterans Affairs is expanding its successful Veterans Housing and Recovery Program (VHRP)with a new location in Green Bay to be added to existing sites at King, Chippewa Falls and Union Grove. View the press release for more details!


VFW National Home Has Openings

The National Home offers a once in a lifetime opportunity!


Wisconsin's 37 Chronicles Vietnam War MIAs

A new book tells the stories of 37 men from Wisconsin classified as Missing in Action during the Vietnam War.


Wisconsin Wins National First Place in Art Contest!

Kayla Juds of New Berlin has won the $10,000 National First Place Award in the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest!


Thank you Burger King!

Wisconsin VFW Unmet Needs is again the recipient of a generous donation from several Burger King Franchisees.


Tax Exemptions Effective July 1, 2018

What your Post needs to know to prepare for the new tax exemptions that are effective July 1, 2018!


Veterans Organization Tax Exemption Bill Signed

Tax Exemption Bill AB-402 benefits Veterans organizations.


"Green Alert" SB 473 Signed Into Law

Wisconsin leads the way again - the Green Alert Network is the first of its kind in the nation!


Metal Service Plaques Available

Topper Manufacturing of Sturtevant, WI now has an outstanding veteran's product available at a very reasonable cost.


Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer and very few treat it. 1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. We specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Our services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members. Since we don’t charge for our services, we don’t have a budget to advertise. I'm reaching out to webmasters to help us spread the word.


WI VOD Winner Earns Third at National

Hannah Brown, Menomonie, takes home the VFW $10,000 Scholarship at D.C. Legislative Conference . . .


VA Home Loan Re-Finance... Good deal?

Many lenders offer refinancing for VA Mortgages, but there's more to be aware of...


National Day of Honor Recognition

Secretary of VA Dr. David Shulkin was the keynote speaker at yesterday’s inaugural commemoration of the National Day of Honor for American Veterans Disabled for Life.


Vietnam Green Beret to Receive Medal of Honor

The White House announced Wednesday that President Trump will present the Medal of Honor on Oct. 23 to a retired Army Green Beret, ....


VA Facility Hurricane Updates

The Department of Veterans Affairs is open and continuing to serve veterans in many hard hit hurricane areas in the Gulf....


VFW, VVA Host Bad Paper Panel

Last Friday, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veterans of America hosted a panel discussion on bad paper discharges in the Capitol Visitor Center.


VA Releases New Veteran Suicide Data

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released a more comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide data. After working with the Department of Defense,....


FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act

On Monday, the Senate voted 89-8 to overwhelmingly pass their version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).


Army VSO/MSO Roundtable

The VFW participated in a veterans and military service organization roundtable on Thursday with the Honorable Ryan McCarthy, acting secretary of the Army,....


Free VA Caregiver Course Available Online

The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with PsychArmor Institute to provide a free online course to break down VA’s Caregiver Program.


Senate Panel Supports Consumer Protection Rules

On Wednesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member and former Army officer Senator Jack Reed held a panel discussion comprised of military ....


Senate Panel Supports Consumer Protection Rules

On Wednesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member and former Army officer Senator Jack Reed held a panel discussion comprised of military ....


New Retirement System Education Continues

The Defense Department is continuing to roll out its education programs regarding the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) that takes effect Jan. 1, 2018.....


MIA Update:

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced identifications of remains and burial updates of 11 American servicemen who had been missing in action from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on VA Facilities

In an effort to meet the needs of veterans impacted by Hurricane Harvey and to accomplish its fourth mission to support national efforts for, respond to,...


VA Activates Pharmacy Disaster Relief Plan

VA activated its Pharmacy Disaster Relief Plan in the impacted areas. Eligible veterans with a VA identification card, and needing an emergency supply of medications, ...


Help VFW Help Others

“Our hearts and prayers are with all those impacted by this hurricane’s destruction,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman.


TRICARE Changes

In accordance with provisions introduced in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), beginning on January 1, 2018, TRICARE “North” and “South” regions will combine into a single “East” region, while “West” will remain unchanged. The reasoning behind this consolidation is to streamline access and continuity of care, as well as to ensure consistency within the TRICARE network as a whole.


Military Spouse Hiring Preference Expanded

On August 8, 2017, the United States Office of Personnel Management implemented a VFW-supported provision in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017,


Houston Hosts Women Veterans Summit, Cut Short

As Hurricane Harvey closed in on Houston last week, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was preparing for their much-anticipated Women Veterans Summit, scheduled for Aug. 25-26. With VFW


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced burial updates of two American servicemen who had been missing in action from World War II. No new identifications of remains occurred this week. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


Forever GI Bill Heads to President’s Desk

On Wednesday, the Senate advanced H.R. 3218, the Forever GI Bill, which would ensure more veterans and their survivors have an opportunity to pursue their educational goals, such as Purple Heart recipients who do not have the requisite three years of active service;


Funding Agreement for Choice Program and VA Heads to President

Last week, the VFW asked its members and supporters to call their Representatives and demand they vote “NO” on S.114,...


Senate Advances Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017.


Senate Passes Ban on Private Sale of Military-issued Purple Heart Medals

on Wednesday, the Senate passed the VFW supported Private Corrado Piccoli Purple Heart Preservation Act.


WWII Veterans to Receive Benefits for Exposure to Mustard Gas and Lewisite

On Wednesday, Congress passed the VFW-supported Arla Herrell Act, which has been championed by Senator Claire McCaskill and will expand benefits for...


VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Program Sees First Legislative Victories

In a major victory for the legislative fellowship program, sponsored and operated by the VFW and Student Veterans of America, two pieces of legislation supported by fellowship research will now soon become law....


VFW Participates in Military to Civilian Transition Summit

On Monday, VFW National Legislative Service Director Carlos Fuentes attended a VA-hosted summit to discuss the challenges of the military to civilian transition and what DOD, VA and veteran service organizations can do ...


VFW Speaks at VA Psychology Summit

On Wednesday, VFW National Legislative Service Associate Director Kayda Keleher spoke at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Psychology Summit.


VA Hosts Caregiver Summit, VFW Speaks on Panel

The VFW spoke alongside other veteran and military service organizations at the VA Caregiver Support Program Process Improvement Summit, Wednesday, Aug. 2. The panel was held to discuss the “pain points” of VA’s caregiver program –...


President Trump and Secretary Shulkin Announce Veteran Telehealth Initiatives

Yesterday, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin joined President Trump at the White House to announce an expansion of access to health care for veterans using telehealth technology.


Army Medic Receives Medal of Honor

On Monday, the president presented the Medal of Honor to former Specialist Five James C. McCloughan of South Haven, Mich., ...


Senate Confirms New Navy, VA Leaders

The Senate this week confirmed finance executive Richard V. Spencer as the new secretary of the Navy, and retired Marine Corps Col. Tom Bowman as the new deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Spencer, from Wilson, Wyo.,...


MIA Update:

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains and burial updates on eight American service members who had been missing in action since World War II and the Korean War. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


VFW Elects New National Leadership

The 118th VFW National Convention ended Wednesday in New Orleans with the election of Keith E. Harman as the new VFW commander-in-chief for the year 2017-2018. During his acceptance speech, the Delphos, Ohio, native spoke of the relevance of the nearly 1.7 million members....


Funding Agreement Reached for Choice Program and VA

On Monday, the VFW asked its members and supporters to call their Representatives and demand they vote “NO” on S.114,....


VFW Lauds Unanimous House Passage of Forever GI Bill

On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives showed unquestionable, bipartisan commitment to America's student veterans by voting 405-0 to pass H.R 3218, .....


Veterans Legislation Roundup

This week, the House advanced several VFW-supported veterans bills to improve benefits and services.


VFW Participates in Congressional Opioid Roundtable

The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hosted a roundtable discussion on the country’s opioid epidemic and what the Department of Veterans Affairs is doing to assist veterans struggling with opioid addiction.


VFW Hosts Panel Discussion on Women Veterans

The VFW hosted a panel titled, “Women Veterans: Strong and Growing” during its national convention in New Orleans....


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of the remains of six Americans who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


Post-9/11 GI Bill Becoming Greater

The historic Post-9/11 GI Bill is becoming even greater, thanks entirely to strong congressional support and the intense advocacy of the VFW and other veterans and military service organizations in Washington and around the country.


VFW Hosts GI Bill Roundtable

On Thursday, the VFW hosted a roundtable with more than forty VSOs and MSOs to discuss improvements to the GI Bill. ...


VFW Testifies Before House on Gulf War Illness Claims Processing

On Thursday, VFW National Veterans Service Deputy Director Michael Figlioli testified before a joint hearing of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittees on Oversight and Investigations, and Disability Assistance ....


VFW Supports Declassification of Exposure Testing, Will Continue Fight

The VFW spoke outside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in support of a defense bill amendment to declassify portions of a Vietnam era project that exposed ....


FY 2018 Defense Bill Update

The House and Senate are marking up their respective versions of the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Below is a brief snapshot of five pay and allowance, and health program provisions that are currently under discussion, along with a reject or support recommendation by the VFW.


Hearing on Ways to Improve VA Productivity and Efficiency

On Thursday, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing about maximizing access and resources available at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for better productivity and efficiency within the agency.


House Committee Holds Hearing on VA Capital Asset Needs

On Wednesday, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs held a hearing to assess VA’s capital asset needs.


DOLVETS Office Adds Three New Women Veteran Webinars

The Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOLVETS) Women Veteran Program has added three new webinars for female veterans .....


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of the remains of five Americans who had been missing in action from WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


VFW Launches Action Alert to Expand Caregiver Benefits

Caregivers of military veterans, the overwhelming majority of whom are family members, put their lives and careers on hold,....


VA Opens Mental Health to OTH Veterans

Effective on Wed., July 5, veterans with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges may receive care for mental health emergencies for up to 90 days, which can include inpatient, residential or outpatient care.


Medical Discharge Review

All veterans medically separated from the military between Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2009, and with combined disability ratings of 20 percent or less, can now request....


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of 10 Americans who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


Publishing Project To Commemorate WI VFW & Members Service

There has been a flurry of phone calls wondering what in the world are the yellow cards showing up in members' mailboxes. They are legitimate and great to follow-up on!


Appeals Modernization Act

On Tuesday, the VFW testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on H.R. 457, the VA Appeals Modernization Act of 2017.


Continuing Resolution Spells Disaster for DOD

Chief of Staff of the Army General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force David Goldfein, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson, and the Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Neller ....


DeCA Announces Private Labels

The Defense Commissary Agency has chosen the names “Freedom’s Choice™” for its private label....


Defense Health Agency Working Group

The VFW participated in a veterans and military service organization working group on Wednesday with Acting Deputy Director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) RADM Colin Chinn.


DOD Releases Annual Sexual Assault Report

On Monday, the Department of Defense released its Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military. According to the FY16 report,


EO Improves VA Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

The president signed an executive order yesterday that will improve VA employee accountability and better protect whistleblowers.


Hearing on VA Home Loan Appraisers

On Tuesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing on ways to improve the VA’s....


In Memory Program Deadline Today

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is accepting applications for Vietnam veterans to be honored at the 2017


Iraqi Translators Now Welcome

Defense officials this week are welcoming an administration decision to allow Iraqi translators and interpreters with special documentation to come to the United States.


Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium

Today, VFW Director of National Security and Foreign Affairs Sarah Maples spoke at the 30th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium (JWLS) Air Force Day in Norfolk, Va...


Mattis-Dunford Budget Testimony

On Thursday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of four Americans who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of two Americans who had been missing in action from Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of five Americans who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


MIA Update

Never forgotten: Three more comrades are coming home at last...


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of four Americans who had been missing in action from World War II and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of 21 Americans who had been missing in action from World War II and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


MIA Update:

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of five Americans who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


New Congress Starts by Passing Vets Bills

On Tuesday, shortly after the opening of the 115th Congress, the House of Representatives passed its first two pieces of legislation, H.R. 27 and H.R. 28


New Construction Guidelines for State Veteran Nursing Homes

On Thursday, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David Shulkin announced new guidelines for construction of State Veteran Nursing Homes.


New SGLI Management Website

Several federal agencies involved with the management of the insurance program used by the military, known as Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI),...


Pentagon VSO/MSO Roundtable

On Wednesday, the VFW participated in the first quarterly veteran and military service organization roundtable hosted by Secretary of Defense (SecDef) James Mattis....


President Authorizes Gulf War Memorial Location

President Trump signed into law the resolution for the location of a national memorial dedicated to those who served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.


SASC Hearing on Marine Scandal

On Tuesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the Marine Corps’ ongoing investigation into the “Marines United” website scandal.


Senate Appropriations Hearing on Choice

On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies held a hearing to discuss VA community care.


Senate Confirms New Air Force Secretary

The Senate on Monday approved the nomination of former congresswoman Heather Wilson to become the new secretary of the Air Force.


Shop Amazon, Support the VFW Foundation

Online Shoppers can do more to help our fellow Veterans by choosing a simple option.


VA Nominee Gets Closer to Confirmation

On Tuesday, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee voted unanimously to advance the nomination of Dr. David J.Shulkin...


VA Now Lists Burial Times Online

VA announced this week that there will be an online listing of burial times for all VA cemeteries. The move, which will cover the 168 facilities operated by VA directly,


VA Seeks Under-Secretary for Benefits

On Wednesday, VA announced that there will be a commission to identify the best candidate for the position of under-secretary of benefits...


Veterans Day in Washington

VFW Posts everywhere will be recognizing Veterans Day on Nov. 11.


Veterans Want VA Fixed, Not Dismantled

President Trump announced Monday the creation of a White House Office of American Innovation to “bring together the best ideas from government, the private sector, and other thought leaders to ensure that America is ready to solve today's most intractable problems.”


VFW Attends Roundtable on VA Caregiver Program

On Thursday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a roundtable to discuss VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.


VFW Joins Give an Hour on SiriusXM Radio

On Monday, VFW National Commander Brian Duffy joined with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Give An Hour President Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, to discuss the campaign to change how our nation perceives mental health care


VFW Supports GWOT Memorial Bill

The VFW Washington Office hosted a press conference Tuesday to announce the introduction of H.R. 873, the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act, ....


VFW Testifies on Veterans Affairs Budget

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs held a hearing to discuss VA’s budget for fiscal year 2018 and advance appropriations for fiscal year 2019.


VFW Testifies on Veterans Legislation

On Wednesday, VFW Associate Director Patrick Murray testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability...


VFW to Testify In Support of Blue Water Sailors

On April 5, 2017, the VFW will testify in front of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs


VSOs Release Independent Budget

The VFW, along with coauthors Disabled American Veterans and Paralyzed Veterans of America, released their 30th edition of the Independent Budget,....


#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corps Veteran Ronald Ramos

The VA recognized Wisconsin VFW member: Ron Ramos as Veteran of the Day


A General’s New Mission: Leading a Charge Against PTSD

Rank may have its privileges, but it holds no immunity from combat injuries. PTSD does not limit its effects to any one class of warrior: It's an equal-opportunity problem!


Air Force Announces New Top Enlisted Advisor

Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth Wright has been selected to become the next chief master sergeant of the Air Force.


Arlington Faces Future Burial Issues

On Wednesday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs held a hearing to discuss current operations and concerns with shrinking space for future...


Army Reserve VSO/MSO Roundtable

The VFW participated in a veteran and military service organization roundtable on Thursday...


Army Secretary Nominee a VFW Life Member

The president last week nominated Dr. Mark E. Green to be the next secretary of the Army. Dr. Green, a Life member of VFW Post 11160 in Clarksville,....


Assessing the VA IT Landscape

On Tuesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held its first oversight hearing to discuss challenges VA faces with its IT infrastructure.


CA National Guard to Pay Back Bonuses

After years of trying to collect reenlistment bonuses from California National Guard members and mounting pressure from the VFW, Congress and other VSOs, the Department of Defense (DOD) suspended its collection efforts in October of 2016.


Camp Lejeune Exposure Update

For years the VFW has worked with Congress and VA to establish a streamlined disability compensation process for veterans who suffer from health conditions associated with exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune.


Caregivers Program Review Extended

VA will continue to halt revocations from the Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Program for an additional six weeks because of concerns regarding inconsistent applications of eligibility requirements for the program throughout its medical centers.


Cash Raffle Winners

Cash Raffle Winners June 16th, 2017.


Congress Passes Legislation Honoring Vietnam War Veterans

The House of Representatives passed a bill which would amend the flag code to include National Vietnam War Veterans Day...


Continuing Resolution Spells Disaster for DOD

The Chiefs of Staff of the Army and Air Force, Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps....


Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

On Wednesday and Thursday, the VFW attended the quarterly meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS).


Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the VFW attended the quarterly meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)


DOD Increases Discharge and Records Review Outreach

The Department of Defense is renewing its efforts to make more veterans aware of military discharge and records review opportunities.


DOD Releases Service Academy Report

On Wednesday, the Department of Defense (DOD) released its Annual Report on Sexual Violence and Harassment at the Military Service Academies....


HASC Sequestration Hearings

The House Armed Services Subcommittees held several hearings this week....


Hearing on DOD Civilian Personnel Reform

On Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel held a hearing to discuss needed reforms of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) civilian personnel system.


Hearing on Use of Union Time

On Tuesday, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing to discuss how much time VA employees should be allowed to spend on union activities, known as official time.


Hearing on VA Recruitment and Retention Authorities

On Wednesday, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to discuss ways to improve VA’s ability to recruit and retain high quality ....


Help Build DS Memorial on National Mall

The Desert Storm Memorial has been approved to be built in Washington, D.C. Now the question is where, since the...


Hiking 1200 Miles to Fight the War at Home

USMC Sgt Anthony Salazar is literally going the distance to join the fight against Soldier Suicide here at home.


House VA Oversight Hearing

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies held a hearing to review VA’s budget recommendations,...


House Veterans Affairs Roundtable

The House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity hosted a roundtable discussion with committee members and veterans service organizations....


Hudson High School Marching Band Performs at Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

"While we played in front of the ship it truly set in that we were playing for all those who lost their lives."


I Fought For YOU! -

A moving, patriotic tribute to our military, past and present.


IB Coauthors Release FY 2018 Budget Recommendations

The three Independent Budget (IB) coauthors (VFW, DAV and PVA) ...


Intercept Missions Increase Pilot Readiness

Through the small window in the back-left side of the private plane, they were easy to spot. Two Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons were quickly approaching. The pilots were talking on the radio, trying to get a response...


La Crosse health service lands Veterans Affairs contracts

LA CROSSE - Officials from a La Crosse-based company have said they landed four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contracts worth up to $3 billion to provide medical disability examinations.


Legislation Impacting Veterans Clears the House

Three bills impacting veterans were passed by the House of Representatives this week. H.R. 1181, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, would prevent veterans who need help only to manage their finances, and are not a threat to themselves or others, from being banned from owning firearms.


Marine Reunion Web Page

The Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert B. Neller...


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of eight Americans who had been missing in action from World War II and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of six Americans who had been missing in action from WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of one American who had been missing in action from Vietnam. Returning home for burial with full military honors is:


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of seven Americans who had been missing in action from WWII and Vietnam. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of five Americans who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of 11 Americans who had been missing in action from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of nine Americans who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


MIA Update

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of six Americans who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:


Military Struggling With Budget Instability

Ending sequestration has been a top VFW legislative priority ever since it was created by the Budget Control Act of 2011;


MyVA311

Last week, VA launched 1-844-MyVA311 (1-844-698-2311) as a 24/7 one-stop information service platform for all VA services.


Native Americans Continue to Honor Ancestors, legacy of Red Arrow

Native Americans in Wisconsin have a proud heritage of service to America and our State of Wisconsin.


New Blended Retirement Training

On Tuesday, the Department of Defense released training on the new Blended Retirement System....


New Government Omnibus Bill

A bipartisan congressional committee produced an omnibus spending package earlier this week to fund the federal government through the end of the current fiscal year,...


Nominate a Hero

Do you know a fellow citizen who has performed a singular act of extraordinary heroism or a continued commitment to putting others first?


Pentagon RIF Meeting

Last week, the VFW expressed concern to the Department of Defense that its new reduction in force (RIF) policy ––


Senate Holds Veteran Caregiver Hearing

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on Wednesday regarding veteran caregivers. Chairman Susan Collins and Ranking Member Bob Casey hosted panels consisting of Senator Elizabeth Dole, founder of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, and Ryan Phillippe, ....


Senate Holds Veteran Suicide Prevention Hearing

On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies held a hearing titled “Preventing Veteran Suicide.”


Senate Telemedicine Hearing

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies held a hearing on Thursday about leveraging technology ....


Social Media Scrutiny

Congress continues its inquiries in the wake of the “Marines United” scandal, where naked images of female service members were posted online accompanied by denigrating comments.


Southeast Asia Fact-Finding Trip

VFW Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief Keith Harman returned from a two-week POW/MIA fact-finding trip to Southeast Asia late last week ....


State of the Air Force

Senior officials from the Air Force testified to the House Armed Service Committee Wednesday on the impact sequestration and unpredictable funding have on readiness and modernization.


Thank you to Sports Clip - Pewaukee

Sports Clip franchises throughout the US have generously donated to the VFW Scholarship program for veterans.


Thousands Pre-Enroll for VA National Cemetery Interment

Since first announced last December, more than 10,000 eligible veterans have taken advantage of a new VA benefit that allows them to pre-enroll...


TOMAH VA and VETERANS ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION Sever Ties

Security, Staffing concerns cause VAMC to direct VAF program to relocate off VAMC campus.


TRICARE Contract Start Date Delayed

Yesterday at a Military Health System MSO/VSO Executive Council meeting, the Defense Health Agency announced that they will delay the transition of the TRICARE contract from Oct. 1, 2017, to Jan. 1, 2018. The new contract reduces TRICARE from three regions....


TRICARE Formulary Change

Nexium, a popular drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, will be removed from TRICARE's formulary list. Effective June 28, 2017...


Two Wisconsin National Guard aviation units deploying

Nearly 100 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers will deploy to Kuwait and Afghanistan in support of Operations Spartan Shield and Freedom Sentinel later this winter.


VA Center for Women Veterans Meeting

The Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans (CWV) held a breakfast on Wednesday.


VA Launches New Wait Time Transparency Site

The Department of Veterans Affairs rolled out a new website this week that will enable veterans to track which VA facility has the shortest appointment wait times,....


VA Partners to Increase Medical Providers

On Thursday, the Department of Veterans Affairs entered into a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services.


VA Secretary Now Supports Dropping IU Cut

During a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Wednesday, Senator Dean Heller (R–Nev.) challenged Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin to explain why...


VA Seeks Under Secretary for Health

On Monday, VA announced that there will be a commission to identify the best candidate for the position of under secretary for Health from a pool of applicants.


VA Specialized Services Hearing

The House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Tuesday, focusing on foot and ankle issues and ...


VA Urges Female Participation in Million Veteran Program

The Million Veteran Program is a voluntary research program led by the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a...


Veterans Appeals Roundtable

The House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs hosted a roundtable discussion about modernizing the appeal process for veterans’ disability benefits.


Veterans Day Poster Contest

The 2017 Veterans Day Poster Contest is now open for submissions...


Veterans Legislation Passes the House

On Tuesday, the House passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017,....


Vets Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing

On Wednesday, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing to vet Dr. David Shulkin...


VFW 2017 Raffle Calendar Results

Congratulations to all our winners! Your participation enables us to help more Wisconsin Veterans than ever before.


VFW and PatientsLikeMe Join for Mental Health Awareness

The VFW is proud to have teamed up with PatientsLikeMe to raise awareness, improve research and provide intervention for veterans,....


VFW Applauds Choice Program Extension and Improvement

On Wednesday, Congress passed S. 544, which would authorize VA to use the $10 billion Congress intended to go toward providing veterans care in their communities when they are not able to receive timely access to care at VA health care facilities.


VFW Meets Russian POW/MIA Delegation

The VFW met twice this week with a Russian delegation from the U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIA Affairs, and their Ministry of Defense.


VFW National Commander Testifies Before Congress

VFW National Commander Brian Duffy testified on Wednesday ...


VFW National Home for Children

The VFW National Home for Children was created to help veteran families in your community. Active duty military families, veteran families, ....


VFW National Home Helps Military and Veteran Families

For more than 92 years, the VFW National Home for Children has offered families the chance to heal and grow.


VFW Offers Emergency Assistance Grants to Westech Veterans

The VFW is offering up to $5,000 in emergency assistance grants to each of the nearly three dozen student veterans who once attended Westech College, ...


VFW Post 10818 recognizes Senator Harsdorf's efforts

New Richmond and St. Croix County VFW Post 10818 members Dave Green and Ken House presented State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf with a special commemorative collection of flags flown in the Field of Flags as part of the Wall that Heals memorial, which visited New Richmond in September in 2015.


VFW Shares Concerns with President

VFW National Veterans Service Director Ryan M. Gallucci met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and senior administration staff ....


VFW Supports New VA Accountability, Whistleblower Protection Act

The VFW yesterday saluted Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and the leadership of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees for reaching a bipartisan deal to better protect whistleblowers and hold employees accountable for their conduct or performance.


VFW Supports Second Division Memorial Modification Act

On Wednesday, the VFW announced its support for S. 907, the Second Division Memorial Modification Act.


VFW Supports VA Accountability First Act

This month marks the third anniversary of a nationwide crisis in access to care that branded the Department of Veterans Affairs as an inept and corrupt government bureaucracy that was failing in its primary mission to care for those who had borne the battle.


VFW Testifies Before Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee

On Thursday, VFW Associate Director Pat Murray testified before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in support of legislation regarding...


VFW Testifies on the President’s Budget

On Wednesday, VFW National Legislative Director Carlos Fuentes testified in strong opposition to a provision in President Trump’s budget proposal, ...


VFW Testifies on VA Health Care

On Wednesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to discuss 10 bills pending before the subcommittee.


VFW Testifies on Veterans Crisis Line

On Tuesday, the VFW testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs about ....


Vietnam Era Health Study

This week VA announced a nationwide study –– the Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study (VE-HEROeS) –– that will assess the current health and well-being of Vietnam veterans, Blue Water Navy veterans, and veterans who served elsewhere during the Vietnam Era (1961–1975).


What Veterans Day Means to Me

The meaning of Veterans Day to an OIF/OEF Veteran


Wisconsin Air Guard unit earns seventh Outstanding Unit Award

Maj. Gen. Donald P. Dunbar, Wisconsin's adjutant general, presented the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award to Col. Daniel Yenchesky, commander of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), during a formal ceremony Oct. 2 at Gen. Mitchell Airfield.


Wisconsin Army Guard brigade takes part in Warfighter exercise

More than 200 Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and volunteers from other units participated in a Warfighter Exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 28 to Feb. 17.


Wisconsin Guard member awarded Purple Heart

FORT McCOY, Wis. - Six years after being wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq, Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldier Spc. Brandon L. Pszanka was awarded the Purple Heart Medal during an Oct. 16 ceremony.


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VFW Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Service


VFW National Commander Echoes VA Secretary Sentiment of Commitment, Solidarity


VA Extends Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19


Denis McDonough Confirmed as New VA Secretary


Prominent Veteran Service Organizations Urge Congress and VA to Act in Newly Released Report


VFW Celebrates Black History Month


Two Former VFW Staff Members Named to New VA Administration


Even Through a Pandemic, Sport Clips Haircuts Raised More Than $1M to Support VFW Help A Hero Scholarships


VFW to Host #SportClipsSalute Week


Post of the Month Launches to Showcase How Posts Are #StillServing


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


VFW Demands SECVA Wilkie Resign Immediately in Light of Damning VA OIG Report in Response to a Veteran's Sexual Assault Allegation


VFW Recouped More Than $9.7B in Benefits for Veterans Nationwide


Pandemic Won't Stop BK Support of Veteran Families


Calling All Middle and High School Students


Veterans Need Support Especially in a Pandemic


The VFW Podcast Debuts Today


VFW Sport Clips to Host Virtual Walk for Veterans


Celebrate VFW Day


VFW National Commander Honors Two Louisiana Sheriff's Deputies for Heroic Actions


2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open


VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $700,000 in Scholarships to Veterans


Hal Roesch II Elected VFW's New National Commander


More Than 1 Million Meals Raised for Food Pantries in Need


VFW to Host #StillServing Celebration July 20-24


Virginia VFW Post Receives National Community Service Award


2020 VFW Scout of the Year Winners Named


VFW Stands for Equality, Condemns Vandalism of WWII Memorial


VFW Pays Its Respects to the Fallen During Memorial Day


2020 National Publications Contest Winners Named


Ace Hardware, VFW Honor Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


VFW Thanks White House Defense Department and VA for Weekly Briefs


VFW Kicks Off Annual Youth Scholarship Competitions


VFW Cancels Reno National Convention


VSOs Call on President to Uphold 48-Hour Review


VFW Urges Congress to Pass the Major Richard Star Act to Ease the Financial Burden of Medically-Retired Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


#StillServing During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Call Out for Post and Department Stories


VFW Opposes VA Decision to Eliminate Accredited Veterans Service Officers 48-Hour Review Period for Claims; Demands Answers from Leadership


VFW Pays Tribute to the Service of Our Vietnam War Veterans


Scam Reminder


VFW Mobilizing, Combating Effects of Invisible Enemy


VFW Remains Committed to Service and Country Amidst COVID-19


VFW Demands Congress Hold VA Accountable for Failure to Grant Benefits to Vietnam, Post 9/11 Veterans Suffering from Toxic Exposures


VFW Awards National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW to Deliver 2020 Priority Goals to Congress


VFW Launches Campaign to Showcase Veterans #StillServing


Twisted X Signs on as Title Sponsor of VFW Youth Programs


CDW Presents 10000 Donation to the VFW


Announcements

We are proud to announce that Post 10232 has received a $1000 grant towards the purchase of a new A/C Unit.  This is a very much welcomed, appreciated and needed grant.
 
Lewis Memorial VFW Post 10232 is please that we have received a grant in the amount of $14,000 to assist in building updates and renovations.
 
We have completed the installation of our new Central Air unit. Please stop in during the hot summer months and enjoy the much needed cooling system.
 
Big THANK YOU to Julie Denotter for her hard work and effort in raising the money for the new carpet in the entryway.
 
We have begun the renovation of the entryway. The front wall knotty pine is done and the new advertising screen is up and running.