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Your deployed loved ones can call home for FREE tomorrow, Sunday, August 2, 2015 courtesy of Sport Clips Haircuts​!
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#TBT to the first VFW sponsored sale of Poppies in 1922 and the wounded #veterans who helped assemble them.
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Social media has become an important part of social interactions and is a powerful tool for communicating and sharing ideas, Odierno said.
“However, we must remember that such tools come with the responsibility of knowing how to properly use them,” he said.
Cyber bullying among service members is getting out of hand, and Army leaders are calling on soldiers to straighten up — or face some career-ending consequences. 
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The change resulted from one of 15 quality-of-life recommendations made by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission in January.
More military family members are able to travel space available on military transport flights, thanks to DoD's recent expansion of space-A rules.
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#TodayInHistory: On July 28, 1914, the Great War, now known as World War I began.  
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70 years ago USS Indianapolis was torpedoed. 317 men survived after having fought off vicious shark attacks, dehydration and hallucinations. Would you have survived?
70 years ago, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the south Pacific, and those who survived were left to defend themselves in the murky waters.
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Command Sgt Maj. Gerald Ecker, Army Medical Command, gives his acceptance address, representing all Army medics who won the 2015 VFW Armed Forces Award at the 116th VFW National Convention. Photo courtesy MEDCOM. View Larger Image Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief of the VFW John Stroud ...
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LADIES AUXILIARY VFW TO WELCOME MALES AND BECOME VFW AUXILIARY
 
The VFW is pleased to announce that last week, at the 116th VFW National Convention, convention delegates passed a resolution to amend Article XI, Sections 1101-1104 of our National Bylaws, allowing male spouses and family members to join the VFW Auxiliary-National Organization​ effective August 21, 2015.
  
A few facts regarding this change:
• It is not a merger of the  Ladies Auxiliary VFW and Men's        Auxiliary VFW. 
• It changes the name of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW to VFW Auxiliary and allows spouses and eligible male relatives to join the VFW Auxiliary. 
• Males who wish to join the VFW Auxiliary will be required to fill out a membership application, provide proof of eligibility, and their application will be voted on just as females who wish to join.

We’ll provide more information in the coming weeks. Thank you to all those who voiced their opinion on this important topic.
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Take our new veterans’ health care survey and tell us about your expectations, options, and preferences when it comes to your care. Your feedback helps drive the VFW’s continued efforts to reform and modernize the VA health care system: https://www.research.net/r/VACareSummer15
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#TuesdayTrivia : According to the U.S. Small Business Administration​, in 2012 what percentage of U.S. small businesses were majority owned by veterans?
A) 15%  B) 2%  C) 11%  D) 9%

Answer: D
In a 2012 report, the U.S. Small Business Administration reported that 9% of small businesses were veteran owned.

Check back next week for another round of Tuesday Trivia!
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SUPPORT THE VFW BY PURCHASING A RACE TICKET AT DARLINGTON RACEWAY
$2 From Each Sale Benefits VFW's "Sport Clips Haircuts​ Help A Hero Scholarship" program.
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans' service organization composed of combat veterans as well as active-duty, Guard and Reservists who continue to serve in harm's way. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation's largest organization of combat veterans and its oldest major veterans' organization. With nearly 1.9 million members located in more than 6,800 VFW Posts worldwide, "NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS." The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs worldwide. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.