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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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#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%

Don't forget to add your guess below and check back tomorrow for the answer!
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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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Ryan Gallucci, deputy director for VFW’s National Veterans Service discusses the issues facing veterans and the administration’s efforts to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical system.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?327298-3/washington-journal-ryan-gallucci-issues-facing-veterans
Ryan Gallucci, with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, discusses President Obama's recent speech at the VFW annual convention, as well as issues facing veterans and the administration's efforts to reform…
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http://www.census.gov/library/infographics/veterans.html



Looks like about 1% of the US population are veterans from any service.  VFW needs to adjust how it counts, update charter and help all the US Veterans all the time.  How many groups claim to help veterans because the VFW charter says we can only help certain veterans.  Now days my hometown has more than four veterans clubs trying gather support and staff projects.  Veterans clubs are slicing the pie to thin to be effective.

We got in my hometown VFW, AmVets, DAV and American Legion; plus our state is lucky to have an active USO chapter.   How many clubs does it take to service 1% of the US population?
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THE VFW REMEMBERS AND APPRECIATES ALL #KOREANWAR VETERANS
VFW determined to ensure veterans are not forgotten
http://www.vfw.org/News-and-Events/Articles/2015-Articles/The-VFW-Remembers-and-Appreciates-All-Korean-War-Veterans/
On each page of America’s history is written the sacrifice of our Armed Forces and the legacy of their accomplishments. But nowhere is it written more clearly about duty, honor and country than in the chapter dedicated to those who fought during the Korean War.
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There are so many things I hear modern veterans demanding from service organizations. But these demands require our participation in order to shape the culture; issues that we want addressed or negotiated.
A Iraq War vet describes the clash of generations he observed at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention held in Pittsburgh.
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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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#TodayInHistory: On July 28, 1914, the Great War, now known as World War I began.  
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It has been since a week since U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais TN-04 introduced legislation to allow U.S.
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What is the VFW story?
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#FridayFactoid: PTSD occurs in approximately 11-20% of #veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. http://ow.ly/Q3BIR
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The Marine Corps has confirmed that it has prepared Purple Heart award packages for the Marines killed last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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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.