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Renee Leach's profile photoGulf War Syndrome (Glenn Stewart)'s profile photoGene Roman's profile photo
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Wow, and I was hoping that waiting a year would have made a difference. Nice to know the politicians are taken care of though.
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The sergeant major of the Marine Corps issued a letter to all Marines on Friday trying to explain his recent congressional testimony in which he said Marines preferred better equipment over high pay and that lowering pay raises would improve discipline. Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal ...
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Terrible disservice to the selflessness of a Marine... unfortunate to say the least... Govt officials should be the first ones to get this kind of news, not Warriors of our nation. This country is going to hell real quick... I'm sure our branch is next... sickening! 
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 The National Defense speaks with Kevin Travers from the Navy League International Trade show, highlighting the newest in military technology.  Jeff Weston of Vantage Mobility gives us the details on how you can WIN a customized, wheel chair accessible, mini-van, and Scott Halliwell of USAA gives us more straight talk on home ownership.
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Read this week's issue of the Washington Weekly to find out what the VFW is doing for veterans in Washington, D.C.: http://www.vfw.org/uploadedFiles/VFW.org/VFW_in_DC/WW%204.11.14.pdf
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"Thank goodness for groups like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), whose members are working to instill patriotism in today’s younger generation." 
It's often noted that today's young people don't have a strong sense of patriotism like their parents and grandparents did....
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The only way our democracy survives is if we truly understand and value the rights and responsibilities the Constitution provides us. Without that knowledge, and pride, the freedom we've enjoyed for more than a century will vanish.
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VFW to Answer VA Claims Questions During Live Town Hall on Facebook

Veterans nationwide are encouraged to participate

The VFW will host its second Facebook town hall meeting April 24 at 2 p.m. (CDT) to discuss the VA claims process and veterans’ benefits, as well as how VFW Service Officers can assist with filing claims – a service VFW offers to veterans free of charge. 

Similar to the VFW’s recent Twitter chats, subject matter experts will answer questions for one hour, providing useful and accurate information and resources to all participants in the town hall. 

VFW Service Officer Ron Cherry will answer questions during this town hall. 

Any Facebook user can participate by visiting the VFW Facebook page at the time of the event. Users will simply present their question in the comments section of the VFW’s post announcing the town hall has begun. It is possible that not all questions will be answered in the given time frame, so participants are encouraged to vote for the most important questions by giving them a “Like.” 

“Like” the VFW’s Facebook page for more information about upcoming Facebook town halls. Don’t forget to join us LIVE on April 24. 
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In receiving the 2008 VFW Hall of Fame Award, actor Mickey Rooney made it clear that he was a soldier in the Army and not part of the USO.  He recounted his time in WWII in Europe at length, participating in what he called three-man "Jeep tours," often entertaining at the front lines. Mickey Rooney, a member of the Greatest Generation and life member of the VFW Department of California, died April 6 at the age of 93.  RIP, Comrade.
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Thank you all
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The owners of a Chatham County salvage yard have been searching for almost eight years for the service member who earned a Purple Heart that they found in a smashed SUV.
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As well they can contact those of the Purple Heart Connection sometimes many post on there when lost and found, xoxo
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The Persian Gulf War official ceasefire was declared by former president George Bush exactly 23 years ago today. The Persian Gulf War is often thought of as the war that reconnected the American people with our service members. We are thankful for all service members, past and present, who have made sacrifices and risked their lives to protect the America.
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Thank you.
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Are You Comfortable With Your Finances?
Do you have records on all of your investments? What about insurance papers? Oh...and how about your passwords for online banking? If you’re looking for some financial peace of mind, check out these three helpful tips by clicking on this link http://www.gftpln.org/Article.do?orgId=6223&articleId=20671. For additional information, contact the VFW Planned Giving Office at (816) 968-1119 or email plannedgiving@vfw.org.
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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 war veterans and its oldest major veterans' organization. With 2 million members located in almost 7,600 VFW Posts worldwide, the VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans service, community service, legislative advocacy and national military service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.