In just over 24 hours, the VFW will live stream from this year’s legislative conference in Washington, D.C. Visit on Monday, February 27 at 6 p.m. EST to watch as we honor this year's finalists and award one student a $30,000 college scholarship during the VFW Parade of Winners.

VFW Legislative Conference

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Are you planning to visit a local school to talk about patriotism? #ShopVFW for Pledge of Allegiance handouts to include cards, awards, pencils, coloring books and more!

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VFW Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief Keith Harman at a VFW-hosted wounded warrior dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The VFW has been a long-time supporter of the every Friday dinners since they were first created in 2003 by fellow VFW Life member Hal Koster. #ForVeterans
The National Veteran Education Success Tracker found that #studentveterans earn degrees at rates better than comparable nonveteran students.

Study: Vets do better in college than comparable civilians

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Did you know you can honor a friend or family member by making a memorial gift to the VFW? Not only will your gift be a lasting tribute to your loved one, you will also make a difference in the lives of veterans for years to come.

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VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin is taking questions from veterans during a town hall-style digital event on YouTube Live. Join the conversation today, at 2:45 p.m. EST.

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More than 500 members of the VFW are arriving in the nation’s capital this weekend to urge their members of Congress to continue transforming the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs so that it can more efficiently and effectively serve America’s veterans. #VFWDC2017

VFW to Deliver Veterans' Voice to Congress

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Didn’t have a chance to join the #ExploreVA Facebook chat we hosted with with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs last week? Read through the conversation here:

ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Chat on education and employment - VAntage Point

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“His Marine spirit was enough to get him to keep trying,” Patrick Nettesheim said. “Dan began experiencing relief from his PTSD symptoms. He could self-soothe with his guitar.”

Guitars for Veterans Prove Therapeutic

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“The Tuskegee Airmen represent the power of diversity, the power of perseverance, the power of valor, and sticking with it no matter what.” - Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James #BlackMilitaryHistoryMonth

Honorary Tuskegee Airman Deborah Lee James speaks to the power of diversity

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An important update on a story we shared yesterday: Late Wednesday, the U.S. Army reported that they will be taking “corrective action” to ensure that child care on Army installations will continue.

Army vows child care will continue, despite hiring freeze

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A federal civilian hiring freeze has forced at least two Army bases to indefinitely suspend some child care programs.

Federal Hiring Freeze Suspends Some Army Child Care Programs

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Is the Fairness for Veterans Act enough to help vets in need?
Arizona veteran Jeff Osterhoudt met with co-founders of the bill to include Rep. Lee Zeldin, a VFW Life member of V.F.W. post 9486, to discuss the issue.

Arizona veteran heads to DC to appeal discharge

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The VFW Voice of Democracy state winners have been selected! Who do you think is going to win the grand prize, $30,000 scholarship to the college or technical school of their choice, next week at #VFWDC2017?

VFW Voice of Democracy Announces State Winners

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Tomorrow, Dr. Ronald Hugate, a former military surgeon, will give Army Staff Sgt. Jace Badia the world’s first permanent prosthetic leg without using osseointegration — the fusing of bone to a prosthetic rod.

This Veteran Will Soon Receive A Groundbreaking Prosthetic Leg

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When you consider that over half of company leaders surveyed say they face a shortage of executive talent, it's clear that opportunities are out there if you can effectively translate your leadership skills into the attributes employers need.

3 Ways Your Leadership Skills Translate Into a Job

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Juwell Mcclendon, a U.S. Navy veteran and VFW member, will be making her voice heard on Capitol Hill at the VFW Legislative Conference as a 2017 VFW- Student Veterans of America Legislative Fellow. Although Mcclendon’s Navy career was cut short, she continues a life of service as a social worker.
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The VFW Scout of the Year application deadline is almost here! Make sure your application is submitted to your local Post by March 1!

Scout of the Year

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The 2017 VFW Legislative Conference is only a week away! Are you prepared to join your brothers and sisters-in-arms on Capitol Hill and make your voice heard? #VFWDC2017
Congratulations to Robert Craft, VFW Life member and Jr. Vice Commander of Post 3455 in Anna, Ill., for being recognized as the VA's #VeteranoftheDay!

#VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Robert Craft - VAntage Point

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