NEWS

VA Urgent Care
 
The VA Mission Act was recently passed, and that will allow veterans now under care in the VA the opportunity to get service at Urgent Care facilities that register with the VA. On the Post Blog, a table is posted of Urgent Care facilities in Michigan sorted by city and name. The info page is located at the home page right sidebar under VFW Riders Pages "Urgent Care - Tri/West Health Care Alliance." Click on the link below to access the VA Urgent Care website to get more details and view the Urgent Care facilities.

VA Urgent Care Link
Urgent Care Facilities Link

VFW & AUX Department Convention

State Convention heads to Flint, Michigan


VFW Launches New Mobile App

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Military ID Policy Changes

All – Military installations are starting to enforce the requirement that military ID


DOD suicide report

Today, the Department of Defense released the quarterly suicide report (QSR) for the second quarter of calendar year 2014.


Notable Changes to VFW-sponsored Liquor Liability

The VFW Post Insurance Program has announced some changes to its Liquor Liability Insurance coverage that mean more robust coverage for VFW Posts. Enhancements to the coverage include:


CONGRESS PASSES EMERGENCY VA FUNDING BILL

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is relieved that Congress finally did what they were elected to do and passed an emergency funding bill at the last minute to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome a nationwide crisis in care and confidence


Court of Appeal for Veterans Claims

Many veterans don’t know that they can get a free attorney to help them appeal a veterans benefits claim denial at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


General Order January 2021

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VFW HQ LAUNCHES EMERGENCY POST GRANT PROGRAM

Any Post that is in need of these funds, please start your application process now. Do not wait until the last date. The program start date is October 1st 2020. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Derek Blumke Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 11:48 AM To: Derek Blumke Subject: VFW HQ LAUNCHES EMERGENCY POST GRANT PROGRAM Comrades and District Commanders, VFW National Headquarters is launching an emergency financial grant program for posts impacted by Covid-19. The program is titled the "Post Program Relief Grants, or PPRG". Please share to all Posts! These grants are targeted for Posts who own or lease properties, but we'd like to share this as widely as possible. If Posts are in need of these funds they should get their applications started and ready for submission. As you'll read below, the program formally launches on October 1st, but it states that Posts can begin their applications now. If you have any questions, the contact information for Jason Couch at VFW HQ is listed below. Sincerely, -Derek -- Derek Blumke State Adjutant & Quartermaster Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Michigan o: 517-485-9456 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To all VFW State Departments Commanders, Senior Vice Commanders, Junior Vice Commanders, Adjutants and Quartermasters, The VFW Foundation is shifting its grant making focus for the 2021 fiscal year to provide urgently needed financial relief to VFW Posts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG) is an opportunity for VFW Posts that own or lease their buildings to receive up to $2,500 in support toward expenses such as mortgage/rent, utility bills and property taxes. Posts will need to meet certain requirements to be eligible to receive funding from this program. PPRG applications will be accepted beginning 10/1/2020


Base/ Post PX & Commissary

How to Gain Access to VA Base/ Post PX & Commissary Procedures


Sign up for Action Corps weekly

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General Orders

Moved from Resources to Members Only


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Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


VFW National Convention Update II


2021 National Publications Contest Winners Named


VFW National Convention Update


VFW, Team Red ,White & Blue Join Forces For Veterans


Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Open


VFW Names Top National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW Expands Hearing Benefits for Members, Families


VFW Presses Congress on Comprehensive Toxic Exposure Reform 'Long Past Due'


Tab King to Offer Digital Solutions for VFW Posts


VFW to Deliver 2021 Priority Goals to Congress Virtually


VFW to Host Virtual 2021 Parade of Winners


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