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  • 00:34 New Rob Riggle 12 Strong Greeting to VFW Members

    Rob Riggle 12 Strong Greeting to VFW Members

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    VFW Life member Rob Riggle sends his support to VFW members everywhere in anticipation of his new film 12 Strong. The movie premieres nationwide on January 19, 2018.

  • 03:38 New Meet the VFW Post Awarded $20,000 Through USAA's Salute Your Post Sweepstakes!

    Meet the VFW Post Awarded $20,000 Through USAA's Salute Your Post Sweepstakes!

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    VFW Post 2426 is a staple of support in its Deloge, Mo., community. It was also named the recipient of $20,000 through the 2017 USAA Salute Your Post Sweepstakes! Hear from the Post's members on their community support efforts and how their prize will be

  • 00:33 New VFW Post 2426 Wins USAA's Salute Your Post Sweepstakes!

    VFW Post 2426 Wins USAA's Salute Your Post Sweepstakes!

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    VFW Post 2426 is a staple of support in its Desloge, Mo., community. It was named the recipient of $20,000 through the 2017 USAA Salute Your Post Sweepstakes!

  • 06:02 Happy Holidays from NVS

    Happy Holidays from NVS

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    The VFW's National Veterans Service wishes you the happiest of holidays, and a wonderful new year!

  • 05:54 DRC Video

    DRC Video

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    On Dec. 14, VA sent veterans an email promising claim decisions in 30 days by working with organizations like the VFW through the Decision Ready Claims process. VFW National Veterans Service explains why the 30-day promise is misleading, and what this rea

  • 05:47 Hip Pocket Training: National Veterans Service - How & When to File a Claim for Increase

    Hip Pocket Training: National Veterans Service - How & When to File a Claim for Increase

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    In this Hip Pocket Training video we discuss how and when to file a claim for increase and what to expect when VA requests a future examination.

  • 03:32 VFW Rights Appalling VA Decision, Secures Benefits for Vietnam Veteran

    VFW Rights Appalling VA Decision, Secures Benefits for Vietnam Veteran

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    A Vietnam veteran, Ben Sager is suffering heart failure connected to Agent Orange Exposure. While struggling for over 10 years to prove his service in order to obtain medical benefits, Ben, alongside his wife and tireless advocate Becky, lost everything.

  • 00:31 The Veteran's Journey

    The Veteran's Journey

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    Connect with your fellow veterans and belong to something bigger than yourself with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Take up the torch. This ad was produced in promotion of Post 12150 in New Haven. Visit www.vfw.org for more information and to fin

  • 01:33 National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic SCUBA

    National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic SCUBA

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    Weightlessness is truly healing. SCUBA is one of the many alternate activities offered at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass, CO. Registration for this year's clinic closes on November 30th, 2017. Get your application in today

  • 06:40 Introduction to Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP)

    Introduction to Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP)

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    The Director of the VFW National Veterans Service, Ryan Gallucci, gives an introduction to changes in the VA appeals process and the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program which was launched by VA on November 1st.

  • 01:20 Apply NOW! 2018 Winter Sports Clinic

    Apply NOW! 2018 Winter Sports Clinic

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    Applications are being accepted now through 11/30/17 for the 2018 National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic held annually in Snowmass, Colorado. For more information contact your provider, your recreational therapist or visit www.wintersportsclinic.

  • 00:27 Steve Carell Last Flag Flying VFW Message

    Steve Carell Last Flag Flying VFW Message

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    Steve Carell sends his support to VFW members everywhere in anticipation of his new film Last Flag Flying, distributed by Amazon Studios and Lionsgate and also featuring Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne. Directed by academy award-nominated Richard Li

  • 02:00 Blind Army Veteran overcomes trauma through creative writing

    Blind Army Veteran overcomes trauma through creative writing

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    Army Veteran Stan Munson is one of nearly 120 Veterans who participated in the 2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, in Buffalo, New York, October 23-29. Munson says creative writing has allowed him an outlet to express himself. For more informat

  • 01:50 Navy Veteran finds profound healing through music therapy

    Navy Veteran finds profound healing through music therapy

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    Navy Captain David Kushner says music therapy has benefits beyond the physical and emotional. The Iowa folk singer says singing and performing are a spiritual awakening for him. He was one of nearly 120 Veterans from across the country who participated in

  • 01:00 Filipino Veterans recieve Congressional Gold Medal

    Filipino Veterans recieve Congressional Gold Medal

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    Seventy-five years after the start of World War II, Filipino Veterans received national recognition when they were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest civilian honor the United States can bestow.

  • 07:46 Hip Pocket Training: National Veterans Service - Types of Evidence

    Hip Pocket Training: National Veterans Service - Types of Evidence

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    This video discusses common types of evidence that may help make your VA claim successful.

  • 02:11 VA provides support to Puerto Rico, Caribbean facilities

    VA provides support to Puerto Rico, Caribbean facilities

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    A shipment of equipment that included Mobile Vet Centers, mobile clinics and trucks packed with food, water and communications equipment was sent to the islands. Some of the trucks came as far as Chicago and New England in order to provide support. Read m

  • 01:01 VA relief efforts in responce to Hurricane Maria

    VA relief efforts in responce to Hurricane Maria

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    VA employees have sprung into action. To provide care to those hardest hit in Puerto Rico, mobile medical units from VA hospitals in Orlando and Tampa are deploying to the island, as is a large mobile medical shelter from the West Palm Beach VAMC. A mobil

  • 01:01 #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Donald Butler

    #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Donald Butler

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    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Donald Butler. Donald served during the Korean War. Donald was drafted in 1952 and volunteered to serve in Korea. He arrived in Korea on Easter Sunday in 1953 as a member of 95th Chemical Service Company. Donald se

  • 01:59 Get Involved at the VFW Convention

    Get Involved at the VFW Convention

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    The VFW's National Convention allows our sponsors and exhibitors a unique opportunity to reach the military and veterans community. Watch and discover the many benefits that come with getting involved.

  • 01:03 Get Involved with the Second Annual A Day to Change Direction

    Get Involved with the Second Annual A Day to Change Direction

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    Join the VFW and its Auxiliary on October 28, 2017 for A Day to Change Direction! For more information, check out: www.changedirection.org/vfw-service-project.

  • 01:40 Explore VA Health Care

    Explore VA Health Care

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    The VA provides health care benefits for Veterans.

  • 01:41 Explore VA Home Loans

    Explore VA Home Loans

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    The VA offers home loan benefits for Veterans and their families.

  • 02:01 Explore VA Memorial Benefits

    Explore VA Memorial Benefits

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    The VA offers memorial benefits to Veterans and their families.

  • 02:33 Jenna Testimonial

    Jenna Testimonial

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    When Jenna’s husband retired from the Marines, he needed around-the-clock care. Jenna used VA benefits to become his full-time caregiver and access resources to stay strong for him. Explore the benefits VA has to offer and apply today.

  • 00:33 VFW: Home in KC

    VFW: Home in KC

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    For 118 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has fought to ensure America's veterans, service members and their families get the support they've earned and deserve.

  • 07:23 Hip Pocket Training: National Veterans Service - VA Forms

    Hip Pocket Training: National Veterans Service - VA Forms

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    This video provides an overview of VA forms that VFW Service Officers provide to veterans and service members through the organization’s National Veterans Service.

  • 04:55 Brutal Battles of Vietnam: America's Deadliest Days

    Brutal Battles of Vietnam: America's Deadliest Days

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    Brutal Battles of Vietnam: America’s Deadliest Days, 1965-1972 is the VFW’s contribution to the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. This 480-page book covering some 100 military actions is an outgrowth of the VFW’s award-winning magazine series called Vi

  • 09:56 2017 Aeronautics & Aerospace Award

    2017 Aeronautics & Aerospace Award

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    Navy Captain Christopher Cassidy accepts the Aeronautics & Aerospace Award during the Tuesday Business Session at the 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans, La., July 25, 2017.

  • 05:00 2017 New Media Award

    2017 New Media Award

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    Darrell Ehrlick accepts the News Media Award on behalf of the Billings Gazette during the Tuesday Business Session at the 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans, La., July 25, 2017.

  • 08:14 2017 Hall of Fame Award

    2017 Hall of Fame Award

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    Veteran and comedian Bobby Henline is presented with the VFW Hall of Fame Award at the Tuesday Business Session at the 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans, La., July 25, 2017.

  • 06:01 2017 Distinguished Service Medal and Citation to Past Commander-in-Chief John Hamilton

    2017 Distinguished Service Medal and Citation to Past Commander-in-Chief John Hamilton

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    VFW Past Commander-in-Chief John Hamilton is presented the Distinguished Service Medal and Citation by VFW National Commander, Brian Duffy during the Tuesday Business Session at the 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans, La., July 25, 2017.

  • 09:14 2017 Citizenship Award

    2017 Citizenship Award

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    Bonnie Carroll accepts the Citizenship Award on behalf of TAPS, during the Tuesday Business Session at the 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans, La., July 25, 2017.

  • 09:22 Distinguished Service Medal and Citation to Bob Crider

    Distinguished Service Medal and Citation to Bob Crider

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    Robert Crider is presented the Distinguished Service Medal and Citation by VFW National Commander Brian Duffy during the Tuesday Business Session at the 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans, La., July 25, 2017.

  • 13:04 Certificate of Appreciation to Larry Kohler

    Certificate of Appreciation to Larry Kohler

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    Larry Kohler is presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by VFW National Commander Brian Duffy during the Tuesday Business Session at the 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans, La., July 25, 2017.