The VFW Washington Office attended the Korean/Cold War Family’s annual meeting this week in nearby Arlington, Va. Hosted by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the purpose was to highlight successes and continuing challenges to locate and recover more than 7,700 unaccounted- for Americans on the Korean Peninsula. Atop the agenda was the lack of movement in reopening DPAA-led recovery operations in North Korea, which
the U.S. is trying to keep separate from denuclearization talks. One year ago this
week, 55 transfer cases containing the co-mingled remains of perhaps more than
150 Americans returned to U.S. soil. To date, eight have been identified, with another two dozen IDs expected to be announced within a few weeks. The VFW is all-in
where it concerns the return of missing and unaccounted-for servicemen, and looks forward to continuing to work with DPAA and the families to bring our troops home.
Without those who served and laid down their lives for their country and friends, we would't have the freedoms we enjoy today.
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. The bill intended to guarantee disability benefits to 90,000 veterans is now headed to the president's desk for a signature.
The Blue Water bill already passed the House unanimously just before Memorial Day. Last year, the same bill passed the House only to stall out and die in the Senate.
The bill is just one more provision in a decades-long fight to guarantee the same benefits to thousands of Navy veterans who served in the waters offshore of Vietnam that their land and brown-water comrades are entitled to after potentially being exposed to toxic Agent Orange.
Just one week ago, the final legal battle for Blue Water Navy veterans to receive their VA disability benefits for exposure to the cancer-causing toxin appeared to be finished. The Justice Department dropped its appeal of a federal court decision from earlier this year. Tens of thousands of Vietnam veterans can have their disability benefits restored, and well as an expansion of benefits to military dependents, veterans of the Korean DMZ, and those exposed to toxic hazards in Southwest Asia.” 6/12/2019
We endeavor to help every veteran, spouse, and family when in need. Also the post participates in local veteran affairs and community events. Our post prides it self helping others and providing assistance to those in need
We have a Service Officer available Mondays from 10:00 AM - 2:00PM. The SO will assist veterans, spouses and families with VA benefits and services. Call the post to schedule appointment
Visit us Monday thru Friday, So feel free to visit during normal business hours. Stop in at our post in veterans memorial park
Thank you veterans! We encourage recent veterans to join us.
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10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Post meeting held the 3rd Saturday each month at 10:30 A.M..
Post opens at 10:00A.M. join us for coffee and donuts