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CheckPoint Nov/Dec 2021

We invite you to take this opportunity to see what other Posts around the world are doing to better their communities. Be sure to share the valuable information you get here with your fellow VFW members


Walmart Out, CVS In: Changes Coming to Tricare's Pharmacy Network

After three years, Walmart is leaving Tricare's pharmacy network -- a departure that pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts says is a result of the retail giant's reluctance to offer "more highly competitive discounts" to military health beneficiaries.


Membership Monday Webinar Training Series Tentative Schedule:

Membership Monday Webinar training


Post Service Officer Training

TENATIVE TRAINING AGENDA 8 January 2022, 0800-1200 hours Department Headquarters, 210 Glassmaster Rd, Lexington, SC 29072, Auxiliary Building


Veteran Entrepreneurial Training & Resource Network

Military Veteran Business Owners Looking to grow your business and would like some FREE help getting there?


2020-2021 All-American Commanders

On behalf of Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch and the entire VFW Membership Department I would like to thank you for a job well done this past year. Despite being unable to hold community outreach and recruiting events in the usual manner due to COVID restrictions, we were still able to accomplish great things this past year.


Readjudication of denied claims - Nehmer Decision

Earlier today, Acting Undersecretary for Benefits Tom Murphy released the attached notice which states that VA will announce a plan to re-adjudicate claims for veterans who were previously denied service connection for a herbicide related presumptive condition due to lack of in-country Vietnam service.


VFW Special Project Program

This program was put in place to recognize VFW units for creating and completing unique and extraordinary community service projects.


Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Launches New Annual Pass Program

Friends of the Fleet Pass can be purchased online or at the museum ticket window. The $69 pass includes annual admission for the pass-holder and a guest.


AOSHS -- A Storehouse of Memorabilia of DoD Overseas Schools

Were you a Military BRAT? Do you have a BRAT in your family? Did you move frequently as your military parent transferred from assignment to assignment? Did you attend multiple schools before you graduated high school? Did you attend a Department of Defense school overseas anytime between 1946 and the present? Did you or a family member work in one of these schools? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the American Overseas Schools Historical Society (AOSHS) will interest you.


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VFW Names Former Top Enlisted Service Member as National Ambassador


VFW Action Alert: Do the Right Thing for Guard and Reserve Members


Sport Clips Haircut's Record-Breaking $1.55M Donation Makes Education Goals a Reality for Hundreds of Veterans


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


Together, VFW and Humana Provide More than 1 Million Meals in 2021


VFW Mourns the Passing of Past National Commander John Gwizdak


Season's Greetings from the VFW


VFW Remembers Former US Senator Johnny Isakson


Remembering the First End of the War in Iraq


Remembering Pearl Harbor 80 Years Later


VFW Remembers Bob Dole


VFW Commends DOD for Addressing Force-Wide Economic Challenges, Offers Support


VFW Joins Coalition to Help Afghan Evacuees


VFW National Commander Commends Administration's Actions on Toxic Exposure


What Does Veterans Day Mean to You?


BK® Supports Veteran Families in November


VFW Urges Navy to Honor Hero


A Haircut at Sport Clips or a Text Before Nov. 13 Can Help A Hero Go Back to School


Celebrating VFW Day


VFW Action Alert: Take Action Now


VFW Joins Other VSOs to Launch 9/11 Memorial Golf Fund


Applications Open for 2022 VFW, SVA Legislative Fellowship


VFW Pushes Formal Senate Investigation into Afghanistan Withdrawal


VFW Expresses Condolences, Frustration Over Operations in Afghanistan


A VFW Message to Veterans in the Wake of Recent Events in Afghanistan


VFW Awards Nearly $600,000 in Aid to Student Veterans


VFW Elects Matthew M. "Fritz" Mihelcic as New National Commander


Louisiana VFW Post Receives National Community Service Award


VFW Congratulates Nation's Top Scouts


VFW National Commander Thanks VHA Acting Under Secretary for Leadership During 'Unprecedented Times'


VFW Kicks Off Annual ThankBK Appreciation Week


Uniting to Combat Hunger Targets 1 Million Meal Goal for 2021


VFW Expands Opportunities for Discounts to Members


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


Statewide News

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CheckPoint Nov/Dec 2021

We invite you to take this opportunity to see what other Posts around the world are doing to better their communities. Be sure to share the valuable information you get here with your fellow VFW members

Walmart Out, CVS In: Changes Coming to Tricare's Pharmacy Network

After three years, Walmart is leaving Tricare's pharmacy network -- a departure that pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts says is a result of the retail giant's reluctance to offer "more highly competitive discounts" to military health beneficiaries.

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Names Former Top Enlisted Service Member as National Ambassador

WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is pleased to announce the naming of retired Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairm...

VFW Action Alert: Do the Right Thing for Guard and Reserve Members

Now is the time for Congress to pass legislation to allow National Guard and Reserve members to rightfully earn GI Bill benefits for their time ser...