NEWS

Inclement weather

Due to the inclement weather expected for tomorrow Jan. 9 please consider closing your post to protect our veterans and your patrons until after the storm passes. - Commander Schreiber


Happy Veterans Day

Veterans Day message from the State Commander. Georgia Stands TALL!


2021-2022 Programs Winners

Department's 1st place Winners for Patriot's Pen, Voice of Democracy, Teacher of the Year and Public Safety.


Georgia Singer Wins at National

Abigail Lord of Georgia wins the National VFW Auxiliary Get Excited for the Red, White, and Blue national anthem singing competition in the K-8 division!


We Remember: Commemorating the End of the 'Forgotten War'

The VFW honors the service and sacrifice of US military men and women before and after the Korean War cease fire.


John Francis Gwizdak

Past National Commander-in-Chief John Gwizdak passed away on December 26, 2021


Corona Virus Message

Dear Georgia VFW Comrades, Family and Friends,


Proposed Change to the VOD Awards Presentation

During the COA Conference call of Thursday, March 26, the subject of the proposed change to the manner in which the VOD Awards are presented was discussed.


State Commander's Nomination Message for 2020-2021

To All Department of Georgia Posts


COVID-19 Update

Keeping our Veterans informed about VA Services during COVID-19


Update on VFW Canteens & Activities

Comrade Commanders, As promised, attached are the additional guiltiness from Governor Kemp. Please note the following items that pertain to the VFW.


Status of VFW Canteen/BINGO Operations


VFW DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

There are Georgia VFW Posts that are in danger of losing their Post Home due to the cancelation of bingo by the GBI and the Governor's closure of canteens. In some cases these activities are the only revenue streams for these VFW Posts.


July HQ's Bulletin and Planning Calendar

Congratulations to the Departments of Maryland, Maine, Pacific Areas, Mississippi, Europe, Arizona, North Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, Georgia, and New Jersey for achieving 100 percent in membership! Let’s make a final push to 100 percent in membership and show that we “Dared to Care.” Contact the National Membership Department at 888.JOIN.VFW (888.564.6839) or email us at membership@vfw.org if there is anything we can do to assist you with achieving your goals.


Updates from VFW State Headquarters

Comrade Commanders, I hope you are doing well and checking on your members as this Coronavirus continues to change our lifestyles. There are some items due to state headquarters and I want to be sure you have them on your radar.


Masks and Social Distancing

By order of State Commander Joel Willis


Politics in Posts

Comrades and Auxiliary Members, With the General Election coming up in November, it is important to remind you of our National Bylaws Article VII Miscellaneous Provisions, Sec. 702 Politics listed below.


THE VFW DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA is sponsoring a Medicare 101 Briefing

Medicare 101 Briefing with national sponsor Humana including a question and answer period.There are no products to be sold. Following the Medicare briefing there will be a short briefing on the mission of the VFW. Presentation open to the public. Topic: Medicare 101 Date: November 5, 2020 Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern


Action Alert:

Tell Congress to Stand Up for Vietnam Veterans


Public Safety Awards

Public Safety Awards are due to the State Chairman, John Kepler, on January 1, 2021. You can email them to jkepler@alpharetta.ga.us If you have any questions, he can be reached at 678-634-0065.


Update to VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant eligibility criteria

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, VFW Posts have been severely impacted in their ability to cover operating expenses through conventional means such as canteen sales and fundraising events. To address the challenge, in August 2020 the VFW Foundation earmarked $680,000 for the VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG). Eligible Posts that own or lease their own Post Homes may apply for a grant of up to $2,500.


COMMANDER’S CHALLENGE

Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch has laid down a challenge to all VFW Posts for the month of January 2021!


100% Membership Club and Team 105 Member

State Commander Joel L. Willis Jr. and the Department of Georgia


Quartermasters Training Series

State Quartermaster Jeff Carroll and State Senior Vice Commander Kevin Hammond are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Mid Winter Conference and Awards Banquet

The Council of Administration has voted to cancel the Mid-Winter meeting due to the rise of coronavirus cases in Georgia. Our VFW family has been hit hard in recent weeks in cases and deaths.


Gun show

At the VFW Complex/Fairgrounds - Carrollton, GA


Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch has laid down a challenge to all VFW Posts for the month of February 2021!

This month is one where we all focus on love and commitment, and so we’re challenging our Posts to get our members to make a Lifetime commitment to the VFW by becoming Life Members!


All State Criteria Update

State Commander Joel Willis has waived the requirement to purchase of Buddy Poppies this year due to the shortage at National.


Operation September Freedom, Do you know a World War II veteran?

We want to celebrate them with the flight of their dreams.


FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program

The FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program will launch in a week or two. FEMA is reimbursing up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 funerals to any family member who paid for a funeral. Please keep funeral documentation.


Wear a Mask

Gov. Kemp has lifted the mask mandate for Georgia. If you still feel comfortable wearing your mask, please do so.


Reminder Nominations Due April 30th - Mr/Ms VFW and Outstanding Service Officer of the Year

As a reminder the following nominations are due to Department Headquarters by April 30th.


Harley Davidson of Atlanta 57th Anniversary Party

This Saturday, August 28, 2021, Harley Davison of Atlanta will be having their Celebration of 57 Years.


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Happy Birthday Army ... and to the Flag You Carry


New Study Links Cancers to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination


VFW Action Alert: Pass H.R. 8371


VFW Commemorates D-Day in Normandy on 80th Anniversary


VFW Kicks Off 125th Anniversary Commemoration


VFW Honors LGBTQ Veterans' Service to Nation


VFW Remembers Our Fallen


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags Donation


VFW Celebrates Armed Forces Day


VFW Expresses Concern Over Erroneous VA Bonuses


Cornerstone Caregiving Donates More than $100,000 to the VFW


Chief's Commentary: Aid for Allies Must Include Support for American Defenders


VFW Expresses Support for Free Speech, Not Violence on College Campuses


VFW Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Burger King Franchisees Give Back to Troops This May


National Publications Contest Winners Announced for 2023-24


VFW Honors the Nation's Gulf War Veterans


Country Music Superstar Joins VFW in Asking America to 'Return the Favor'


VFW Announces Third Annual Day of Service


VFW Honors National Vietnam War Veterans Day


New Course Spotlights '15 Things Veteran Service Officers Want You To Know'


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


VFW National Commander Addresses SXSW Boycott over US Army Sponsorship


VFW Now Accepting Applications for its Annual Youth Scholarship Contests


Levin Receives VFW Congressional Award


VFW Calls on Congress to 'Meet the Challenge' for Veterans


VFW 2024 National Youth Scholarship Winners Named


VFW Celebrates Women's History Month


VFW DAV and PVA Release Independent Budget Recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs


VFW Action Alert: Claim Sharks Are Illegal


VFW Washington Conference App Now Available


VFW Celebrates National Black History Month


VFW Expresses Condolences, Concerns for Troops in Middle East After Deadly Drone Attack


$1.3M Donated by Sport Clips Haircuts for VFW Help A Hero Scholarships for Veterans


VFW Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


Season's Greetings from the VFW


Happy Birthday, Space Force!


VFW Director Receives Department of Defense Patriot Award


Wounded Warrior Project Awards Grant to VFW Pre-Discharge Claims Service


VFW Honors America's Iraq War Veterans


VFW Remembers Pearl Harbor


VFW Action Alert: Stop Claim Sharks Now


Thankful for the Life We Live


Celebrating Those Who Have Worn the Nation's Uniform


Happy Birthday, Marines!


VFW Ramps Up Efforts to Combat 'Claim Sharks'


VFW, SVA Name 2023/2024 Student Veterans for Legislative Fellowship


VFW Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month Observance


VFW Uncases Its Colors Again on Guantanamo Bay