VFW National will be sponsoring Ryan Roulette Racing team for 12 races on the 2024 schedule, one of which is in Knoxville June 14-15 2024. Ideally, this will be a productive recruiting opportunity for the Department and bring as much VFW awareness to the event as possible. We would like to gauge what kind of support you think the Department should be involved in and what support you may be able to give. Please email us by Dec. 20 2023 to let us know if you want to be involved.
The Holidays are quickly approaching and as people are beginning to make plans, please note the following: National and Iowa VFW offices will be closed beginning Monday, Dec. 25, 2023 through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. Employees will return on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. Enjoy time with your family and have a safe Holiday season!
Starting Monday 11/6/2023 to 12/31/2023 the VFW will have a contest: "The 8 Weeks of Christmas." Each week 2 mystery bags and 2 other items from the VFW store will be up for grabs.
The VFW has been a vocal opponent of predatory claim shark companies who charge veterans illegal fees for sub-par VA benefit claims assistance. The proliferation of these illicit organizations is a threat not only to VFW’s cornerstone Veterans Service program, but an even greater threat to the VA benefits system as we know it. The VFW will stop Claim Sharks and we are eager to serve alongside you in this fight.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recognizes all service members, veterans, comrades, and their families of Indigenous heritage in celebrating the National Native American Heritage Month observance throughout November.
Order your poppies from Department. If you do not need a large quantity, you can now order traditional poppies in units of 10 and the NEW tin poppy in units of 25. When you order make sure you add the shipping and handling to your total order. CLICK SHIPPING AND HANDLING BUTTON TO GET THESE COSTS
Is your Military Service appreciated on your job? Does your employer show exceptional support for our veterans? Nominate them for the Iowa VFW EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR!
The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected soldiers in the world. These soldiers protect America's Freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need.
We are soldiers of the sea, providing forces and detachments to naval ships and shore operations. We are global leaders, developing expeditionary doctrine and innovations that set the example, and leading other countries' forces and agencies in the multinational military operations. These unique capabilities make us "First to Fight", and our nations first line of defense.
America's Navy is a force as relevant today as it's been historically significan for the last 238 years. The times may change, the threats may become more obscure, the complex nature of 21st century life may make the demand for such presence less obvious. However, now more than ever, the Navy is something to be aware of Something to be thankful for. Something to be proud of.
Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible.
The Space Force mission statement is “Secure our Nation’s interests in, from, and to space.” Their commander is Chief of Space Operations General Chance Saltzman. Members of the Space Force are called "Guardians."
We protect the personal safety and security of our people; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; our natural and economic resources; and the territorial integrity of our nation-from both internal and external threats, natural and man-made.
Our versatility enables us to respond to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counter-drug efforts, reconstruction missions and more.
RENEW VFW MEMBERSHIPOVER THE PHONEVFW MEMBER SERVICES (CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY)Monday - Friday 8:15 am until 5 pm.Please call 1-833-VFW-VETS or 1-833-839-8387 to safely renew or convert to Life Membership over the phone with a credit or debit card.Also, VFW members can update their mailing addresses and or contact information.Please click the link below "RENEW ONLINE" to safely renew online with a credit or debit card.Thank you in advance for renewing and being a member of the greatest combat veteran organization in the world!
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.