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Important deadline make sure that this gets to membership

Next PACT Act deadline: Health care enrollment for Veterans who deployed to combat zones


Illinois Military Veterans Assistance Act (MVAA) Webinars

Some really great seminars get your post & District a jump start


ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL LEADS COALITION URGING THE PASSING OF G.U.A.R.D. VA BENEFITS ACT

Chicago – Attorney General Kwame Raoul led a bipartisan coalition of 44 attorneys general in issuing a letter to congressional leaders expressing support for the passage of legislative proposals included in Governing Unaccredited Representatives Defrauding (G.U.A.R.D.) Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Act.


103 Legislative update

Veteran Bills, Illinois State General Assembly, 2023 Complied by MOAA and VFW sources As of 21 June 2023


Roesch, Kriebel to represent national organization during VFW, Auxiliary annual state conventions

Past Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch and Past National Auxiliary President Sandi Kriebel will represent the national organizations during the Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary state conventions June 9-12 in Springfield.


National VFW honors Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen students

During the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) virtual Parade of Winners April 7, the organization proudly presented more than $211,000 in scholarships and awards as it named the national winners of its 2022 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions in a Facebook live event sponsored by Twisted X.


Post 1337 presents First Responder award to Gurnee Police Officer

At the March 21, 2022 Gurnee Village Board Meeting Commander Les Durov of the Mount Prospect Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1337, presented a First Responder Americanism Certificate of Appreciation to Gurnee Police Sgt. Jason Kalinowski.


Oswego Soldier Retires After Nearly 36 Years of Military Service

Maj. Ivan Ortiz of Oswego, Illinois, a member of Montgomery Memorial Post 7452, retired from the Illinois Army National Guard after nearly 36 years of military service during a ceremony held Saturday, March 5, at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln in Springfield.


High School Teacher Selected to be Illinois Guard’s Chief of Joint Staff

A high school teacher at Lake Park High School in Roselle, and member of Carol Stream Post 10396, has been selected as the Illinois National Guard’s next Chief of the Joint Staff.


Sherman Aviator Taxis into Retirement after 42 Year Career

The year is 1980. The U.S. boycotts the 1980 Summer Olympics, President Jimmy Carter signs Proclamation 4771, requiring 18- to 25-year-old men to register for a peacetime military draft and Ronald Reagan is elected 40th President of the United States.


Normal-based 404th MEB receive combat patch during deployment

Members of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, headquartered in Normal, Illinois, celebrated a milestone in their military careers as they received their combat patch, for military members serving in hostile conditions, March 17, 2022.


Kincaid man retires from Army after 32 years of military service

Growing up in the small town of Kincaid, Illinois, Anthony Mollusky Jr., of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, a member of LaFore Lock Post 755, Springfield, didn’t have a lot of options.


Post 9284 member retires after nearly 33 years of military service

Sgt. Maj. David Owsley of Forsyth, Illinois, a member of Elk Grove Village Post 9284, retired from the Illinois Army National Guard after nearly 33 years of military service during a ceremony, April 1, at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln in Springfield.


Highway 20 designated as Medal of Honor Highway

Senate Joint Resolution 28 designating U.S. Highway 20 as Medal of Honor Highway unanimously passed as Illinois joins the effort to rename the 3,365 miles of Highway 20 spanning the nation from the Pacific to Atlantic Oceans.


Highway 146 from Anna to Vienna to be named in honor of Brian Romines

The Illinois State Legislature has adopted Joint Resolution 42, designating the section of Route 146 between Anna and Vienna, Illinois as the “Sergeant Brian Romines Memorial Highway”.


Area student in art contest receives $1,000

Erica Zirkelbach of Mount Vernon entered an art piece into a scholarship competition at the VFW Post 2055 Auxiliary in Centralia. After she made it to regionals in the Young American Creative Patriotic Contest, the VFW presented Zirkelbach with a surprise check for $1,000 toward her education.


103rd State Convention Memorial Service book

103rd State Convention Memorial Service book


Meeting Ft. Sheridan National Cemetery Monday

Support the expansion of Ft. Sheridan National Cemetery be heard!


Veterans Unite Town Hall Meeting

large crowd of Illinois veterans attend Town Hall Meeting with Legislators Hosted by VFW & American Legion Districts


Legislative Successes Dept. of Illinois

VFW Dept. of Illinois Leads the way!


Homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities

A bill long in the making passes Illinois House & Senate


FAQs - PCI Project

Get a postcard in the mail from PCI? Have questions? Here's a list of the most frequently asked questions about the VFW Illinois project with PCI.


Job Opportunity Assistant State Service Officer

An exciting position to help veterans


National Home Board Selects Michael Wilson as new Executive Director

The Board of Trustees has selected Michael Wilson as the Executive Director of the VFW National Home for Children. Michael succeeds Fred Puffenberger, who retired in October 2021. Michael will begin this new role on January 3rd, 2022.


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VFW Calls on Sen. Tommy Tuberville to Lift Hold on Military Promotions


3M Lawsuit Ends in Victory for Veterans


Happy Birthday US Air Force!


VFW Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month


VFW Commemorates National POW/MIA Recognition Day


VFW Launches Exclusive Gaming League for Veterans


Have You Forgotten?


Deadline for VFW Student Veteran Advocates Nears


VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $750,000 to Student Veterans


Applications Open for 2023-2024 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship


Happy Birthday US Coast Guard!


VFW Elects Duane Sarmiento as New National Commander


VFW, Humana Team Up to Tackle Food Insecurity for Veterans


VFW National Convention Heats Up in Phoenix


Action Alert: Support Major Richard Star Act Amendment


VFW Calls on SECDEF to Recognize Operation Atlantic Resolve Service with Medal


Freedom 24/7


Barstool Sports & New Amsterdam Vodka Launch Campaign to Support VFW Post Renovations


VFW Names Virginia Post Winner of 2023 Community Service Award


VFW Celebrates Flag Day, Army Birthday


VFW Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act


VFW Remembers D-Day


VFW Acknowledges Pride Month


VFW Commemorates Memorial Day


VFW Commemorates Armed Forces Day


VFW Troubled by Reports of Veterans Moved for Profit


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


Winners of VFW Publication Contest Announced


VFW Hosts Second Annual Day of Service


BURGER KING to Give Back to Veterans this Month


VFW Commemorates Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


VFW Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in American Business Awards


VFW Asks Speaker of the House to Honor the Promises of the PACT Act


The Washington Post Editorial Board Wants Veterans to Forfeit Earned Benefits


VFW Commemorates National Vietnam War Veterans Day


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


VFW Delegation Returns to Southeast Asia


VFW Proudly Sponsors Bataan Memorial Death March


Boozman Receives VFW Congressional Award


VFW Continues to Press Congress to Pass Legislation Positively Impacting Veterans, Service Members


Longtime Veterans Advocate to Lead VFW National Veterans Service


VFW Crowns 2023 National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW to Deliver 2023 Priority Goals on Capitol Hill


VFW Names First Post-9/11 Veteran to Lead Washington Office


VFW Commemorates Women's History Month


VFW Legislative Conference App Now Available


Leading Veterans Service Organizations Release Annual Report Ahead of White House Budget Release


VFW National Commander Visits Troops in Poland


VFW Commemorates National Black History Month


VFW Urges POTUS to Support Repeal of Concurrent Receipt Policy