VFW Magazine

Magazine providing articles of interest for veterans of foreign wars and their families. Provides updates on current affairs and information on organizations happenings.

Articles from Vol. 92, No. 8, May

AN ERA IN Vietnam Veterans Benefits ENDS ... AND BEGINS
Thirty years ago, on May 7, 1975, the Vietnam War Era officially ended. Though that day signaled a cutoff date to qualify for original era benefits, it was in many ways only the beginning of a fight for assistance that had not even been contemplated.Sub-divided...
Caring for the Troops Takes Conference Spotlight
VFW members convened in March to find out what the organization can do to further assist returning GIs and their families.As the toll of U.S. killed in Iraq mounted, caring for our nation's newest warriors and their families was the focus of the VFW...
Changing of the Quartermaster General
With Joe Ridgley's retirement in February, Lawrence M. Maher was elected VFWs quartermaster general in March. Here is a brief profile of each man.JOE L. RIDGLEYRidgley served as the organization's chief financial officer from March 1995 until Feb. 28,2005....
Demand High for Drug That Alleviates Arthritis Pain
Within minutes safe and effective DispersaCream(TM) first pinpoints then alleviates trifling pain, without pills and no side effectsPain sufferers are calling it a godsend. Doctors are calling it safe and effective.What is it and where can you get it?"Adult...
First & Last KIA OF THE INDOCHINA WAR
Determining the first and final hostile casualties of a war in which three wars were merged into one is not a simple task.Just who were the first and last Americans to be killed by enemy-action in the Vietnam War? It depends on starting and ending dates...
Get an Agent Orange Exam: Protect Your Health
Some 371,307, or 14%, of the 2.6 million Americans who served on the ground in Vietnam have received physical examinations under VA's registry.Any and all Vietnam veterans who have not had an Agent Orange exam should do so immediately, according to VFW....
Mail Call
Stress of Combat Hits HomeRe: "Stress Takes its Toll on Combat Veterans" (March). I was profoundly touched by the March cover. I really felt the physical fatigue and sensed the mental anguish of the soldier depicted in the photo. That picture symbolizes...
Membership
Leave Your Mark with a VFW Legacy Life MembershipHere's a chance for life members to invest in VFW's future, an investment that will benefit a member's Post and Department, too.VFW life members now have a method of garnering better benefits from their...
New Lure's Catch Rate May Be Too High for Some Tournaments
Out-fishes other bait 19 to 4 in one contest.Uses aerospace technology to mimic a real fish.ORLANDO, FL- A small company in Connecticut has developed a new lure that mimics the motion of a real fish so realistically eight professionals couldn't tell...
Sound Off
Views of VFW members on topics of interest to veterans.March's Question:Should VFW introduce new community programs?Because there appears to be a bit of confusion as to what constitutes a "program," this month we are diverging a bit and listing programs...
Vets Preference Ordered for Congress
EMPLOYMENTCongress passed a law seven years ago requiring its affiliated agencies to include veterans preference in their hiring practices. To date, the law has not been implemented. To date, regulations to implement the law have not been filed. The...
VFW in Action
VFW members and Posts demonstrating community service.Airlift Association-VFW Honor SacrificesOf the 33 Americans who died during the Berlin Airlift, some have been remembered by VFW Honor Guards.During the early days of the Cold War, 33 Americans gave...
VFW & Vietnam Veterans
The official end of the Vietnam Era in May 1975 marked a renewed beginning for VFW's relationship with a whole new generation of vets.For more than 30 years, VFW has been in the vanguard of the fight for the rights of Vietnam veterans. That battle has...
'We Survived Because of His Actions'
A true hero of the Iraq War is slated to receive the military's highest honor.More than two years have passed since Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith defined what a true hero is by sacrificing his life to save the lives of nearly 100 GIs. For his bravery...