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.
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.
NOTICE ON END-OF-YEAR MEMBERSHIP PROCESSING!!!!2019 Holiday SchedulePlease be advised that the Online Membership System (OMS) will be shutting down at 4:00pm CST on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Any transactions that are submitted through OMS on December 31, up to the closing time, will be posted to Memstats and Post Query later that evening and available for viewing the morning of January 2, 2019.Mail received at the National HQ prior to December 31, 2019 will be processed and counted in the December total. Mail received after that date, regardless of the postmark date, will not be counted in the December total. We suggest you have your posts mail in their membership as early as possible or take advantage of the Online Membership System tools. Please note that email sent to individual member service center advisors are not guaranteed to be processed; please utilize the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.The OMS system will be back on line for the submittal of transactions by 12:00 (noon) CST, Thursday, January 2, 2020; however, membership transactions that are processed will not be posted to Memstats until January 6, 2020.The ability to CALL the Member Service Department is now closed for the holiday but, all members can resume calling starting on January 2 to renew or convert to Life Membership. 1-833-VFW-VETS or 1-833-839-8387 Monday - Friday 8:15am until 5pm.That means we are in serous crunch time with very limited days left in 2019 to pay annual dues with a December 31, 2019 expiration date.Renewing online by Post QM or individually is likely the only option left for members to get dues processed before 12/31 if not already in the mail.Please click this link to safely renew online with credit or debit card and renew now!Thank you in advance for renewing and being a member of the greatest combat veteran organization.Gary GambleDirector, MembershipDept of MichiganVeterans of Foreign Wars
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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.
The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
You were not alone over there. You are not alone now. There are 20
million veterans who would give their lives for you. Please don't take
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.