WELCOME TO DEPARTMENT OF MISSOURI

No One Does More For Veterans
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.

Commander's Corner

Commander Charles Williams

After a successful CofA Conference in Columbia it is now time for us to look forward to the coming elections, increasing our membership and following up on reporting.  As always increasing our membership is a primary goal.  Each of us needs to try and add new members.  The VFW is only as strong as its membership, it takes only one member to recruit one new member or reinstate to be 100%.

Our Dashboard is up and running, but there are several blocks of red that need attention.  The requirements for a post to make All-State are very easy to achieve this year.  I would like to see the posts put more effort into achieving All-State status.  Committee chairperson please take time to review the reports that you are responsible for and get them approved or rejected as needed.

On a final note.  Looking at the Dashboard under the insurance columns I see a large number of red outdated insurance policy's and red blocks with no dates at all.  This is a mandatory requirement.  It is imperative that you have current up to date insurance, both liability and DRAM insurance if you have a canteen.  Please get that information to the department headquarters for it to be entered in the system.

Charles Williams
Commander
Department of Missouri

Rock the Rotunda Rally

APRIL 2, 2024 @ 1:30PM  -  201 West Capitol Avenue                 Jefferson City MO 65101
 
Time to let our legislators know what is important to veterans.  The rally is to support the following items.  #1 Fully Fund MVC, #2 HB 1490 Stop Claim Sharks and Additional Funding for VSO, #3 HJR 75 Personal Property Tax 100% Disabled and #4 Allocate 10% of Gaming to Fund MVC

VSO New Location

Be sure to pass the word about this great opportunity.

VOD/PP Donation Incentives

 

This is for the 2024 State Convention Ad Book

National Home Brochure

Missouri sponsors two cottages at the National Home.  We have an annual trip scheduled in October and sponsor the Halloween Party for the children.

Help the National Home

The National Home has published it's 2022-23 Fund Raising Program.  Please give what you can.  Missouri currently sponsors 2 cottages at the Home.

Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy

If you know a Disabled Veteran who is interested in becoming a youth or High School Softball/Baseball umpire, or one that already is and would like to get better, please share this with them:
Registration for the 2024 Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy (WWUA) will open on February 1st, 2024, and the clinic will be held in Carlisle, PA June 7-17.  There is no cost to the Veteran and all equipment needed to become a successful umpire will be provided for free.  WWUA is a 10-day umpire training clinic taught by top MLB and NCAA umpires with years of experience at a high level.  Also, MSHSAA waives registration fees for Veterans their first year under the "Trade your stripes” program:  https://www.mshsaa.org/cmspages/Become-an-Official.aspx

The Boot with Randy Tolliver

VFW District 8 Representative conducts a weekly "VFW District 8 Report” with Luke Turnbough of KTJJ Radio for the Regional Radio, VFW Report”, broadcast on KTJJ 98.5 FM "The Boot”, Farmington. The weekly audio recordings are posted on the district 8 Facebook page.  Check each week for the latest recording. The audio is posted at here

Department Gallery

Photographs of Department functions

Department Chaplain's Zoom Meeting

State Chaplain is holding a zoom meeting monthly for the training of all levels of Chaplains.  Click the button below for more information.

Announcements



DEPARTMENT FOOD PANTRY

 The Department hosts the Mid-Mo Military Family Pantry at our Department Headquarters, 3401 Knipp Drive, Jefferson City, MO.  The Pantry is open on Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  However, if a veteran or his family is in immediate need, they can call the Department office at 573-636-8761 for assistance.  We will do accept cold food donations.  


POW/MIA Program

The POW/MIA Chairman, Joe Cerchi, would like those posts whose Auxiliary goes "above and beyond" in their support of VFW POW/MIA Programs to send an email to him outlining what makes them special so that their efforts may be recognized.


IN-COUNTRY

A satirical reflection by Author/Artist Phil Fehrenbacher

Phil enlisted in the Army in 1965 where you served for years in Vietnam.  He became a graphic designer and has worked for the state of Oregon for 26 years.  He retired in 2003 and started the Cartoon "In-Country".  The cartoons reflect his experiences during his tour of duty in South Vietnam.


There is a new cartoon everyday.

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...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.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

National News

Important info from National VFW

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leading veterans service organizations, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW),

VFW Action Alert: Claim Sharks Are Illegal

Claim Shark companies have made statements that they aren't breaking the law because they don't charge fees for "preparing" veterans' claims. Claim...

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OUR MISSION

"That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their surviving spouses and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies."

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Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.

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