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VFW Awards & Citations Nominations DUE NLT October 15th

Nominations are due by October 15th.

The National Awards and Citations Committee will meet in Kansas City on October 29th2019 to discuss and choose the recipient for the VFW Congressional Award to be presented during the Legislative Conference.  In addition, the committee will be discussing the awards to be given at the National Convention. 

Specifically, the NEW VFW awards to be reviewed by the committee that were approved by the National Council of Administration on Sunday August 25th  2019 are as follows:

 VFW DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Awarded for exemplary and/or extraordinary service in securing the nation from foreign and/or domestic threats, advancing the interests of the nation abroad, working toward unifying the American people behind these worthy efforts and by doing so ensuring national sovereignty and advancing world peace.

VFW CONGRESSIONAL AWARD

Awarded to a sitting member of Congress who has earned the gratitude of the VFW by their demonstrated commitment and support for our nation’s military and America’s veterans.

VFW FLIGHT AWARD

Awarded to an individual, or as may be appropriate, to a group/organization, for extraordinary accomplishments in the field of military flight, aeronautics, aerospace and/or remotely piloted vehicles (RPV).

 VFW "IN THE FOXHOLE" AWARD

Awarded to outstanding military units and individual members of each branch of service, to include active duty, national guard and reserve forces for exemplary service/performance that goes beyond the call of duty, including community involvement and volunteer work.

"BEYOND THE CALL" AWARD

Awarded to an individual that exemplifies, through work, actions and perseverance, the best attributes of patriotism, citizenship and/or extraordinary involvement in every day American life.

 

 VFW "LIMA-CHARLIE" (LOUD & CLEAR) AWARD

Awarded to an individual, group and/or company/organization for outstanding work using a communication channel disseminating information supporting, promoting and advocating a greater understanding of our military, veterans and/or the undying principles of our American way of life.

The Adjutant General has asked for your recommendations for these awards-if you believe you have a worthy candidate nominate through the following link https://vfwprograms.formstack.com/forms/vfw_programs_award_and_citation_nominations.

Direct all questions to Director of Programs Lynn W. Rolf III lrolf@vfw.org or call 816.968.1116

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Below is a flyer on the Unaccompanied Veterans Burial Service that will be held at the Great Lakes National Cemetery on September 11, 2109 at 12:00. 

Unaccompanied Veterans Burial Service 

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Marine Corps League  and ALL Veterans  who have their Power of Attorney (POA) with the Marine Corps League

 

Contrary to the email sent out yesterday morning by Dutch from Mark Sutton stating that the American Legion would be glad to take your POA since the Marine Corps League VSO here in Michigan is closing it's doors and their Service Officers have been hired by the other Veteran Service Organizations here in Michigan that will continue serving our veterans, is all well and good but just to let all of you know, Mark is the Public Affairs Director for the American Legion, Dept. of Michigan, so naturally he is putting in a plug for the Legion, but in fairness to all of the other VSO organizations, Mark should have also informed you that there are other VSO organizations in the coalition that you can select to represent you. The Marine Corps League wants you to know that YOU HAVE CHOICES TO SELECT THE VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATION YOU DESIRE TO REPRESENT YOU, NOT JUST ONE. We  need to be fair to you as the veteran as well as the other members of  the Coalition  here in Michigan.


HERE IS A LIST OF THE ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION THAT MAKE UP THE COALITION . Your POA (Form 21-22) Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant's Representative is also available online at www.va.gov/forms or  you can contact one of the Veteran Service Organization listed below and they can assist you in selecting a new organization to represent you. . The Marine Corps League VSO is required to send out letters informing all veterans that we currently represent and hold their POA, to inform them that we are closing our doors and provide them with information as to how they can change their POA to another Veterans Service Organization. We are waiting on the VA to provide us that list which will most likely be Monday 12/10.



 

 

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