NEWS

We do our best to keep you informed.  Below is news and happenings from the state of Vermont as well as national news.
 
If you have information/news that you feel should be shared by all, please contact us and we will get it posted.

Patriot's Pen Winner Announced

Ben Hourdequin sponsored by White River Post 2751 has been selected to represent the Department of Vermont in the 2020-21 Patriot's Pen Essay Contest.


Voice of Democracy Winner Announced

Jackson Balch sponsored by White River Post 2751 has been selected to represent the Department of Vermont in the 2020-21 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest


Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen Winners of 2019-2020

The Department of Vermont wishes to congratulate the Winners of the the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen for this year.


Teacher of the Year Winners for 2019-2020

Congratulations to this years Teacher’s of the Year for this year.


Click on the title below to read the full article on the VFW National website.

VFW Remembers Woody Williams


VFW and EagleRider Deliver Discounts to Members


VFW 2022 Voice of Democracy Winners Attend Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge


Louisiana Post Receives 2022 National Community Service Award


VFW Celebrates Victory for Veterans as 'PACT Act' Passes in Senate


VFW Members Gain Access to TruHearing's Network and Savings


Happy Birthday Army ... and to the Standard You Bear!


VFW Remembers D-Day


VFW Salutes LGBTQ+ Military Service to the Nation


The Cost of War


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes With 1 Million American Flags


Idaho Teacher Named 2022 VFW Teacher of the Year


VFW Commemorates Armed Forces Day


VFW Applauds Navy for Decision to Name Future Ship After Hero


VFW Mourns the Passing of Allen 'Gunner' Kent


VFW Commends Senate for Reaching Deal on PACT Act


Winners of Publications Contest Announced


VFW Salutes Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage


VFW Teams Up with Project K-9 Hero to Honor Military Dogs


Kris Wright Honors Ron Hornaday Jr. and Veterans of Foreign Wars with Throwback Scheme for Darlington


VFW Kicks Off Inaugural Day of Service


VFW Applauds VA Recognizing Presumptive Conditions, Continues to Urge Passing of Toxic Exposure Bill


Jon Stewart, Other Veteran Advocates Join VFW in a 'Call on Congress' for PACT Act


VFW Commemorates National Borinqueneers Day


VFW Opens Annual Youth Patriotic Scholarship Contests


VFW Commemorates End of Gulf War, Celebrates its Veterans


VFW Names 2022 National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW Action Alert: The Senate Must Pass the Honoring Our PACT Act


VFW Commemorates National Vietnam War Veterans Day


VFW Elects 20-year Army Veteran as Quartermaster General


VFW Joins Guitars 4 Vets in Reaching Veterans with Music


VFW to Host Virtual 2022 Parade of Winners


VFW-Supported Toxic Exposure Bill Passes in the House


VFW Calls on Congress to Pass Bills and Finally Address the Needs of Veterans


VFW to Deliver 2022 Priority Goals to Congress at US Capitol


VFW Celebrates Women's History Month


TopCoat Signs on as Newest VFW Member Benefit


Join the Inaugural VFW Day of Service


Prominent VSOs Issue Independent Budget Recommendations for the VA


VFW Celebrates Black History Month


Join VFW and Humana in the Fight Against Food Insecurity


VFW Demands Accountability, Transparency in Afghanistan War Investigation


Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


VFW Names Former Top Enlisted Service Member as National Ambassador


VFW Action Alert: Do the Right Thing for Guard and Reserve Members


Sport Clips Haircut's Record-Breaking $1.55M Donation Makes Education Goals a Reality for Hundreds of Veterans


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


Together, VFW and Humana Provide More than 1 Million Meals in 2021


VFW Mourns the Passing of Past National Commander John Gwizdak


Season's Greetings from the VFW


Announcements

COVID-19 UPDATE
 
Effective Monday, March 23rd, 2020 the VFW Service Office will be closed until further notice.

I will be working from home and will have access to email on a daily basis.  

Email is the only form of communication that will be available.  

My email address is as follows:

joseph.laperle@va.gov

I can send and receive documents electronically but will not be able to send or receive faxes

I will be electronically submitting and tracking claims for our offices’ s constituents.  

If a veteran has documents or claims to file and cannot do so electronically with me then there are ways for a veteran to submit in their own as follows:

 

FAX:  

Fax claims and or supporting documents to 844-531-7818

Please itemize your documents being faxed on a cover sheet and wait for a return receipt via fax with a confirmation number on it.

 

Mail:

Send claims and or supporting documents as follows:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Evidence Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI  53547

 

Ebenefits:   https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ ebenefits/homepage  

I will attempt to call in a retrieve messages.   It is requested that no veteran leave a voice message as I will not be returning calls from my home or cell phone.   But if a message is left, please spell out clearly and slowly the email address in which to connect with you.

It is unknown how long this will last and I will keep the Dept well informed as I learn about a return date in the future.

I will attempt to come into the office weekly to retrieve postal mail and voice messages.

During this time veterans are encouraged to take control of their claims and submit on their own as much as possible.      

Thank you all for your understanding and please stay healthy and safe as the COVID-19 issue passes through our communities.

v/r

Joe LaPerle
VFW Service Officer
Vermont