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VFW Accomplishments

Have a look at some of the great things the VFW is doing on a national level. https://www.vfw.org/news-and-publications/press-room


Land Of Lincoln Honor Flight Fundraiser

New Herald News Article on the LLHF Fundraiser


Virtual Career Fair for Veterans and their Spouses

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) are teaming up to host a VFW Virtual Career Fair on October 5, 2016, exclusively for veterans, service members and their spouses, and we need your help in spreading the word! The Oct. 5 event will run from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT, and provide career-seeking service members, veterans and their spouses the opportunity to connect with job openings being offered by some of the top names in the hospitality industry. The event will feature available opportunities with Ecolab, Hyatt, Sodexo, BJ's Restaurants and Sysco, all companies with a history of commitment to hiring America’s service members and veterans. While participants may register at the time of and during the event, participants are strongly encouraged to preregister for the event at http://www.vfwvirtual.com/registration/. The October 5 hospitality-focused event will seek candidates to fill a myriad of opportunities in the industry, ranging from front of the house and back of the house restaurant positions, to those involving administrative, food services, culinary, facilities management, environmental services, housekeeping, construction, clinical health management and many more. All companies are nationwide and offer an array of opportunities that only large, multi-million dollar corporations can. Whether you’re currently trying to navigate today’s tough job market, or know someone who is, the upcoming VFW Virtual Career Fair is an excellent opportunity open exclusively for service members, veterans and their spouses


Who were the Cronin Brothers?

Who were the Cronin Brothers?


Peter Thomas Cronin

Peter Thomas Cronin


Edward Franklin Cronin

Edward Franklin Cronin


Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Fundraiser

Chicken Dinner Fundraiser for the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight


Thank You

From 40 Voice of Democracy 2016 winners to the Veterans of Foreign Wars- it's impossible to put all our gratitude into words, but here's just a fraction of what we have to say. Thank you. For this and for so much more.


No help?

VA suicide counselors’ work ethic questioned, report says


DOD suicide report

Today, the Department of Defense released the quarterly suicide report (QSR) for the second quarter of calendar year 2014.


Wearing unearned medal can be a crime; free-speech

Lying about receiving a military medal is constitutionally protected, but there’s no right to carry the lie a step further by wearing a combat decoration that hasn’t been earned, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.


Take your VFW Post back,

"Take your VFW Post back, one bar stool at a time." - Brian Duffy I am very proud of the above quote. All JVC take very serious notice that this is what I fully support.


Meeting Ft. Sheridan National Cemetery Monday

Support the expansion of Ft. Sheridan National Cemetery be heard!


103rd State Convention Memorial Service book

103rd State Convention Memorial Service book


Illinois Guardsman, VFW Member Helps Fellow Veterans “Bury These Burdens” Through Music

As a kid, David Allen Stone of Robinson, Illinois, a member of Crawford County VFW Post 4549 in Robinson, always wanted to be in the military and serve his country. Enlisting in a post-9/11 era, Stone knew he would be deployed overseas. However, he never envisioned the internal struggles he would endure during his military service.


Roesch, Kriebel to represent national organization during VFW, Auxiliary annual state conventions

Past Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch and Past National Auxiliary President Sandi Kriebel will represent the national organizations during the Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary state conventions June 9-12 in Springfield.


National VFW honors Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen students

During the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) virtual Parade of Winners April 7, the organization proudly presented more than $211,000 in scholarships and awards as it named the national winners of its 2022 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions in a Facebook live event sponsored by Twisted X.


Post 1337 presents First Responder award to Gurnee Police Officer

At the March 21, 2022 Gurnee Village Board Meeting Commander Les Durov of the Mount Prospect Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1337, presented a First Responder Americanism Certificate of Appreciation to Gurnee Police Sgt. Jason Kalinowski.


Oswego Soldier Retires After Nearly 36 Years of Military Service

Maj. Ivan Ortiz of Oswego, Illinois, a member of Montgomery Memorial Post 7452, retired from the Illinois Army National Guard after nearly 36 years of military service during a ceremony held Saturday, March 5, at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln in Springfield.


High School Teacher Selected to be Illinois Guard’s Chief of Joint Staff

A high school teacher at Lake Park High School in Roselle, and member of Carol Stream Post 10396, has been selected as the Illinois National Guard’s next Chief of the Joint Staff.


Sherman Aviator Taxis into Retirement after 42 Year Career

The year is 1980. The U.S. boycotts the 1980 Summer Olympics, President Jimmy Carter signs Proclamation 4771, requiring 18- to 25-year-old men to register for a peacetime military draft and Ronald Reagan is elected 40th President of the United States.


Normal-based 404th MEB receive combat patch during deployment

Members of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, headquartered in Normal, Illinois, celebrated a milestone in their military careers as they received their combat patch, for military members serving in hostile conditions, March 17, 2022.


Kincaid man retires from Army after 32 years of military service

Growing up in the small town of Kincaid, Illinois, Anthony Mollusky Jr., of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, a member of LaFore Lock Post 755, Springfield, didn’t have a lot of options.


Post 9284 member retires after nearly 33 years of military service

Sgt. Maj. David Owsley of Forsyth, Illinois, a member of Elk Grove Village Post 9284, retired from the Illinois Army National Guard after nearly 33 years of military service during a ceremony, April 1, at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln in Springfield.


Highway 20 designated as Medal of Honor Highway

Senate Joint Resolution 28 designating U.S. Highway 20 as Medal of Honor Highway unanimously passed as Illinois joins the effort to rename the 3,365 miles of Highway 20 spanning the nation from the Pacific to Atlantic Oceans.


Highway 146 from Anna to Vienna to be named in honor of Brian Romines

The Illinois State Legislature has adopted Joint Resolution 42, designating the section of Route 146 between Anna and Vienna, Illinois as the “Sergeant Brian Romines Memorial Highway”.


Area student in art contest receives $1,000

Erica Zirkelbach of Mount Vernon entered an art piece into a scholarship competition at the VFW Post 2055 Auxiliary in Centralia. After she made it to regionals in the Young American Creative Patriotic Contest, the VFW presented Zirkelbach with a surprise check for $1,000 toward her education.


Veterans Unite Town Hall Meeting

large crowd of Illinois veterans attend Town Hall Meeting with Legislators Hosted by VFW & American Legion Districts


Legislative Successes Dept. of Illinois

VFW Dept. of Illinois Leads the way!


Homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities

A bill long in the making passes Illinois House & Senate


FAQs - PCI Project

Get a postcard in the mail from PCI? Have questions? Here's a list of the most frequently asked questions about the VFW Illinois project with PCI.


Job Opportunity Assistant State Service Officer

An exciting position to help veterans


National Home Board Selects Michael Wilson as new Executive Director

The Board of Trustees has selected Michael Wilson as the Executive Director of the VFW National Home for Children. Michael succeeds Fred Puffenberger, who retired in October 2021. Michael will begin this new role on January 3rd, 2022.


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'Thanks for the Heroes Among Us'


VFW, BMBFC Law Collaborate to assist with Camp Lejeune Claims


Be Proud of Your VFW on Veterans Day


"The Greatest of All Leathernecks"


VFW, Bergmann & Moore Collaborate to Assist with Camp Lejeune Claims


VFW Commemorates National Native American Heritage Month Observance


Ohio BURGER KING Franchise Donates $75,000 to VFW Unmet Needs


Happy Birthday US Navy!


Legal Loophole: Some Contracts Skirt Protections for Service Members


Veterans Win When You 'Help A Hero'


It's National VFW Day!


VFW Asks for Deeper Dive on Veteran Suicide


Happy Birthday US Air Force!


Wounded Warrior Project Awards Grant to VFW Pre-Discharge Claims Services


Until They are All Accounted For


Unidos: VFW Commemorates National Hispanic Heritage Month Observance


Where Were You on 9/11?


VFW Action Alert: Eliminate Unjust Offset for Chapter 61 Retirees


VFW Youth Contest Prizes Grow as Deadline Approaches


Peace in the Pacific: Remembering V-J Day


Leaving Afghanistan - One Year Later


VFW Foundation Names New Executive Director


VFW Announces Service Officer Accreditation Training Scholarship


More Than 170 Veterans Receive VFW, Sport Clips Scholarships


VFW's Campaign to Highlight Members Wins International Honor


Applications Open for 2023 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship


VFW Celebrates as Landmark PACT Act is Signed into Law


VFW Remembers Thomas J. Tradewell


Happy Birthday US Coast Guard!


VFW Commemorates Hard Fought Win as Senate Finally Passes 'PACT Act'


VFW Action Alert: Demand the PACT Act Passes!


VFW Expresses Outrage Over Senators Failing to Advance PACT Act


We Remember: Commemorating the End of the 'Forgotten War'


VFW Elects First Iraq War Veteran to Lead Organization


Texas Veteran Becomes New VFW National Adjutant General


VFW, Humana Food Insecurity Campaign Raises 1 Million Meals


VFW Action Alert: No More Delays, Pass the PACT Act Now!


Past National Commander Clifford G. Olson Jr. Passes at 89


Post Members Find Support While Working as a Team


The VFW National Convention Returns to Kansas City


Kansas City Barbeque Society Joins with the VFW to Spread Patriotism and Love of Barbeque as America's Cuisine


VFW Action Alert: Include the Major Star Act in the FY23 NDAA


All In the Same Boat


Veterans Organizations Comment on Halt to VA's Asset and Infrastructure Review Process


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