Congress Sends Historic VA MISSION Act to President: On Wednesday, with a vote of 92-5, the Senate overwhelmingly passed S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act of 2018. The VFW thanks the Senators who put veterans first and voted in favor of this important bill, which is the result of bipartisan and bicameral work by members of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs to improve VA health care, expand caregiver benefits to pre-9/11 veterans, fix the Choice Program, consolidate VA’s confusing community care programs and improve VA’s infrastructure to better serve veterans. The bill now heads to the White House. President Trump has announced he will sign it. The VFW thanks its members and supporters who wrote and called their members of Congress. See how your senators votedSee how your representative voted.

Legislative Wrap-up: On Monday, the House passed more than a dozen veterans bills, including several VFW-supported bills, such as H.R. 1972, VA Billing Accountability Act, which authorizes VA to waive copayment requirements when the veteran is not billed in a timely manner; H.R. 4958, Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018, which would provide a cost-of-living adjustment for VA compensation benefits; and H.R. 4334, Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act of 2017, which would require VA to submit reports on access to gender-specific care in the community and environment of care standards for women veterans. Read other bills passed by the House. In addition to the VA MISSION Act, the Senate passed the Tribal HUD-VASH Act which would ensure Native American veterans are able to access federal rental and housing assistance for homeless and at-risk veterans. The Senate also passed H.R. 4910, the Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act, which would require the Department of the Interior to provide grave liners for veterans buried in National Park Service cemeteries. H.R. 4910 heads to the president’s desk. All other bills must be considered by the other chambers of Congress.

VFW Testifies at Hearing on Changes to Pre-Discharge Claims Programs:

VFW Testifies at Hearing on Changes to Pre-Discharge Claims Programs:

VFW Sets the Record Straight on Decision Ready Claims:

VFW Sets the Record Straight on Decision Ready Claims:

DVS September 2021 Newsletter

The Newsletter of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services

September 2021 Department Newsletter

Official Publication of the Department of New Mexico Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary

DVS August 2021 Newsletter

The Newsletter of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services

May 2021 Department Newsletter

Official Publication of the Department of New Mexico Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary.

VFW Department of New Mexico Foundation

VFW Department of New Mexico Foundation is committed to provide support to veterans, active duty military personnel, their families, and their communities through programs, projects and education. All proceeds will be donated to the VFW Department of New Mexico Foundation an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Reintegration Program

Goodwill Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program

New Toll Free Number

VA Has New Toll-Free Number to Call When Seeking Non-VA Emergency Room Treatment


In response to rising concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to mitigate its spread and contraction among our members,

Executive Order 2020 004

Order Declaring a State of Public Health Emergency

Low Cost Technology

Researchers at recently released a step-by-step guide helping military members and veterans get set up with low-cost internet, mobile plans and technology. This guide acts as a road map to navigate all available resources and how to qualify for these programs/services.

Employment Opportunities at Humana

Employment opportunities for veterans and military spouses are available at Humana.

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VFW Action Alert: Take Action Now

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Applications Open for 2022 VFW, SVA Legislative Fellowship

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VFW Expresses Condolences, Frustration Over Operations in Afghanistan

A VFW Message to Veterans in the Wake of Recent Events in Afghanistan

VFW Awards Nearly $600,000 in Aid to Student Veterans

VFW Elects Matthew M. "Fritz" Mihelcic as New National Commander

Louisiana VFW Post Receives National Community Service Award

VFW Congratulates Nation's Top Scouts

VFW National Commander Thanks VHA Acting Under Secretary for Leadership During 'Unprecedented Times'

VFW Kicks Off Annual ThankBK Appreciation Week

Uniting to Combat Hunger Targets 1 Million Meal Goal for 2021

VFW Expands Opportunities for Discounts to Members

Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags

VFW National Convention Update II

2021 National Publications Contest Winners Named

VFW National Convention Update

VFW, Team Red ,White & Blue Join Forces For Veterans

Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Open

VFW Names Top National Youth Scholarship Winners

VFW Expands Hearing Benefits for Members, Families

VFW Presses Congress on Comprehensive Toxic Exposure Reform 'Long Past Due'

Tab King to Offer Digital Solutions for VFW Posts

VFW to Deliver 2021 Priority Goals to Congress Virtually

VFW to Host Virtual 2021 Parade of Winners

VFW Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Service

VFW National Commander Echoes VA Secretary Sentiment of Commitment, Solidarity

VA Extends Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19

Denis McDonough Confirmed as New VA Secretary

Prominent Veteran Service Organizations Urge Congress and VA to Act in Newly Released Report

VFW Celebrates Black History Month

Two Former VFW Staff Members Named to New VA Administration

Even Through a Pandemic, Sport Clips Haircuts Raised More Than $1M to Support VFW Help A Hero Scholarships

VFW to Host #SportClipsSalute Week

Post of the Month Launches to Showcase How Posts Are #StillServing

VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest

VFW Demands SECVA Wilkie Resign Immediately in Light of Damning VA OIG Report in Response to a Veteran's Sexual Assault Allegation

VFW Recouped More Than $9.7B in Benefits for Veterans Nationwide

Pandemic Won't Stop BK Support of Veteran Families

Calling All Middle and High School Students

Veterans Need Support Especially in a Pandemic

The VFW Podcast Debuts Today

VFW Sport Clips to Host Virtual Walk for Veterans

Celebrate VFW Day

VFW National Commander Honors Two Louisiana Sheriff's Deputies for Heroic Actions

2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open

VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $700,000 in Scholarships to Veterans

Hal Roesch II Elected VFW's New National Commander

More Than 1 Million Meals Raised for Food Pantries in Need