The VFW Action Corps is our national
grassroots advocacy network comprised of more than 300,000 VFW members and
patriotic supporters of veterans. This group stays up-to-date on the issues
facing our veterans, our military and their families, standing ready to email,
write, call and visit our nation’s lawmakers to make their voices heard. The
VFW Action Corps is free and open to all patriotic Americans who care about the
military and veterans’ communities.
Join the VFW Action Corps today and
add your voice to the thousands of veterans’ advocates making a difference
every day, and if you’re already a member of the VFW Action Corps, encourage
your friends and neighbors to join the effort!
- The VFW Action
Corps Weekly, an easy-to-read electronic newsletter that highlights the
VFW’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.
- Immediate access to
a nationwide database of contact information for all elected officials, a
- Regular VFW "Action
Alerts” on how to get involved when our nation’s veterans, service members
and their families need their voices heard on Capitol Hill.
The VFW Action
Corps is what gives the VFW its strength in advocating for our nation’s heroes.
Working hand-in-hand with the VFW’s National Legislative Service -- whose
office is in eye-shot of the Capitol dome in Washington -- members of the VFW
Action Corps are armed with all of the tools and information they need to help
the VFW in its mission to support our nation’s veterans.
Recent Legislative Victories Include:
- Implementation of
VA’s maternity care coordination program to equip community care providers
with training and support for the unique pregnancy and postpartum needs of
- Passage of the PAWS
for Veterans Therapy Act which will establish a pilot program on dog
training therapy for veterans diagnosed with PTSD and require VA to
provide service dogs for those veterans, including veterinary insurance.
- Inclusion of
bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and parkinsonism to the list of Department
of Veterans Affairs presumptive conditions for herbicide exposure.
- Passage of the
Deborah Sampson Act, which will remove the barriers to health care
impacting women veterans.
- Elimination of the 12-year limit on using Veteran Readiness
and Employment (VR&E) benefits.