WELCOME TO VFW POST 5290

Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. We welcome veterans from all generations to join our ranks and help carry out our mission. 

Our Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. 

Our Vision: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.


 

JOIN THE VFW

Join us as brothers and sisters of America to preserve the rights of veterans and support each other as only those who share in the camaraderie forged by conflict can. 

Announcements

National STOP THE BLEED Day 
May 20, 2021

 
The National STOP THE BLEED® Day project is designed to heighten public awareness of STOP THE BLEED® by making it easy for individuals and organizations to get involved in the campaign. It is supported by the US Department of Defense, the American College of Surgeons, the American Red Cross, the American College of Emergency Physicians and many other private and public sector organizations across the country.

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Cards & Games Gatherings

Come join in the fun on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month.  Free snacks and drinks.  Members Only.

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SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT!

The Oaks Golf Course
May 22, 2021

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NEXT BUSINESS MEETING

April 8, 2021 @ 6:30pm
*Officers will be nominated and elected!
For additional meeting information e-mail us at info@VFW5290.ORG 
Zoom details are provided in the Meeting Agenda (Members Only section). 

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BINGO 2021 

NOTICE:  There will be NO BINGO on Friday, April 16, 2021.  We will resume the fun on Friday, April 23, 2021.  Come join us at VFW Post 5290 for Bingo every Friday night!  Staff and patrons continue to follow State guidelines for Covid protection and our facility is professionally cleaned and sanitized after every event.  If you like to have fun, we're here for you every Friday!

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Important Info for Post5290 Members

Navy veteran Craig Petrazewsky finally receives awards he earned in Vietnam

On April 28-29 1975, the USS Midway aircraft carrier and other U.S. Navy ships took part in the largest helicopter evacuation in history, carrying U.S. personnel and South Vietnamese refugees to safety as North Vietnamese troops pushed into Saigon. A total of 1,373 Americans and over 5,600 South Vietnamese nationals were successfully airlifted during Operation Frequent Wind, with the Midway receiving 3,073 evacuees.

Conyers VFW quartermaster recalls his days in Vietnam

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Reminder Nominations Due April 30th - Mr/Ms VFW and Outstanding Service Officer of the Year

As a reminder the following nominations are due to Department Headquarters by April 30th.

Wear a Mask

CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. ** UPDATED GUIDELINES March 31, 2021 **

National News

Important info from National VFW

Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Open

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is now accepting entries for its 2021-22 Voice of Democra...

VFW Names Top National Youth Scholarship Winners

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Tonight, during the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) first-ever virtual Parade of Winners, the organization proudl...