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Captain James Ahn

Memorial Scholarship 

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kirkland (U.S. Army, Retired), a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion, has announced a $1,000 scholarship created in the name of a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, Capt James Ahn, who died in a tragic parachuting accident while with his unit in Washington State in 2015.   LTC Kirkland was James’ Army ROTC Professor of Military Science when he was a cadet at the University of California Riverside.  Qualified students should go to the following link for additional information:  CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship.  

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VFW Post 5290 participated in Rockdale County Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec 4, 2021

Roosevelt McCombs


VFW Post 5290 American Flag Retirement Ceremony on NOV 13, 2021

Emory West, Roosevelt McCombs, and Howard Hendrickson


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.


Birthday wishes to Commander Hammond

The VFW Department of Georgia would like to wish State Commander Kevin Hammond a very Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉


2021-2022 Programs Winners

Department's 1st place Winners for Patriot's Pen, Voice of Democracy, Teacher of the Year and Public Safety.


John Francis Gwizdak

Past National Commander-in-Chief John Gwizdak passed away on December 26, 2021


Corona Virus Message

Dear Georgia VFW Comrades, Family and Friends,


Proposed Change to the VOD Awards Presentation

During the COA Conference call of Thursday, March 26, the subject of the proposed change to the manner in which the VOD Awards are presented was discussed.


State Commander's Nomination Message for 2020-2021

To All Department of Georgia Posts


COVID-19 Update

Keeping our Veterans informed about VA Services during COVID-19


Update on VFW Canteens & Activities

Comrade Commanders, As promised, attached are the additional guiltiness from Governor Kemp. Please note the following items that pertain to the VFW.


Status of VFW Canteen/BINGO Operations


VFW DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

There are Georgia VFW Posts that are in danger of losing their Post Home due to the cancelation of bingo by the GBI and the Governor's closure of canteens. In some cases these activities are the only revenue streams for these VFW Posts.


July HQ's Bulletin and Planning Calendar

Congratulations to the Departments of Maryland, Maine, Pacific Areas, Mississippi, Europe, Arizona, North Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, Georgia, and New Jersey for achieving 100 percent in membership! Let’s make a final push to 100 percent in membership and show that we “Dared to Care.” Contact the National Membership Department at 888.JOIN.VFW (888.564.6839) or email us at membership@vfw.org if there is anything we can do to assist you with achieving your goals.


Updates from VFW State Headquarters

Comrade Commanders, I hope you are doing well and checking on your members as this Coronavirus continues to change our lifestyles. There are some items due to state headquarters and I want to be sure you have them on your radar.


Masks and Social Distancing

By order of State Commander Joel Willis


Politics in Posts

Comrades and Auxiliary Members, With the General Election coming up in November, it is important to remind you of our National Bylaws Article VII Miscellaneous Provisions, Sec. 702 Politics listed below.


THE VFW DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA is sponsoring a Medicare 101 Briefing

Medicare 101 Briefing with national sponsor Humana including a question and answer period.There are no products to be sold. Following the Medicare briefing there will be a short briefing on the mission of the VFW. Presentation open to the public. Topic: Medicare 101 Date: November 5, 2020 Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern


Action Alert:

Tell Congress to Stand Up for Vietnam Veterans


Public Safety Awards

Public Safety Awards are due to the State Chairman, John Kepler, on January 1, 2021. You can email them to jkepler@alpharetta.ga.us If you have any questions, he can be reached at 678-634-0065.


Update to VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant eligibility criteria

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, VFW Posts have been severely impacted in their ability to cover operating expenses through conventional means such as canteen sales and fundraising events. To address the challenge, in August 2020 the VFW Foundation earmarked $680,000 for the VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG). Eligible Posts that own or lease their own Post Homes may apply for a grant of up to $2,500.


COMMANDER’S CHALLENGE

Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch has laid down a challenge to all VFW Posts for the month of January 2021!


100% Membership Club and Team 105 Member

State Commander Joel L. Willis Jr. and the Department of Georgia


Quartermasters Training Series

State Quartermaster Jeff Carroll and State Senior Vice Commander Kevin Hammond are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Mid Winter Conference and Awards Banquet

The Council of Administration has voted to cancel the Mid-Winter meeting due to the rise of coronavirus cases in Georgia. Our VFW family has been hit hard in recent weeks in cases and deaths.


Gun show

At the VFW Complex/Fairgrounds - Carrollton, GA


Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch has laid down a challenge to all VFW Posts for the month of February 2021!

This month is one where we all focus on love and commitment, and so we’re challenging our Posts to get our members to make a Lifetime commitment to the VFW by becoming Life Members!


All State Criteria Update

State Commander Joel Willis has waived the requirement to purchase of Buddy Poppies this year due to the shortage at National.


Operation September Freedom, Do you know a World War II veteran?

We want to celebrate them with the flight of their dreams.


FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program

The FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program will launch in a week or two. FEMA is reimbursing up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 funerals to any family member who paid for a funeral. Please keep funeral documentation.


Wear a Mask

Gov. Kemp has lifted the mask mandate for Georgia. If you still feel comfortable wearing your mask, please do so.


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.


WW Jones Cookout

Volunteers for the WW Jones Cookout this Saturday, May 22,2021, must be fully vaccinated and be able to provide proof or they will not be able to participate in the event. The Georgia War Veterans Home does not want to take a chance with any of the Veterans there getting sick.


Harley Davidson of Atlanta 57th Anniversary Party

This Saturday, August 28, 2021, Harley Davison of Atlanta will be having their Celebration of 57 Years.


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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


VFW Remembers Former US Senator Johnny Isakson


Remembering the First End of the War in Iraq


Remembering Pearl Harbor 80 Years Later


VFW Remembers Bob Dole


VFW Commends DOD for Addressing Force-Wide Economic Challenges, Offers Support


VFW Joins Coalition to Help Afghan Evacuees


VFW National Commander Commends Administration's Actions on Toxic Exposure


What Does Veterans Day Mean to You?


BK Supports Veteran Families in November


VFW Urges Navy to Honor Hero


A Haircut at Sport Clips or a Text Before Nov. 13 Can Help A Hero Go Back to School


Celebrating VFW Day


VFW Action Alert: Take Action Now


VFW Joins Other VSOs to Launch 9/11 Memorial Golf Fund


Applications Open for 2022 VFW, SVA Legislative Fellowship