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VFW Welcomes Younger Post-Military Veterans

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New Members - VFW Post 2940

New Post-Military Members – VFW Post 2940

VFW Post 2940 in Buffalo, New York recently welcomed 30 new members, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Younger post-military veterans may not be as familiar with the VFW as those who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, but the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is on their side, too.

In recent years, the VFW has promoted post-military programs aimed at preventing military suicides and battled for Tuition Assistance reinstatement, which was due to be cut by sequestration. The VFW has also advocated for improved treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

If you’re post-military and a veteran of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, have you reached out to your local VFW yet? If you have, what’s your experience been like?

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