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VA Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence

The Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence was established and congressionally recognized in 2019 as a part of VA’s War Related Injury and Illness Study Center (WRIISC). The Center specializes in clinical and translational research that uses scientific insights to help improve health outcomes for Veterans exposed to airborne hazards while deployed. Click here for the full article


Post Deployment Cardiopulmonary Evaluation Network

In May 2019, Congress and the President formally designated (Public Law 115-929) the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence (AHBPCE) at the New Jersey War Related Illness and Injury Study Center as a VA Center of Excellence. The Center conducts clinical and translational research related to airborne hazards and burn pits focusing on a range of health outcomes including unexplained shortness of breath, cough and dyspnea, among other related respiratory concerns. The AHBPCE has established a network of VA physician scientists, referred to as the Post Deployment Cardiopulmonary Evaluation Network (PDCEN) to conduct clinical evaluations enabling the AHBPCE to expand the clinical study of identified Veterans. The PDCEN is currently comprised of four Site Directors who are VA physician-scientists, all with academic appointments at the university affiliates, with unique expertise and interest in this topic area. Each site has leveraged unique resources from their university affiliates, including clinical and research training opportunities for university students, to enhance the Network. Click here for full article


BYOD Gaming day

BYOD Gaming day w Free Pizza for youth


Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive at American Legion Post 86


Legislative Package Will Make 2024 ‘Year for Military Families’ in Maryland

Governor Moore Announces First Items in 2024 Legislative Agenda to Support and Empower Maryland Military Families


Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support the COST of War Act and the Honoring our PACT Act

Contact your members of Congress today and tell them to support the COST of War Act and the Honoring our PACT Act. Congress must pass this crucially needed legislation now, veterans cannot wait any longer!


Veterans Helping Veterans

The Department of Maryland VFW and its Auxiliary collaborated to support The Baltimore Station with a $15,000 donation and more in April of 2021


Be a Voice for your Military Family by taking the Military Family Lifestyle Survey

Blue Star Families is holding their 12th annual Military Lifestyle Survey from April 27-June 6, 2021


FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19 Related Deaths

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.


Maryland is shinning!

Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy Contestants win National Awards.


2017 Legislative Victories

The VFW Priority Goals rang out in legislators' offices and the halls of Congress in 2017.


Motor Vehicle Theft & Safety Prevention

You can prevent being a victim of motor vehicle theft


How to obtain Military Discharges

Looking for a veterans discharge can be a challenge.


VFW National Home

Help the children of the VFW National Home by becoming a life member.


I Fought For YOU! -

A moving, patriotic tribute to our military, past and present.


Veterans Day Video


Military ID Policy Changes

All – Military installations are starting to enforce the requirement that military ID


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VFW Remembers Our Fallen


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags Donation


VFW Celebrates Armed Forces Day


VFW Expresses Concern Over Erroneous VA Bonuses


Cornerstone Caregiving Donates More than $100,000 to the VFW


Chief's Commentary: Aid for Allies Must Include Support for American Defenders


VFW Expresses Support for Free Speech, Not Violence on College Campuses


VFW Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Burger King Franchisees Give Back to Troops This May


National Publications Contest Winners Announced for 2023-24


VFW Honors the Nation's Gulf War Veterans


Country Music Superstar Joins VFW in Asking America to 'Return the Favor'


VFW Announces Third Annual Day of Service


VFW Honors National Vietnam War Veterans Day


New Course Spotlights '15 Things Veteran Service Officers Want You To Know'


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


VFW National Commander Addresses SXSW Boycott over US Army Sponsorship


VFW Now Accepting Applications for its Annual Youth Scholarship Contests


Levin Receives VFW Congressional Award


VFW Calls on Congress to 'Meet the Challenge' for Veterans


VFW 2024 National Youth Scholarship Winners Named


VFW Celebrates Women's History Month


VFW DAV and PVA Release Independent Budget Recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs


VFW Action Alert: Claim Sharks Are Illegal


VFW Washington Conference App Now Available


VFW Celebrates National Black History Month


VFW Expresses Condolences, Concerns for Troops in Middle East After Deadly Drone Attack


$1.3M Donated by Sport Clips Haircuts for VFW Help A Hero Scholarships for Veterans


VFW Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


Season's Greetings from the VFW


Happy Birthday, Space Force!


VFW Director Receives Department of Defense Patriot Award


Wounded Warrior Project Awards Grant to VFW Pre-Discharge Claims Service


VFW Honors America's Iraq War Veterans


VFW Remembers Pearl Harbor


VFW Action Alert: Stop Claim Sharks Now


Thankful for the Life We Live


Celebrating Those Who Have Worn the Nation's Uniform


Happy Birthday, Marines!


VFW Ramps Up Efforts to Combat 'Claim Sharks'


VFW, SVA Name 2023/2024 Student Veterans for Legislative Fellowship


VFW Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month Observance


VFW Uncases Its Colors Again on Guantanamo Bay


Happy Birthday US Navy!


Youth Essay Deadline Quickly Approaching


Ten Years of Supporting Veterans Continues When You 'Help A Hero' at Your Local Sport Clips Haircuts


VFW Still Serving Those Who Serve Around the World


Happy National VFW Day!


VFW Calls on Sen. Tommy Tuberville to Lift Hold on Military Promotions