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american-flag--about   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.

 

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations that would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.

 

Since then, the VFW's voice has been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th Century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members and members of the Guard and Reserves fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

 

To learn more about the responsibilities of any VFW Post Officer position,
click on the link below to view or download comprehensive descriptions.

Duties & Obligations of Post Officers

2017 -2018 Officers

Officers:

Commander - Leo Penkala
Quartermaster - Knute Ostrem
Sr. Vice Commander - David "Doc" Carlson
Jr. Vice Commander - Jerry Stone
Chaplain - Don Hirsh
Trustee - Mike Nichols
Trustee- James Myrick
Trustee - John Leighton
Judge Advocate - Trevor Orsinger
Surgeon - Robert Hoepner




 

Auxiliary:

President - Albert Baker
Sr. Vice President - Ron Gregory
Jr. Vice President - John Miller
Secretary - Pam Turner
Treasurer - Patty Oberlin
Chaplain - Shirley Vega
Patriotic Instructor - Ron Lindeman
Conductress - Teri Penkala
Guard - Johnny Ascher
Trustee - Herb Johnson
Trustee - John Dawson
Trustee - Shirley Vega