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SHARE THE VFW LEGISLATIVE & SECURITY PRIORITY GOALS 2014 WITH YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS & ASK FOR THEIR SUPPORT (CLICK HERE)

WV ELECTED OFFICIALS (click here)

West Virginia in the 113th Congress
(1st Session)

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To retrieve much more detailed biographical and contact information about a given Congressmember, click on the link across from the member's name.
Residents of West Virginia are represented in Congress by 2 Senators and 3 Representatives.  CONTACT & ASK THEM TO SUPPORT OUR VFW PRIORITY GOALS...
Member Name DC Phone DC FAX Contact Form
Senator Jay Rockefeller (D- WV) 202-224-6472 202-224-7665 http://www.rockefeller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/em …
Senator Joe Manchin (D- WV) 202-224-3954 202-228-0002 http://www.manchin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contac …
Representative David McKinley (R - 01) 202-225-4172 202-225-7564 https://mckinleyforms.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=5 …
Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R - 02) 202-225-2711 202-225-7856 https://capitoforms.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=58& …
Representative Nick Rahall (D - 03) 202-225-3452 202-225-9061 https://rahall.house.gov/contact
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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
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NATIONAL VFW COMMANDER IN CHIEF 2013-2014
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BILL THIEN-THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE!!!

24 October 2013

Dear Department, District and Post Commanders,

The next 10 weeks are going to be crucial to our goals. You will have

accomplished much since taking office. Most programs will be out of the way for

the year and the dreaded membership work will be still be a challenge. I sincerely believe that if you push hard from now to the end of the year, you will have positioned your Departments, Districts and Posts for success in the membership arena. If we have learned anything about the Government shutdown, it is the power in numbers. I can assure you that if we and the other VSO's and MSO's had remained quiet, the outcome may have been devastating. I have given each of you a tuff task. I did so because I believe in you and I am sure your subordinates believe in you also. This is the time to be out in the Districts and visiting Posts to reinforce your belief in them. I am aware that the next round of budget talks may turn into a fiasco and be worse than the first. We must remain alert. Keep signing up our members for the Washington Weekly so that they can get involved in the Legislative fight. We can and must turn around the 20 year trend of loosing our members because we don't communicate with them. I understand that we have deaths, loose track of members and yes, sometimes make them mad. Be prepared to tell them who we are and what we do. The days of just handing out applications and expecting them to fill them out and come back ready to join is not selling the organization. Many of the new generation wants to know what we are about so be prepared to answer their questions. Then you have made the case for why they should join. However this year turns out, please know I'm proud of your willingness to be a leader and work for the future of the greatest Veterans organization in the world. We, together can do this, I know it in my heart of hearts !! Until we meet again, Thanks for all you and your family does for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Warmest regards,

National VFW Commander in Chief

William (Bill) Thien

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VFW Commander Todd Kingsbury of the Charles Town
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WV Post Welcomes Natl Commander-in-Chief Bill Thien

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VFW ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 29, 1899

THANK YOU VETERANS! (click here)

A VETERANS SALUTE PHOTOSHOW 2013 (click here)

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DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA VFW WEBCOM (click here)

VFW WV WEBCOM NETWORK - DEPT. OF WV POST DIRECTORY *UNDER CONSTRUCTION (click here)

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VFW WV COMMANDER DOUG KNOTTS 2014-2015
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NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS!

VFW & LAVFW STATE CONVENTION 2013-2014 PHOTOSHOW (click here)

VFW & LAVFW STATE CONVENTION 2014 PHOTOSHOW (click here)

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NEW OFFICIAL VFW WV WEBSITE: http://www.wvvfw.org/
*Way to Go VFW WV!* R/Peggy Foster Barker

ORIGINAL WEBSITE Built in 2003 at No Cost to the VFW WV by Webmaster Peggy Foster Barker-Authorized by Vote of the West Virginia VFW & Commander Samuel P. Baldwin. Peggy has Maintained, Updated Regularly & Paid a Monthly Fee to keep it on the Internet for 11+ Years In Honor of All Veterans & will con...tinue to do so indefinitely as it contains Info., Photos, Links, etc. which have not yet been included in the New Official Website.
http://pegbarker-ivil.tripod.com/vfwstateofwestvirginia/

FACE BOOK WALL FOR VFW WV: ADMIN. Peggy Foster Barker
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Veterans-of-Foreign-Wars-VFW-West-Virginia/125036274207183

LEGISLATIVE WEBSITE: http://pegbarker-ivil.tripod.com/ Webmaster Peggy Foster Barker
FACE BOOK WALL FOR LEGISLATIVE WEBSITE: ADMIN. Peggy Foster Barker
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ladies-Auxiliary-VFW-8516-WV/116655171735152

YOU WILL ALSO FIND FACE BOOK INTEREST GROUPS CREATED BY Peggy Foster Barker for All WV Posts/Auxiliaries, WV Elected Officials, Military & Other which run 24-7 with Updates.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR VFW WV (Click Here)

VFW WV GENERAL ORDERS FOR JULY 2014 (Click Here)

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APPLICATION for VFW YOUTH CAMP

CAMP DAWSON

KINGWOOD, WV

July 27 – August 2, 2014

SPONSOR: COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE REQUIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Parents/Guardians - fill out the following form and forward to:

WV VFW Youth Camp – Director: Joe Norris @ P.O. Box 156; Eleanor, WV 25070

VFW Post

VFW Department Headquarters; P.O. Box 9431; So. Charleston, WV 25309

ONCE THE APPLICATION IS RECEIVED BY THE VFW, A PACKET OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/FORMS Will BE SENT TO EACH CAMPER (preferably by email).

All children attending the Youth Camp must be 11- 14 on June 15th prior to the start of Camp.

All applications must be received before July 1st prior to the start of Camp, (we must have time to get the additional forms to campers).

Parents/Guardians: PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT (PRINT ONLY) THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

Camper’s Name: __________________________________________ Nickname ______________

Home Address: ___________________________________________________________________

Street City State Zip Code

Telephone Number: ____________________ Emergency Contact Number:__________________

Email Address: __________________________ Camper’s Shirt Size: Child __ Adult __ Size __

Parent/Guardian’s Name: _____________________ Girl: __ Boy __ Height ____ Weight _______ Campers Birthday Mo____ Day ____ Year ______ Age ________

School Attended in 2013 – 2014 School Year __________________________________________

How many years has camper attended the WV VFW Youth Camp? ____________________

Does Camper have any medical problems that require the camper not to participate in camp activities: if yes explain (use another sheet if necessary) _______________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Sponsoring VFW Post: ___________________________________________________________ Camper must pick one of the following - would you rather attend:

Green Beret Survival Course __________ Self-Defense Course (Ernie Boggs) ____________

I certify that the above information is correct:

Signature of Parent/Guardian _______________________________________________________

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Transportation to and from Camp Dawson is the responsibility of the VFW sponsor or parents. Camper will need all medical information sheets filled out by their doctor and permission to administer any medical treatment necessary to the Camper. Medical forms must be completed within thirty (30) days prior to camp.

Questions: Joe Norris (304) 586-0973, Bill Lambert (304) 550-4703, or Kevin Light (Department) (304) 768-7514

VFW – YOUTH CAMP

CAMP DAWSON

Registration 12PM (noon) – 4PM Sunday, July 27, 2014

Awards Ceremony @ 10 AM Saturday, August 2, 2014

Directions

From Charleston (and all areas South) –

I-77 North 148 miles to exit 148 (I-68) toward Cumberland

 I-68 East 22.7 miles to exit 23 WV 26 toward Bruceton Mills, WV

 WV 26 South 12.1 miles to County Road 7/12/ St. Joe Road

 At Albright, WV left onto 7/12/St. Joe Road 2.9 miles

 1.3 miles to Camp Dawson

From Morgantown -

I-68 East 22.7 miles to exit 23 WV 26 toward Bruceton Mills, WV

 WV 26 South 12.1 miles to County Road 7/12/ St. Joe Road

 At Albright, WV left onto 7/12/St. Joe Road 2.9 miles

 1.3 miles to Camp Dawson

From Berkeley Springs (and the Eastern Panhandle) –

I-68 West 89.1 miles to exit 23 WV 26 toward Bruceton Mills, WV

 WV 26 South 12.1 miles to County Road 7/12/ St. Joe Road

 At Albright, WV left onto 7/12/St. Joe Road 2.9 miles

 1.3 miles to Camp Dawson

From Chester (to Morgantown and then follow directions)

From Romney –

US 50 about 30 miles west

 Turn right onto Maryland 560 N/Gorman Road about 9 miles

 Turn left onto Maryland 135 (Maryland Hwy.) 1.4 miles

 Continue onto E. Oak St. 1.1 miles

 Continue onto Maryland 39 (W. Hutton Road) 5.7 miles

 Continue onto WV 7 West 11.7 miles

 Turn right onto County Rd 7/12/ St. Joe Road

1.3 miles to Camp Dawson

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WV VFW STATE CONVENTION 2011-2012 PHOTOS BY PAUL J. HOWE (click on link to view)

**Please submit photos (w/caption) or articles for the West Virginia Veterans Newspaper to Paul Howe, 2 Pheasant Ridge Rd., Bridgeport, WV 26330 or pj.howejr@gmail.com.**

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A SPECIAL SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS! (click here) **Wait until the Music on the Home Page plays thru before you click this link**

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF 9/11

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CLICK ON PHOTO TO VIEW INFO.

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POW-MIA CEREMONY AT THE WV VETERANS HOME

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Click on Logo for Further Info.

There are thousands of organizations, each with a specific purpose or goal. There are so many reasons why one should consider becoming part of an organization he or she believes in. By building an effective web site, we hope to get our message out to a larger audience of people interested in similar issues. Email Items you would like to add to this website to WebMaster at fosterbarker@yahoo.com

VFW LEGISLATIVE & SECURITY PRIORITY GOALS 2014 (Click Here)

FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS & DEPENDENTS HANDBOOK (click here)

VA FORMS ONLINE (click here)

VFW HELPLINE 1-800-VFW-1899

PROGRAM RESOURCES/VFW DISASTER PREPAREDNESS BROCHURE (click here)

ACCESS MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS (click here)

VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT (click here)

TAKE A VETERAN TO SCHOOL DAY (click here)

***IF YOU HAVE PHOTOS OF VFW WV &/OR YOUR POST FUNCTIONS/PROJECTS & ARE WILLING TO SHARE THEM ON THIS WEBSITE-EMAIL THEM TO fosterbarker@yahoo.com  ALONG WITH YOUR NAME, ETC. SO THAT I CAN CREDIT YOU ONLINE & YOU WILL BECOME ELIGIBLE TO QUALIFY FOR A COMMUNICATION AWARD.***

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US Army (click here)

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US Marine Corps (click here)

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USNavy (click here)

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US Air Force (click here)

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US Coast Guard (click here)

CONTACT HQ:
Phone: 304-768-7514
    Fax: 304-768-1407

VFW WV ADJUTANT QUARTERMASTER
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S. KEVIN LIGHT

Access QuarterMaster Tools & Membership Stats (click here)

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WEBMASTER PEGGY J. BARKER WV LAVFW

BUILDING & MAINTAINING THIS WEBSITE IS MY GIFT TO OUR VETERANS IN GRATITUDE FOR THEIR SERVICE  & SACRIFICES FOR OUR NATION & OUR FREEDOM!

fosterbarker@yahoo.com

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NATIONAL MILITARY SERVICES DONATIONS/CHALLENGE (Click Here then Click on National Military Services on the right of the screen)

THANKS PLAIN & SIMPLE SUPPORTS OUR VETERANS & OUR TROOPS (click here)

 ***Rosie the Riveter film tells the fuller story of World War II.  A West Virginia nonprofit org. has created a model project for America to allow "Rosies" to be involved in helping their valid legacy to be passed on.  Women who built airplanes, ships and much more "on the home front" during WWII have not only been interviewed, but they are very involved in writing textbooks, creating Rosie the Riveter Parks, teaching adults and student the valid story of Rosies.   Film called, "We Pull Together, Rosie the Riveters, Then and Now" is available from Thanks! Plain and Simple, 304/776-4743, www.thanksplainandsimple.org  

FACES OF THE FALLEN - WV TROOPS (click here)

UTIMATE SACRIFICE HEROES (click here)

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***CONTACT FAMILY MEMBERS STATIONED OVERSEAS (click here)

GULF WAR VETERANS (click here)

VETERANS HEALTH COUNCIL (click here)

NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD (click here)

HELP RESOURCES
VA Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

HELP FOR HOMELESS VETERANS (click here) Call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) VA National Call Center for Homeless Veterans LIVE

WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT (click here)

POTOMAC HIGHLANDS WOUNDED WARRIOR OUTREACH (PHWWO) (click here)

SIGNUP FOR THE VETERANS REPORT NEWSLETTER (click here)