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Troop Support

Troop SupportThe VFW strives to provide each individual service member with the real support they need and deserve.  The programs offered through VFW National Military Services (NMS), aim to lessen the burden on the men and women who are sacrificing so much to keep us free. Helping military families weather long deployments through free phone time and military family activities, as well as providing emergency financial assistance to those experiencing a dire financial situation are just a few of the ways VFW works to support our brave men and women. We've been there. We understand.  

Unmet Needs

VFW Unmet Needs helps service members and their families who run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployments or other military related hardships. By providing urgent grants to service members and their families, VFW Unmet Needs is able to see that they are able to cope with emergencies and get them through already tough times. READ MORE

Operation Uplink

As the largest organization of combat veterans, VFW knows the importance of keeping military families in touch. With VFW Operation Uplink™, we've made that our number one priority. READ MORE

Military Assistance Program

The VFW Military Assistance Program (MAP) gives our troops and their families the critical support the need before, during and after deployment. READ MORE

Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship

The VFW and Sport Clips are giving the gift of scholarships to our nation’s heroes as a way of thanking them for their dedicated service to our nation. READ MORE

VFW's TROOP SUPPORT AT A GLANCE

  •  Since 2006, over 7.4 million free connections home for deployed troops and hospitalized veterans.
  •  More than $4.7 million in grants toward emergency financial aid to over 3,500 military families. 
  •  Hosted nearly 2 million military families at events worldwide since 2005.

YOUR LOCAL VFW AT WORK

The VFW is proud to be active in troop support efforts in communities across America. READ STORIES on how your local VFW is stepping up to support those who deserve it most. 

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