Commander - Keith Carberry
Sr. Vice - Will Rylko
Jr. Vice - Mark Bowman
Quartermaster - E.J. Errico
Adjutant - Keith Eichorst
Chaplain - Ron Helfert
Surgeon - Rick Monroe
Judge Advocate - Robert E. McLeod
Service Officer - Jack Picciolo
3 Yr. Trustee - Ken McJeak
2 Yr. Trustee - Eric Bolyn
1 Yr. Trustee - Kevin Heid
President - Karen Szynkowski
Secretary - Debbie Errico
Treasurer - Wendy Kelm
Chaplain - Chyrese Wolf
Senior Vice - Ethel Rodriquez
Junior Vice - Annette Eichorst
Conductress - Allison Eichorst
Guard - Lorrell Toscano
Trustees - Jackie Connolly, Annette Eichorst, Kari Hostetter
Patriotic Instructor - Allison Eichorst
Americanism/Patriot's Pen Chairperson
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
We trace our 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 car of 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 eventually band together and 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. Today, membership stands at nearly 1.7 million members of the VFW and it's Auxiliary.
Our voice was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, in the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, we 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. We were the driving force behind the Veterans Access and Accountability Act of 2014, and continually fight for improved VA medical centers services for women veterans.
Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, in 2005 the VFW became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. And in 2015, we became the first supporter of the National Desert Storm War Memorial which is planned for construction at our nation's capital.
To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, our military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
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
Always put the interests of our members first
Treat donors as partners in our cause
Honor military service
Ensure the care of veterans and their families
Serve our communities
Promote a positive image of the VFW
Respect the diversity of veteran opinions
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer"
John F. Kennedy