Veterans of Foreign Wars

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Henry Bryner Post 4992

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) is a congressionally chartered war veterans organization. VFW currently has 1.6 million members and is the largest American organization of combat veterans. The VFW became a government-chartered non-profit organization by an act of the United States Congress on May 28, 1936; as such, it receives no funding from United States tax receipts and is supported by charitable donations.

Direct community involvement is a VFW priority, extending beyond the realm of veterans helping veterans. Annually, VFW and Auxiliaries donate more than 13 million volunteer hours of community service. VFW members mentor youth groups, help in community food kitchens, volunteer in blood drives and visit hospitalized veterans. Others help veterans file compensation claims.
Availability of the VFW Hall
VFW Hall
The Post meets at 7 PM on the second Wednesday of every month. The current commander is Gary Heitmann. Troop 1539 currently has 7 VFW members and 2 Auxiliary members.

Members must be US citizens and be currently serving in the US military or have an honorable discharge from the US Armed Forces. Membership also requires military service overseas during a conflict and decorated with an expeditionary medal, a campaign medal or ribbon. Receipt of imminent danger/hostile fire pay is accepted for membership.
  • SSBN Deterrent Patrol insignia
  • Combat Infantryman Badge
  • Combat Medic Badge
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Combat Action Badge
  • Air Force Combat Action Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (with Gold Border)
Service for thirty (30) consecutive days duty in Korea or sixty (60) days of non-consecutive duty in Korea. Soldiers currently deployed to a combat zone meet the qualification for joining the VFW.

This site is run by Troop 1539, Kitsap District, Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America
It is not an official BSA site