What the VFW Does

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (commonly known as the VFW) has the top priority of providing support to our Service Members, Veterans, and their families.

Our Goal

The VFW is an organization of Veterans whose goal is to “Honor the dead by helping the living.”

  • VFW Statement Regarding VA ‘Crow Flies’ Rule Change

    Read More Here


  • 2014 Tax Form Availability

    The IRS 1099-R Forms for the 2014 tax year will become available online in mid-December when retirees and annuitants will be able to access their forms on myPay.

    Retirees and annuitants who have not created a myPay account, or rely on hard-copy versions of the 1099-R, may not receive their forms until mid-January.

    For more information regarding a 1099-R for a deceased retiree or annuitant, contact the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) using one of the methods described on the DFAS website – http://www.dfas.mil/dfas/retiredmilitary/about/aboutus/customer-service.html or call 800-321-1080.


  • VA Murfreesboro Emergency Department Change to Urgent Care   

    Read About It Here



    The East Tennessee Veterans Treatment Court Committee is seeking volunteers to work as a Mentor to veterans who are involved in the Judicial system. Many veterans – men and women – suffer from effects brought on by experiences that occurred when they were in uniform. PTSD, TBI and MST are not just acronyms coined by the VA and the media. These real life traumatic events manifest themselves in alcoholism, addictions and dependencies, depression, road rage and other behaviors that often lead to arrest or legal charges.


  • At the Jr. Vice Commanders/Quartermaster’s Conference recently held in Kansas City, we announced some changes that affect our VFW programs. These changes take effect March 1.

    Read About the Changes Here.


  • Images from the 2015 PowWow are available for viewing. There is a total of 215 images so have patience when you load the page.

    Click here for the 2015 PowWow Gallery.





    Read about it here.


Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans’ organization. With nearly 1.9 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in almost 7,000 Posts worldwide, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.”

The  Dept of TN Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans’ service organization comprised of combat veterans and eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. We are pleased to bring you this site. We created it to bring information to more vets than we could by traditional means.

The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs worldwide. For more information, please browse our website here at www.tnvfw.org.

If you’d like information on joining the TN VFW or one of Tennessee’s Post, please Contact Us.

 As the nation’s oldest major veterans’ organization, the VFW has an impeccable and longstanding record of service and stewardship. More than 4 million patriotic Americans, both members and non-members, entrust the VFW with financial contributions and dedicate millions of volunteer hours.

Over the last decade, approximately 80% of support received from VFW members and patriotic Americans was applied directly to veterans service, community service, legislative advocacy and military service programs worldwide.

Honoring Disabled Vets through:

Special Events

VFW sponsors special trips for Purple Heart recipients. Past events include “Return to Vietnam” and other events.

Disabled Veterans Hunt

VFW annually pays travel expenses for four Vietnam War veteran amputees, who sustained their wounds in combat, to go to a hunting lodge in Montana for an antelope hunt. In addition, VFW picks up the tab for three of the vets’ lodging, meals and the accompanying hunting-guide services.


In fulfilling its pledge to remember the nation’s war dead, VFW promotes national memorials for veterans of all wars. Additionally, thousands of memorials have been constructed across the nation through local VFW Posts.


The true character of America is measured by her communities and the people who work to improve them. VFW members and other patriotic Americans dedicate millions of hours each year working to spread patriotism and honor our nation’s heroes. Learn more about these initiatives and how to get involved by clicking here.



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