VFW National Veterans & Military Support (NVMS) promotes positive awareness of the VFW through community involvement, communication tools, and financial support to qualified military service members. With the variety of support offered, three separate programs were developed under the VFW National Veterans & Military Support department. These programs are the Operation Uplink™, Military Assistance Program, and Unmet Needs; all of which are funded solely by the generosity of donors.
Ohio Military Assistance Program (Ohio MAP)
The VFW Military Assistance Program is working to give service members and their families the help they need before, during and after deployment. The program is conducted through local VFW channels to assist in sponsoring numerous morale-boosting send-offs and homecomings. The events—which often include free entertainment, food and other festivities—are held at military bases across the nation, as well as local VFW Posts.
A large part of MAP is the Adopt-a-Unit program, providing VFW Posts and the Auxiliaries the opportunity to adopt military units around the world. Adopt-a-Unit's goal is to develop supportive relationships with units before, during, and after deployments helping to deliver the vast network of resources the VFW has available to the military. READ MORE...
VFW Unmet Needs helps service members and their families who face unexpected financial difficulties, often as a result of deployments or other military related activity or injury. Military families can apply for financial aid grants of up to $1,500 to assist with basic like needs in the form of a grant - not a loan - so no repayment is required; to further ease the burden, the creditor is paid directly. READ MORE...
Veteran Service Officers
The VFW, Department of Ohio has 9 accredited Service Officers to assist any veterans or their dependents obtain Federal or State benefits or entitlements. They assist veterans seeking discharge upgrades, record corrections, educational benefits, disability compensation, pension eligibility and other veterans' needs. READ MORE...
VFW National Home
The VFW National Home for Children was founded in 1925 in Eaton Rapids,
Michigan as a place where families left behind by war could remain together,
keeping the family circle intact even when their serviceman didn't come home.
Today's military and veteran families face different challenges --
reintegration, post-traumatic stress, high unemployment and rehabilitation from
battlefield injuries, among others -- and the National Home has evolved over
our decades-long history to meet those changing needs. READ MORE...