The new VFW????????

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Going long

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#61
Aug 13, 2012
 
So what gave me away dummy I wanna hear this one should be interested
llp

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#62
Aug 19, 2012
 
Being a bartender don't you need too know how to make a drink and run a bar.the vfw is a joke I can't belive what they did to it taking away bingo and making the ballroom into a kids room.
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#63
Aug 19, 2012
 
Yeah how many kids are vets hmm
Who dey

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#64
Aug 20, 2012
 
It's gonna get worse they got rid of anybody who knew the bar now they got rid of the man who did the finances I drove by there today and looked in dumPster nothing in there they run on Tuesday's and Friday's they will be taking food stamps next
Who dey

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#65
Aug 20, 2012
 
Went next door fri-sat Place was packed both nights I guess it's how it's run
Who dey

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#66
Aug 20, 2012
 
SAD
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#67
Aug 21, 2012
 
Who dey wrote:
It's gonna get worse they got rid of anybody who knew the bar now they got rid of the man who did the finances I drove by there today and looked in dumPster nothing in there they run on Tuesday's and Friday's they will be taking food stamps next
this is so sad but what is normal for vfws today. you can't have kids running around in a adult place.
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#68
Aug 21, 2012
 
No one wants to hang with kids if it was ran rite it could make money but now forget it its a joke it took one month for the place to fold .
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#69
Aug 21, 2012
 
llp wrote:
No one wants to hang with kids if it was ran rite it could make money but now forget it its a joke it took one month for the place to fold .
Any post needs strong leadership from its commander if it is to succeed. If he is political then failure is guaranteed. I know Sarge is big on service officers which are important but not critical leaders.
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#70
Aug 22, 2012
 
vets wrote:
<quoted text>Any post needs strong leadership from its commander if it is to succeed. If he is political then failure is guaranteed. I know Sarge is big on service officers which are important but not critical leaders.
Service Officers should never be leaders. Not because they can't, but because good ones will be so busy they won't have time to focus on anything else. Of course I'm speaking from practical experience here.
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#71
Aug 22, 2012
 
Sarge wrote:
<quoted text>Service Officers should never be leaders. Not because they can't, but because good ones will be so busy they won't have time to focus on anything else. Of course I'm speaking from practical experience here.
Sarge, please don't think I am asking a dumb question but please tell us exactly what specifics service officers should be addressing. I am very interested in how you see this. I think the vfw and v.a. really could learn from your input. Thanks!
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#72
Aug 23, 2012
 
vets wrote:
<quoted text>Sarge, please don't think I am asking a dumb question but please tell us exactly what specifics service officers should be addressing. I am very interested in how you see this. I think the vfw and v.a. really could learn from your input. Thanks!
Service Officers are there for several things. Helping Veterans get their Disability Claims processed and getting Veterans proper paperwork from many sources inside and outside of government. Also advising them on direction inside the VA System. Representing them at hearing at the VA. As far as the VA learning from me. They already know me. They don't like my advice. I was called a few months back and asked how to improve the animosity between the VA and the Vets. I advised them to have someone at the front door of the VA Hosp. here in Huntington and Welcome each Veteran that came through the door by saying "Welcome to your VA Hospital". How can we help you. After all they wouldn't be there if it wasn't for us. They did put an Ambassadors desk out front but I'm not sure the folks who stand there know what to do. The other thing is, they should not refer to us as customers. I see us as patients at out VA Hospital. I know the VFW isn't interested in what I have to say. You see I know those in charge in Charleston. They hate me. I've had an adverserial relationship with them for years. They have wasted millions of dollars and only helped themselves. Veterans have been left to their own devices.
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#73
Aug 23, 2012
 
I like the new VFW
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#74
Aug 23, 2012
 
Sarge wrote:
<quoted text>Service Officers are there for several things. Helping Veterans get their Disability Claims processed and getting Veterans proper paperwork from many sources inside and outside of government. Also advising them on direction inside the VA System. Representing them at hearing at the VA. As far as the VA learning from me. They already know me. They don't like my advice. I was called a few months back and asked how to improve the animosity between the VA and the Vets. I advised them to have someone at the front door of the VA Hosp. here in Huntington and Welcome each Veteran that came through the door by saying "Welcome to your VA Hospital". How can we help you. After all they wouldn't be there if it wasn't for us. They did put an Ambassadors desk out front but I'm not sure the folks who stand there know what to do. The other thing is, they should not refer to us as customers. I see us as patients at out VA Hospital. I know the VFW isn't interested in what I have to say. You see I know those in charge in Charleston. They hate me. I've had an adverserial relationship with them for years. They have wasted millions of dollars and only helped themselves. Veterans have been left to their own devices.
Sarge, I agree with much of what you wrote. Kind words to Vets in need of medical services just makes too much sense to me. Unfortunately we both live in a society where integrity and respect once Mom and Dad taught, including manners are a thing of the past. First of all let's differentiate between V.A. Service Officers and VFW Service Officers. The V.A. Service Officers in my state couldn't do enough for me regarding a combat related injury and they got results within 2 months. The reason more than likely here we can sign power of attorney rights to leverage representation from the state (strength in numbers) level. In contrast, other states' vets are left to represent themselves which mean they get ignored.

I know VFW Service Officers who attempt to help to assist and in many cases their integrity and intellignece are far superior to VFW executive officers at post and state levels. Blend those attributes with dirty internal backstabbing politics and they are constrained doing their jobs. It's like top VFW executive officers who couldn't qualify as an incompetent shade tree menchanic passing themelves off as masters degree mechanical engrs. That is when they aren't protecting their turf. I think you get my point. Where am I wrong?
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Aug 24, 2012
 

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<quoted text>Sarge, I agree with much of what you wrote. Kind words to Vets in need of medical services just makes too much sense to me. Unfortunately we both live in a society where integrity and respect once Mom and Dad taught, including manners are a thing of the past. First of all let's differentiate between V.A. Service Officers and VFW Service Officers. The V.A. Service Officers in my state couldn't do enough for me regarding a combat related injury and they got results within 2 months. The reason more than likely here we can sign power of attorney rights to leverage representation from the state (strength in numbers) level. In contrast, other states' vets are left to represent themselves which mean they get ignored.
I know VFW Service Officers who attempt to help to assist and in many cases their integrity and intellignece are far superior to VFW executive officers at post and state levels. Blend those attributes with dirty internal backstabbing politics and they are constrained doing their jobs. It's like top VFW executive officers who couldn't qualify as an incompetent shade tree menchanic passing themelves off as masters degree mechanical engrs. That is when they aren't protecting their turf. I think you get my point. Where am I wrong?
I don't think you're wrong at all. My point about being welcomed is the need to say this is your hospital, I work here for you. What can I help you with? You are certainly right about the V.A. Service Officers, in our area there are just not enough of them. The DAV is overwhelmed. Also you are spot on about the higher eschelon of the VFW. In West Virginia these guys make me physically ill.
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#76
Aug 25, 2012
 
Word from last months convention is KY is the worst. Getting to the the top of VFW nationwide and they will do whatever to get there.

They got some ex gulf remf visting state to state that believes he hung the moon. They say he is a transplant charmer from Brooklyn full of all the political bs that comes along with it. Hyprocisy is spelled with all caps and people do say what your back. You can bet your state leaders have swallowed the hook including the sinker and after the vote will be looked down upon them. I want to meet him to see if he is as big a a&&hole as they say he is. The VFW has to be lowest form of organization out there. Today only losers are active and since nobody cares that is what its members end up with.
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#78
Aug 25, 2012
 
I meant to say Louisa
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#79
Oct 3, 2012
 
no wounded warriors wrote:
Guys, this will really make you mad. If you still have Feb 2012 VFW magazine look up the wounded warrior VFW In Action on page 40 something. I missed this until recently until made aware just how some vets may use even heroes to get ahead. The 2 website photos are missing but in the magazine you will find the hockey game article w/ 2 pics. Not one warrior was interviewed or up close pic. The winning team warriors didn't raise their own trophey. It was a non wounded gulf war vet whose individual up close photo was included in the article. Same guy who is pursing future national Jr V that Sarge and Bilko I think were talking about. This pissed many of the vfw locals off royally because as one vet said the wounded warriors got used to publicize a photo oppportunity for a vet with big political ambitions at the expense of the poor injured heroes who bled in war for this country. This is just one example of many why so many veterans are saying to hell with the vfw.
Brian Duffy was featured on magazine page 40. My post formed the same opinion and u worded it exactly right. The guy is a total ass
and ought to be ashamed of himself. User is the right word. They don't call him dirtbag for nothing.
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Oct 19, 2012
 
cpl wrote:
<quoted text>Brian Duffy was featured on magazine page 40. My post formed the same opinion and u worded it exactly right. The guy is a total ass
and ought to be ashamed of himself. User is the right word. They don't call him dirtbag for nothing.
What happened to Sarge.

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