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 Operation Uplink™, Military Assistance Program, and Unmet Needs; all of which are funded solely by the generosity of donors.
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. Troop Support
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 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. Financial Grants
Uplink Virtual Pins
Unmet Needs Documents