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Worthless

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This place has denied me four times and each time I have had the exact reasons that they supposedly give these $1,500 things out somebody's pockets are getting fat is what this is all about. They don't even give you a reason they just say denied see you have a good day buddy. This place is worthless One star is way way way too many
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Cons:
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Preferred solution: I don't want to damn thing from these people

User's recommendation: Don't waste your time filling out their application that's just ridiculous anyway they have you fill out this long application and then deny you they're not going to approve you I promise

Nicole K Uoa

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| map-marker Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Rude management

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As a former vice commander I just referred a friend who recently lost her father to see if they had a copy of this veterans DD 214. That she could also call and speak to the Quartermaster who could help steer the family in a direction to obtain this service member's information.

Yvonne, the manager, was very rude to the lady I had call her. When asked to call again on her behalf Yvonne was extremely rude to me as well...replying what is it asking for the Quartermaster? When I tried to explain and noted that she was not only be rude to me, but also to the family member who just lost their loved one she said "whatever." Extremely heartless and unprofessional.

In my opinion as a Veteran, and member of the VFW, she has no place working at our post, much less running one. I will be notifying the board there as well as District.

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Cons:
  • Management needs replacing

Preferred solution: Apology

User's recommendation: Gettysburg VFW Manager Yvonne should be fired

Anonymous
map-marker Akron, Ohio

Put me further in financial dire straits

I applied for financial assistance and I was told that my husband qualified to apply for the program because he was discharged before a certain time period that they have to qualify. I was told a decision is usually given in 20 days. They only contact you by email, I asked for someone to call me and they wouldn't call me. They denied my claim for a reason that wasn't true 2 times, they said we will give it back to the committee and the 3rd time i got a email of denial. By this time my mortgage and my bills were due and the new months bills were now due. The put me in a worse situation then i was in. I am very displeased with this program and I think the very thing they are supposed to do is help veterans, they did the opposite to our family. Thank God he came through...because the VFW didn't...
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Guest

I have been public looked down on by MY VFW Post in Atlanta , Michigan. I'm a Disabled Vet at 100 per cent with PTSD.

Post President does not be leave a Disable veteran falls under the ADA Act if they have PTSD. He a public person on the City Board and shuts down this Veteran for stating his First amendment rights.

Anonymous
map-marker Desoto, Texas

VFW or Civilian Bar.

I am totally let down by my local post and several others that I have been too...Although the contributions do go toward helping veterans i see fewer and fewer veterans in the bar...I am not a member and my major complaint is I have done three tours of combat and this service is not rewarded in the bar.. I am told you need to be a member.. As me and the quarter master looked around there was only 3 veterans of about 40 civilians in the bar. I said this is wrong and you might get more veterans in here if they felt welcome. He said how do i know if they are truly a veteran of a foreign war. they could just be veterans. I said you have to be kidding me I showed him my Id card that shows INDEF experation date and the wounds i sutained in combat.It did not matter. I then said this place is exploiting true veterans, and and not rewarding there service. This is wrong. location lancaster, tx
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I was in Iraq for a total of 8 years. When I can back and retired, I went to the local VFW in Kingsville Texas; not as a member, but just to hang out with other vets.

Of the 20 people there, 3-4 were older men (WWII - Korea War era), and the rest were family members of vets who already passed away; and several {{Redacted}}/bar flies. I hung around for 30 minutes with my wife; and after she was propositioned 3 times by slobbering civilian drunks; we left. I have the utmost respect for the generations of veterans who came before me. I used to donate money to the VFW through the CFC Campaign while I was on active duty.

Now I have to seriously question where all of that money actually goes. The Kingsville Texas VFW doesn't look like a VFW is supposed to. I looked like a sleazy armpit bar. What happened to the VFW?

Where are all of the programs for veterans and their families? Has it just become a place to go get drunk? The older veterans at the VFW acted like they didn't care about today's veterans. I served for 22 years on active duty.

I was in the Gulf War, and Iraq several times. I'm now 100% service connected disabled. But the old drunks at the Kingsville Texas VFW served 1 to 3 years in Korea or Vietnam after being drafted. None that I spoke to, actually retired from the military.

So I have to ask once again; what happened to the VFW? Has it lost it's way? They send out those mailers with address labels, trying to recruit new members. How is that working for them?

It's not working for them. Also a friend of mine (also a wounded vet and non-member) got behind on his utility bill due to expensive medical treatments; so he asked the VFW Unmet Needs Program for help. They made him wait almost 3 months, only to tell him he was ineligible. What kind of crap is that?

So where is all the money going that the VFW rakes in from dues? Maybe they spent it on the high-dollar lobbyist in Congress; or the silly address labels they mail out. That can't be cheap.

Neither is keeping the Kingsville Texas VFW bar stocked. I will not be joining the VFW; nor will a lot of my fellow veterans.

Guest

Local vfw post Vernon NJ.

The manager or bartender has NO personality and favors her friends. Many patrons and members no longer attend there and it's been raised at meetings but no one is changing it.

She's grumpy, nasty.. to costumers.

It's become more of a party club. How sad!

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Agreed. The post is not what it was years ago.

It's a disgrace to all.

Especially those who served.

Route 94 Vernon NJ post needs much much changing. Agreed starting with the one behind the bar but only members should be allowed in and not one vet ever told they can't be signed in.

Guest

you are totally right about everything you say i am so sorry that you were treated that way,

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Anonymous
map-marker Minneapolis, Minnesota

VFW

About a month or two ago I ordered some comfort pants from my VFW magazine. I received one pair that I really like. They said I other would be coming on backorder. Please let me know the status of my order. Ken Traeger 2232 Southwood drive White Bear Lake, Mn. 55110 kenmary1522@***.com Thanks Ken Making me write one 100 words just to check on my order could make me pissed. Just make and finish my order of the comfort pants. The size was M and inseam was the shortest. So you now you have by 100 words. Does that please you more then 54........
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