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VFW Post 12136 Car Show

Come out to enjoy our Post annual car show on October 8, 2022 at Cross Ridge Center from 11am to 4pm. See Car Show Flyer for more specific detail.


Lady Veterans

Wounded Women


Gold Star Families Breakfast & Tour


Military Appreciation Luncheon


How Can We Best Honor Their Memory On Memorial Day

Helping a Ranger suffering from Survivors Guilt.


Saying Goodbye to CPT Ray Dunsmore, USMC

CPT Dunsmore's Memorial & Interment


Public Service Awards & Awardees

Public Service Awards


Airborne & Special Operations Museum Visit

Museum Visit


Department of South Carolina Mid-Winter Conference

Capt.John P. Monahan VFW Post and Auxiliary 12136 attend Department of South Carolina Mid-Winter Conference


1st Annual Capt. John P. Monahan Memorial Golf Tournament

Indian Land, SC


Spirit Night at Hickory Tavern

Indian Land, SC


Post Honor Guard News

Indian Land, SC


Honoring WWII Veterans

Indian Land, SC


Department of Defense Extends Online Military Exchange Shopping Privileges to Veterans

DOD News


Contaminated Water Update

Camp Lejeune, NC


VFW SC Sentinel

An Official Publication of the VFW Department of South Carolina


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September 2022 Checkpoint

Open it up to read all about the great work of VFW Posts around the country. Enjoy the articles and remember to let us hear about the good things your Post is doing in the community.


National Hispanic Heritage Month

Please join the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Secretary, Center for Minority Veterans in a series of Hispanic/Latino Veteran Virtual Events


Bylaws Training, Saturday, 24 Sep, 10am

This is the first of an 8-part training series focusing on bylaws. Please disseminate to all comrades.


Trunk or Treat and Family Freedom Festival

Department Hq. Saturday October 22nd


Free Flu Shot at VA or In-network Retail Pharmacies

It's time to get a flu shot. Eligible Veterans can get a no-cost flu shot from a nearby VA clinic or choose from one of nearly 70,000 in-network retail pharmacies and urgent care walk-in locations. To locate a VA medical facility, in-network urgent care or retail pharmacy near you, use the VA locator.


September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide is a problem that touches the lives of many Americans. Many of us may know someone, such as a friend, family member, or coworker who has attempted or died by suicide. Over the past two decades, suicide rates have steadily risen in the United States. Suicide is currently ranked 10th for cause of death among all ages. It’s important for you to know that suicide is preventable. With commitment and engagement in our communities, workplaces, and homes, together we can help reduce the number of suicides.


Patriots Day Commemoration

Honoring our OIF/OEF Veterans and their families VFWSC Headquarters, 210 Glassmaster Rd, Lexington SC 29072


VFW Community Blood Drive

Be part of something big - Give Blood Friday Sept 16th.


VMS Newsletter July 2022 Edition

Scream from the rooftops about the Power of our VMS Programs


Steps & Strides Against Veteran Suicide

4th Annual Fall Festival & Walk


AOSHS -- A Storehouse of Memorabilia of DoD Overseas Schools

Were you a Military BRAT? Do you have a BRAT in your family? Did you move frequently as your military parent transferred from assignment to assignment? Did you attend multiple schools before you graduated high school? Did you attend a Department of Defense school overseas anytime between 1946 and the present? Did you or a family member work in one of these schools? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the American Overseas Schools Historical Society (AOSHS) will interest you.


Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Launches New Annual Pass Program

Friends of the Fleet Pass can be purchased online or at the museum ticket window. The $69 pass includes annual admission for the pass-holder and a guest.


VFW Special Project Program

This program was put in place to recognize VFW units for creating and completing unique and extraordinary community service projects.


Readjudication of denied claims - Nehmer Decision

Earlier today, Acting Undersecretary for Benefits Tom Murphy released the attached notice which states that VA will announce a plan to re-adjudicate claims for veterans who were previously denied service connection for a herbicide related presumptive condition due to lack of in-country Vietnam service.


Veteran Entrepreneurial Training & Resource Network

Military Veteran Business Owners Looking to grow your business and would like some FREE help getting there?


Membership Monday Webinar Training Series Tentative Schedule:

Membership Monday Webinar training


Walmart Out, CVS In: Changes Coming to Tricare's Pharmacy Network

After three years, Walmart is leaving Tricare's pharmacy network -- a departure that pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts says is a result of the retail giant's reluctance to offer "more highly competitive discounts" to military health beneficiaries.


Checkpoint March/April 2022

Spring is here and so is this installment of your Checkpoint newsletter!


July/August 2022 Checkpoint

Read all about the great work of VFW Posts around the country. Enjoy the articles and remember to let us hear about the good things your Post is doing in the community


Click on the title below to read the full article on the VFW National website.

It's National VFW Day!


VFW Asks for Deeper Dive on Veteran Suicide


Happy Birthday US Air Force!


Wounded Warrior Project Awards Grant to VFW Pre-Discharge Claims Services


Until They are All Accounted For


Unidos: VFW Commemorates National Hispanic Heritage Month Observance


Where Were You on 9/11?


VFW Action Alert: Eliminate Unjust Offset for Chapter 61 Retirees


VFW Youth Contest Prizes Grow as Deadline Approaches


Peace in the Pacific: Remembering V-J Day


Leaving Afghanistan - One Year Later


VFW Foundation Names New Executive Director


VFW Announces Service Officer Accreditation Training Scholarship


More Than 170 Veterans Receive VFW, Sport Clips Scholarships


VFW's Campaign to Highlight Members Wins International Honor


Applications Open for 2023 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship


VFW Celebrates as Landmark PACT Act is Signed into Law


VFW Remembers Thomas J. Tradewell


Happy Birthday US Coast Guard!


VFW Commemorates Hard Fought Win as Senate Finally Passes 'PACT Act'


VFW Action Alert: Demand the PACT Act Passes!


VFW Expresses Outrage Over Senators Failing to Advance PACT Act


We Remember: Commemorating the End of the 'Forgotten War'


VFW Elects First Iraq War Veteran to Lead Organization


Texas Veteran Becomes New VFW National Adjutant General


VFW, Humana Food Insecurity Campaign Raises 1 Million Meals


VFW Action Alert: No More Delays, Pass the PACT Act Now!


Past National Commander Clifford G. Olson Jr. Passes at 89


Post Members Find Support While Working as a Team


The VFW National Convention Returns to Kansas City


Kansas City Barbeque Society Joins with the VFW to Spread Patriotism and Love of Barbeque as America's Cuisine


VFW Action Alert: Include the Major Star Act in the FY23 NDAA


All In the Same Boat


Veterans Organizations Comment on Halt to VA's Asset and Infrastructure Review Process


VFW Remembers Woody Williams


VFW and EagleRider Deliver Discounts to Members


VFW 2022 Voice of Democracy Winners Attend Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge


Louisiana Post Receives 2022 National Community Service Award


VFW Celebrates Victory for Veterans as 'PACT Act' Passes in Senate


VFW Members Gain Access to TruHearing's Network and Savings


Happy Birthday Army ... and to the Standard You Bear!


VFW Remembers D-Day


VFW Salutes LGBTQ+ Military Service to the Nation


The Cost of War


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes With 1 Million American Flags


Idaho Teacher Named 2022 VFW Teacher of the Year


VFW Commemorates Armed Forces Day


VFW Applauds Navy for Decision to Name Future Ship After Hero


VFW Mourns the Passing of Allen 'Gunner' Kent


VFW Commends Senate for Reaching Deal on PACT Act