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Lafayette Escadrille

A full year before the United States entered World War I—and two years before it sent its own planes into combat—a small group of well-heeled, well-educated idealistic young Americans were already in France eager to fight.


The First USS Laffey Sinks at Guadalcanal: November 13, 1942

On 13 November 1942, the first USS Laffey (DD-459) was sunk by the Japanese during the naval battle of Guadalcanal, less than a year after being commissioned.


Operation North State - new awareness program

This new initiative highlights a critical problem, as well as the sacrifices of our veterans and deserves your attention.


THE MEANING OF MEMORIAL DAY

On Memorial Day, we come together to appreciate the freedom that we enjoy today as we honor the sacrifices that paid for it.


VFW Post Announces Youth and Education Contest Winners

Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7313 is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018-19 Youth and Education award contests.


The Advent of Drones Predated World War I

The recently discovered Juneau and sister ship Atlanta, both sunk near Guadalcanal on Nov. 13, 1942, were designed and constructed prior to World War II to address a weakness that had become apparent prior to the German invasion of Poland in September 1939: fleet air defense.


Carrier Pigeon Communications

From Seapower Magazine: As the U.S. Navy transitioned from wood and sail to steel and steam, the advantages of speed and maneuverability posed challenges to a naval force that was not experienced in conducting fleet operations. Flag hoists and flashing lights were effective when ships steamed within line of sight, but the commander’s ability to direct fleet units operating over the horizon was problematic.


Scout of the Year Program 2018

Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 is now accepting applications for the Scout of the Year program.


VFW Post Announces Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest Winner

Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7313 is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017-18 Patriot's Pen youth essay contest.


US Coast Guard Birthday

As we celebrate the 227th birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard, we want to say thank you to our men and women who have served.


Playwriting Workshop for Veterans

Got a story to tell? Learn the fundamentals of playwriting including plot and character development, dramatic structure, and preparing your work for submission.


Military Appreciation Luncheon

If you’re an active or former member of the U.S. military, the Billy Graham Library would like to honor you for the sacrifices you have made for our country.


The Civil War Raiding Voyage of CSS Shenandoah

The publication of Dwight Sturtevant Hughes’ “A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah,” marked the 150th anniversary of the ship’s surrender to British authorities at Liverpool.


Saving the Battleship North Carolina

Destined to be scrapped, the Battleship North Carolina got its reprieve in 1958, thanks to a statewide effort that brought the ship home.


The Long Blue Line: Operations of cutter Active in War of 1812

This blog is part of a series honoring the long blue line of Coast Guard men and women.


Air Force Ball Golf Fundraiser

On June 15th the Air Force Ball Committee is putting a Golf Fundraiser together to raise money for the Air Force Ball.


Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Now Open

Students compete for their take on more than $3.3 million in scholarships and awards


Veterans' Memorial Dedication Ceremony - Update

The public was invited to help us dedicate our Veteran's Memorial Garden. See the photos in the Gallery (click the link at the top of the page).


Landings of Gallipoli Campaign Begin

On 25 April 1915, troops from across the British Empire went ashore on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, beginning the land offensive of the Gallipoli Campaign.


Scout of the Year Program

Joe Wagner Post 7313 is participating in the VFW's Scout of the Year Program.


January 28th Veterans Transition Symposium

On Saturday, 28 January 2017 the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University will host a one-day symposium to help veterans transitioning to civilian life.


Teacher of the Year Program

Joe Wagner Post 7313 is participating in the Teacher of the Year Program, in which the VFW recognizes the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly.


Luther "Luke" Pender - Update

It is with deep sadness that we announce that our Past Commander and long-standing member Luke Pender has passed away.


John Talton Crutchfield - Updated

It is with deep sadness that we announce that our Chaplain and long-standing member John Talton Crutchfield has passed away.


Pittsboro Christmas Parade

Joe Wagner Post 7313 participated in the Pittsboro Christmas Parade on 11 December 2016.


Pearl Harbor Hero Returns Home After 75 Years in an Unknown Grave

After nearly 75 years in an "unknown" grave, a Pearl Harbor hero is returned to his family.


December 7th is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Check out: "Pearl Harbor Images"


Big E Brought Nuclear-Powered Ships into Combat Operations

A half century ago, the nuclear aircraft carrier Enterprise, commanded by CAPT James L. Hollo- way III, arrived off South Vietnam at a location in the Gulf of Tonkin designated as Dixie Station to join the fight against Communist aggression in Southeast Asia.


Marking 100 Years of the First Underway Catapult Launch

5 November 2015 marked a significant milestone in naval aviation history — the first catapult launch of an aircraft from a ship underway.


VA Makes Strides on Reducing Claims Backlog

The federal initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments to Veterans has crossed a major milestone.


Women in the Air Force

The Air Force's acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first "Women's History Week" celebration in 1978.


The Battle of Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the most iconic and fierce battles in our history, recently commemorated its 68th anniversary.


USS Enterprise To Be Inactivated

USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, commemorates a name that has been a continuing symbol of the great struggle to retain American liberty, justice and freedom since the first days of the American Revolutionary War.


101st Airborne Jump

We’re seeing a military parachutist drop into a stadium at the football game


AA-12. World's deadliest shotgun

Check out this video!


Night Ballet

Check out highlights from AirVenture 2011’s night airshow


Medal of Honor for Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer

President Obama awards Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer, United States Marine Corps, the Medal of Honor


Chatham Hosts 10th Anniversary Tribute to 9-11 Victims & First Responders

Chatham County joins with first responder organizations and the Chatham Parks Foundation in hosting a special tenth anniversary tribute to the victims and heroes of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001.


Minigun Lights Up the Night!

Video of the 'GAU' gun in use by the US Navy Riverines.


Celebrating The 221st Birthday Of The US Coast Guard

Coast Guard men and women nationwide are making plans to celebrate the service’s 221st birthday Thursday in a variety of ways.


Special Operators’ Holographic Maps

It used to be that military tech was far ahead of tech that was routinely available on the civilian market. In many ways, those days have passed. However, that’s not quite the case with this mapping tech.


VFW Post 12196 Charter Ceremony


Vietnam Pinning Ceremony – April 4, 2020


NC State Basketball Appreciation Day


“Farewell to A Great American”


Calabash VFW Post 7288 Remembers Pearl Harbor Veterans

CALABASH VFW HOLDS Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance/WWII Veterans Luncheon


Change Email Password Instructions


Court of Appeal for Veterans Claims

Many veterans don’t know that they can get a free attorney to help them appeal a veterans benefits claim denial at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


I Fought For YOU! -

A moving, patriotic tribute to our military, past and present.


NC Leader Magazine Media Kit


VFW Fact Sheet


NC Works Veteran Services

Employment Website


The Home Depot Foundation's Community Impact Grants 2018

Applications for The Home Depot Foundation's Community Impact Grants Program Are Now Being Accepted VFW Posts are encouraged to apply


The VFW Leader

New Leader Magazine


Veterans Day Video


Veterans Mentorship Program

American Corp. Partners


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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


Winners of Publications Contest Announced


VFW Salutes Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage


VFW Teams Up with Project K-9 Hero to Honor Military Dogs


Kris Wright Honors Ron Hornaday Jr. and Veterans of Foreign Wars with Throwback Scheme for Darlington


VFW Kicks Off Inaugural Day of Service


VFW Applauds VA Recognizing Presumptive Conditions, Continues to Urge Passing of Toxic Exposure Bill


Jon Stewart, Other Veteran Advocates Join VFW in a 'Call on Congress' for PACT Act


VFW Commemorates National Borinqueneers Day


VFW Opens Annual Youth Patriotic Scholarship Contests


VFW Commemorates End of Gulf War, Celebrates its Veterans


VFW Names 2022 National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW Action Alert: The Senate Must Pass the Honoring Our PACT Act


VFW Commemorates National Vietnam War Veterans Day


VFW Elects 20-year Army Veteran as Quartermaster General


VFW Joins Guitars 4 Vets in Reaching Veterans with Music


VFW to Host Virtual 2022 Parade of Winners


VFW-Supported Toxic Exposure Bill Passes in the House


VFW Calls on Congress to Pass Bills and Finally Address the Needs of Veterans


VFW to Deliver 2022 Priority Goals to Congress at US Capitol


VFW Celebrates Women's History Month


TopCoat Signs on as Newest VFW Member Benefit


Join the Inaugural VFW Day of Service


Prominent VSOs Issue Independent Budget Recommendations for the VA


VFW Celebrates Black History Month


Join VFW and Humana in the Fight Against Food Insecurity


VFW Demands Accountability, Transparency in Afghanistan War Investigation


Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


VFW Names Former Top Enlisted Service Member as National Ambassador


VFW Action Alert: Do the Right Thing for Guard and Reserve Members


Sport Clips Haircut's Record-Breaking $1.55M Donation Makes Education Goals a Reality for Hundreds of Veterans


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


Together, VFW and Humana Provide More than 1 Million Meals in 2021


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Lafayette Escadrille

A full year before the United States entered World War I—and two years before it sent its own planes into combat—a small group of well-heeled, well-educated idealistic young Americans were already in France eager to fight.

The First USS Laffey Sinks at Guadalcanal: November 13, 1942

On 13 November 1942, the first USS Laffey (DD-459) was sunk by the Japanese during the naval battle of Guadalcanal, less than a year after being commissioned.

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Vietnam Pinning Ceremony – April 4, 2020

VFW Post 12196 Charter Ceremony

National News

Important info from National VFW

All In the Same Boat

WASHINGTON - On July 4, 246 years ago, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, but it ...

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