NEWS

Posted October 10, 2019
 
We are a month away from the Veterans’ Day weekend and this year’s Poppy Drive.  Presently, we have 14 volunteers to cover 85 three-hour shifts across 6 stores (two Giants in Leesburg, two Giants in Sterling, one Giant in Purcellville and the Safeway in Middleburg). 
 
The Poppy Drive brings in a significant portion of funds for our "veterans in need” assistance.  The dates are 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 November 2019, and the hours run generally from 9 AM to 6 PM during those days. 
 
Please volunteer your time for this worthwhile effort.  To offer your services, contact Comrade Tom LoPresti as soon as possible at "TTL08@gmail.com” or call him at 703-310-9995.    

VFW Post 1177 Is Looking Squared Away

Thank you Justin for your hard work in ensuring Post 1177 grounds are squared away.


Sweats for Vets Prepped

Post Members and the local community gather at the post to prepare sets of sweats for veterans to be delivered at Martinsburg VAMC.


Post Newsletter Places Nationally

The Post Newsletter earned the Silver Award for post publications at the National Level.


Loudoun Salute to Military, Veterans and Families


2020-2021 Post Youth Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the winners of Loudoun County VFW Post 1177's 2020-2021 Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen competitions, along with the VFW Loudoun County, Teacher of the Year!!! This year we had entries from all over Loudoun County across all of these categories, and the judging was very, very difficult! These Winners and Honorable Mentions represent the BEST of Loudoun County!! They will all be honored at the 7 April 2021 VFW Post Meeting at 7:30pm! The Loudoun VFW Post Home is located at 401 Old Waterford Rd. in Leesburg Virginia.


VFW Post 1177 Donates Scooter to Veteran

Post Members Personally Make the Delivery


U.S. Senate Approves Blue Water Navy Bill

Senate Approves Blue Water Navy Bill


Mission BBQ will be celebrating National Korean War Armistice Day, Saturday, July 27, 2019

Mission BBQ will be celebrating National Korean War Armistice Day


The Honor Flight – Top of Virginia

The Honor Flight – Top of Virginia organization is leading an Honor Flight operation on 7 September 2019


Poppy Drive

Tom LoPresti


USO - Benefit the Troops


A Letter to my Dad

Sept. 18, 2019 — Pause, take a breath, and know that you are loved ... Don’t do it. Advice from Air Force 1st Lt. Brad Worley who lost his dad to suicide 26 years ago. “There was so much you missed out on, and there’s so much I want to tell you,” Worley writes in a letter to his dad. “Why did you leave us so soon? So many people that loved you, why didn’t you just call one of them?” In a recently released Defense Visual Information Distribution Service video, Worley reads the letter he wrote to his dad telling him about everything he has missed, highlighting that the effects of suicide can have a lasting effect on family, friends, and communities.


U.S. Department of Homeland Security is Hiring

The Department’s compelling mission to make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens encourages our workforce and draws candidates seeking to join our team. The threats and challenges facing the Department and the nation are complex and constantly evolving. Now more than ever, DHS must recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.


Holiday Party at Post Brings Joy to All Ages

Many attended the annual post Holiday Party, bringing cheer and joy to the Post, their families and friends and the community.


Auxiliary Sponsors State Patriotic Art Winner

Chantilly High School graduate Abigail Brown, sponsored by the Post Auxiliary, wins the Department of Virginia Young American Patriotic Art Contest. Wins scholarship.


Forever GI Bill Update

Recent passage of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” enacts several changes to the GI Bill that will positively impact Veterans and their families.


Home Depot Gives Post $20K

Post Given $20K by the Home Depot Foundation for Renovations


Patriots Pen, Voice of Democracy and Teacher of the Year Submissions Closed

As of October 31st, Loudoun County VFW Post 1177 has closed accepting Patriots Pen, Voice of Democracy and Teacher of the Year submissions for 2018. High quality submissions in all three categories were accepted from across all of Loudoun County Virginia. Good Luck to all, and Thank You for your Participation!


Post 1177 Announced as All-American Post

Post 1177 is among the top posts in the nation, earning All-American Post status for 2016-2017.


Post 1177 Awarded All-American

Post is honored for its hard work and commitment to Loudoun County Veterans by earning All-American Status.


Post 1177 Honors Veterans Day

With a list of activities, Post 1177 was active within the community honoring our fellow comrades.


Post 1177 Represented at National Convention

Representatives from VFW districts and posts from around the world gather in New Orleans. Post 1177 Quartermaster Les Flores represented Post 1177 as a delegate.


Post Celebrates 80 Years

October 7th marked the 80th Anniversary of Post 1177 and it was marked with celebration, food and music.


Vietnam War Commermoration Honors Post Veterans

Post 1177 presented the Vietnam War Commemoration flag and certificate in appreciation for supporting the organization as a commemorative partner. Pins given to Vietnam War era veterans in attendance to honor their service.


Virginia DVS Office Opens in Loudoun County

The new Ashburn DVS offices provides easy access to veterans within Loudoun County.


VFW Announces Kick-Off of Annual Scholarship Competitions

District Commander Robert Adamczyk of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Virginia District 10 announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Scholarship competition. Local high school and middle school students can compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships.


DATA and NOVA Veterans Win Federal Grant to Help Senior or Disabled Veterans Get to Vaccination Sites

Reston, VA – MAY 5, 2021 – The Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA) and the Northern Virginia Veterans Association (NOVA Veterans) have been awarded federal funding for a joint project to provide veterans who are disabled or over 65 with transportation to COVID-19 vaccination appointments. While vaccination availability has increased, an escalating critical transportation crisis is preventing our most vulnerable veterans from getting vaccinated. This is particularly problematic for those veterans who receive their medical care from distant Veterans Administration medical facilities and are without reliable transportation.


Wreaths Across America

Alexandria National Cemetery - Please help VFW Post 609 remember, honor, and teach on December 19 at 12:00 PM by sponsoring a wreath, volunteering, or inviting friends to help.

Quantico National Cemetery - NOVA Veterans Association will be laying wreaths at Quantico National Cemetery from 16-19 December.


Post 7916 - April 2021 #Still Serving Post of the Month

The members of VFW Post 7916 in Occoquan, Virginia, have demonstrated a commitment to their mission of “Honoring the Dead by Helping the Living” throughout the pandemic. The Post made sure members received health and welfare checks so that those most at-risk, or in need, received essentials. They also delivered food to residents of the town and donated to a local food bank.


VFW - Our Service Never Stops

VFW Post 7916 and their auxiliary members were featured in the latest promotional video from VFW National.


2019-2020 District Awards Ceremony

District 10 held its annual awards ceremony on 1 March 2020 for the Teacher of the Year, Patriot’s Pen, and Voice of Democracy Programs.


District 10 Convention

The Virginia District 10 Convention will be held on 14 June 2020, 1300 at VFW Post 1503.


District 10 Election Results

District 10 held its annual elections and installation of officers on 6/14/2020 for the 2020-2021 year. Click More Info to see the results.


VFW Announces Kick-Off of Annual Scholarship Competitions

District Commander Robert Adamczyk of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Virginia District 10 announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Scholarship competition. Local high school and middle school students can compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.


A Mission Like No Other: Bringing Our Missing Home


Virginia Veterans Foundation Announces Grants to VFW, Auxiliary

Nearly $6,000 for community service and Post home improvements all funded by Powerhouse Gaming.


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VFW Action Alert: Take Action Now


VFW Joins Other VSOs to Launch 9/11 Memorial Golf Fund


Applications Open for 2022 VFW, SVA Legislative Fellowship


VFW Pushes Formal Senate Investigation into Afghanistan Withdrawal


VFW Expresses Condolences, Frustration Over Operations in Afghanistan


A VFW Message to Veterans in the Wake of Recent Events in Afghanistan


VFW Awards Nearly $600,000 in Aid to Student Veterans


VFW Elects Matthew M. "Fritz" Mihelcic as New National Commander


Louisiana VFW Post Receives National Community Service Award


VFW Congratulates Nation's Top Scouts


VFW National Commander Thanks VHA Acting Under Secretary for Leadership During 'Unprecedented Times'


VFW Kicks Off Annual ThankBK Appreciation Week


Uniting to Combat Hunger Targets 1 Million Meal Goal for 2021


VFW Expands Opportunities for Discounts to Members


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


VFW National Convention Update II


2021 National Publications Contest Winners Named


VFW National Convention Update


VFW, Team Red ,White & Blue Join Forces For Veterans


Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Open


VFW Names Top National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW Expands Hearing Benefits for Members, Families


VFW Presses Congress on Comprehensive Toxic Exposure Reform 'Long Past Due'


Tab King to Offer Digital Solutions for VFW Posts


VFW to Deliver 2021 Priority Goals to Congress Virtually


VFW to Host Virtual 2021 Parade of Winners


VFW Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Service


VFW National Commander Echoes VA Secretary Sentiment of Commitment, Solidarity


VA Extends Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19


Denis McDonough Confirmed as New VA Secretary


Prominent Veteran Service Organizations Urge Congress and VA to Act in Newly Released Report


VFW Celebrates Black History Month


Two Former VFW Staff Members Named to New VA Administration


Even Through a Pandemic, Sport Clips Haircuts Raised More Than $1M to Support VFW Help A Hero Scholarships


VFW to Host #SportClipsSalute Week


Post of the Month Launches to Showcase How Posts Are #StillServing


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


VFW Demands SECVA Wilkie Resign Immediately in Light of Damning VA OIG Report in Response to a Veteran's Sexual Assault Allegation


VFW Recouped More Than $9.7B in Benefits for Veterans Nationwide


Pandemic Won't Stop BK Support of Veteran Families


Calling All Middle and High School Students


Veterans Need Support Especially in a Pandemic


The VFW Podcast Debuts Today


VFW Sport Clips to Host Virtual Walk for Veterans


Celebrate VFW Day


VFW National Commander Honors Two Louisiana Sheriff's Deputies for Heroic Actions


2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open


VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $700,000 in Scholarships to Veterans


Hal Roesch II Elected VFW's New National Commander


More Than 1 Million Meals Raised for Food Pantries in Need