VFW News

VFW Action Corps Weekly

March 16, 2018

In This Issue:
1. Public Comment Sought for Desert Storm Memorial Location
2. The VFW Testifies on VA’s Budget Request
3. Veterans Legislation Roundup
4. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Testifies on VA Budget Request
5. Vietnam Helicopter Memorial Dedication April 18
6. VA Expands GI Bill Reporting Transparency
7. MIA Update

To view this week’s edition, click here: http://www.vfw.org/actioncorpsweekly.

VFW Joins with Veteran-Founded ID.me to Simplify Members’ Online Experience

Single username and password will streamline verification processes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 9, 2018) —The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce it has teamed up with ID.me to provide its members with a more streamlined and secure online experience. The VFW is the first major veterans service organization to use ID.me as a single-sign on for its digital platforms.

VFW members can now sign up for an online account with ID.me, creating a single username and password to log in to the VFW Online Membership System, access VA benefits on Vets.gov, and gain immediate access to military discounts from 200+ retailers.

A single, unified login ensures members can easily access many of their online accounts without the burden of completing the login process at each website. Further, ID.me provides users with instant online verification of military service and proof of identification.

“Trying to remember the login information for several different online accounts is difficult, and further, verifying your identity online can be a cumbersome process,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. “So we’re glad to be able to provide our members with a simple solution.”

ID.me was founded by Blake Hall, a third generation soldier, former Army Ranger and a member of VFW Post 15021 in Baltimore, Md.

“I founded ID.me after observing a veteran display his DD-214 separation paperwork, which listed all of his sensitive personal information, just to prove his military service to an organization. I set out to simplify how individuals shared and proved their identity online,” Hall explains. “We are excited to be teaming up with the VFW to continue to streamline the digital experience for veterans.”

From active military to a civilian career


Community for Accredited Online Schools, P.O. Box 77041, San Francisco, CA 94107 is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education.

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Veterans


LearnHowToBecome.org, P.O. Box 77012, San Francisco, CA 94107 is a comprehensive career resource with a mission to help students and aspiring professionals understand what it takes to land their perfect career


Financial  Aid
Student Financial Aid Guide For Veterans: https://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/financial-aid-guide-for-veterans/ 

Tax Guide for Military Members & Veterans:  https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/resources/guide-to-veterans-taxes/

Life Insurance
Military Life Insurance: https://www.moneygeek.com/insurance/life/resources/military-servicemembers-veterans/

The Servicemember’s Guide to Financial Scams: https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/resources/servicemember-guide-to-military-scams/

Job Hunting
From Camo to Business Casual: https://www.moneygeek.com/careers/resources/veterans-job-search-guide/

VA Loans:https://www.moneygeek.com/mortgage/va-home-loan/
A Guide to Housing Benefits for Veterans: https://www.moneygeek.com/mortgage/resources/veterans-benefits-for-housing-guide/

Business Loans
Small Business Loans for Veterans: https://www.moneygeek.com/business-loans/small-business/veterans/

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