Robert Diaz Lopez
All American VFW Post #6310
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
9152 W. Van Buren
Tolleson, AZ 85353

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Why join the VFW

  Military Assistance Program (MAP)
The VFW Military Assistance Program (MAP) is the outstretched hand between the VFW and active duty, Guard, and Reserve military units. MAP offers grants to VFW Posts who participate in military unit functions, such as sponsoring "Farewell and Welcome Home Activities," "Family Readiness Group" events, or other sponsorship ideas. Locally we also help with packing boxes for the troops.
Lobbies for new benefits for veterans.
July 2008 a new GI Bill was passed by congress due to the VFW and other veterans organizations.  Always working to improve veterans benefits.
Voice of Democracy (VOD)
The VOD scholarship program is an essay contest for high school students. It provides more than $3 million is scholarships
Patriots Pen
Patriots Pen is a nationwide youth-essay writing contest. Students in grades 6, 7, &8 express their views on democracy. More than 115,000 students compete annually
VFW Operation Uplinkô
Operation Uplink launched in 1996 to connect active-duty troops and hospitalized veterans with their loved ones. The program uses contributions from supporters to purchase phone time for the men and women who are serving -- or have served -- this great nation, as well as hospitalized veterans
AZ Veterans Home
The VFW helps support the AZ Veterans home by providing volunteers to help out when requested to do so.  They entertain the veterans with parties and special events as well as field trips.
Unmet Needs
With the help of corporate sponsors, the VFW Foundation receives funding to establish, administer and promote the Unmet Needs Program. Unmet Needs can give a one-time grant up to $2,500 for qualifying service members and their families experiencing financial hardship.
VFW Scout of the Year
The Scouting Program provides a $5,000 first place award to an outstanding Scout.
Flag Education
Flags and flag education are important elements of the VFW. We work closely with the community and collect flags for retirement ceremonies.
Military Funerals
The VFW provides, at no cost, an Honor Guard to provide a fallen veteran a proper military funeral.
Color Guard
A Color Guard is available for community parades, flag ceremonies, or any other community activity.
Community Activities
When asked by a community program, the VFW helps with volunteers.  Whether it is for serving food at Thanksgiving, a toy drive during Christmas. or any other activity.
The VFW is an organization where veterans of foreign wars can get together with other similar veterans to share stories, problems and free in a comfortable environment.

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