WELCOME TO DEPARTMENT OF RHODE ISLAND

One Capital Hill Providence RI. 02908

As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.

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Commander's Corner

Commander Mark Turner

We are an organization founded 125 years ago on the principle that those who served should never be forgotten or forsaken. By working together, we can make a positive impact on our veterans, military personnel, and their families as we move forward into the year. I look forward to working with all of our leaders in VFWRI and our Auxiliary to make the difference in our community for which we all joined.


Sponsor - RI Veteran's Services

Mission Statement
Effective immediately, the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Services maintains the following:

• Thorough knowledge of individual and social factors contributing to personal problems that affect the Veteran, active duty, guard and reserve, and/or their families;

• Remains current on issues and trends impacting the work and mission of the agency;

• Forms strong and successful partnerships locally, regionally, and nationwide to address Veterans’ issues in Rhode Island.

These focuses are imperative to reduce homelessness amongst Veterans, Veterans living in poverty, Veteran unemployment rates, ensure Veterans receive proper medical care, continue quality customer service at the Rhode Island Veterans Home and Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery and ensure every Veteran has an opportunity to make it in Rhode Island.
 



Statewide News

News & Info from your department

VFWRI Youth Scholarships Due to Posts Oct. 31st

ALL STUDENTS: Please if you have not submitted an application for the High School, Voice of Democracy or the Middle School, Patriots Pen Scholarships, please see flyer for details. All submissions must be submitted by Oct. 31st, 2024. If you do not know what Post is closest to you, please email abndora@aol.com. As the Youth Scholarship Chair, she can assist you with whatever you may need.

ADJ's/ QM's Monthly Meeting

Adjutants, Quartermasters and all members are welcome to join an online discussion.

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Action Alert: Vote Yes to Include the Major Richard Star Act in the NDAA

Background:
More than 53,000 veterans have been discharged from military service because they sustained injuries while serving our country in...

VFW National Commander Denounces Political Violence

WASHINGTON - "The democracy that we hold dear, the very democracy generations of American veterans have fought for and died to pro...

No Once Does More For Veterans

Claims Assistance

Veteran Service Officer

VFWRI would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Dept. Service Officer, Steve Boland.
Mr. Boland has been doing claims for over 20 plus years. We want to extend a great thank you for coming aboard our team.
 
You can reach our service office by emailing stephen.boland@va.gov.


Unmet Needs

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