The U.S. Air Force is the world's preeminent force in air, space and cyberspace. We maintain that distinction by maintaining our objective of global vigilance
The strongest force in the world! The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected Soldiers in the world. These Soldiers protect America's freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need.
TO PROTECT OUR OCEAN AND OFFSHORE WEALTH INCLUDING OIL, FISH AND MINERALS TO ASSIST MARINERS IN DISTRESS AND SAFEGUARD LIFE AND PROPERTY AT SEA. TO ENFORCE MARITIME LAWS WITH RESPECT TO SEA, POACHING, SMUGGLING AND NARCOTICS. TO PRESERVE MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY AND PROTECT RARE SPECIES. TO COLLECT SCIENTIFIC DATA AND BACK-UP THE NAVY DURING WAR.
The kinds of battles active-duty Marines fight range from traditional warfare to humanitarian and disaster relief missions. The fighting spirit that helps them win these battles extends beyond the scope of their military service, and many Marines continue to serve in the communities where they live.
To maintain properly trained and equipped units, available for prompt mobilization for war, national emergency, or as otherwise needed. The Army National Guard is a partner with the Active Army and the Army Reserves in fulfilling the country's military needs.
To maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.
About the VFW
VFW Motto: Pro Deo Pro Patria (For God, For Country)
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Inc. is a federally chartered corporation formed in Columbus, Ohio, on September 29, 1899, by Spanish American War veterans of the Seventeenth U. S. Infantry. The basic aims of the VFW are to ensure the national security through maximum military strength, to speed the rehabilitation of the nations disabled and needy veterans, to assist veterans' widows and orphans and the dependents of needy or disabled veterans, and to promote Americanism by means of education in patriotism and by constructive service to communities. The VFW maintains both its legislative service and the central office of its national rehabilitation service in Washington, D.C. The latter nationwide program serves disabled veterans of all wars, members and nonmembers alike, in matters of government compensation and pension claims, hospitalization, civil-service employment preference, and so on. The VFW has more than 10,000 local units, which are known as posts.
VFW welcomes all who meet our eligibility criteria. It is through service to
this country that our membership has earned their elite status. If you have
received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or
60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or
imminent danger pay, then you are eligible.