Established on 20 December 2019, America's newest military branch is the U.S. Space Force. Space Force Guardians currently serve on Active duty under the Department of the Air Force. Guardians protect and defend our nation in and from the space domain by providing space support to our Combatant Commanders.
Established on 14 June 1775, the U.S. Army is the oldest branch of the military. Soldiers serve as Active, Guard or Reserve forces. The Army was essential to gaining America's independence during the Revolutionary War and has been involved in every major conflict in our nation's history.
Established on 10 November 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps operates under the Department of the Navy. Marines serve in both Active and Reserve components, and typically serve on shore and aboard ships around the world to provide rapid response to crisis. Their unique air, land and sea capabilities make Marines the"First to Fight" in crisis.
Established on 13 October 1775, the U.S. Navy projects American power globally by dominating the maritime domain. Sailers serve in Active or Reserve components. The Navy operates under, on and over the seas to fulfill its global power projection mission.
Established on 18 September 1947, the U.S. Air Force provides global vigilance, power, and reach to help defend our nation and deter aggression worldwide. Airmen serve in Active, Guard or Reserve components. The Air Force and predecessor organizations dating back to the early 20th Century have fought in every war since World War I.
Established on 13 December 1636, America's National Guard is comprised of our nation's part time citizen service members and is not a separate military service. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are integral to defending our homeland as well as supporting disaster relief, reconstruction efforts and overseas peacekeeping and combat missions.
Established on 4 August 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard serves under the Department of Homeland Security in peacetime and the Department of the Navy in wartime. As both a military branch and federal law enforcement agency, the Coast Guard protects our waterways, ports, and coastlines.
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.
Steve and Melissa will perform on Saturday 9 March from 8 to 12 p.m.Inside Out will perform on Friday 15 March from 8 to 11 p.m.The annual Kegs and Eggs will take place on Saturday 16 March from 10 to 12 a.m.The Leprechaun Crawl will take place on Saturday 16 March at 4:30 p.m.Bazooka Joe will perform on Saturday 23 March from 8 to 11 p.m.Bar Bingo will take place on Monday 25 March from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Trivia Night will take place on Wednesday 27 March from 7 to 9 p.m.
Our Post Auxiliary is now assisting with the local "Wreaths Across America" program and we encourage everyone to purchase wreaths to place on veteran's graves in Windber before Christmas each year. The annual nationwide wreath laying in 2023 was held Saturday December 16th. Thanks to your donations we received 880 wreaths to emplace on Veterans' graves at Windber cemeteries with the help of many volunteers. Thank you! Our goal is to lay a wreath on each of the nearly 1,200 veteran graves at Windber area cemeteries.For the Wreaths Across America event in December 2024, if you purchase 2 wreaths the program will donate 1 more wreath free of charge.More information is posted on our bulletin boards or contact Lory Borischak at 814-659-5050. Here's the online internet link to easily purchase wreaths that honor veteran graves in Windber cemeteries (NOTE: DO NOT purchase wreaths without ensuring you purchase the wreaths that support the VFW auxiliary in Windber!):2) Click on "Sponsor Wreaths" and select the number of wreaths you wish to purchase at $17 each3) Click "Review My Sponsorships" to confirm your order and proceed to checkout4) Checkout and pay using PayPal or credit card
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.