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South County
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 10978 

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. 

In August we said Farewell to Charles Lippincott.

In September we will recognize our new Welcome to Nipomo sign, located at the Northbound US-101 entrance at East Tefft Street here in Nipomo. It is a better wish to say Hello than to have to say Goodbye.

Post Members are invited to add to the regular events with a Cards and Conversation Poker at the Post planned for September 21st.

Our next scheduled meeting is Sunday October 1. Last meeting was great local Pizza from the Pi-Whole here on East Tefft Street. What shall we try next?

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Who We Are 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.

We trace our roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves. 

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations that would eventually band together and become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. Today, membership stands at more than 1.5 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary.

Our voice was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, in the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, we won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active duty service members, and members of the guard and reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were the driving force behind the Veterans Access and Accountability Act of 2014, and continually fight for improved VA medical centers services for women veterans. Now with The PACT Act there is more available. This link will assist you with finding more information on what is available for you.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, in 2005 the VFW became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. And in 2015, we became the first supporter of the National Desert Storm War Memorial which is planned for construction at our nation's capital.

We have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide. Please check out our latest fact sheet or spend some time browsing our site to learn why No One Does More For Veterans.

Our Core Values:

  • Always put the interests of our members first

  • Treat donors as partners in our cause

  • Promote patriotism

  • Honor military service

  • Ensure the care of veterans and their families

  • Serve our communities

  • Promote a positive image of the VFW

  • Respect the diversity of veteran opinions

Upcoming Events

  • Multiple Dates
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    Oct 01, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Nipomo, 140 S Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444, USA
    Regular monthly Meeting is scheduled on first Sunday of each month. Social hour at 1200 and meeting commences at 1300.
  • Multiple Dates
    Oct 20, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Nipomo, 140 S Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444, USA
    Friendly Table, Ten Buck Buy-in and great time to relax at the house to simply enjoy the company of Warriors. Some Navy guys too.

Regular meetings are on the first Sunday of each month. We have a social hour starting at 1200 with Business starting at 1300.

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