Welcome to the VFW Post 4278, Camas / Washougal WA.

Location:

VFW Post 4278 is just 19 miles east of downtown Vancouver, WA on HWY 14, nestled in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. We meet for coffee on Wednesday and most Fridays at 9 am at the Camas Community Center, 1718 SE 7th Avenue, Camas. Come on out, we will keep the coffee hot.

Wednesday Morning Coffee

Business Meetings:

Our Post business meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Community Center. Auxiliary business meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9 am at the Community Center.

Membership:

Membership in the VFW is only open to veterans who have served in a foreign war or served in hostile waters and are entitled to the campaign medals. However, anyone in the member’s family may join the Auxiliary. Please contact us for more information.

Purpose:

The purpose of the VFW Post 4278 and Auxiliary are fraternal, patriotic, historical and educational. Its aims are to preserve and strengthen comradeship, assist our veterans and their families, to maintain true allegiance to the government of the United States of America and to foster patriotism through its programs.

Upcoming Events:

July 4th – 6th Annual Heroes Challenge Run. Pendleton Outlet Parking Lot. Race Registration at 08:30. To view, print and download flyer please click here.

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To: all members and guests of VFW Post 7824.

Subject:  (COVID-19) exposure follow up.

March 13.  (15:45 to 17:10)
March 14.  (19:04 to 21:10)
March 15.  (11:00  to 12:30)

Per the CDC, the member that was admitted to the hospital has tested positive. There was a direct exposure on the posted dates and times. Remember, there was interaction with others after the member departed the VFW. It was reported that three members from the Elks are sick and they are being tested. If you know of anyone that does not have access to the VFW Facebook or the scuttlebutt, please reach out to them. At this time, I would ask that you continue to monitor yourself and those around you. You can check the web site at CDC.gov for more information on early signs and systems. I wish, hope, and sending payers that we get through this soon.

Thank you for understanding, from the command and management staff.

Larry Ross 
House committee chairman.

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Action Alert: Stand Up For Combat Injured Veterans!

Background:
More than 42,000 veterans have been discharged from military service because they sustained injuries while serving our country in combat.  These veterans were denied the ability to accomplish their military career goals, by no fault of their own. To make matters worse, the benefits they receive as a medical retiree are reduced if they receive earned VA benefits.   
 
This demeaning offset, created by Congress to save money, forces those who have shed blood, sweat, and tears for our country in combat to do without benefits they need to provide for their families.
 
Take Action:
Contact your members of Congress and urge them to cosponsor the Major Richard Star Act. Our nation is still at war. We must ensure that benefits for combat-wounded veterans are improved, not eroded.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION


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