The Darby Action Corps
The BG William O.
Darby VFW Post 8845 of Fort Smith participates in the VFW Action Corps,
our national grassroots advocacy network comprised of more than 300,000 VFW Members
and patriotic supporters of Veterans. Our local advocates stay up-to-date on
the issues facing our Veterans, our military and their families, standing ready
to email, write, call and visit our nation’s lawmakers to make their voices
heard. The Darby Action Corps is free and open to all patriotic Americans who
care about the military and Veterans’ communities.
Our Action Corps
is what gives the VFW its strength in advocating for our nation’s heroes.
Working hand-in-hand with the VFW’s National Legislative Service -- whose
office is in eye-shot of the Capitol dome in Washington -- members of the Darby
Action Corps are armed with all of the tools and information they need to help
the VFW in its mission to support our nation’s Veterans.
Our Recent Legislative Victories Include:
of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to
Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, known as the PACT Act.
This historic, comprehensive legislation expands health care for
generations of veterans who previously had to prove their conditions or
illnesses were the result of service-connected exposure to toxic
substances or environments. It includes VA provisions for 23 presumptive
conditions for rare respiratory diseases and cancers, and creates a
framework for the establishment of future presumptions of service
connection related to toxic exposure.
of the Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas SERVICE Act expands
eligibility for VA mammography screenings to veterans who served in
certain areas during specific time periods, and the Making
Advances in Mammography and Medical Options (MAMMO) for Veterans Act addresses
provisions of mammograms and breast cancer treatment within VA.
War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act and Uniform
Code of Military Justice reform on sexual assault and harassment included
in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022.
of VA’s maternity care coordination program to equip community care
providers with training and support for the unique pregnancy and
postpartum needs of women veterans.
of the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act which will establish
a pilot program on dog training therapy for veterans diagnosed with PTSD
and require VA to provide service dogs for those veterans, including
of bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and parkinsonism to the list of
Department of Veterans Affairs presumptive conditions for herbicide
of the Deborah Sampson Act, which will remove the barriers to
health care impacting women veterans.
of the 12-year limit on using Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
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