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OFFE News Archives


November 30, 2018 - OFFE Welcomes a Nationwide Coalition of Grassroots Veterans' Organizations Stand tall with a Nationwide Coalition of Grassroots Veterans Organizations.

April 8, 2018 - Stand Tall for our Veterans and Sign the OFFE 2018 Resolution Now! Your Support is needed once again as we prepare to rally in Washington. Sign our resolution and help veterans send a clear message to President Donald J. Trump... Read More Read More



Dec. 15, 2017 - OFFE Seeks Presidential Support For DVA Reform Read More

Sept. 9, 2017 - Japanese Surrender - A Rare Record Of History: This film is believed to have never been seen before, only shots of the surrender were known. Read More

April 14, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Judicial Watch Victory: Court Finds Federal Photography Charges against 75-Year Old Los Angeles Veteran Robert Rosebrock Violate First Amendment. Read More

January 25, 2017 - AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF FILED IN THE U.S. SUPREME COURT: This is the first step in the nationwide movement to protect veterans' disability compensation and benefits from attachment by calculation or otherwise and/or used as a divisible marital asset and/or assignment to any third party as clearly described in USC Title 38 under ANY equitable or legal process whatsoever. Read More


November 6, 2016 - OFFE National Grassroots Chairman stands in support of Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America Read more.

May 30, 2016 - Memorial Day 2016: Waterloo recognizes 150 years of honoring Memorial Day - As part of its weekend-long commemoration of Memorial Day, the Village of Waterloo held a parade Monday afternoon... Read more.



November 22, 2014 - Anectdote on Anne Margret and saying 'Thanks'



February 28, 2013 - OFFE's letter to Congressman Jeff Miller


Bowe BergbahlAttention every US Rep voted back to represent the Nation and those that are new on the job: Take heed! Until this man who has volunteered his life for you and me comes home, let's not rest. GOD Bless America! Bowe Robert Bergdahl (born March 28, 1986) is a United States Army soldier who has been in the captivity of the Taliban-aligned Afghanistan Haqqani network since June 2009... Read more.



May 28 (Memorial Day), 2012 - Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

April, 2012 - OFFE Announces Operation Sin City Rally with special invitation from Willie Nelson

April, 2012 - Special Invitation from Jocko of Sha Na Na promoting veteran's benefits rally in Freedom Park in Las Vegas, NV

Nov 29, 2012 - Jeff Miller COuld be MVP in Congress



November 11, 2008 - New Mexico Resident Wins OFFE Veterans Day Signature Guitar Raffle

May 16, 2008 - Senator Akaka Speaks Out Against PTSD Moritorium

April 2008 - OFFE Supporters Call on Community Leaders to Stand Tall for our Veterans and Join Rally in Washington See whose on our list...

April 30, 2008 - Battle Over West LA VA Property Heats Up

April 20, 2008 - Military medical malpractice: Seeking recourse

March 22, 2008 - USDR Public Service Announcement: Tell Congress to do the Right Thing (YouTube Video)

February 14, 2008 - OFFE National Delegates from New Mexico Visit Walter Reed Army Medical Center


      2008 Press Releases
  Willie Nelson & Charlie Daniels Veterans Day Signature Guitar Raffle
  Charlie Daniels Joins Fight for Mandatory Funding
  Willie Nelson Video Tapes Public Service Announcements for Veteransí Healthcare
  Talking Veterans Down From Despair
  Veterans Charge Feinsteinís District Director with Dereliction of Duty

Congressman Bob Filner and OFFE Meet in DC

  Military Medical Malpractice: Seeking Recourse
  Veterans Advocate Group Drapes Arlington Ladies in Gratitude
  Willie Nelson Invites Fellow Americans to Join Nationwide Movement
  Waterloo New York Resident Wins Willie Nelson Signature Guitar
  OFFE / Willie Nelson Guitar Raffle Drawing moved to Memorial Day in Waterloo, NY
  OFFE to Bring Message of Millions to DC In April
  Willie Nelson Memorial Day Signature Guitar Raffle
  Willie Nelson's Concert Broadcast Live to Deployed Troops Check out concert photos, read more about OFFE Director - Gene Simes - and Willie, and check out Willie Nelson's signed resolution.
  Dole VA Will Treat More PTSD Cases
  Illinois Has Spoken State Wide Ballot Proves Americans Want Our Hero's Guaranteed VA Healthcare
  Willie Nelson Approves OFFE Billboard Project!
  CVO -Mandatory Funding of VA healthcare on February 5th Ballot
  Illinois Expecting Record Turnout of Military Families for February 5th Primary Election
  VA Links Poor Care to 19 Deaths in Ill.
  Senator Michael F. Nozzolio Rallies New York State Senate in Support of VA Full Funding Resolution!
  Tampa Bay Times Follows Up On Vets Privacy and HIPAA
  Constitutional Rights Null and Void for Veterans
  Gun Control Lobby Bullies President Bush
  Privacy complaint filed with VA
  OFFE Launches Ballot Initiative in California
  State Courts Declare Open-Season on Veteransí Disability Compensation 
  Sacramento taken by Storm California Ballot Initiative on the Docket  Rusty Rustan Named California Operations Director (More info and photos here...)
  New Mexico Department of Veterans Affairs Endorses OFFE Resolution
  New Mexico Endorses OFFE Resolution for Mandatory Funding of Vets Healthcare
  Illinois Lieutenant Governor Holds Press Conference
  Americans Captured/Missing In Action
  Brighton Township in WNY Endorses Mandatory VA Funding 
  OFFE 2008 Receives Major Donation
  Canandaigua Acute Psychiatry Unit Ready For Closure



December 22, 2007 - Sen. Hillary Clinton answers a question on what she would do about Iraq veterans healthcare...(YouTube video)

September 23, 2007 - OFFE Year in Review (29 page PDF file)

June 2, 2007 - Veterans Call for Resignation of VA Leadership

March 27, 2007 - That Was Then, This is Now

April 6, 2007 - Gathering of Eagles: An Open Letter to Larry Bailey

March 27, 2007 - That Was Then, This is Now

March 19, 2007 - OFFE After Action Report Gathering of Eagles (GOE)

March 17, 2007 -Colonel Harry Riley Joins OFFE

March 23, 2007 - Mandatory Funding Gaining Support

March 21, 2007 -VA Hospitals Beset With Problems

March 2, 2007 - Veterans Rights Network Endorses 'Gathering of Eagles'

February 9, 2007 - OFFE CD Provokes Scathing Review from VA Watchdog

February 6, 2007 - Urgent Veteran's Medical Alert from OFFE

January 26, 2007 - Brighton Supports Veterans Measure

January 26, 2007 - This Marine's death came after he served in Iraq

January 26, 2007 - Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation Marks OFFE Donation By Prominent Business Man Read it in The Mobilizer

January 5, 2007 - OFFE UPDATE: FEMA Mobile Homes



December 27, 2006 - Vet Champions Specialized Cable Network Guide

December 23, 2006 - U.S. Headed for Showdown over Draft Issue


December 22, 2006 - The Stage is Set for Reinstating the Military Draft

December 21,2006 - Transition Home: A Silent War for Families

December 20, 2006 - A Veteranís Right to Know

December17, 2006 - Veterans with No Where to Call Home

December 19, 2006 - OFFE Looks at Ways to Assist Veterans with Military Honors

December 17, 2006 - OFFE Unveils Cable Network Concept for Disabled Veterans

December 11, 2006 - NY Labor Union Endorses OFFE

December 10, 2006 -Serial Killers within VA Healthcare System

December 7, 2006 - OFFE Introduces Dynamic Resolution for Future Veteransí Healthcare

December 5, 2006 - Widow wins settlement-Albany, NY

November 28, 2006 - OFFE Extremely Concerned about Death of Two Veterans and lack of funding for VA Healthcare

November 21, 2006 - VA Funding Bill Hijacked

November 19, 2006 - VA Clinic Rated Dismal

November 3, 2006 - VA Jeopardizes Veteranís Health by not Allocating enough Flu Vaccine for 2006

October 13, 2006 - Veterans Can Get FEMA Mobile Homes With VA Home Loans

October 6, 2006 - VAOIG Concludes Investigation of POW Network

October 2, 2006 - OFFE Eyeing FEMA Mobile Homes for Homeless Veterans

September 11, 2006 - Former Navy Corpsman & Actor Bill Cosby Speaks Out on Veteransí Healthcare

August 27, 2006 - Bill Cosby to Speak at OFFE Veteransí Rally in Newark NJ

May 3, 2006 - McLemore Publicly Admits to One Billion Dollar Mistake

June 29, 2006 - POW Network under Investigation by VA Inspector General

June 2, 2006 - Veterans Call For Resignation of VA Leadership

July 27, 2006 - Veterans Very Skeptical of ĎFoundí VA Laptop Story

May 2, 2006 - POW Network Illegally Accessing Government Records

April 10, 2006 - NVSO Leadership Snubs Veteranís March in DC

April 25, 2006 - For ailing vets, a call to arms

April 1, 2006 - Veteranís March Organizers Dispel Rumors and Move Forward

March 30, 2006 - NVSO Invited to Attend Veteranís March in DC

March 21, 2006 - Pentagon and Senate Target Veterans and their Families

March 17, 2006 - Legislators Attempt to Head-Off Veteranís March on DC

February 24, 2006 - Veteranís March Gains Steady Momentum


December, 2005 - Family Fights  for Improved Care


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