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This photo was taken at the first Sunday Rally of the Veterans Revolution, March 9, 2008. Left to right: Dr. Wiley Drake, two-tour Vietnam War Veteran, Gene Simes, Disabled Marine Combat Veteran of the Vietnam War, the late Steve Palmer, an 88-year old disabled World War II Veteran. Gene Simes brought this 48-Star U.S. Flag from Rochester New York; it belonged to his Father, a World War II Combat Veteran, and it is hanging above the chained and padlocked front gates to the Los Angeles National Veterans Home.  
Collecting signatures during Southern Ohio Veterans Association annual gathering in Franklin, Ohio, 7/21/07. From left to right; Army veteran, Dale Vanluven, Army veteran, Robin Geiger, Navy veteran, [Name Omitted], and Navy veteran, Billy Fussnecker.  
Jack  Davis with OFFE Committee 
after penning a check for $10,000 dollars helping our 
Mandatory Funding initiative

Chris Hollfelder, Dale Dowling, Robert Fink, Eric Massa, Gene Simes, Dan Maffei and Ted O'Brian.

Brighton Town Board with
Sandra Frankeland after signing our 
 Mandatory Funding Resolution on
As they appear in this picture left to right members are: David L. Solt Business Agent, Michael J. Morgan Business Manager, Robert Fink Military Historian, Gene Simes National Chairman VFVC, Inc., Chris M. Hollfelder President, and Donald A. Steltz, Vice- President.
Local 46 union leaders and Operation Firing For Effect representatives Gene Simes and Bob Fink shake hands over the approval of OFFE #1MF Resolution. Local 46 is the very first union local to pass and sign OFFE's Resolution for full mandatory funding of veterans' healthcare.
Senator Chuck Schumer
New York Senator and
OFFE National Chairman Gene Simes at  the Canandaigua VAMC Cares Committee Hearings.
  Senator Chuck Schumer and Gene Simes
October 2006 Press Conference for Eric Massa for Congress in front of Canandaigua VA Medical Center. Gene Simes and Bob Fink with the Former Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Max Cleland.   October 2006, Former President
Bill Clinton at the Reserve Center Armory in Rochester, NY.
OFFE National Chairman Gene Simes and Former President Bill Clinton establishing communication to meet to discuss veteran's issue.    Gene Simes and members of Sheet Metal Metal Workers Local 46 solicit support from Four Star General Wesley Clark.
Gene Simes meets with Sheet Metal Workers Union leaders in Rochester, New York.   Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 46 is a big supporter of our veterans and Operation Firing For Effect.
Former Navy Corpsman Bill Cosby sound off in favor of mandatory funding for veterans' healthcare at
OFFE Rally held in Newark, NJ
on September 6, 2006. 
  A crowd of about 200 enthusiastic veterans and supporters attend OFFE Rally for mandatory funding for veterans' health care.
Bill Cosby and Newark OFFE Rally organizers. From left to right; Bob Stevens, Bill Cosby, Don Scholtes, Bob Whitley.   U.S. Navy veteran Bill Cosby listens to fellow veterans at OFFE Newark, New Jersey Rally.
OFFE National Chairman, Gene Simes - Congressman, Frank Pallone Jr. - OFFE National Rally Coordinator, Don Scholtes.  
OFFE National Chairman, Gene Simes - Congressman, Frank Pallone Jr. - OFFE National Rally Coordinator, Don Scholtes.

OFFE Rally in support of Mandatory Funding for Veterans Healthcare in Washington, DC. held on April 25th & 26th.


OFFE Native American Veterans (Code Talkers) at the Washington Rally.
  From left to right; Chris M. Hollfelder, Dale D. Dowling, Erica Massa, Gene Simes, Bob Fink.
Tom Murtha, Tim Hagler, VVA Chapter 266, Philadelphia, PA.   OFFE valued sponsor and supporter John Blanchard.




Operation Firing For Effect (OFFE) is a bi-partisan Veterans Advocacy group, and subsidiary of Veterans For Veteran Connection, Inc., a 501(c)19 non-profit corporation devoted to the protection and improvement of entitlements and services earned by our men and women in uniform. 
OFFE does not endorse political candidates running for office. OFFE does report on issues of importance to our former military personnel and their families and that includes News from both sides of the aisle. OFFE will grant equal time to any candidate (regardless of political affiliation) who wishes to share and explain their position(s) on Veterans Affairs.