Our Department Service Officers in New York State, in the Albany and Buffalo office work tirelessly to assist our Veterans and are financially supported entirely by the Department of New York Veterans of Foreign Wars.  The proceeds from the Journal and the raffle tickets you purchase in support of our Service Officers help to off-set the salaries and expenses of our dedicated staffs.

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Our Department Service Officers provide assistance to our Veterans in obtaining the entitlements they deserve by fast tracking their claim applications through the VA System.  The counseling provided by our Department Service Officers in assisting our Veterans in completing the necessary forms and documents to substantiate their disability claim ensures their claim application is completed with all the required information to preclude rejection by the VA due to administrative errors in processing.

Thanks to the generosity of many we were able to have a very successful campaign last year and hope to do so again this year. Please help us make it a successful drive again!

We ask that your ad congratulate and thank our service officers for their dedicated efforts on behalf of the men and women who have served and are now serving in the armed forces of this nation. If your Post or Auxiliary cannot financially support a full page ad, a half-page and a quarter page ad of support is also available. Please ask your Post vendors and local businesses to take an ad in the journal. The enclosed ad application is self-explanatory; however, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your ad, please do not hesitate to contact Ray Thies, Ad Book Chairman at (C) 631-988-1924 or e-mail ray at

State Commander Hoag, the officers and members of the Department of New York, Veterans of Foreign Wars are very proud of the work our Department Service Officers perform.  They provide the critical assistance our Veterans desperately need. Let’s make sure they are able to continue this valuable service.