The VFW's National Military SErvices (NMS) is the driving force behind our troop and family support efforts.  Home to the ever popular, ever-vital VFW Operation UplinkTM program, the Unmet Needs program, and the Military Assistance Program (MAP), NMS has made a significant impact in the lives of millions of service members and their families.

  • Operation Uplink has provided over 5.1 million free connections home for deployed troops and hospitalzed veterans through "Free Call Days."
  • Unmet Needs has provided more than $4 million in grants toward emergency financial aid to military families.
  • MAP has hosted nearly 2 million military families at events ranging from welcome home ceremonies to family day events.


The VFW strives to proivide each individual service member with the real support they need and deserve.  The programs offered through VFW National Military Services (NMS) aim to lessen the burden on the men and women who are sacrificing so much to keep us free.  Helping military families weather long deployments through free phone time and military family activities, as well as, providing emergency financial assistance to those experiencing a dire financial situation are just a few of the ways VFW works to support our brave men and women.  We've been there. We understand.