As a non-profit organization, the VFW Auxiliary and Post 9399 rely on the support of its membership to help veterans, active-duty military and their families lead a better life in our community. Those who support the VFW and Auxiliary as members are actively participating in the effort to honor, support and remember our veterans and active-duty servicemen and women and their families.
On Saturday, July 8, 2018, several members of both the Post and the Auxiliary of Post 9399, Superstition Mountain in Apache Junction, made a trip downtown to the Arizona State University Wells Fargo Arena to join in the deployment ceremony for hundreds of families of a Battalion known as “The Bushmasters.”
Nearly 400 soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion 158th Infantry Regiment of the Arizona National Guard will deploy soon – some for their very first time and many who already made the trip back in 2007 to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. These are the men and women who will need our organizations’ support during deployment, for their families and upon their return.
The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) provides members an opportunity to honor and give back to all who have served and who are serving this great nation. It’s our chance to say ‘thank you’ to them for their sacrifice.
Some of the personal benefits and services include: Veteran & Military Support, Friendships, Personal Fulfillment, Networking, Personal Growth & Development, Financial Services, Insurance Benefits and Discount Shopping.
The VFW Auxiliary’s tagline is “Unwavering Support for Uncommon Heroes™” and for more than 100 years, we have been supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans and their families, active-duty military and their families and spreading patriotism nationwide. During the 2017-2018 Program Year, Auxiliary members: provided $5.1 million in aid to veterans, active-duty military and their families; volunteered more than 840,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, hospitals, nursing homes and veterans homes, made nearly 125,000 legislative contacts to help pass or block important bills, awarded $155,000 in scholarships, worked with more than 280,000 youth and Distributed more than 418,000 American Flags.
To learn more about the VFW and its Auxiliary or its service projects, contact Jim Johnson, Commander or Lynn Pierre, President at 480-982-5039 or www.vfw9399.org. or visit us online at our Facebook Page: VFW 9399 and Auxiliary.
Photo above: Members of both Post 9399 and the Auxiliary attended the deployment ceremony for hundreds of families of a Battalion known as “The Bushmasters.” VFW photo