Post 3438 - The River Rats
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.



VFW post 3438 election results are in, congratulations to the following:
                                                                                                   Commander                        Larry Burchfield
                                                                                                   Sr. Vice Commander            Tim McIntyre
                                                                                                   Jr.    Vice Commander          Mike Ryan
                                                                                                   Quartermaster                      Lisa McIntire
                                                                                                    Chaplain                             To be appointed
                                                                                                   Trustee                                Skip Ketring
                                                                                                   House Committee                  Carl Hibbard and Chris Wagner
New officers will be installed after the State convention in June

The post is accepting applications for the following positions:
            Bar Manager
            Sanitation and Cleaning
***If you know someone who might be interested have them see the bartender for an application ***

Monday, May 20:    
Open, Noon-10PM 
Lunch: Bar Menu      
Tuesday, May 21:  
Open, Noon-10PM 
Lunch - Lunch: Tuna Salad
6pm - Bar bingo: Please bring a side dish of your choice.

Wednesday, May 22:    
Open, Noon-10PM 
Lunch - Chili Dogs
12 oz Domestic Beers, $2.00 all day!! 
7pm - Cornhole

Thursday, May 23:
Open, Noon-10PM 
Lunch - Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

Friday, May 24:
Open, Noon-Midnight 
Lunch - Zink burgers

Saturday, May 25
Open 2PM-Midnight. 
Lunch: Bar Menu   
7PM Slot Tournament (2 Free Drinks + Free Food for Registrants)

Sunday, May 26:
Open 2pm-10PM
Free Hot Dogs & Sides
2PM: Memorial Day Ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery , 401 Miami Ave, West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
Please bring your lawn chairs for comfortable seating.  Free food at the Post immediately following service.
Monday, May 27:    
Open, Noon-10PM 
Free food at the Post for all veterans starting at Noon until gone.

Upcoming events:

* Bar Bingo is held on every Tuesday night at 6pm. We are having a carry in for now on for bingo. Please bring a snack or dish to share.  :)

***Every Friday lunch 12-2pm

PACT ACT:  The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.
The Act :
(1) expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans with toxic exposures and Veterans of the Vietnam era, Gulf War era, and Post-9/11 era, and 
(2) expands eligibility for benefits for Veterans exposed to toxic substances

Appetizers & Cheryl’s Subs are available every day for eat-in or carry-out, except during scheduled dinners & lunches (it’s too much for the kitchen help to handle!)
VFW members can access the "Members Only” section of this website by using the drop-down menu under "Login" and entering your VFW ID Number (found on your membership card) and your last name, all in lower case. The Members Only section contains the Post By-Laws and Post General Membership Meeting minutes.

We need help in the kitchen, especially on Saturday & Sunday. Some cooking, serving, washing dishes, cleaning and organizing things. If you have time to volunteer, please email us or call the post any time, 937.859.3896. We’re not asking for full time volunteers, just every once in a while!

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Membership Details

As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

Post News

Important Info for Post3438 Members

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for VFW Post 3438. Subject to change as we get closer

Post Schedule 20-27 May 2024

Post schedule for Monday May 20th through Monday May 27th 2024

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Job Opportunities with VFW

VFW DEPARTMENT OF OHIO POSITION VACANCY VFW Department of Ohio Administrative Support Specialist

National News

Important info from National VFW

Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags Donation

Please see the following release from Ace Hardware.


VFW Celebrates Armed Forces Day

WASHINGTON - May 18 is Armed Forces Day, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) joins a grateful nation in paying tribute to the s...


That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.