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.



 Results of the 2022 Post election:

The following persons have been elected for these Post Officer positions:

1.    Commander            Joe "Skip” Ketring
2.    Sr. Vice Cmdr        Larry Burchfield
3.    Jr. Vice Cmdr        Barry Barnes          
4.    Quartermaster        Mike Muscato
5.    Chaplain             Mike Lamusga
6.    Trustee              Chris Wagoner
7.    House Committee      Mike Ryan
8.    House Committee      Sammy Reed
Tuesday, May 10:
Open, noon-close. 
 5:30-7:30 chicken and dumplings 

Wednesday, May 11:
Open, noon-close. 
12 oz. Domestic Beers, $1.75 all day. 
Bar bingo with free dinner: 6-8pm 
Thursday, May 12: 
Open noon-close. 
Dinner 6-8pm Zink's Burgers or Pork Tenderloins served with fries or onion rings and slaw $7 
Karaoke on the patio at 7pm
Friday, May 13:
Open noon-close. 
Lunch, noon-2-Cheese Steak Subs $7 
$2.25 Mexican beers all day! 
Saturday, May 14:
Open, 2-close: Dinner 5:30-7:30 Zink’s burger served with Brats, corn on the cob, baked beans. $7.50
Add a banana split $1.50
Raffle during dinner for Dragon's tickets, free parking and merchandise for a June game
Sunday, May 15:
Open 2-close: Free order Roosters wings with fries with purchase of a bucket of 
beer. $3 without beer purchase. 
Jumbo Shrimp cocktail with fresh made cocktail sauce and crackers $5 

Upcoming dinner and events: 
May 21:Volunteers needed! Flag placement at Evergreen Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day.
10AM until finished.  Pizza will be supplied at the Post afterwards
May 21: Dinner 4Pc Rotisserie chicken BBQ on the grill, baked potato and salad $10.00
May 28- BBQ rib with baked potato and salad $12 dinner presale tickets will be available. 
May 29: Memorial Day Ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery, Food will be served at the Post

June 5: Car cruise in open to the public all vehicles welcomed!
June 18: Father's Day Steak Dinner 5-7PM

Every Wednesday night bar bingo with free food will have limited seating 
outdoors also so bring your friends and family! 

The next veteran’s breakfast is May 28th 2022  last Saturday of the month, at 10 am. 


Where:  KJ’s Restaurant, 35 W Center Street in Germantown.

The cost is $6.00.


 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

Volunteers Needed: flag placement

Volunteers are needed 21 May for flag placement at Evergreen Cemetery

Post Schedule 9-15 May 22

Post events from the 9th to the 15th of May 2022

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

2021 N.H.

2021 National Home Visit

VFW Supports Burger King

Since 2007, Burger King franchisees and their customers have contributed over $5 million to the VFW Unmet Needs program. Their generosity has been put to work, as the Unmet Needs program has provided more than $10 million in assistance to nearly 9,000 veterans and military families who came face-to-face with unexpected financial difficulties since its inception in 2004.

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Salutes Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage

WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) joins the nation in celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islan...

VFW Teams Up with Project K-9 Hero to Honor Military Dogs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce it is teaming up with Project K-9 Hero to recognize and...


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.

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