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Next Post 4266 Meeting

  Monday, November 21st @ 19:00 Hours

    We meet in the lower level of the Pinery Fire Station at the intersection of Hillcrest Way and North Pinery Parkway.

    The address is 8170 N Hillcrest Way, Parker, CO 80134
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Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day 2016 Buddy Poppy drive - Floyd & Dirk

Floyd & Gerard - Ft Logan Memorial Day 2016

2016 Officer & Member Inductions

New Member Inductions - Jennifer & Joel Buys

2016 Officer Induction Ceremony

  Donate to Post 4266
501(C)(19) Veterans Organization,
Employer Identification Number
 84-0999471 - VFW Dept. Colorado

VFW Year in Review

Here's a look at all of the ways the VFW has been working to improve the lives of
veterans, service members and their families over the past year.

Wondering what
the VFW does?

Watch this on YouTube.

VA Information

Summary of VA Benefits

A Summary of VA Benefits
 for National Guard and Reserve Personnel


Veterans Benefits Websites

   On our Veterans Benefits Websites page are links to websites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file or ask for them. 
   Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military / medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA.  Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests.



OnLine copies of the
VFW Magazine

VFW Website


Douglas County PEE Gun Show April 9th & 10th 2016

Douglas County PEE Gun Show - Floyd & the VFW Table

Douglas County PEE Gun Show

VFW Post 4266 Joins the Fight to Find
Housing for Homeless Veterans in Colorado

VFW Post 4266 members from left to right Peter Solano, Evan Totten, Floyd Merenkov,
 Gerard Brushaber, Michael Tarby, Fred Faery present $5,000 to Petra Ulrych, Program Manager
 for Native American and Veteran Services at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

     Parker, CO - 31 Oct 2015 -  Today, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4266 in Parker announced its support of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) to find housing for homeless veterans in Colorado.  The members of Post 4266 officially launched their support on October 29th at CCH facilities at 25 East 16th Street in Denver with a $5000 cash donation.  The donation and visit are part of a 3-point plan devised by Post 4266 that includes fundraising, 'boots on the ground' mentoring and a life-skills training program for veterans in CCH facilities.  According to the 2014 Homeless Assessment Report to Congress there are an estimated 753 homeless veterans in Colorado.

     Post 4266 members Fred Faery, Gerard Brushaber, Mike Tarby, Floyd Merenkov, Pete Solano and Post Commander Evan Totten visited with CCH Veteran Program manager Petra Ulrych and 10 of the 39 veterans currently housed in Renaissance at CCH's Civic Center Facility. Post members and CCH veterans identified different needs both of the veterans and the CCH facilities. Post Quartermaster and Viet Nam Army veteran, Gerard Brushaber stated, "Some of the issues are simply a matter of access to information and knowledge of how to navigate different bureaucracies that support veterans. Post 4266, along with all Colorado VFW Posts, can help CCH veterans with that."

     While a financial donation and help navigating bureaucracies like the Veterans Administration are important and welcome,  4266 members and CCH veterans agreed that developing one on one relationships, with direct contact and dialogue were essential. One CCH veteran said, "Just a fellow Vet to talk to, or someone to help us network to find longer term housing or a job, would be great."

     There are an additional 12 veterans housed in another CCH facility called Victory House.  CCH also manages a transition-in-place program that gets veterans into area housing at market rates with the goal of the veteran eventually taking over the lease.

     Pete Solano, Post 4266 adjutant and Operation Iraqi Freedom Marine veteran, "For a small post like ours, it was a matter of homing in on a specific, veteran-related need, leveraging our members' experience and passion for helping veterans, then charging forward to help. With support from us, and hopefully other VFWs around the state, we hope to get to the issue of homeless veterans to 'functional zero' in Colorado." Functional zero is defined as having a system and capabilities in place to house a veteran within 24 hours of a request for service. New Orleans was the first city in the U.S. to declare functional zero for homeless veterans and several other cities and states hope to achieve that goal in the coming months.

     Petra Ulrych, Program Manager for Veteran Services at Colorado Coalition of the Homeless was grateful for the donation. "It's a great way to give back both financially and also with the time and talents of VFW members.  I'm sure our residents will really enjoy working along side other veterans on their path back to self sufficiency."

POW/MIA Remembrance Day
Cabela's, Lone Tree, CO 18 Sept 2015


Floyd & Rod with the Jeep display at Cabela's

 Early Discussion Inside Cabela's

Early Setup Inside Cabelas

Remembering Former Commander Anthony Mora

Commander Evan presenting the plaque remembering former Commander
 Anthony Mora to his stepdaughter, Marcy Fleet

National Legislative Service
National Legislative Service

   The location of our Washington, D.C. office allows us to monitor all legislation affecting veterans, alert VFW membership to key legislation under consideration and to actively lobby Congress and the administration on veterans' issues.

   Everything we do on Capitol Hill is with the VFW’s priority goals and veterans' well-being in mind. With the strength of the nearly 1.9 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries, our voice on “the Hill” cannot be ignored!

VFW Benefits Briefing
from State Commander Ron Davies

PowerPoint Presentation (pdf version)

VFW Member Benefit Programs

Member Benefit Programs (pdf)  

VFW Wants New Colorado Hospital Built
Project focus must be on completion to better serve Denver veterans

Online VA Enrollment for Veterans

   VA Form 10-10EZ - Application for Medical Benefits (Enroll). The primary purpose of this form is to request enrollment in the VA Health Care System (Apply for Medical Benefits). Typically, veterans who have NOT previously enrolled or applied for VA health care benefits should use this form.

Local County Veteran Service Officers

Douglas County Veteran Service Officer

El Paso County Veteran Service Officer

List of Veteran's Benefits Websites

   We have added a list of web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Veteran's Benefits Website List

The Tomb At Dusk
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
"Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God"

For more Websites of Interest to Veterans Go To Our Web Links Page


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