JJones Past Commander

VFW Dept. Of Utah 1999-2001

Veterans Of Foreign Wars Of The US



This site is designed with Veterans & Active Duty Military, Reserve, & National Guard personnel in mind. If you notice anything that you think should be added or deleted in favor of Veterans, please feel free to contact me. Home phone (801) 546-3859, Mobile (801) 725-7117. E-mail jjones9815@aol.com . You can also leave a message by joining this web site, and leave a message in the guest book.


If you are an eligible veteran of a foreign war, you belong to this great oraganization, you can visit any Post in the State of Utah, and the Post,Disatrict  Or State Commander will do anything possible to get you signed up for the greatest origanization in the world. The members of this organization have fought for all the freedoms that we all enjoy today. Sad to say but all gave some and some gave all. God Bless our veterans and Active duty Military. Keep them in mind during your prayers.



My Guest Book

Please sign my guest book, the link is located on the Left Side of this home page. Members only can sign the guest book, if you are a member just sign in, and if not a member please register if you desire to join this web site. Thanks



Wishing Everyone A Great Year Ahead

I will be changeing some things on my web site in the near future, if you surf in and notice anything that I should add or delete, please feel free to send me the information.

I am working now full time and don't have very much free time to get this web site like it should be, but in time I hope to have it a lot better than it is now. God Bless all our veterans and active duty service members serving in harms way. Lets pray that they all return home to their family and loved ones safe and sound.

Make Our Service Members Feel Proud Of what They Do

When you meet a Service member, shake their hand and let him or her know how proud we are of their great service and sacrifices they have chosen to do for the greatest Country in the world, The United States Of America, protecting our freedoms that we all enjoy today.

Operation Uplink Phone Cards Until they come home We'll bring them voices from home



As the largest organization of combat veterans, VFW knows the importance of keeping military families in touch. That's why in 1996 VFW launched the VFW Operation Uplink™ program - the premiere calling program for deployed service members that provides free phone time to active-duty military personnel and hospitalized veterans. Operation Uplink initially provided calling cards to deployed and hospitalized troops, but on Mother's Day 2006, due to the growing popularity of the program and thanks to the generosity of corporate donors like Sport Clips and Harleysville Insurance, the program began hosting "Free Call Days."

The program is the only one of its kind, providing two designated days each month when deployed service members making phone calls from their Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) center to the U.S., and other home base location land lines, are greeted by a recording which states the call will be free, courtesy of Operation Uplink. VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members, as well as other caring citizens, generously support the program. Since its start in 2006, Free Call Days have provided more than 6.4 million free connections for service members and their families. The VFW is proud of Operation Uplink because it provides an easy way for individuals and organizations to make an immediate difference in the lives of active-duty military personnel.

Click here if you or your corporation is interested in sponsoring a Free Call Day! Contact Linda Ferguson of VFW National Military Services at 816-968-1102 or lferguson@vfw.org with any questions.



  • Since 2006, over 6.8 million free connections home for deployed troops and hospitalized veterans.
  • More than $4.4 million in grants toward emergency financial aid to over 3,200 military families.
  • Hosted nearly 2 million military families at events worldwide since 2007.


Through VFW National Military Services, we offer support and assistance to the military community in so many ways. We are here to help service members weather long deployments, cope with emergency financial situations. But, our help doesn't stop there. Find out more about what we offer and find out how you can help.

We've been there. We understand. "We're Here to Help."


VFW Operation Uplink currently works through over 600 Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) centers located throughout Afghanistan, Kuwait and other Middle East locations to provide Free Call Days while also providing access through military DSN lines. Each month, the Free Call Days allow hundreds of thousands of service members the chance to call back to the US and to other selected home base locations' land lines for free. We currently provide two Free Call Days a month in lieu of providing phone cards.


Are you a service member who would like to receive free phone time to call home to your family? Do you know of a service member or hospitalized veteran who could use a free call home? Please click on the link below to provide an individual service member or veteran's information so that VFW Operation Uplink can make sure they receive some much deserved talk time with their loved ones.


Keep up to date with the VFW Troop Support Programs of National Military Services by signing up for our bimonthly E-Newsletter. From helping a military family keep their home with the help of the Unmet Needs program to the hundreds of deployment and welcome home parties MAP helps fund, with the NMS E-Newsletter you'll always know what our programs are up to and where your donations are being used. Click here to stay in touch and sign up today!


With your help, VFW National Military Services can continue to ensure that America's heroes receive free phone calls home, emergency financial assistance and other morale-boosting support. Click on the links below to get ideas for National Military Service fundraisers and other ways to help support your local service members.

Military Uniform

Crimes and Criminal Procedure - 18 USC Section 702

Section 702 Uniform of Armed Forces and Public Health Service

Whoever, in any place within the jurisdiction of the United States or in the Canal Zone, without authority, wears the uniform or a distinctive part thereof or anything similar to a distinctive part of the uniform of any of the armed forces of the United States, Public Health Service or any auxiliary of such, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

The fine is $250.00 to $300.00.

Stolen Valor Act

Stolen Valor Act Signed By President Obama.

Obama Signs Revised Stolen Valor Act Into Law, Veterans Groups Applaud

June 04, 2013

It's again a federal crime for people to lie about having received military decorations or medals.

President Obama signed the Stolen Valor Act of 2013 into law yesterday, June 3. The bill, sponsored by Representative Joseph Heck (R-Nevada), passed both the House and the Senate with overwhelming majorities (390-3 in the House, unanimous consent in the Senate) and was sent to the president on May 28. 

Heck's bill revised a broader 2005 version, which was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2012. SCOTUS ruled that the First Amendment protected a person who lied about being a military hero, unless that person did so with intent to fradulently gain from the deceit. The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 addressed that, including a provision that makes it illegal to make those claims to obtain money, property or other tangible benefits.

"I'm pleased that the valor and integrity of our military awards, along with the men and women who have earned them, are once again protected by law. Today's bill signing marks the end of a process that began with a meeting of my local veterans advisory panel and has ended at the White House. It has been an incredibly rewarding process and I thank all of those who have helped along the way in making this bill a law," Rep. Heck said in a press release.

"While the Stolen Valor Act has reached the end of the process, I look forward to continuing my work on behalf of those men and women who have worn the uniform and made great sacrifices to keep our nation safe."

Veterans organizations are pleased that both Congress and the president acted quickly to produce this new law. 

"I think this was necessary because people were using it to receive the benefits of decorations of valor, and they were getting monetary benefit from it,"John Stovall, director of national security and foreign relations for the American Legion told Military.com. "That's why we supported the amended version, not to infringe on anyone's First Amendment rights but to protect the reputation and meaning of the decorations."


Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/06/04/obama-signs-revised-stolen-valor-act-law-veterans-groups-applaud-149698

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