News about the military and veterans

Basehor VFW blood drive seeks 35 donors
May 29, 2015
The Basehor VFW Post will host a blood drive 2-7 p.m. June 3 at the VFW Building, 2806 N. 155th.
Basehor VFW plans show of patriotism Friday for Loyalty Day
April 27, 2015
Those driving down 155th Street through downtown Basehor on May 1 will notice the street has been lined with flags celebrating Loyalty Day.
Basehor VFW organizes blood drive Wednesday
March 23, 2015
The Basehor Community Spring Blood Drive is set from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Basehor VFW Dining Hall, 2806 N. 155th St.
Basehor VFW’s Bingo winnings pot grows
February 17, 2015
The progressive pot for Basehor VFW’s twice-monthly Bingo games is growing.
Basehor VFW sees record number of scholarship entries
Post’s nominee for teacher award moving on to national competition
January 27, 2015
When Basehor VFW Post No. 11499 announced its annual scholarship competition, it had no idea that they would receive a record 449 entries from Basehor students.
Face to Face: Basehor VFW member Eddie Bush
November 25, 2014
Basehor VFW member Eddie Bush shares a little bit about himself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Basehor, Bonner organizations prepare for community Thanksgiving meals
November 19, 2014
Basehor and Bonner Springs this year are carrying on traditions of community Thanksgiving dinners, each with the goal of sharing a free meal with friends and neighbors.
Basehor VFW offers annual Thanksgiving for seniors Nov. 22
November 12, 2014
Basehor VFW Post 11499 once again plans to offer a free Thanksgiving meal to all senior citizens at the VFW post, as well as one chaperone of a senior citizen, on Nov. 22.
Leavenworth Veterans Day Parade marks 95 years
November 3, 2014
The nation’s oldest regional Veterans Day observance will hold its 95th annual event at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in downtown Leavenworth.
Basehor, Tonganoxie VFWs plan benefit for local man
September 22, 2014
A Bingo and Brunch Fundraiser in planned this weekend to help a local man with a traumatic brain injury.
Tonganoxie American Legion gun show, flea market Sept. 27-28
September 18, 2014
Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 will have a benefit gun show and flea market later this month. The local post will have the event from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Vietnam vet named grand marshal for Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade
September 12, 2014
A Vietnam veteran who grew up in Leavenworth will be this year’s Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade grand marshal.
Basehor VFW earns top state honor
September 3, 2014
Basehor VFW Post 11499 has earned an important statewide honor for the past year — and at a time when the requirements to earn the honor have become more stringent.
Fort Riley soldiers receive new Army carbines
May 27, 2014
Soldiers of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley are converting to a new model of the M4 carbine used in combat.
Basehor VFW to have Memorial Day ceremony
May 26, 2014
The Basehor VFW Post will commemorate Memorial Day Monday with a ceremony at noon at Glenwood Cemetery.