News about the military and veterans

Basehor VFW dinner a success thanks to volunteers
November 23, 2015
When you plan to cook a complete Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings for 200 people, you can plan on not getting much sleep in the days leading up to the event.
Basehor VFW announces student contest winners
November 12, 2015
The Bob Wiley Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11499 of Basehor has announced its local winners of the VFW’s annual Voice of Democracy contest for high school students and Patriot’s Pen national contest for middle school students.
Basehor VFW raffles Speedway tickets
October 7, 2015
The Basehor VFW Post No. 11499 is sponsoring a fundraising raffle of Nascar Sprint Cup race tickets.
Basehor VFW again earns top state honors
July 22, 2015
Basehor VFW Post No. 11499 announced it was selected as an All State Post for the second consecutive year.
Report: Nearly 1 in 3 young U.S. adults too fat for military
July 15, 2015
The nation’s obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist, according to report issued Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders.
Basehor resident organizes ride for veterans’ charities
July 1, 2015
A few years ago, Basehor resident Steven Beck was looking for a way to honor his friends and family who had served in the military.
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.