Welcome to the Department of Wisconsin’s CAMO page!! What is CAMO? CAMO is Community Activities and Mobilization Objective, Commander Jason Johns’ initiative to encourage post engagement within our communities via increased participation in events and activities. We want the VFW posts across Wisconsin to return to our roots as a central part of our communities, to be an active and regular presence in our hometowns, and to provide an example of civic engagement for other citizens and youth to strive for.
CAMO is also a new program requirement for All-State. Posts must participate in a minimum of two (2) CAMO Community Programs. What qualifies as a CAMO program? An event or activity in which the Post is a driving force or significant participant, and which benefits or recognizes some element of the local community other than the VFW Post directly. Specific activity requirements are being kept broad to encourage out of the box thinking by Posts and VFW members.
Some links about potential programs for Posts to look into:
https://www.vietnamwar50th.com/ Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program
https://wi.uso.org/mke - Wisconsin USO
https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/real-estate/roadsides/adopt-hwy/default.aspx Wisconsin Adopt A Highway Cleanup program
https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ National Wreaths Across American program
https://www.campamericanlegion.org/ A place for Veterans and their families to unwind and relax, run by our Comrade organization, the American Legion Dept of Wisconsin
https://www.wisconsinhonorflight.org/ A link to the various regional Honor Flight organizations
https://empowereddreamhuntsinc.org/ One of many organizations that works to provide a high quality hunting experience to disabled hunters across Wisconsin
CAMO as a concept also covers the VFW's Safety and Scouting programs. Please refer to those sections under the Programs menu on the website.
Check out the new mobile app for veteran services:
Check back to this page frequently as more information will be added about events, post activities, and additional information.
For more information or to share CAMO related activity information, email the State CAMO Chair (Jason Janecek, Post 690) at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your district CAMO representative:
District 1: Randy Strickland email@example.com
District 2: Adam Wallace firstname.lastname@example.org
District 3: Patti Leahy email@example.com
District 4: Tom Tradewell firstname.lastname@example.org
District 8: Pat Moran email@example.com
District 9: Leroy Jansky firstname.lastname@example.org
District 10: Jason Janecek email@example.com
District 11: Willie Stokes firstname.lastname@example.org