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Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting

On Tuesday, November 12th was a Special Military Appreciation Chamber of Commerce Morning Network Breakfast held at the VFW. Theme of the event, “The Home of the Free, Because of the Brave” was a huge success along with special guest speaker, Chris Salem, who had a passion for empowerment and supporting businesses throughout the community.

Thank you Joseph Pontoriero

Joseph lives in Westport, driving past the VFW Post 399 on Riverside Ave almost daily and also knows his grandfather was in Vietnam during the war. Although Joseph is 14 years old, he began developing his computer skills at a young age so when he was unable to locate the VFW Post 399 website he decided to offer his computer skills to develop a website. As our website developer savant, Joe has put his many years of programming experience to ...

Thank You Dylan Mace

When Dylan Mace’s grandfather passed away he wanted to do something to honor his memory. He was appalled that VFW Post 399 lacked a handicap-accesssible bathroom, so he singlehandedly raised almost $8,000 including an architect, electrician, and contractor. Dylan loved working with the VFW crew so much, he enlisted 12 fellow Staples High School National Honor Society members to help paint “Everyone’s been super kind. It shows how much people actually do care about the veterans. I’m glad we can ...

VFW Department of Connecticut District 1 Meeting

The VFW Department of Connecticut, District 1 Quarterly Meeting was hosted by VFW Post 399 in Westport on Saturday, 16 November 2019. After opening ceremonies, roll call, and reading of the minutes, the committee reports were discussed to ensure the members were fully informed of District 1 business initiatives.

Rent our boat slips!

We accept power boats from 12' to 25'. Located on the Saugatuck River just 300 yards North of 1-95. Plenty of parking adjacent to the secured gated docks. Best prices in Westport, our rates are $50 per foot for all veterans and members, and $75 for non members. All boaters and their guests have access to the restaurant and canteen during business hours. All inquiries can be sent to akidonovan@optonline.net.

Get our red t-shirt!

Starting in the month of November 2019, the Westport Fire Department will be wearing and selling RED shirts to show solidarity and support for our deployed service members every Friday until each one has returned home to their families. The RED color and mission stands for Remember Everyone Deployed. Currently in 2019 there are over 170,000 active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories. These shirts will be on sale to the general public and all money raised ...

New Yelp Profile

After several years of no activity, the VFW Post 399 recently updated our Yelp profile to attract more customers to our business. Since millions of people use Yelp to search for businesses every day, an up-to-date business page makes it easy for them to connect with Post 399. The updated profile helps the VFW to advertise boat slip availability, restaurant, bar, room rentals, website and operating hours. On average, businesses with a complete Yelp page see 135% more page views.