There have been a few changes to reporting that should make things simpler:
There are only 4 categories now:
Veterans Service - If you are doing things for VETERANS, list it here. Funerals, Hospital visits to veterans, Service Officer work... it all goes here.
Community Service - Anything you do for your community including Americanism activities like parades, partnering with local organizations, blood drives. If it is not directly for veterans, list it here.
Youth Development - Anything to do with youth: schools, scouts, youth sports, Patriot's Pen, VOD, JROTC...
Legislative Activities - Get out the vote drives, hosting candidates (all sides)...
There are NO subcategories. If you marched in an Independence Day parade then describe that in the description. No need to select a sub-category. This should make things simpler as you just report what you did.
A new checkbox for VFW Rider participation. If you have a Riders group, check here if they participated in the event (wearing their vests or riding).
Make sure you are entering the who, what, where, when and why in the description. The more descriptive the better and that can make or break whether your report is accepted or rejected.