Why join the VFW?
If you're visiting our page and you're not a current member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars... Maybe your asking yourself why should I join the VFW? What good things does the VFW do? Here are a few video clips that we hope would help make your decision to join our great organization!

VFW Veterans & Military Support Programs

VFW Post and Auxiliary Officers and Members we need your help!  How many times have you heard of a family of a soldier that is in a financial situation, because the soldier is serving his/her country away from the home front, that you wished there were funds available to assist that family during their time of need, or Veteran that has previously made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country and has ran into some hardships and needs some kind of assistance. Our VFW organization has established several help programs, such as UnMet Needs, Operation Uplink, VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero, and Military Assistance Program, and now we have them all under one blanket program called Veterans & Military Support Programs – just for those times of needed services.  Thousands of families in need have been able to get needy funds through the VFW’s National Military Services Program. National has made some changes to that current program, and the program will now become Veterans & Military Support Program. The program will have the same opportunities for our Military but now we will be able to help Veterans also!!

Join our Department of LA, VFW & Auxiliary in promoting the VFW Veterans & Military Support Program!  Get your post/auxiliary to donate to the program all year long, especially around the holidays!

The program is maintained through DONATIONS.  Help us maintain this impressive program – you’re Post/Auxiliary – or your own five dollars – whatever amount – helps the National Veterans & Military Support Program with funds to help out when there is a great need, such as phone calls, emergency funds to – help pay the light bill, funeral expenses, emergency leave for that soldier  – who’s family needs him/her home now!, whatever that “ Need” is a family will have an opportunity to get help through the VFW’s Veteran & Military Support Programs. 


Our Department would like to give a HUGE Thanks to Exxon Plant in Baton Rouge, LA for allowing our State Commander and his team to make a Membership Presentation during one of their meetings.

Recruiting at Exxon plant in Baton Rouge was an exciting challenge for our VFW Team attending, the August 28, 2015, form at the invitation of, (Army Veteran, new VFW Life Member, Exxon employee), Ryan Beissinger.   State Sr. V. Cmdr, Ray Bass, Dist 8 Cmdr, Tommy Pitre and I were very pleased to present the VFW’s power point and videos.  There were about 40 veterans in attendance and our team had brochures and applications to distribute.  This was a wonderful opportunity to tell the VFW’s story and answer questions regarding issues the vets had.  We only wished that we had more companies with veteran’s employed – show interest in what VFW does for Veterans.  Ryan also invited other VSOs and Veterans Affairs to give their story and why our organizations need all veterans to join VSOs.  This need is for all Vets to help maintain VA Veteran’s entitlements earned.  Exxon vets were very interested in what VFW has done and will continue to do.  We did get VFW applications!  Thanks Exxon Team and staff!  Cmdr Dugas




GERALD DUGAS - 504-427-4831