The Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force & Coast Guard are the Armed Forces of the United States. The Army & Air National Guard are reserve components of their services, operating partly under state authority.
As one of the three military departments (Army, Navy, and Air Force) reporting to the Department of Defense, the Army provides the ground forces that protect the United States and is the largest and oldest service in the U.S. military.
Although a component of the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps command structure includes Marine Expeditionary Forces and Aircraft Wings and maintains amphibious & ground units for contingency & combat operations.
On, above, and below the water, the Navy is the maritime service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and as the world's largest and most powerful Navy in existence, it is a major deterrent to aggression around the world.
With a rapid, flexible, and lethal air and space capability that can deliver forces anywhere in the world within hours, the Air Force conducts independent air operations and provides air support for land & naval forces.
As a component of the Department of the Air Force, the Space Force organizes, trains, and equips space forces to protect the interests of the United States and its allies in space and provide space capabilities to the joint force.
The Coast Guard provides law and maritime safety enforcement, marine and environmental protection, and military naval support. Part of the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, the Coast Guard operates under the Navy during times of war.
. Comprised of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard, the National Guard is a versatile force, supporting combat missions, domestic emergencies, humanitarian efforts, homeland security operations, and more.
It is yesterday's defenders of freedom that make up Today's VFW.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
December Awareness MonthInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3)
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
The main program of the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the UN Headquarters in New York will include the Opening, panel discussions and cultural events. Member States, civil society organizations and the private sector are welcome to organize their own events to celebrate the International Day to raise awareness and promote the rights and perspectives of persons with disabilities around the world.
Medal of HonorThere is a 8 episode video of Medal of Honor on NetflixHonoring service members whose courage merited the awarding of a Medal of Honor, this docudrama series re-creates their inspiring true stories.More information
Veteran GuardiansA paid organization to assist veterans in getting VA disabilities.Our mission is to help Veterans achieve the maximum VA rating they have earned through their honorable service to the nation.
Our vision is to champion a passionate team focused on serving our nation's Veterans and serving our community.Checkout the page for some good resources and information such as the disability rating calculator as well as the state benefits page
Shreveport Vet Center
The Vet Center/Mobile Vet Center will also be in many area communities soon. So, review and share the dates/times on upcoming outreach efforts. Established community partners are welcome to coordinate outreach efforts.Upcoming Vet Center and MVC Outreach Events:Vet Center:4th Wednesday each month: Information/Outreach/Intake at 1255 Shreveport Barksdale HighwayMVC Outreach2nd Wednesday of each month: Gregg County V.S.O.’s Office in Longview, TX.2nd Thursday of each month: East Texas Crisis Center Thrift Store in Nacogdoches, TX.2nd Friday of each month: Lincoln Parish Library in Ruston, LA.3rd Tuesday of each month: Texarkana CBOC in Texarkana, TX.4th Tuesday of each month: Monroe CBOC in Monroe, LA.For questions about Vet Center services or coming events, please visit https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/ or call 318-861-1776 and ask for Garett Juneau.Music & Dancing
Join us every Saturday from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm for live Music & Dancing.
- Open to the public
- $10 Cover charge
- Doors open at 4:30 pmFor more information to include the bands that will be playing follow us Facebook, see link below:
Coffee & ConnectionJoin us every Sunday from 8 am to 10 am for Coffee and some fellowship with fellow Post members.Need help with a VA claim, a DAV will be available during this time to help with you with any VA claims.For more information click the Facebook link below:
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.