WELCOME TO GANDY-BROWN VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 4588

No One Does More For Veterans

It is yesterday's defenders of freedom that make up Today's VFW.

 
Veterans of every generation know service doesn't end when you leave the military. They look out for one another and offer hope.
 
To our fellow Veterans of Foreign Wars, we are here for you and invite you to join us. Your courage and sacrifices have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace, and we welcome you into our ranks to become part of our elite group whose member's common bond is the battlefield.
 


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OUR MISSION

Our Mission: 

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts, serve our veterans, the military, & our communities, and advocate on behalf of all veterans. 

Our Vision: 

Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

 

News & Events

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Membership

Membership Details

As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...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.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

Announcements

Events

Want to know what’s going on with the Post and within the State, check out the calendar with the link below
 

VA Secretary's Statement on the Passage of the PACT Act

Veterans who were exposed to toxic fumes while fighting for our country are American heroes, and they deserve world-class care and benefits for their selfless service.

The bipartisan PACT Act will help VA deliver for those Veterans and their survivors by empowering us to provide care and benefits to Vets suffering from more than 20 toxic exposure-related conditions. 

To those Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors: you can apply for PACT Act benefits by filing a claim at VA.gov, and you can learn more about the PACT Act at VA.gov/PACT or by calling us at 1-800-698-2411.

For claims see the links below:

VA.gov

VA.gov/PACT

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
 
Click below for more information
 

Buddy Poppy Winners 

Two of Louisiana's Buddy Poppy Displays won ribbons at National VFW Convention.

Category 2 entry VFW Love Letter to Purple Heart Recipients Display from Post 4588 & Auxiliary won 1st Place.

Category 3 entry Freedom is not Free Lake of Tears from Post & Auxiliary 12182 won Honorable Mention.

Louisiana was in the HOUSE!! Keep your eye out for the VFW Magazine recognizing all the efforts on these displays!
 

Act. No. 680 

Allows All Louisiana Active Military and Honorably Discharged Veterans to Carry A Concealed Weapon Without A Permit

On June 18, 2022, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed proposed law SB 143 into law making it Act No. 680.
 
Authored by District 35 Senator Jay Morris SB 143 allows all honorably discharged Veterans and active military who have not been convicted of a violent crime, are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and are at least 21 years old to carry a CONCEALED WEAPON WITHOUT A PERMIT in any place and under the same restrictions that those with a permit may carry a concealed weapon.

Concealed carriers will need to have proof of being a veteran which can be any military ID card or even your driver’s license showing "veteran” on it.
 
The new law becomes effective on AUGUST 1, 2022.
 
Click below for more information
 

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Hiring Fair

The VA is looking for people, if you or know someone that might be interested

Hiring Fair is Saturday, July 23, 2022 starting at 10:30 am. - 3:00 pm.

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center / Red Team (Annex – 2nd Floor)
 
Available positions:
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Telemetry Technicians
  • Surgical Technicians
 
Required documents:
  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Proof of COVID-19 & Flu Vaccination
  • 2 types of Government issued ID
  • RN: VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
  • LPN: VA Form 10-2850c, Application for Associated Health Occupations
VA Forms 10-2850a and VA Form 10-2850c can be found at the links below:
 
 
 

Warrior Closet

VFW Post 4588 is an official drop-off location for the Warrior Closet. Bring us any (new) clothing items you would like to donate to homeless veterans.
 
Each month, the Post will deliver the items to the Warrior Closet at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.
 

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 pm

For more information to include the bands that will be playing follow us Facebook, see link below:
 

Coffee & Connection

Join us every Sunday from 8 am to 10 am for Coffee and some fellowship with fellow Post members. 
 
For more information click the Facebook link below:

 

Operation Daily Battle 2022

Come together with the VFW Riders for a little Wind Therapy to promote suicide awareness and prevention from 30 Sept 22 at 8 am thru 2 Oct 22 until 6 pm

All VFW Riders, Auxiliary, family members, and supporters are welcome!
 
For more information click the Facebook link below:
 

VETFest 2022

Join us 11 Nov 22 starting at 5 pm thru 13 Nov 22 ending 12 pm for the biggest Veteran & First Responder event in the Ark-La-Tex!
 
For more information click on the Facebook link below: 


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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.

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