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.
To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts, serve our veterans, the military, & our communities, and advocate on behalf of all veterans.
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.
...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.
Comrades of Post 4588, the post has lot of events coming up in December and will need some assistance if you are available.
It is with a heavy heart that a fellow Veteran's Mission is now Complete. If you would like to pay your respects, please see below:
National Vietnam War Veteran Ceremony - 29 Mar 23 9am to 12pmJoin the Shreveport Vet Center to thank a Vietnam Veteran for their Service to our Nation.
Shreveport Vet Center; 1255 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy; Shreveport, LA 71105For more information, visit vietnamwar50th.com or call the Shreveport Vet Center at 318-861-1776.
Shreveport Vet CenterMarch 29, 2023 --9 am to 12 pm:The Shreveport Vet Center is honored to present a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin and Presidential Proclamation: All Vietnam Veterans and Vietnam Era Veterans (family welcome) -- in honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day
March 25th and 26th, 2023 – 8 am to 4 pm:
The Shreveport Vet Center’s Mobile Vet Center will be on site participating in the Defenders of Liberty Air Show at Barksdale AFB, LA.
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.
Glory Fest '23 - 21 Mar 23The Cuddy Family Foundation for Veterans presents four amazing bands. Two brilliant artists. One delicious food truck. Free admission. Our second benefit concert is going to be an amazing affair thanks to sponsors and partners like The Little House of Music, Parker's Lawn Care, Cross Country Equity, and Red River Range. We'll see you at VFW Post 4588!More info visit the following websites tcgggv.org/gloryfest23
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors - 1 Jan 23 at 3 PM
TAPS is the national nonprofit organization providing compassionate care and comprehensive resources for all those grieving the death of a military or veteran loved one.
More info visit the following websites Post 4588 TAPS or TAPS
Want to know what’s going on with the Post and within the State, check out the calendar with the link below
Music & DancingJoin 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.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.