"The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow."


James Fontenot

Commander - Navy - Post 8971

Joe Granger

Sr Vice - Marines - Post 8971

Bob Solieau

Jr Vice - Air Force - Post 8971

Bob Witkouski

Quartermaster - Air Force - Post 8971

Terry Fontenot

Surgeon - Army - Post 8971

Cleveland Michaud

1 Year Trustee - Army - Post 8971

Roland Miller

2 year Trustee - Army - Post 8971

Ron Clark

3 Year Trustee - Post 8971


Paul Ganucheau

Chaplain - Post 8971

Larry Lejeune

Adjutant - Navy - Post 8971

Donald Estilette

Judge Advocate - Army - Post 8971

David Strange

Webmaster - Marines - Post 5555

Post News

Important Info for Post8971 Members

Post 8971 at Oaklane

VFW Post 8971 & Auxilary Members Oaklane Nursing Home Bingo

VFW Post 8971 Patriot Day 2019

VFW Post 8971 participated in a Patriot Day ceremony at the Circle Park in Eunice, LA.

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

93rd State Convention

We invite all VFW and VFW Auxiliary Members to our 93rd Annual State Convention June 27-30, 2024 in Alexandria, LA!

2023-2024 Voice of Democracy District Winners

Congratulations to all of the students that received First Place in their District for VOD!

National News

Important info from National VFW

Happy Birthday Army ... and to the Flag You Carry

WASHINGTON - On June 14, The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) joins in with our grateful nation in celebrating the birthday of the U...

New Study Links Cancers to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

A study published in January found an increased risk for cancers among troops and civilian contractors stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune ...