"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."


Donnie Fontenot

Commander - Navy - Post 8971

Terry Matte

Post Quartermaster - Army - Post 8971

Gene Young

Judge Advocate - Army - Post 8971

Terry Fontenot

Surgeon - Army - Post 8971

Alvin Wilson

1 Year Trustee - Army - Post 8971

Gene Olivier

2 Year Trustee - Army - Post 8971

Albert Olivier

3 Year Trustee - Army - Post 8971

Gene Olivier

Post Service Officer - Army - Post 8971

David Strange

Webmaster - Marines - Post 5555


Fay Reed

President - Post 8971

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

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VFW Expresses Condolences, Frustration Over Operations in Afghanistan

State Commander's Statement

Commander, Tim Sloan, has released a statement in regards to the use of his slogan, "Building the Tribe"

National News

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VFW Action Alert: Take Action Now

Congress is voting now on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. There are two critical amendments that NEED to stay! ...

VFW Joins Other VSOs to Launch 9/11 Memorial Golf Fund

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars has joined together with four other veterans service organizations to launch the 9...