FAQS

Just a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  Please give us a call or email us if you have any additional questions.

FAQ's

For new members,  your annual membership dues are FREE.  After the first year, annual membership Dues are $40 and due on the anniversary of the date you joined the VFW or the date of annual renewal.  Post 9676 not only pays for all new members' first year dues we also encourage all new member to consider Life Members.  Our Post is now waiving the $100 for your Life Membership.  The Post  has a implemented a program whereby we will pay for a new live members Life Membership, waive the first $100 then allow the New Life Member to reimburse the Post for as little as $20 per month. 



"Why is the Veteran Important?"
https://vfw9676.org/di/vfw/v2/default.asp?pid=83509 
 
Click the Link above to learn more about Patriot Pen Competition

The Veterans Administration does not have an in residence representative in Valencia County.
The New Mexico Veterans Affairs Office also does have an in residence representative in Valencia County.  However, Albuquerque is only 20 miles from Los Lunas and you may can setup a in person meeting representative from either the Veterans Administration Region Office or NM Department of Veterans Services.
 
Here are several links that should be very help to you:
VA Regional Office

NM Department of Veterans Services

Yes, we certainly do have someone in our Post that can help you apply for Veterans Benefits and other Veterans Assistance.  Contact one of our Service Officers for Help With VA Benefits & Claims. 
 
Senior VFW Service Officer:  Ulysses Abeita at 505-264-4110
VFW Post 9676 Volunteer Service Officer:  Tony Munoz at 505-948-8635


Because our Post is located on Village of Los Lunas property, we are not allowed to have a Canteen where liquor can be served.  We also can rent the facility.

No, we do not currently have an Auxiliary.  However, our spouses and significant others are very active in helping Post members accomplish their mission.  We also have many supporters and sponsors that are willing to step up and help whenever we need them.   For example, at our annual 4th of July Open House patriotic citizens/supporters show up to help us setup tents, tables and chairs.  They make themselves available to serve the public a free meal consisting of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cold watermelon, and soft drinks.  We are very fortunate and count on their support. 

Unfortunately, because our Post Home is located on Village of Los Lunas property, we do not have a Hall or facility that we can rent out for events.

Absolutely not.  We are here to service our Community - Free of Charge - whether you are a War Veteran or not.  Please be aware, however, that based on our By-Laws, Veterans of Foreign Wars must be our number one priority.  Donation, of course will always gratefully be accepted, but are in no way expected.

We meet at our Post Home, located in the yellow converted railroad depot building at the entrance to Daniel D. Fernandez Memorial Park, located at 1201 State Hwy 301 in Los Lunas, NM 87031.  We meet once a month starting at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Yes we do accept worn and tattered flags for proper retirement.  Please call Commander Pino at 505-414-0288 or Quartermaster, Jack Lovato at 505-550-4076, to establish at time and date to drop off your flags.

Yes, the VFW has two scholarship programs, one is called Voice of Democracy and the other is Patriot's Pen.
 
Click on the link below to learn more about these scholarships and how to apply electronically or by submitting a paper application.
https://vfw9676.org/di/vfw/v2/default.asp?pid=83509  

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