MEMBERSHIP


JOIN THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

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. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the  Global War on Terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.

Eligibility

 There are three qualifiers for membership in the VFW, as set out in our By-Laws. An individual must meet all three in order to become a member. They are as follows:

  1.  Citizenship – must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
  2.  Honorable Service – must have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and either received a discharge of Honorable or General (Under Honorable Conditions) or be currently serving.
  3.  Service in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters*. This can be proven by any of the following:
    • - An authorized campaign medal see a full list of qualifying medals and badges)
      - Receipt of Hostile Fire Pay or Imminent Danger Pay (verified by a military pay statement)
      - Service in Korea for 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days

*This information is usually available through a veteran’s DD-214. If other information is needed or if a veteran’s DD-214 is not complete, they can contact the National Personnel Records Center online or at 314-801-0800 to request more information.

More detailed information on VFW eligibility can be accessed here

To become one of the 'elite' contact a VFW Post near you, write us, call us, or email us office@vfwmn.org but please contact us...
 
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BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

 
Discounts
 
The VFW appreciates your service, and so do patriotic businesses across the country. That's why we've teamed up to offer you -as a VFW member- and your family discounted pricing on valuable merchandise and services. It's just one more way we're able to say, "thank you" for all you've done to protect our freedom!

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