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.
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:
- Citizenship – must
be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
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.
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org but please contact us. See contact information below.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
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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