We understand the unique bond you share with other veterans of overseas conflicts because we too, have been there. Since 1899, the VFW has been the nation’s leading veterans service organization in the fight to better the lives of all those who’ve worn the uniform of the United States military. No matter which conflict called you to service, we invite you to join us. Stand strong with the other 1.4 million members of the VFW as together, we continue to fight for all that’s good FOR VETERANS.
The fundamental difference between our organization and other veterans organizations, and one in which we take great pride, is our eligibility qualifications.
VFW welcomes all who meet our eligibility criteria. It's through service to this country that all our membership has earned their elite status.
Also: If you have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, then you're eligible to join our ranks.
Look at the criteria to the left. If you meet this criteria and it is noted on your DD Form 214 then you are eligible to join the VFW. If you find that you are not eligible, but may have a family member who is please consider joining the VFW Auxiliary (Click the link below for more information).
Click on the "Find A Post" Button above to find the VFW Nearest to your home, work or other hangout spot.
Visit the Post which you would like to become a member. Meet new Comrades and fill out an application for membership. (Please bring a copy of your DD Form 214, for proof of eligibility)
If you do not wish to join a local post, but still wish to support the National VFW Organization you can join as a member-at-large. to do so simply click the button below to sign up online: