About the VFW

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.

New Campaign Medal

Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal
Authorized Recipients of this medal are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. This medal is awarded to the thousands of U.S. Military personnel who have deployed to Iraq or Syria to combat ISIS since June 15, 2014.

Member Benefits

  • Camaraderie and access to the vast network of resources that comes with        being part of the nation’s largest group of combat veterans
  • Assistance securing the benefits and compensation you've earned
  • Discounts on numerous insurance, travel services, health care plans,     computers and more