|Calling all Combat
|Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Membership
What is a 'Combat' veteran?
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.
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. If you are unsure, just send us
your DD-214 and we'll review it with you.
What commitment is required?
That depends on you. We all have skills and talents to offer and when combined, is what
makes VFW great. At a minimum, stay informed on activities going on at the Post, attend
the monthly meeting if you're able, and, most importantly, add your voice with ours through
your continued membership. Our voice is heard in Washington D.C. because of our
I'm not a combat veteran, but I did serve. Can I join?
While not eligible for the VFW, our Post has an active and engaged Ladies and Men's
Auxillary that is committed to service.
What are the annual dues?
Annual dues work out to under a $1 per week, payable each December for the upcoming
year. Or, a lifetime membership is also available and the cost depends on age.
Your brothers and sisters at the VFW don't want a fellow comrade to be unable to join
because of a financial hardship. If you have a need please let your sponsor know and
he/she will discuss the situation with the commander. Also, if you are currently deployed let
us know that as well and we'll pay your dues while deployed.
What happens after I submit my application?
Your application information will be forwarded to a member of the Post who will reach out to
you by telephone to discuss your application. After the paperwork is complete your
application will be voted upon by the members of the Post. After your application is
approved you will receive a membership card. Also, your sponsor will provide information
about the next meeting and upcoming events you may be interested in attending.
I have a specific question not covered here. Who can assist me?
At the top of this page is a "contact us" button. Click it and complete your question, or, just
ask for a telephone call and we'll reach out to you directly.