Membership Information

There are as many reasons to join the VFW as there are members. For some, it means enjoying the company of other veterans at a local VFW hall. For others, it is about supporting a good cause, allowing the VFW to advocate on their behalf for veterans’ rights.

What would membership mean to you?
Camaraderie with others who have served
A way to meet others concerned about your community
Active support to programs that help deployed service members

Association with a group that has first-hand experience with the hardships of combat. A group that knows veterans come from all walks of life and have different experiences. A group where members are allowed to disagree with one another and still share the pride of having served on behalf of their country.

The one thing we all agree on: Membership means providing more than lip service to supporting veterans and deployed service members, as well as their families.

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.

For a detailed list of eligigible campain medals click on the link below

Check eligibility for the VFW

If you are eligible for membership, please bring your DD214 into the VFW Post and fill out an application form.

 Membership types:

Annual Member:  Your dues of $37.00 will cover you for one calendar year and must be renewed annually.

Life Member:  Cost determined by age

By becoming a VFW Life Member, you make a lifetime commitment to serving your fellow service members and veterans. That’s something to take great pride in.

You can also enjoy many great benefits of being a life member! You will:

  • Avoid annual dues and renewals.
  • Never pay an increase in dues—Guaranteed!
  • Receive a 10% discount on exclusive VFW Store merchandise for the first year.

You can become a VFW Life Member by making a one-time payment as shown below. You can also pay for your Life Membership through our installment plan, with an initial $45 payment, with the Life Membership amount billed over an 11-month period as shown in the table below.

Age Total Initial Fee 11 Payments
>30 $425 $45 $38.64
31-40 $410 $45 $37.27
41-50 $375 $45 $34.09
51-60 $335 $45 $30.45
61-70 $290 $45 $26.36
70-71 $225 $45 $20.45
81> $170 $45 $15.45