Why Join?

VFW members share the camaraderie you enjoyed in the military. We’ve all been deployed to foreign war zones and/or where UN troops maintained global peace including Egypt, Kosovo and Bosnia. We’ve put our lives on the line defending freedom. Our families know the hardships of deployments. We understand what you want in a veterans service organization: camaraderie, strong support and effective advocacy. We’re committed to serving our state and nation through the VFW’s mission—“Honor the Dead by Serving the Living”—out of respect for those who went before us into harm’s way.

Our strength comes from you—veterans of wars ranging back to World War II and Korea, through the Vietnam War and Operations Desert Storm/Shield, and through Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, plus many smaller military operations in between. Your membership enables the VFW to do good things for great people particularly veterans, their families, our troops and their communities. Our ability to improve lives grows with each new membership and when current members renew.

To recognize the significant impact that women are having in our military, we created the “She Serves” campaign to encourage female veterans to offer their ideas and their energy to the VFW (see the link below for details).

Here are more reasons why membership will pay off big for you:
What have we done lately for you?
Member Benefitshttp://www.vfw.org/Join/Member-Benefits/
Service Officer Flyer
Testimonials from existing member of all ages
VFW’s Federal Legislative Victories for Veterans
VFW’s Washington DC Office – Fighting for Your Rights
VFW National Legislative Priority Issues

Interested in joining? First, check your eligibility. Veterans who served on covert missions not shown on discharge papers should contact State HQ to document their eligibility.