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Ready to become a member?

Are you eligible?  Maybe you just returned from Afghanistan or Iraq.  Maybe you flew missions as part of Operation Southern and Northern Watch.  Perhaps you did a stint in Bosnia or completed a tour in Korea on the DMZ.  Maybe you saw service during missions in Somalia, Haiti or Rwanda in 1994.  In any case, your overseas campaign medal makes you eligible for the VFW.

Who can join?

Veterans who served overseas in Foreign Wars, Expeditionary Campaigns, Occupation Duty or served in Korea at anytime.

If you have earned one of these, then you can join.  Qualifying Campaigns, Ribbons or Medals:  Expeditionary Spanish Campaign, Army of Cuban Occupation, Army of Puerto Rican Occupation, Philippine Campaign, China Campaign, Army of Cuban Pacification, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Service, First Nicaraguan Campaign, Haitian Campaign, Dominican Campaign, World War I Victory, Army of Occupation of Germany, Second Nicaraguan Campaign, Yangtze Service, China Service, American Defense Service, American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, Army of Occupation, Navy Occupation, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOT), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon or Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Medical Badge or SSBN Deterent Patrol Insignia.

We know what it's like to be far from home serving your country. WE'VE BEEN IN YOUR BOOTS. To make sure you receive the recognition and support you deserve, we fight in Washington to protect your rights and work hard on the local level to make your tours easier. Some of VFW's more recent assistance includes:

Improvements to the GI Bill. 

AFEM for troops in Bosnia.

Hardship pay for Joint Task Force Full Accounting personnel.

Thousands of care packages to troops overseas.

Pre-paid telephone cards to active duty troops and hospitalized veterans via VFW's Operation Uplink.

See our national website at https://www.vfw.org

For  more information and an application, see: https://www.vfw.org/join