To qualify for membership in the VFW you MUST meet the following TWO requirements:
1: Honorable Service – must have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and either received a discharge of Honorable or General (Under Honorable Conditions) or be currently serving.
2: Service in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters*. This can be proven by any of the following:
*This information is usually available through a veteran’s DD-214. If other information is needed or if a veteran’s DD-214 is not complete, they can contact the National Personnel Records Center online or at 314.801.0800 to request more information.
More detailed information on VFW eligibility can be accessed here.
If you are not eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars but you have a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sibling, or spouse who would be eligible then you may apply for membership in the VFW Auxiliary. You can learn more at vfwauxiliary.org.
Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2017
The Voice of Democracy is an audio-essay program that provides students in grades 9 thru 12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.
Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. Patriot’s Pen is open to 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students enrolled by the Oct31 deadline in public, private or parochial schools in the U.S., its territories or its possessions. Home-schooled students also are eligible
The post was formed and installed on March 1988 with 35 members
No. Only the name badge ( if you have one ) and the VFW Hat are worn at post meetings - plus your regular clothing.
National HQS will provide you with a monthly magazine. State HQS has an online newspaper for your access. The post will provide a web site (this site) and update it each month @ vfw10125.org. The publications and web site will address VFW issues and activities.
They are elected and/or appointed each year. You will receive a copy of the current officer roster upon joining - they can also be found on this website.
The post is growing each month. As this is written - We have 470 Members . 417 of which are life members,
Currently there are 3 social activities:
No. That is a future goal of the Post. Each year, if possible, we add to the building fund.
Our post is unique in that we have been an all-state post 23 of the 29 years that we have been in existence. In 2001 we received the great honor of being named an 'All-American Post' - and again in 2009.In 2006 we were the top all-state post in the state. In 2007, we were one of the top posts in the state. We were the top post for 2008 & shared the top spot in 2009.In 2010, we were the only post out of 333 posts to get the maximum Points and complete all of the Programs. We have a good group of experienced officers.
Yes, to Both questions. A statement in approx. 80,000 posts of account or the budget is available for your review upon joining the post. The books are always open to any post member.
Review the literature left with you by the post recruiter. If additional Data is needed, contact Service Officer, Melvin R. Buzzard, firstname.lastname@example.org (916)-635-6129
Whether you're active-duty or retired from the military, you are eligible to join if you meet our eligibility requirements.