You Belong Here.
As the largest combat veterans’ organization around, VFW membership spans the globe. We’re an elite group of combat warriors who continue watching each other’s backs, long after the fight is over.
Camaraderie. Friendship. People who “get you.” You will find it here.
We support our brothers and sisters on the front lines, and here at home. There’s a sense of pride in knowing you’re continuing a tradition of comradeship and advocacy that’s more than 110 years old.
While Vietnam veterans currently represent the largest number of VFW members, more than half of the new members are age 39 and younger.
The VFW has over 7,400 Posts in the U.S. and around the world.
Female veterans are one of the fastest growing groups of VFW membership.
You can join VFW if you…
– received a campaigns or service medal for overseas service
– served at least 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea anytime since 1949.
– received Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pay
Visit www.vfw.org/Join for a complete list of eligibility.
You can join Post 106 Private Club as
– As an “Active Member,” a person who served in the military and in a war zone.
– As an “Active Social Member,” a person who served in the military, but not a war zone.
– As an “Auxiliary Member,” a relative of a qualifying Active member.
– As a “Social Member,” a person who will honor and respect those men and women that served in the military defending our country.
Additional VFW Post 106 Membership Information
As yesterday’s defenders of freedom we want to welcome today’s military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice has made a difference in preserving and defending world peace. Become part of the VFW family today so you can make a difference in your community tomorrow.
The fundamental difference between our Organization and other veteran organizations, and one in which we take great pride, is our eligibility qualifications. There are three requisites for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States: (1) Citizenship; (2) Honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States; (3) Service entitling the applicant to the award of a recognized campaign medal or as set forth in the Congressional Charter and/or By-Laws
Checking eligibility is comparatively simple. Assuming that a person is a United States citizen and has an honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces, it only remains to be proven that the person served outside the continental limits of the U.S. and has earned a campaign or service medal recognized by the VFW as meeting the campaign medal requisite for VFW Membership. (The only exception is for service in Korea after June 30, 1949, until present.)
Discharges issued during and immediately after the close of World War II have a section on the back listing the medals and decorations which have been earned. Persons discharged later received a DD-214, “Report of Separation” form, which has a space showing medals and decorations. Lost separation documents can be replaced by completing and submitting Standard Form 180, “Request Pertaining to Military Records.” Form 180 can be obtained online ( click here) or you can request a form by writing to the National Personnel Records Center, 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63132.
(A female veteran who is eligible to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars must join as an active Post member, and is no longer permitted to join the auxiliary.) A civilian is eligible if he or she is a Husband, Wife, Widower, Widow, Father, Mother, Grandfather, Grandmother, Son, Daughter, Grandson, Granddaughter, Brother, or Sister, of a person who is or were eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
Members must be at least 16 years old, and citizens of the United States.