Q: How do I tell if I am eligible to join the VFW?
A: You can join the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States if you are a U.S. citizen with honorable military service (Active Duty, Reserves/Guard, veteran or retired) who meets at least one of the following requirements:
  • Received a campaign or expeditionary medal for overseas service
  • Served 30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days in Korea
  • Received hostile fire or imminent danger pay
Q: Why should I join the VFW?
A: Camaraderie, support, and benefits you can't afford to miss! 
The VFW offers its members a variety of perks, including:
  • Free one-on-one VA claims assistance  
  • Connections and a networking system that can help you find employment, make powerful new contacts and receive access to VFW online networks 
  • Discounts on merchandise and services like insurance, computers, cell phones, prescriptions, travel and more 
  • Countless opportunities to continue serving your country and comrades
Q: Can women join the VFW?  Is there an age limit?
A: Did you know? 
  • Women veterans are the fastest growing segment of VFW membership  
  • More than half of new VFW members are age 39 and younger
  • The VFW is home to nearly 1.2 million members and has more than 6,100 Posts in the U.S. and around the world
The VFW is a place for female and male veterans of all ages, branches and conflicts.  Active Duty, Reserves/Guard, veteran or retired - we're here for all VETRANS.
Q: Who do I contact to fill out an application?
A: You can contact your local post for an application.  Trouble finding the post you need? You can use the Post Locator from the National website (https://www.vfw.org/find-a-post) to locate the post nearest you.  Still having trouble? Contact us and we will put you in touch.