Are you eligible to join the VFW? Maybe you just returned from flying missions as part of Operation Southern and Northern Watch. Perhaps you did a stint in Bosnia or completed a tour in Korea. Maybe you saw action during missions in Somalia, Haiti or Rwanda in 1994. If so, your Korean Duty or Overseas Campaign Medal makes you eligible for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) brother/sisterhood. Veterans who served overseas in foreign wars, expeditionary campaigns, occupation duty or served in Korea any time may join. If you live in the Martinez, CA area and are interested in joining us in our mission to support our local veterans and other worthy causes, please check us out.
Dues for Life members in age 41-50 are $375. Dues are figured by age so if you are not in this age range, please check the national VFW website or your local command. For those who are not Life Members, yearly dues are $45 per year. See more info to the left.
Benefits of and Dues for Legacy Life Members can also be found HERE.
If you have earned one of the following badges, then you may join. Many of the qualifying campaigns, ribbons or medals are listed but not limited to the following: 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, Service on the Korean Peninsula (for 30 consecutive days), Kosovo Eligibility Combat Action Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Medical Badge and others.
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 the VFW's more recent assistance includes: AFEM for troops in Bosnia, Hardship pay for Joint Task Force Full Accounting personnel, 100,000 care packages worth more than $1M to troops overseas during the Gulf Ward, pre-paid telephone cards to active duty troops and hospitalized veterans via the VFW's Operation Uplink and others.