The VFW welcomes all who meet our eligibility criteria. It is through service to this country that our membership has earned their elite status.

If you have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, then you are eligible. 

Membership Schedule of Fees

Pay all at once. The chart below lists costs by age:
Age One-Time Payment
30 and younger $425
31 - 40 $410
41 - 50 $375
51 - 60 $335
61 - 70 $290
71 - 80 $225
81 and Over $170


Pay through an affordable installment plan. You pay $35 to enroll and then select whether you would like to spread your payments out over an 11 month or 23 month period. You will be billed on a monthly basis. You will receive a “Provisional Life” membership card at the time of your enrollment. A permanent VFW Life Member card will be mailed when payments are complete. The chart below shows monthly payment rates for the two options by age:

Age 11 Month 23 Month
30 and younger $40.39 $20.23
31 - 40 $39.02 $19.58
41 - 50 $35.84 $18.05
51 - 60 $32.20 $16.32
61 - 70 $28.11 $14.36
71 - 80 $22.20 $11.53
81 and over $17.20 $9.14



  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be currently in the US military or have an honorable discharge
  • Must have served overseas during a conflict for which you received an expeditionary medal, a campaign medal or ribbon, or imminent danger/hostile fire pay


  • Received the SSBN Deterrent Patrol Insignia, the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), the Combat Medic Badge (CMB), the Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), the Combat Action Badge (CAB), the Air Force Combat Action Medal (AFCAM), or Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (with Gold Border)


  • Served 30 consecutive days duty in Korea or 60 days of non-consecutive duty in Korea
  • Be currently deployed in an area that qualifies for VFW membership.   
Join VFW. This link will open a window to VFW Online Membership System. After applying for a membership with the VFW as a member-at-large, you may later request a transfer to VFW Post 10147.