You can join the VFW if you…
- received a campaign medal for overseas service
- served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea
- received hostile fire or imminent danger pay
Why Join the VFW?
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, is a national veterans service and advocacy organization dedicated to serving as the voice of returned and currently deployed military servicemembers. Founded in 1899, the VFW has 2.4 million members in 8,500 posts around the world. The VFW provides a number of services to members:
- CAMARADERIE: VFW has more than 2.2 million VFW and Auxiliary members in 8000 posts around the world, friends who underdstand what you’ve been through.
- SUPPORT: VFW helps military families during deployment and beyond. VFW provides free phone time while you’re deployed, emergency grants (up to $2,500) for military families and hosts morale-boosting military events.
- CONNECTIONS: VFW can help you find employment on VetJobs.com, make powerful new contacts, serve your community and tap into VFW virtual networks across the web.
- ADVOCACY: VFW is at your side. We’ll help you file for your VA benefits through our nationwide network of VFW service officers. VFW also fights for veterans’ issues on Capitol Hill, ensuring major victories like the new GI Bill.
- DISTINCTION: Not everyone is eligible to join the VFW. You’ve earned it. Take advantage of the benefits and the community of support waiting for you.
How To Join
Come on by! We hold our monthly dinner and meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at the Elks Lodge (920 Stonegate Dr, South San Francisco). We meet for drinks and to socialize at 1800 hours. Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself. If you bring documentation of qualifying service (i.e. DD214, CIB/CAB/campaign medal award orders) an application for membership can be completed on the spot. Any of the members can direct you to a Post officer. Alternatively, if you have questions, feel free to contact the Post Commander. His contact information is on the Post Officers page.