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    Membership Information



    The members of the VFW and Auxilary VFW seek to support our nation's veterans by serving active-duty military personnel and their families. We also look to better our communities through volunteerism and patriotic education:

    ~Provides direct support to our deployed service personnel

    ~Military Assistance Program (MAP)

    ~Unmet Needs and Emergency Financial Assistance programs

    ~Operation Uplink

    ~Volunteering in hospitals & VA Medical Centers

    ~Charitable donations & support of research

    ~Youth programs & scholarships

    Here at the VFW Post 9265 we offer two types of memberships. Each membership has different criteria, read the following descriptions to decide which membership applies to you.

    Active Membership


    There are three qualifiers for membership in the VFW, as set out in our By-Laws. An individual must meet all three in order to become a member. They are as follows:

    1:Citizenship– must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.

    2:Honorable Service– must have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and either received a discharge of Honorable or General (Under Honorable Conditions) or be currently serving.

    3:Service in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters*.This can be proven by any of the following:

    - An authorized campaign medal
    - Receipt of Hostile Fire Pay or Imminent Danger Pay (verified by a military pay statement)
    - Service in Korea for 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days

    *This information is usually available through a veteran’s DD-214. If other information is needed or if a veteran’s DD-214 is not complete, they can contact the National Personnel Records Center online or at 314-801-0800 to request more information.

    Auxiliary Membership - Membership for mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, daughters and sons of veterans who qualify for active membership.