Veterans of Foreign Wars Membership Information

Eligibility: Eligibility locations map

  • 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 and/or 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) and/or

  • Served 30 consecutive days duty in Korea or 60 days of non-consecutive duty in Korea and/or

  • Be currently deployed in an area that qualifies for VFW membership.

If you meet the above listed eligibility criteria, click here to complete a membership application.

VFW Post 1263 dues

VFW Post 1263 will pay the first year membership on current Active Duty service members and National Guard / Reserve service members up to 90 days after release from active duty.

Annual Membership

Your dues of just $40.00 will cover the cost of your membership through 12/31 as a Member-At-Large for your state. ($1.98 of your membership dues goes toward your VFW magazine subscription.)

Life Membership

Show your support to service members, veterans and their families by becoming a VFW Life Member. An easy, one-time payment solidifies your membership for life, or take advantage of our convenient installment plan.

Legacy Life Membership

When you become a Legacy Life Member, you are helping us strengthen the VFW. Future generations will know and remember you for the sacrifices you made during your time in uniform in addition to the contributions you made as a VFW Legacy Life Member. Each level offers generous benefits reserved exclusively for members of this status.