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Eligibility for membership in the

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

The following extracted from our Manual of Procedure

The fundamental difference between our Organization and other veteran organizations-and one in which we take great pride-is our eligibility qualifications. There are three primary requisites for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States: (1) citizenship; (2) honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States; (3) service entitling the applicant to the award of a recognized campaign medal or as set forth in the Congressional Charter and/or By-Laws.

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Eligibility for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is based on honorable service in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard performed by officers or enlisted personnel who have served in any foreign war, insurrection, or expedition, which service is recognized by the award of a campaign or service medal of the United States.

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Additional eligibility for membership includes those who have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days on the Korean Peninsula since 30 June 1949.

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Those who have received Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pay.

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Click on the below links (pdf format) for eligibility charts to see if you are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States:

Eligibility