There are two qualifiers for membership in the VFW, as set out in our National Bylaws. An individual must meet both in order to become a member. They are as follows:
If you meet these requirements you can be a member of the largest and most
active VFW Post in the Farmington Valley. We are
involved in a number
of community activities and projects
from the Poppy Drive, the Memorial Day Parade and Avon School
Scholarships and much more. Plus you will be eligible to receive
Click the link below to apply on-line or go to our Contacts page and email us and
we will get back to you.
1: 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.
2: 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 (see a full list of qualifying medals and badges)
- 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.
More detailed information on VFW eligibility can be accessed here.
VFW Membership Application
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