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Eligibility

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 (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.

Membership Information

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Annual Membership
$45 /Per Year
  • After filling out the form online, simply request that your membership be transferred to Secaucus Post 3776
Life Membership
$45 /Initial Payment
  • After filling out the form online, simply request that your membership be transferred to Secaucus Post 3776
  • Life membership pricing varies based on your birth year:
  • 1987 - Current: $425
  • 1977-1986: $410
  • 1967 - 1976: $375
  • 1957 - 1966: $335
  • 1947 - 1956: $290
  • 1937 - 1946: $225
  • 1936 or earlier: $170
Legacy Life Membership
$400 - 1200 /One Time Fee
  • Already a life member and ready to upgrade?

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Membership Benefits

Financial & Insurance Benefits

Being a member of The VFW provides access to insurance programs, finance services, retail discounts, and end of life services. For more details, simply click any of the links for more information from the national organization. 

Recreation and Leisure

Benefits extend far beyond what you may expect. Through affiliations with major corporations, being a member of The VFW will open the doors to new sports and leisure activities, access to discounted technology and electronics, discounted travel services, and even haircuts

Life Services

VFW Members have access to discounted medical services such as prescriptions, vision, hearing, and other health products. In addition, the VFW is there to guide you in your transition to civilian life