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:
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:
*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.
If you are not eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars but you have a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sibling, or spouse who would be eligible then you may apply for membership in the VFW Auxiliary. You can learn more at vfwauxiliary.org.
The Annual Dues for VFW Post 6024 are: $45. Please include your dues payment or a statement that you are on active duty in the U.S. military service and include your current military mailing address.
Life Membership fees are based on the applicants attained age as of December 31 of the calendar year during which the application is submitted. Please choose one Membership Fee on the Application Form. Our Membership Officer can explain all of the benefits of becoming a Life Member.
To become a VFW member, please complete the Membership Application Form (link below) and mail with a copy of your DD-214 and your check or credit card information to:
Mailing Address: VFW Post 6024
P.O. Box 4457
Mission Viejo, California 92690
Download our mail-in: APPLICATION FORM
For “Dates of Service” please indicate the month/year of initial entry in foreign service and month/year of final departure from foreign service.
Please be certain to sign the CERTIFICATION at the bottom of the form.
Questions? Please contact:
Rene Macare, Sr. Vice Commander.
Telephone: (949) 306-3186