Whether you're active-duty or retired from the military, you are eligible to join if you meet our .
Yes. VFW Service Officers are trained professionals, skilled in navigating the complex VA claims process and helping veterans to recover billions in VA benefits and compensation each year. Whether you're just preparing to file a claim or considering filing an appeal to your disability rating, in your area to get the assistance you've earned - free of charge. And you don't have to be a member to take advantage of this service.
Since its founding in 1899, the VFW has enacted many programs and services geared to meet the current needs of America's service members, veterans and military families, as well to meet community needs worldwide. VA claims assistance, legislative advocacy, troop support programs, youth activities, community service and scholarship are a few of the ways we work to give back to those who've given so much for all of us.
You can contact the National Personnel Records Center at 314.801.0800 or . In addition to providing copies of military records, they are able to update records to correct errors or reflect awards that may have been issued retroactively.
You must be a veteran who has honorably served overseas in an area of foreign conflict in order to join the VFW. However, if you are not eligible for VFW membership but are the parent, grandparent, spouse, sibling, child or grandchild of a qualifying veteran, you can apply for membership in the VFW Auxiliary. Visit the or call 816.561.8655 for more information.