VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW)
Blackburn-Aurora VFW Post 3348
There are 3 qualifications for becoming a member of VFW:
- Citizenship - must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national
- Honorable Service - must be, or have been, in the U.S. Armed Forces and either --- (a) received an Honorable Discharge --- (b) General Discharge under Honorable conditions --- or (c) be on Active Duty
- Served in a war, campaign or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters
This information is usually available through your DD-214. If you do not have your DD-214, call the National Personnel Record Center (314) 801-0800.The annual dues are $45; optionally a VFW Post 3348 hat is $45; a VFW Post 3348 jacket is $75 (but your cost is $40).
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we welcome today's
military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite
group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the
Persian Gulf, Kosovo, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Global War on Terrorism or
peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have
made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
If you have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served
30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever
received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, then you're eligible to
join our ranks.
Part of eligibility is that you will need to show that you were honorably discharged (or are on active duty). Normally that is done by giving us a copy of your DD-214. Most DD-214s show your Social Security Number; we do not need that data. So if your DD-214 shows that data and you do not want to share it, take a Sharpie and black it out (on the copy --- NOT on the original).
To connect us, contact our Membership Committee Chair, Bobby Mayo @ (206) 707-3213. If you cannot reach Bobby, call our Quartermaster Thom Fermstad @ (425) 766-5987.
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BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
The VFW appreciates your service, and so do patriotic businesses
across the country. That's why we've teamed up to offer you -as a VFW
member- and your family discounted pricing on valuable merchandise and
services. It's just one more way we're able to say, "thank you" for all
you've done to protect our freedom!
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