Who Can Join?
|If you have served federal active duty
in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed
below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving -- you
are eligible for membership in The American Legion! |
2, 1990 to today||(Operation Desert Shield/Storm)|
1989 to January 31, 1990||(Operation Just Cause - Panama)|
24, 1982 to July 31, 1984||(Lebanon/Grenada)|
|February 28, 1961
to May 7, 1975||(Vietnam)|
|June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955||(Korea)|
|December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946||(World
|April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918||(World War I)|
eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are
eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of
the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United
|U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31,
Need to obtain Service Records?
Click on the image below to visit the National Archives website and submit a Service Records
Request (DD Form 214 and SF 180). Requests can be submitted online or via mail or fax.
Benefits of Joining
Your membership gives you and your family
practical, money-saving discounts that can easily save you many times
the cost of your annual membership dues.
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Our nation's leaders speak directly to
citizens on the pages of The American Legion Magazine. The Legion's
organizational goals are promoted using the words of talented writers,
professional journalists, and world leaders.
A Powerful Force in our Nation's Capitol
The American Legion
is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of
veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing
for active-duty families and helping to ensure that the VA’s medical
system can properly care for veterans.
What we are doing for you today
VA Benefit Assistance
Your membership helps support
Department Service Officers nationwide who assist veterans in preparing
claims and obtaining their full military healthcare benefits through the
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