Who Can Join?
Thanks to the LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act), Congress expanded the current
eligibility period to cover Dec. 7, 1941, to the present, and includes the current war campaigns. Previously, there were seven
declared war periods. Now there are two, the current war period dating back to World War II and another war era covering World
War I. No other restrictions to American Legion membership changed.
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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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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