If you are interested in becoming a member of Post 101 or have general membership questions, fill out our contact form, subject line "Post Membership," and someone will get back to you.
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be currently in the US Military or have an honorable discharge.
- Must have served overseas during a conflict for which you received an expeditionary medal, a campaign medal or ribbon, or imminent danger/hostile fire pay.
- Received the SSBN Deterrent Patrol Insignia, the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), the Combat Medic Badge (CMB), the Combat Action Badge (CAB), the Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), the Air Force Combat Action Medal (AFCAM), or Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (with Gold Border).
- Served 30 consecutive days duty in Korea or 60 days of non-consecutive duty in Korea.
- Be currently deployed in an area that qualifies for VFW Membership.
Check your ELIGIBILITY to see if your deployment qualifies. Proof of eligibility may include a DD 214, deployment LES, Award Certificates, ERB, ORB, or equivalent documents.
Note: You will need to contact us via email or phone to confirm eligibility based on a specific US Navy vessel when other qualifying criteria have not been met.
Find your nearest VFW post using the POST LOCATOR at vfw.org or sign up online. By signing up online you will become a VFW member-at-large. You will enjoy all the benefits of membership, but you will not be able to participate in local elections. You can transfer from member-at-large status to a post at a later time, and at no extra cost.
Cost for annual memberships vary by post. Costs to become a member-at-large also vary by the state or overseas location in which you sign up, but the average is $45 per year. Life member rates can be found on theTell Me About Life Membershippage. In all cases, simply enter your location (and date of birth for life membership) on the application and it will tell you the cost.
You will receive an emailed notification if you sign up online. Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email stating that you have been approved, not approved, or need to send in more information. Once approved, a membership card will be sent in 8-10 business days. Those signing up at a post or via mail-in application will not receive email notifications, but will still receive the membership card.
For those choosing annual membership, we will mail and email you dues payment reminders, starting six months prior to the end of your membership year. Remember, the VFW membership year runs from January 1 to December 31. Those signing up January 1 to June 30 will have their first year's membership good through December of that year; those signing up July 1 or later will have their first year's membership good through December 31 of the following year. (Example: Sign up May 1, 2014 and your membership will be good through December 31, 2014; sign up August 1, 2014 and your membership will be good through December 31, 2015).
Being a VFW Member
As a member, you will receive the VFW magazine, email updates, and can sign up for the members-only area of our website. You may also receive regular updates from the state or area where you lived when you joined the VFW.
Stop by the local VFW post and get to know your fellow members. Check out our website, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed to learn about VFW activities in your area. Even if you do not wish to belong to a particular post, you can find out about VFW activities in your area. Whether you choose to actively participate or not, feel pride in being a part of the country's largest organization made up solely of members like you - combat Veterans.
To apply for membership to VFW Post 101, you can call us at 719-632-2776 or stop by at 702 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO.