VETERAN MEMBERSHIP

 

THOSE WHO FOUGHT TOGETHER BELONG TOGETHER

 

VFW membership is available to all U.S. Citizens, honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces and who have earned an overseas campaign medal as indicated below.

If you can wear one or more of the following ribbons, or badges you may be eligible to join the VFW.

Periods of VFW Membership Eligibility for Overseas Service are Listed Below.

(Periods Prior to World War I Are Not Listed)

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World War I Victory Army

6 April 1917 - 1 Apr 1920
(With Battle/Service Clasp Navy)

6 April 1917 - 30 Mar 1920
(Including Siberia and European Russia)

Army Occupation of Germany Army 12 Nov. 1918 - 11 July 1923

Second Nicaraguan Campaign Navy 27 Aug. 1926 - 2 Jan. 1933

Yangtze Service Navy 3 Sept. 1926 - 21 Oct. 1927; 1 Mar. 1930 - 31 Dec. 1932

China Service Navy 7 July 1937 - 7 Sep. 1939; 2 Sep. 1945 - 1 Apr. 1957

 

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American Defense Service Army-Navy

8 Sep. 1939 - 7 Dec.1941 (with foreign service clasp)

 

American Campaign Army-Navy

7 Dec. 1941 2 Mar.1946
30 Consecutive Days
Or 60 Days Non-consecutive Duty Outside Continental Limits of United States

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Army-Navy

7 Dec. 1941 - 2 Mar. 1946

 

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Army-Navy

7 Dec. 1941 8 Nov. 1945

 

Army of Occupation

Italy  May 1945 - 15 Sept. 1947 (30 Consecutive Days)

Occupation of Germany (Except West Berlin) 8 May 1945 - 5 May 1955

Occupation of Germany (West Berlin) 9 May 1945 - 2 Oct. 1990

Austria 9 May 1945 - 27 July 1955

Korea 3 Sept.1945 - 29 June 1949

Japan 3 Sept.1945 - 27 April 1952

Navy Occupation Service Medal

Italy 8 May 1945 - 15 Dec. 1947

Trieste 8 May 1945 - 26 Oct. 1954 

Asiatic Pacific 2 Sept. 1945 - 27 Apr. 1952
(Germany & Austria as noted above)

 

Korean Service Medal

Army, Navy, Air Force 27 June 1950 - 27 Jul 1954

 

Korean Defense Service Medal

Army, Navy Air Force 28 Jul 1954 - Present

 

  Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

 Berlin 14 Aug. 1961 - 1 June 1963

Lebanon 1 July 1958 - 1 Nov. 1958

Quemoy and MatsuIslands 23 Aug. 1958 - 1 June 1963

Taiwan Straits 23 Aug. 1958 - 1 Jan. 1959

Congo 14 July 1960 - 1 Sep. 1962; 23 Nov. 1964 - 27 Nov.1964

Laos 19 Apr. 1961 - 7 Oct. 1962

Vietnam 1 July 1958 - 3 July 1965

Cuba 24 Oct. 1962 - 1 June 1963

Dominican Republic 28 Apr. 1965 - 21 Sep.1966

Korea 1 Oct. 1966 - 30 June 1974

Cambodia 29 Mar.1973 - 15 Aug. 1973

Thailand 29 Mar.1973 - 15 Aug. 1973 (direct support Cambodia Operations)

Evacuation of Cambodia 11-13 April 1975

Evacuation of Vietnam 29-30 April 1975

Mayaguez Operation 15 May 1975

Grenada Operation 23 Oct. 1983 - 21 Nov.1983

Lebanon 6 June 1983 - 1 Dec. 1987

LibyanOperation-El DoradoCanyon 12-17 April 1986

Persian Gulf- Earnest Will 24 July 1987 - 2 Aug.1990

Panama - Just Cause 20 Dec. 1989 - 31 Jan.1990

Somalia - Restore Hope 5 Dec. 1992 Indeterminate

Haiti - Uphold Democracy 16 Sep. 1994 Indeterminate

Bosnia - Joint Endeavor 20 Nov. 1995 - 19 Dec. 1996

 

  

Marine Corps and Navy Corps Expeditionary Medal

Thailand Military Operation 16 May 1962 - 10 Aug. 1962

Cuban Military Operation 3 Jan.1961 - 23 Oct. 1962

Iranian, Yemen/Indian Ocean 8 Dec. 1978 - 6 June 1979; 21 Nov. 1979 - 20 Oct. 1981

Lebanon 20 Aug. 1982 - 31 Dec. 1983

Libyan Expedition 20 Jan. 1986 - 27 June 1986

Persian Gulf 1 Feb. 1987 - 23 July 1987

 

 

Vietnam Service Medal

4 July 1965 - 28 Mar. 1973

 

 

Southwest Asia Service Medal
(Desert Shield/Desert Storm)

2 Aug 1990 Indeterminate Combat areas of operation only

Personnel in Support Units Serving in Israel 17 Jan. 1991 Indeterminate
Egypt
Turkey
Syria
Jordan

 

 

Service on the Korean Peninsula,

Or in its territorial waters for thirty (30) consecutive
or sixty (60) non- consecutive days from 30 June 1949, to a date indeterminate
(Overseas Service Ribbon).

 

 

Kosovo Campaign Medal

Service in Kosovo
(dates not determined) 

 

 

Iraq Campaign Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

October 2001 - Present

 

 

Combat Action Ribbon

(Various Periods of Service)
(Navy, Marine Corps)

 

 

Holders of the Following Badges

 

 

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