Any person who served or is currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America at any time after September 15, 1940, is eligible for regular membership in AMVETS, provided such service, when terminated by discharge or release from active duty, is by honorable discharge, honorable separation or general discharge under honorable conditions.
Any American citizen, as an American citizen, who served in the Armed Forces of an Allied Nation of the United States at any time after September 15, 1940, and before May 8, 1975, is eligible for regular membership in AMVETS provided such service, when terminated by discharge or release form active duty, is by honorable discharge or honorable separation.
No person who is a member of, or who advocates the principles of, any organization believing in, or working for the overthrow of the United States Government by force, and no American citizen or permanent resident alien in the United States, one of its territories, possessions or the District of Columbia who refuses to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States shall be privileged to become, or continue to be, a member of this organization.
All United States reservists and national guardsmen who are now serving, or have been honorably discharged since September 15, 1940, are eligible for regular membership in AMVETS, provided such service, when terminated by discharge or release is by honorable discharge or honorable separation.
Honorary memberships shall not be granted.
No member shall be a member of more than one Post at one and the same time.
Each Post shall be the judge of its own membership, subject to the provisions of the its Constitution and Bylaws and the Constitution and Bylaws of the National and Department organizations.
Current dues are: $35.00 for an annual membership and $250.00 for life membership. A payment plan can be established for life membership.
There are two easy ways to join AMVETS:
- Go to the National AMVETS website and click on "Join." Then enter your membership information and pay for your membership online. Or,
- Go to a AMVETS meeting near you and join right then and there.
Refer to the Post Locations link to see when and where we meet.