We understand the unique bond you share with other veterans of overseas conflicts because we, too, have been there. Since 1899, the VFW has been the nation’s leading veterans service organization in the fight to better the lives of all those who’ve worn the uniform of the United States military. No matter which conflict called you to service, we invite you to join us. Stand strong with the nearly 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary as together, we continue to fight for all that’s good FOR VETERANS.

Annual Membership

Once eligibility has been established, joining is easy. Enclose $33 for Regular membership dues, $30 first year Auxiliary Dues, $22 for Auxiliary continuing dues, $39 for Social Service Connected Dues or $40 for Social dues, a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility and a completed VFW membership application form. (Click here to view PDF of eligibility requirements)

Mail to:
853 Ashland Rd.
Mansfield, OH 44905


Fax to:
419-589-7518 for confirmation or eligibility to join the VFW

Call 419-589-6728 for information about joining the VFW Regular Membership, Auxiliary. Social Service Connected or Social Membership.

For all you’ve done for our great country, you deserve the best. VFW strives to offer quality products with competitive priciing. Your VFW membership entitles you to a range of benefits and special offers such as insurance, hotel discounts, Internet service and much more.

Whether you are single, starting a family or an empty-nester, we have something for everyone.

Here are just some of your VFW membership benefits:

  • Free Honor Roll Listing
  • Personal assistance securing government benefits and entittlements for veterans
  • Discounts on vision, dental, hearing aids, prescriptions, chiropractic care, purchases, travel, car rental
  • Eligible for membership in the Pentagon Federal Credit Union
  • Subscription to VFW Magazine
  • Multiple group-rate insurance programs
  • $1,000/$1,500 Personal Accident Insurance
  • Vehicle Insurance Plan
  • Long-Term Care
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Medicare Advantage, Supplement and Prescription Drug Plans
  • Senior Term Life
  • Pet Insurance

New members to the VFW
Post 3494 will pay the first year’s membership dues or fifty dollars toward a life membership. Those members of VFW Post 3494 who are on active duty the post will continue to pay their membership dues for duration of that as active duty time.

Click here to download the eligibility requirements (PDF) and learn more about the benefits of being a VFW member

Annual Membership

Life Membership

By becoming a VFW Life member, you make a lifetime commitment to serving your fellow service members and veterans. That’s something to take great pride in.

You’ll also enjoy many great benefits of being a Life member! You will:Join the VFW today!

  • Avoid annual dues and renewals.
  • Maintain your membership in any Post you choose, worldwide!
  • Never pay an increase in dues—Guaranteed!
  • Receive a 10% discount on exclusive VFW Store merchandise for the first year.

You can become a VFW Life member by making a one-time payment, or you can pay for your Life membership through our installment plan with an initial $45 payment and the Life membership amount billed over an 11-month period.

Life Membership


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