Q: How do I join The American Legion Post 10?
A: Check to see if you meet the eligibility requirements, then download and print an application and either mail it with payment for $30 made out to "American Legion Post 10" or bring it by the post.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Our current dues are $30.00 per year, or you can purchase a Paid Up For Life (PUFL) Membership with the rate based on your age.
Q: How do I know if I am eligible for membership in The American Legion?
A: Our organization was founded on the premise that all those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during times of national crisis, regardless of place of service, are eligible to belong to The American Legion. Our membership is based on period of service, not place of service. Therefore, if you have served at least one day of active duty during the eligibility dates and are still serving in the military after any of the said periods or have been honorably discharged, you may become a member.
A: The American Legion was founded in 1919 as a war-time veterans organization. It was chartered by Congress on this basis. Our membership eligibility dates parallel dates set by Congress of war-time service:
Q: What benefits do I receive as a member of The American Legion?
A: As a member of The American Legion, you may participate in the low cost life insurance program, as well as many other discounts on moving, car rentals, hotels and motels, eyewear and prescription drugs.
A: It's a membership you purchase either in 36 monthly payments or as a lump sum that makes you a Paid-Up-For-Life Member of The American Legion. Joining the over 195,000 who've already become Paid-Up-For-Life Members assures you of all the benefits of American Legion membership for life, with no additional future payment -- no matter how much the cost of your benefits may go up. You may pay the entire amount at one time, or spread payments over 10 months with a 10% down payment, and your PUFL membership can be transferred if you should move to another area. Download PUFL Brochure/Application here.
Q: What can I do to get help with a VA claim?
A: American Legion Service Officers offer free advice and guidance for veterans who need to deal with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Check the Service Officer Directory for contact information of the officers in your area.
Q: How can I request a copy of my military discharge records for proof of eligibility?
A: To obtain
a certificate in lieu of a lost or destroyed discharge, a veteran
separated under honorable conditions should use Standard Form 180.
Persons still in military service should write their branch of service.
To obtain a Standard Form 180 to request the records, you may write or
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
Internet: National Archives Request
Army - (314) 538-4261
Air Force - (314) 538-4243
Coast Guard, Marines and Navy - (314) 538-4141
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