To be eligible for membership in AMVETS, you must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, anytime after Sept. 15, 1940. Additionally, unless still serving, your discharge must have been under honorable conditions. If you served as an American citizen in the armed forces of an allied nation, under honorable conditions, between Sept. 15, 1940 and May 8, 1975, you are also eligible, as are wartime members of the Merchant Marine. Proof of eligibility can take the form of a DD-214, an honorable discharge certificate or other appropriate document. To obtain DD214 records online through National Personal Records Center (NPRC) HERE.
Do you have to serve in combat to be a member?
You do not have to be a combat veteran to join. All active duty and honorably discharged military personnel are eligible to become AMVETS members.
My Husband is in the military can I join AMVETS Post 1928?
Yes you can join the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. The Ladies Auxiliary works closely with AMVETS posts on programs to help veterans.
My Dad was a soldier can I join AMVETS Post 1928?
Yes you can join the Sons of AMVETS. Many Posts have sons of AMVETS working closely with the AMVETS members to help support returning veterans.