Subscription dues are just like a magazine subscription. It gives you
365 days of membership in the VFW. With this being the first year that
they are coming into effect it will be a process that we are not use to.
The basic breakdown of what is going to happen is:
If you are an annual member and you pay your dues before Jan your expiration will be Jan 2015. If you pay after that date whatever day your dues are processed at National will be the new expiration date. Example would be that you send in your dues to National on 1 Feb 2015 and National processed them on the 15 Feb. Your new expiration date would be 15 Feb 2016.
Annual membership Dues $39 and due on the anniversary of the date you joined the VFW or the date of annual renewal.
VFW and its local Posts helps all veterans navigate the red tape to file claims and benefits.
Some of the key programs of the VFW are Youth essay and art scholarship contests (our Auxiliary does the art contest), Civil Air Patrol, JROTC, Scout, and ROTC awards; annual awards for teachers, first responders, firefighters, and law enforcement; do various service projects for the homeless, with food banks, and with emergency and disaster relief; and assist veterans, military members, and their families with unexpected and unmet needs.
As the oldest and longest operating U.S. Veterans Service Organization that is Congressionally Chartered we have lead the charge for improved education, housing, care, and medical benefits for over 100 years. We have lead or partnered with fellow legacy VSOs to get and improve the G.I. Bill for education, ensure no MIA/KIA/POW is left behind, ensure our families are taken care of during and after service, keep fighting for legislation for burn pits exposure benefits, keep fighting for legislation for women veterans recognition and care, and have helped keep Congress and the President accountable for their actions and promises done and made to the military community. We are only one of three Legacy VSOs that get to testify to Congress on a regular basis on behalf of the military community. The more we have in organization members the louder our voice is to Congress and the President for all of the military community. We have a Legislative office in Washington, D.C. Our U.S. Congressional Charter has been put to good use since 1899. We continue using that charter for the betterment of those we served with, those that serve now and in the future, and those we care for and care for us.