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You share a unique bond with other veterans and those who currently wear this country’s uniform. Regardless of when you served, you can join with others who have had similar experiences. Join us and share in the camaraderie and fellowship that comes with being part of the nation’s largest group of combat veterans.

Membership comes with many benefits. See our Services page for more information.

Post Membership

Membership in Post 1916 is $26 annually. The first year of membership is paid by the Post. If you are interested in joining the Thurber Greenwood post, please email us and we will provide our membership Form.

VFW Membership

If you have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, then you're eligible to join our ranks.

Become an annual member of the VFW for only $35* per year. (*May vary according to state of residence; $1.98 of your membership dues goes towards your VFW magazine subscription.) Or, make a one-time payment to become a Life Member of the VFW, or take advantage of our 12-month installment plan.

If you are interested in a Life Membership option, the following describes the fees (or take advantage of an annual payment plan). Visit the VFW website for a VFW Membership Application.


Payment Plan Terms and Conditions: The VFW Life Membership installment plan allows any VFW member/applicant to purchase a Life Membership by making either installments after an initial payment of $35. The member will be issued a “Provisional Life” membership card and can elect, upon receipt of first monthly invoice, to pay via check, credit card or ACH Debit. The applicable Life Membership fee is not to be determined from the schedule using the applicant’s age on Dec. 31 of the installment plan year in which the application is submitted, regardless of accrual date of birth. A permanent Life Membership card will be issued upon completion of this agreement. No refund to any portion of current year annual dues will be made.

A “payoff amount” will be printed on each monthly invoice, allowing the member the option to pay in full, thereby avoiding additional service fees. Delinquencies will be handled as follows:

  • Up to 30 days- continue to bill
  • 31 to 120 days- delinquency can be corrected through make up payment or plan end dates pushed forward.
  • More than 120 days- member is dropped from the installment plan, all payments made to date, excluding service fees, are applied to future years dues. Any excess amount will remain on the members account.