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AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

 

ALL MEMBERS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF
DD 214 OR HONORABLE DISCHARGE DOCUMENT.

 

NEW MEMBERSHIP


WHY YOU SHOULD BELONG

 

How to join:

 

1. Stop in to the post to apply for membership OR complete an American Legion application by clicking here (or, click on "APPLICATION" menu under "MEMBERSHIP," at left.)

 

2. Fill out & print TWO completed copies.  Keep one for your records; mail the other with $35/year dues payment to
 
Kenneth Nash American Legion Post 8
224 D St SE
Washington DC 20003
ATTN: ADJUTANT
 

3. Also enusure you send a copy of your  * DD214 discharge (or equivalent document) to Post 8 Adjustant to verify eligibility (snail mail same as above).

  ===>    (* Please redact your SSN - we don't want it or need it)    <===

                                 

(Request a missing DD-214 here

 

4. AL dues is $35 per year; may be paid with cash, checks payable to AL Kenneth Nash Post 8, or money orders. (Please bear with us as we work out how & when we'll start accepting credit cards.)

 

5. If the information is correct, you will be contacted by email. After eligibility verification & payment, your membership card will be sent to you via letter in first class mail.

 

6. Check eligibility dates below.

 

 

TRANSFERRING IN

 

Veterans applying for transfers from their current post to Post 8 must submit:

                               ===>  a. Completed Member Data Form (obtain from your adjutant or post; requires signature).
      ===>    b.
COPY OF DD214 OR DISCHARGE PAPERS VERIFYING ELIGIBLITY

===>  c. COPY OF YOUR CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD

 The current membership year runs from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. If you paid dues  prior to 1 July 2017, please remit $35 for 2018. If you already have a 2018 membership card, no payment necessary on transfer.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY DATES (WHO Qualfies)?
 

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILTY in the American Legion is based on honorable service in the US Armed Forces between:


Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Aug 2, 1990 - TBD)
Operation Just Cause/Panama (Dec 20, 1989 - Jan 31, 1990)
Lebanon/Grenada (Aug 24, 1982 - Jul 31,1984)
Vietnam War (Feb 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975)
Korean War (Jun 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955)
World War II (Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946)
World War I (Apr 6, 1917 - Nov 11, 1918)
 
*Eligibility dates Aug 1990 to present remain open until a future date to be determined by Congress. (All current members of the US Armed Forces can join The American Legion.)

 

- Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the dates below and honorably discharged (or still serving honorably). 

 

Questions? Contact adjutant at fratij [at] legiondc8 [dot] org, or stop by the post (hours).

 

Click on the "Application" menu item under Membership towards top left to apply online.

 

To join the the AL Ladies Auxiliary, stop in to the post or contact dcaux8 [at] gmail [dot] com

 

To join the Sons of the American Legion, please stop in to the post
(ask for Rick Copeland or Jay Sweeney); or contact adjutant.