If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world or have served during any eligible war eras (see below ), you are a veteran and you're eligible to become a Legionnaire!
You've probably heard of The American Legion. We're veterans just like you, nearly 3 million strong, who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation's youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned -- and were promised -- by service to our nation in uniform.
The American Legion is America's largest veterans organization. We're fighting for higher active duty pay, future retired COLAs, and better military housing, assistance for veterans in finding jobs, and a superior health care system proposed by the Legion called the GI Bill of Health which you -- and your family -- can continue to use after separation or retirement.
Join us now!! Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family -- in Washington and nearly 15,000 local posts throughout America and abroad. Just like you, we're "Still Serving America."
How to Join
To join, click on the link below for a printable version of The American Legion Membership Application, fill out the form and mail with $40.00 for dues and a copy of your DD-214 to:
The American Legion Post 136
6900 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
For more information, call:
If you are not from the area, and are interested in joining another post somewhere else, click here.
Eligible War Eras
*August2, 1990 to today
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
(Operation Desert Shield/Storm)
(Operation Just Cause - Panama)
(World War II)
(World War I)
*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join the American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.U.S.
Merchant Marines eligible only from Dec. 7, 1941 to Aug. 16, 1945.