Our organization was founded on the premise that all those serving in the US Armed Forces during times of national crisis, regardless of place of service, are eligible to belong to The American Legion. Our membership is based on period of service, not place of service. Therefore, if you have served at least one day of “active duty” during the eligibility dates, are presently serving in the military or have been honorably discharged, you may become a member.
Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership
If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion Fairfax Post No. 177.
- April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
- Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
- June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
- Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
- Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
- Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)
Click here to download and print an application. You may then mail or bring it in to the Post along with your dues and eligibility documentation (DD214). Documents will be returned to you. There is no fee or additional dues required if you are transferring a current year membership from another post.
There are many reasons to join The American Legion, including a renewed commitment to comrades, community and country. In addition there are many companies that offer discounts to our members, including on automobile rentals, electronics and even medical, such as prescriptions.