Join VFW 5868

Membership Overview & Application

You Belong Here…

As the largest combat veterans’ organization around, VFW membership spans the globe. We’re an elite
group of combat warriors who continue watching each other’s backs long after the fight is over. We support our brothers and sisters on the front lines and here at home. There’s a sense of pride in knowing you’re continuing a tradition of comradeship and advocacy that’s more than 110 years old.

The fundamental difference between our organization and other veterans organizations, and one in which we take great pride, is our eligibility qualifications.

eligibility chartYou can join VFW if you…

  • Received a campaign or service medal for overseas service
  • Served at least 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea anytime since 1949
  • Received Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pay

Visit for a complete list of eligibility.


VFW Application

To join VFW Post 5868, click on the image to the left and download the membership application, fill it out and submit it with your payment to VFW Post 5868, P.O. Box 629, Laguna Beach, CA 92652.

The post will send you confirmation of your membership as soon as it is processed. If you have any questions, please email Post 5868 at or call 949.829.3252.

You can also submit your initial membership payment of $35 by using the PayPal Donate Button located at the bottom of the right column of this website  below “Resources”. Before you complete your payment submission be sure to click “Add Special Instructions to the Seller” and make a note that your payment is for membership.

You’ve Earned It.

As a VFW member, you’ll enjoy the benefits of belonging to America’s largest combat veterans’ organization.

  • A subscription to VFW Magazinecover
  • Discounts and special offers from a wide range of businesses
  • No-cost personal accident insurance