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Being a Member

The cornerstone of AMVETS membership is the local post. Varying in size from 10 members to more than 2,000 in some cases, each AMVETS post conducts programs and activities related to the state and national organization’s goals and objectives.

Membership, though, is not limited to joining the AMVETS post in your hometown. In fact, there may not be a post there or you may not live close to one. In such cases, an individual may elect to become a member-at-large.


A Post 6 member has all of the benefits of post 6, Department, or National level and may hold office and vote at the appropriate level.

We also offer two membership categories—annual and life—each with its own eligibility & dues structure.

To be eligible for membership in AMVETS, you must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, anytime after Sept. 15, 1940. Additionally, unless still serving, your discharge must have been under honorable conditions. If you served as an American citizen in the armed forces of an allied nation, under honorable conditions, between Sept. 15, 1940 and May 8, 1975, you are also eligible, as are wartime members of the Merchant Marine. Proof of eligibility can take the form of a DD-214, an honorable discharge certificate or other appropriate document.

You are counted in our numbers and help our efforts to protect veterans’ rights in Washington, D.C. AMVETS National Headquarters will share our initiatives and purpose through quarterly issues of the American Veteran Magazine and e-mails. Posts 6 is active throughout Cedar Rapids and other communities in our area upholding the honor of veterans service and continuing to serve veterans and their communities.


Consider it a personal challenge to bring into our ranks the best of those with whom we associate. Let us dig in with the same spirit that characterized the men and women who preceded us and bring some fine new members to our next post meeting.

Disclaimer: AMVETS does not share with third parties ANY of the personal or financial information of AMVETS, members or members of the public who use their credit cards through the AMVETS Web site, AMVETS does offer refunds to its credit card users. AMVETS mails membership cards through the US Postal Service, which, depending on volume of requests, may take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks for final delivery