There are three qualifiers for membership in the VFW.  An individual must meet all three in order to become a member. They are as follows:

1.  Citizenship – must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
2.  Honorable Service – must have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and either received a discharge of Honorable or General (Under Honorable Conditions) or be currently


3.  Service in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters*. This can be proven by any of the following:

- An authorized campaign medal (see a full list of qualifying medals and badges)
- Receipt of Hostile Fire Pay or Imminent Danger Pay (verified by a military pay statement)
- Service in Korea for 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days.

More detailed information on VFW eligibility can be accessed here

*This information is usually available through a veteran’s DD-214. If other information is needed or if a veteran’s DD-214 is not complete, they can contact the National Personnel Records Center online or at 314-801-0800 to request more information.

Do you want to join or transfer your VFW membership to our very active VFW Post here in Indian Trail, NC? You can print a VFW membership application and information sheet HERE. Please complete your application and attach your DD-Form 214 or other proof of overseas combat service with your application, information sheet, and check payable to VFW Post 2423. You may also pay by credit card at the Post during open hours. Our annual dues are $40. We encourage Life Memberships as best value with dues listed on the application. Your membership application can be mailed to VFW Post 2423, PO Box 535, Indian Trail, NC 28079 or dropped off at the Post during open hours.

Do not use VFW.org to apply for Post 2423 membership. This website is for at-large members within your state of residence who do not want to be associated with a local area VFW Post.

If you have questions, you may go to the Contact page or email our Post Commander directly at cdrpost2423@vfwnc.com. 

We look forward to having YOU as a member of the Indian Trail James B. Crump VFW Post 2423!!