Membership (Updated April 27th, 2012)

The AMVETS Post, in its own community anywhere in the nation, is the basic unit of the AMVETS Organization. Posts vary in size from the newly chartered, with a minimum of 10 members, to more than 2,000. Each Post conducts its local programs and participates in the AMVETS State Department and the National Organizational activities. To be eligible for membership in AMVETS, all that is required is that you have served in the Armed Forces of the United States at anytime after September 15, 1940, including wartime merchant marines (with DD214) and members of the National Guard and the reserves, and either have an HONORABLE DISCHARGE (as evidenced by a DD Form 214) or be presently on duty, either Active Duty, Reserve or Guard.

There is no requirement that you ever served in a combat area or combat theatre. In fact, your service could have been entirely during time of peace, and you would still be eligible. Now tell me, how much more open could any membership eligibility be for a Veterans' Organization?

Membership dues vary from Post to Post. As of January 1, 2012, the National portion of the annual member's dues was $13.00. Add to that the Dept portion of the dues (it too varies) and the Post dues (the post portion of the dues is determined by each individual post). The Department portion of the dues in the AMVETS Department of Alaska are $5.00. Life Membership dues at all Posts in Alaska are $250.00, of which $125.00 goes to National, and $62.50 goes to the Department and Post, each.   To determine the annual dues for each Post, contact the Post you wish to join by calling the phone number listed below for that Post.

Annual memberships expire on 31 December of each year. However, the membership drive for any year officially starts on 1 September. If an annual member renews their dues NLT 7 December, they are recognized as "Early Birds."  Some posts have an annual dinner or other event to recognized/reward early bird members.

AMVETS Aims and Purposes

We the American Veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and those who served or are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States thereafter, fully realizing our responsibility to our community, our state and nation, associate ourselves for the following purposes:

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States>
To safeguard the principles of freedom, liberty, and justice for all
To maintain inviolate the freedom of our country
To preserve the fundamentals of Democracy
To perpetuate the friendship and associations of these veterans
To dedicate ourselves to the cause of mutual assistance
This by the Grace of God.

POST 2855 E. 38TH AVENUEANCHORAGE, AK  99503907-561-8387
POST 443335 KALIFORNSKY BEACH RD #30SOLDOTNA, AK 99669 907-262-3540
POST 91591 CRESTE FORIS WASILLA, AK  99687907-376-2999
POST 11 951 HERMON RD #2WASILLA, AK  99654 907-376-7820
POST 499191 OLD SEWARD HWY UNIT 9 ANCHORAGE, AK  99515907-563-4951