Applying for VFW Membership




Becoming a member of the greatest Veteran support organization has it's rewards and options. Read some informative articles on how you can maximize your value.

Posted November 23, 2017

If you've read the Membership

 Options articles, and are ready

to apply, take a minute to read

these 6 simple steps to make your application process go smoother.

Posted November 23, 2017

You've read all the information, assembled all the documents you need , checked your 6 steps, and are ready to join so just go direct to the application.

Posted November 23, 2017

I prefer not to apply online, What are my options?

You can download the necessary forms here or continue scrolling down for the online application.

See the previous information on forms, additional documents and payment mailing via mail.

Membership Options

Veterans Helping Veterans - How Members Help

US MILITARY VETERANS IN THE PHILIPPINES belonging to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States can help protect your earned benefits as a Veteran. Through our lobbying efforts we provide a single voice for your concerns directly to Congress and the President, backed by the power of our unified voting membership. Additionally, highly trained Service Officers stand ready to assist with individual VA entitlements, benefits and claims. VFW Post 2485 in Angeles City, Pampanga is centrally located to one of the largest OCONUS Veteran population centers in the world with close proximity to Subic and Metro Manila.  The Department of the Pacific Areas Service Officer, who can represent veterans before the VA through a Power of Attorney, is also located at Post 2485. In Manila we have the only VA Regional Office outside the United States.  However, this accomplishes little for you if you have not applied for benefits, or are not properly represented. The Department Service Officer maintains an office at the VA Regional Office in Manila if this is more convenient for you. We are here to help if you reach out, let us know you and join Post 2485. Our VFW membership point of contact person is Cliff Wilsey. Email Cliff at

Outreach and Community Involvement

We are also involved in numerous community service activities such as supporting the Boy Scouts of America, a recycling program, and providing free mahogany trees for planting to help make a greener Philippines. However, our flagship initiative involves providing medical assistance and surgical help for indigent children having cleft lips and cleft palates. This is a totally free service for the families of the children. To date, we have helped over 1300 children.

Heeding the Call

If you know of, or have somebody in your local area that needs our help, please let us know! Help us help you. Protect your benefits, join our Post and help us become the largest VFW Post worldwide!

Are you Eligible to Apply?

Step 1 - Eligibility Test

  • As established by the VFW national site, certain requirements must be met and verified to become a member of the VFW.
  • Please review the following documents to determine if you are eligible. It would be advised to copy your particular eligibility information to use later while completing your application.
  • The link below will open a separate page or tab and you can close the page to return to this spot. If you need to return here otherwise, just click the page link MORE, then scroll down to the Post 2485 Join  page.

Plan Options & Fees

Have it your Way

There are two Membership Plans available.

Plan 1 - Annual Membership

Effective the fiscal year 2017-2018, the Annual Membership fee is $40.00. This plan inlcudes a one-year membership and all it's privileges -and- a 10% discount on purchases at the Lamp Post Restaurant in our VFW Post 2485 home.

Plan 2a - Lifetime Membership

Effective the fiscal year 2017-2018, the Lifetime Membership fee is according to the sliding scale to the left. This plan eliminates annual membership fees, and includes all it's privileges - and - a 10% discount on purchases at the Lamp Post Restaurant in our VFW Post 2485 home -and- a special BONUS.

Plan 2b - The Lifetime Membership INCENTIVE

Effective the fiscal year 2017-2018, the Lifetime Membership INCENTIVE as follows:

The Post has established a special LIFE MEMBERSHIP INCENTIVE program for members' sons and daughters who are serving or have served in harm's way and are otherwise eligible to join the VFW. For those sons and daughters, the cost of a LIFETIME Membership will be $100.00 (p 5,000). The remaining costs will be paid from donations and Post funds.  The same membershlip criteria for VFW membership applies to Special Service applicants.

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A $50.00 subsidy.

This program will remain in effect until June 30, 2018.

When you're ready to apply ...

Write down your payment plan and if you're applying for the Lifetime Membership, write down your age category and amount. You'll need it later.

6 Simple Steps

Step 1. Determine your Eligibilty

You should meet the National VFW eligibility requirements.

Step 2. Read your Options

Annual or Lifetime membership plan?

Step 3. Payment Options

PayPal, Postal Mail, Telephone In, Walk In.

Step 4. Apply Online or Download the Paper Application

Use the online form or download the documents.

Step 6. Completing the Online Application

Using the online app is quicker, but have your documents ready to upload. (JPG/PDF/DOC/PNG forms accepted)

Step 6. Confirmation of Online Submission

Your confirmation will be EMAIL'd to the address you submitted on the application. Save this EMAIL until your application submission has been confirmed by our Membership person. Once processed you will notified of your acceptance within a few business days.

Start the Application Process

You've checked all the requirements, any additional documentation you might need, decided the membership plan and it's cost, understood how we can help you, and are now ready to apply.

Secure Off-site Application process

Your personal information is encrypted and secure.

When your application is complete

You will receive an automated courtesy notice that your application has been received. If and when the business office is open, we will contact you to let you know that it was received and any other information to convey.

Start the Application