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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 email@example.com
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.
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!
There are two Membership Plans available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You should meet the National VFW eligibility requirements.
Annual or Lifetime membership plan?
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Using the online app is quicker, but have your documents ready to upload. (JPG/PDF/DOC/PNG forms accepted)
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.
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.
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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.