Membership Eligibility

If you have served federal active duty in the armed forces during any of the war eras listed below or who has served one day on active duty since December 7, 1941, has an Honorable discharge and has a DD-214, is now eligible to join the American Legion through the new Legion Act approved by Congress and the Honorable Donald Trump.


Contact the membership chairman to learn more at 360-573-2331.


 *August 2, 1990 to today

 (Operation Desert Shield/Storm)

 December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990

 (Operation Just Cause - Panama)

 August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984


 February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975

 (Vietnam War)

 June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955

 (Korean War)

 December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946

 (World War II)

 April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918

 (World War I)

* Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from Dec. 7, 1941 to Aug. 16, 1945.

To take advantage of your eligibility, check out our section on applying for Membership.



Member Benefits

How to Apply for Membership


For more information, contact:

The American Legion
Post 176 Membership
(360) 573-2331



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14011 NE 20th Avenue

Vancouver, Washington  98686

(360) 573-2331

Office Hours: Mon - Wed 9a-7p; Thurs 9a-2p; Closed Fri-Sat-Sun

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