American Legion Membership in Nebraska

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The American Legion is powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned, and were promised, by our service to our nation. Success of the American Legion and all its posts depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the men and women it serves and the communities in which it thrives. If you have served honorably during any eligible war eras or are on active duty, become a member of The American Legion, Department of Nebraska. We're veterans just like you who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation's youth.

- Why You Should Belong (PDF Brochure - Updated 2013)

- How We Help (PDF Brochure - Updated 2013)

- Why I Should Belong (30-second mp4 video)

- American Legion Membership Application (PDF)

Eligibility Dates

World War I - Apr. 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918
World War II - Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
U.S. Merchant Marines - Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
Korean War - Jun. 25, 1950 to Jan. 31,1955
Vietnam War - Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada - Aug. 24, 1982 to Jul. 31, 1984
Panama - Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990
Desert Shield/Storm/War on Terror - Aug. 2, 1990 to Present

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Membership

How will the membership dues increase affect my Post?

What this means to Posts in Nebraska is that after January 12, 2016, Posts will need to remit $29.75 per membership card sent to Department Headquarters instead of the current $24.75. All Posts are affected by the dues increase but 111 Posts in Nebraska will be adversely affected by this increase because their current dues amount isn’t high enough to offset the $5.00 increase. All Posts must have a minimum dues amount of $29.75 or they will have to subsidize the difference. Posts who do not meet the minimum $29.75 dues amount are: 10, 18, 21, 26, 31, 44, 45,48,50, 51, 55, 57, 65, 69, 76, 78, 80, 85, 88, 89, 97, 99, 107, 113, 114, 117, 121, 125, 131, 134, 141, 143, 143, 145, 147, 148, 149, 150, 152, 153, 156, 157, 159, 165, 169, 171, 173, 175, 176, 189, 191, 194, 198, 199, 202, 204, 214, 218, 223, 224, 225, 227, 244, 245, 251, 255, 261, 265, 266, 268, 270, 273, 281, 282, 283, 285, 286, 288, 289, 295, 297, 302, 304, 305, 309, 311, 318, 321, 322, 326, 330, 334, 336, 341, 343, 344, 346, 349, 352, 354, 356, 357, 361, 363, 365, 366, 367, 370, 372, 376 and 377.

If your Post will be increasing post dues, authorized Post Officers should download and fill out the post data form and return it to Department Headquarters by December 1, 2015. The effective date you choose will affect those renewing their membership online on and after that effective date. Download the post data form in fillable PDF format.

All dues increase forms must be endorsed by the Department so do not send these forms directly to National. Remember, Department HQs must have them no later than December 1, 2015 so that changes can be made for the National renewal mailing scheduled for January 8, 2016.

NO CHANGE IN THE AMOUNT OF DUES OR REMITTANCE ADDRESS CAN BE MADE FOR THE JANUARY RENEWAL NOTICE AFTER THE DECEMBER 1 DEADLINE.  

To learn more about how National determined the $5.00 dues increase, download the 2016 National Dues Increase Recommendation brochure.

1. I just moved to Nebraska. How do I transfer my membership from another state to the Department of Nebraska or to another post within the state of Nebraska?

Simple - just fill out the Member Data Form (Form No. 30-001 [2002]) as per the instructions on the back of the form.

2. How do I join a local American Legion Post in Nebraska?

Easy - just walk into your local post with a copy of your DD-214 and let them know you are interested in joining. If you meet the eligibility dates, then the Legionnaire can fill out the membership form. You will get the receipt portion while the membership form will be provided to the Post Adjutant.

3. I can't find my DD-214 - now what?

Don't worry - you can request a copy of your DD-214 by visiting the National Archives - Veterans Service Record web site.

4. How can I find a local post?

Visit The American Legion Post Locator web site and type in your zip code to find posts near you.

5. Where can I find more information about the proposed dues increase starting in 2016?

You can download The American Legion's brochure that explains the recommendation to increase annual dues by $5.00 starting January 20, 2016.

Additional Membership Information

- Paid Up For Life (PUFL) Membership

- myLegion.org

- Legionnaire Insurance Trust - $5,000 Accidental Death Membership Benefit (No Cost)