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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION   

IMPORTANT: EVERYONE MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF
DD 214 OR DISCHARGE.

NEW MEMBERSHIP


 

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Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee:

1.Click on "APPLICATION" button in Menu & complete the American Legion Membership application.

2. Do a "Right Mouse Click" on the completed application form and print two (2) completed copies.  Keep one copy for your records. Bring a copy of the application along with your dues payment of $30.00 and a copy of DD-214 to:  

  American Legion Post 163

  1633 Atlanta Hwy    

  Statham, Ga 30666

   (Applications are also available at the Post.)

3. Membership Dues Payment. Make checks payable to American Legion Post 163.

(CASH AND/OR CREDIT CARD CAN ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT POST)

4. When information is verified, membership will be approved and a membership card will be issued to you.

5. Please see eligibility dates below.

6. Click this link for DD214 Discharge Applicationhttps://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

 

ELIGIBILITY DATES

With the President signing the "Legion Act" into law in 2019, The American Legion’s eligibility criteria was changed from seven war eras to two:

- April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918 and,

- Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the federal government.

No other restrictions to American Legion membership are changed.   

Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the dates above and be honorably discharged or still serving honorably. 

Moreover, we are proud to welcome any of the six million living veterans from the previously unrecognized periods into our organization and call them ‘Legionnaires.’

For any questions please email our post at adjutant@americanlegionpost163.org   or stop at the Post during normal business hours.

                                                                                   TRANSFERS

             Veterans applying for transfers from your current Post to Post 163 must submit the following:

                        a. Completed Member Data Form.
                            b.
 COPY OF DD214 OR DISCHARGE

                                         c. COPY OF CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD

 

MEMBERSHIP DUES

Are Your Membership Dues Current? Please look at the top center of your membership card, if the paid year is not 2023, your dues needs to be renewed for membership year 2023 which began on August 1st 2022. 

 

Important Notice: If you have not renewed your Legion membership by 1 January each year, National will identify you as delinquent.  If you have not renewed your Legion Membership by 15 February each year, National will suspend your Legion benefits including your free life insurance coverage and you will have to re-enroll again.

 

                      Remember we have three options available to renew your membership dues.

     1. Mail your dues check or money order for $30 made out to American Legion Post 163

        (NO CASH PLEASE) to the post at:         

         American Legion Post 163

         P O Box 438

         Statham, Ga 30666

                OR

     2. Stop by the Post during normal business hours Tuesday, Wednesday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm  or

        every Wednesday morning 9 -11 am for our "Weekly Wednesday Veterans Breakfast" with a $30 

        check/cash/money order. Credit cards and cash are only accepted at the Post. 

        We are located at 1633 Atlanta Hwy S E, Statham, Ga 30666.

                 OR

      3.  To renew your dues online, you will need to have your membership number and credit card available.

          Click on the following link https://www.legion.org/  and select the RENEW tab at top of the page. 

          We will be alerted to your renewal within 48 hours and will mail your new membership card to you

          at your address of record.   

            

 


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