Membership

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We are actively seeking new members to join our post and our family! Our membership is growing and we would be honored if you would join us. Send a message to our Post Commander below with questions. Keep a copy of your DD214 on hand for review

VFW Membership Requirements:

United States Citizen

Honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States

Received a campaign medal for overseas service; have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay; has served on hostile soil, in hostile waters, or the airspace above in the performance of service qualifying such person for membership.

Auxiliary Membership Requirements:

Husband/Wife

Widower/Widow

Father/Mother

Grandfathers/Grandmothers

Sons/Daughters

Grandsons/Granddaughters

Brothers/Sisters

Of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

Proof of service is required for eligibility and must be obtained by the applicant.

Information on a veteran’s service record can be obtained by contacting:

National Archives and Records Administration

Phone: 1-866-272-6272
Online:

Veterans Service Records: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

4-Step Veteran Request Process: https://vetrecs.archives.gov/VeteranRequest/home.html

Military Records Request Using Standard Form 180 (SF-180): http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html

If you have membership questions or need more information, please contact [email protected] or go to http://www.vfwauxiliary.org/programs-page/membership/.

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MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Patricia Bjur Johnson

Auxiliary 7th District President

Patricia (Pat) Bjur Johnson is a Life Member of Post# 246 and is the current President of the 7th District of Minnesota VFW Auxiliary.  She qualifies as a member of the Auxiliary through her husband Bud Johnson (deceased,) who was deployed on a Naval Hospital ship in Tangiers.  Bud Johnson was a Life Member of the VFW through Mendota.  Pat’s parents have always been very involved through their American Legion back in her home town of Wabasha, MN.  Pat has carried on that spirit of dedication with her 45 Years of volunteering and membership through the legion and 30 years as a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Pat loves the dedication and the diversity of our club.  She happened to meet the now Senior Vice Commander of post #246, Gabriel Thomas, while her husband Bud was in the VA hospital battling illness.  She personally has been committed for years to the Legislative support of the Auxiliary for our veterans.  She has run many blood drives through both the American Red Cross and Memorial Blood Centers at the post.  She has been a dedicated resource for years and is a cornerstone at our post and in our community.  We love you Pat!  Thank you for being our December member of the month!

I love the sense of community I get when I’m at the VFW, along with great food, cheap drinks, and free parking in uptown are awesome! Then there’s the fact that you can choose old bar, new bar, hall bar, chilling on the patio, or the member’s only lounge. The best thing about this post though is how active we are. Whether it’s supporting members in their own charitable endeavors, hosting events, lending a helping hand, or just being a connection point in the community, this VFW has something for everyone!

Sarah

I am so glad to be a member of the James Ballantine VFW Auxiliary. It is a great place to volunteer and help out those who have served as well as assisting military families. I like to think of our VFW as a "small town in a big city" because members become good friends. We welcome all who are eligible to share in the work and in the fun!

Rebecca W

I love the Uptown VFW! As a Post member, I enjoy the comradeship with Veterans of all ages and genders. As a patron, I love the environment! It's definitely not your typical VFW! Enjoy uptown for a price you can afford and there's even free parking in the back!

Sarah D