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

Renee McCloden

Auxiliary Senior Vice President

Renee’s motto:   Every community is better when Veterans are better!

Renee joined as a Life Member in 2013, qualifying through her husband James McCloden, Former Army Special Operations, Psyop, Airborne and has held elected offices all but one year since joining Post #246.   Her current elected position is as the posts Senior Vice President.  She has a personal military connection through her Grandfathers (deceased) who served in the US Army Air Corps and US Army.  Her cousins and brother have served in the Marines, Army and the Air Force.  She is passionate about military history, veterans support programs, and helping all former and active duty members accessing the resources and support they need and deserve.  When not donating time and energy at her local post, she is helping support Women in Technology and working with STEM initiatives through Minneapolis Public Schools.  Renee wanted to remind us all that Friday September 21st is National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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