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                                                           ELIGIBILITY
 
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MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILTY in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard) between:

 

 

Begin End Conflict
April 6, 1917 November 11, 1918 World War I
December 7, 1941 December 31, 1946 World War II
June 25, 1950 January 31, 1955 Korean War
February 28, 1961 May 7, 1975 Vietnam War
August 24, 1982 July 31, 1984 Lebanon/Grenada
December 20, 1989 January 31, 1990 Panama
August 2, 1990 Today Gulf War
     
 

**US Merchant Marine – December 7, 1941 thru August 15, 1945

 
 
Because eligibility dates remain open, all current 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.

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

For any questions please contact our membership director:
Bernie Hamilton membership@alpost580-chanhassenmn.org

 

 

MEMBERSHIP PROCESS

NEW MEMBERSHIP

Eligible veterans (See Eligibility Page for criteria) applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee:

  • A completed, signed American Legion Membership Application
  • A copy of your DD214/Discharge
  • First Year’s Membership Dues

Complete American Legion Membership application by clicking on the following link Membership Application and performing the following:

  • Save file to your home computer.
  • Open it; fill in the form
  • Print two copies; sign one.
Mail the signed application, a copy of your DD 214/Discharge and your first year’s membership dues (check or money order for $30).
 

Make checks payable to: American Legion Post 580

 
 
Mail to : Chanhassen Post 580
              Attn: Membership
              290 Lake Drive East
              Chanhassen, MN 55317
 
Your application will be reviewed and processed. Once approved your membership card will be mailed to you.

TRANSFERS

Veterans applying for transfers from your current post to Post 580 must submit the following:

  • Completed Membership Data Form, Please pickup at Post 580
  • Copy of current membership card
  • Current year’s membership dues, if not already paid to your current post. ($30)
Please contact the membership director Bernie Hamilton to arrange a meeting to process your package at (952) 937-8217or via email: membership@alpost580-chanhassenmn.org

 

 

 

 


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