FAQS

FAQ's

Subscription dues are just like a magazine subscription. It gives you 365 days of membership in the VFW. With this being the first year that they are coming into effect it will be a process that we are not use to. The basic breakdown of what is going to happen is:

If you are an annual member and you pay your dues before Jan your expiration will be Jan 2015. If you pay after that date whatever day your dues are processed at National will be the new expiration date. Example would be that you send in your dues to National on 1 Feb 2015 and National processed them on the 15 Feb. Your new expiration date would be 15 Feb 2016.

Annual membership Dues $40 and due on the anniversary of the date you joined the VFW or the date of annual renewal.


McMinn County Veterans Service Officer is Susan Peglow. She is located in the McMinn County Annex; phone 423-744-1605

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Eligibility Requirements for VFW Auxiliary Membership:

Members must be citizens of the United States or a United States National, and at least 16 years old.

Those eligible are:

  • 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.

Those eligible for membership in the VFW are those that have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay. Click here for more information.

Step- and adopted parents, children, siblings (and half-siblings), grandparents and grandchildren are considered the same as biological parents, children, siblings, grandparents and grandchildren and may join the VFW Auxiliary under their VFW-eligible veteran.

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:

Call 423-745-8387  VFW Post 5146 Athens TN for more information. 

Phone: 423-745-8387
Email: vfw5146aux@yahoo.com
Jim Haney Commander 423-453-7326
Terry Huskey Senoir Vice 423-404-5446

Yes, we have Friends of the VFW Post 5146 memberships available. Call 423-745-8387 for details.

No, all Food Nights and most Events are OPEN to the Public. Call 423-745-8387 for details. We always appreciate the public's support.