Join the Joseph A. Schumacher VFW Auxiliary to Post 1597

Our organization is comprised of men and women from all walks of life with a common connection: all are relatives of those who served in overseas combat.  Membership in the VFW Auxiliary is an excellent way to show your support of America’s veterans. Your membership dues support the VFW Auxiliary’s original objective of working to improve the lives of America’s veterans, active-duty service members and their families and communities across this great nation.

When you join the VFW Auxiliary, you’ll have the opportunity to:

·      Support  Veterans, Service Members and Their Families.  The VFW Auxiliary offers numerous avenues for service, such as hospital volunteering, the adoption of military units and promoting patriotism. Anyone with a heart for veterans can count their membership as an important way to stand with veterans and the military community on Capitol Hill and in local legislative battles affecting them.


·      Develop New Skills
The VFW Auxiliary offers numerous ways for members to acquire and utilize skills such as leadership, public speaking, fundraising, event planning and community outreach.


·      Network and Develop Friendships
Through local and national events, members have the chance to meet people from all walks of life and many career backgrounds, creating a vast network of people who are passionate about veterans, service members and their families.


·      Receive Service Benefits
The VFW Auxiliary is pleased to offer members access to one of the nation’s largest networks of money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry.


Eligibility Requirements for the VFW Auxiliary Membership:


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

eligible are:                                                    Click here for Eligibility Wheel 

·      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


·      Veterans Service Records:

·      4-Step Veteran Request Process:

·      Military Records Request Using Standard Form 180 (SF-180):



Stop by the Post to fill out an application or you can download our Application .


The Initial Membership fee is $30.00

Our Annual Membership fee is $20.00.  Lifetime Membership fee is a one time payment.

                                                                     Click here for Lifetime Membership chart


CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY:  Click here to pay dues on Malta