According to National By-Laws, dues are collected in advance starting July 1. If dues are not paid by January 1, the member is delinquent; if not paid by February 1, the member is suspended; and if not paid by July 1, their membership is forfeited. if you partake in the free AD&D insurance and your dues become delinquent, this insurance expires and you need to re-apply.
Legion membership is $45.00 per year. (Post pays WWII and Active Duty.) A copy of your DD-214 or equivalent is required. We will redact (black out) unneeded data. If you are requesting transfer, we need you to fill out MDForm and, unless you are already paid for the coming year, your dues.
Auxiliary membership is $35.00 per year or $3.00 if under 18. Membership is open to males of any age and their husband or (grand)parent must be a Legion member or, if deceased, could have been a member.
Sons of The American Legion membership is $15.00. Membership is open to males of any age and their (grand)parent must be a Legion member or, if deceased, could have been a member.
Periods of eligibility are set by Congress:
As of July 31, 2019, Any service from December 7, 1941 to present are eligible.
Previously, only service during the following periods were eligible:
Gulf War/War on Terrorism August 2, 1990 to date of cessation
Panama December 20, 1989-January 31, 1990
Lebanon and Grenada August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984
Vietnam War February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
Korean War June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955
WW II December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
WW I April 6, 1917 – November 11,1918
Use this form to indicate interest in becoming a member: Membership Application and mail with payment and any required documentation to AL Post 39, PO Box 257, Middleton, ID 83644. Or bring them with you to our new Post Home. (Forms are also available at the Post Home.) If possible, please make a separate check for each organization. Thank you.
Already a member and want to transfer? Transferring does not cost other than bringing your dues up to date, if necessary. And, unless you want to maintain your continuous years of service, there is no need to pay for missed years, just the current year.