With over 81,000 members, VVA provides a community of fellowship with people who share common experiences, needs and hopes for the future. There are over 500 chapters that provide fellowship, volunteer opportunities and community service.
Membership is open to U.S. military veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.
Be as active as your time, talents and interests allow. Or simply be a proud member of VVA, knowing that your membership helps VVA work for you and your fellow Vietnam veterans.
The VVA national organization keeps less than half of the membership dues. The rest stays at the state and local level to support programs and services for veterans and their families.
A copy of your DD 214 is required.
Life membership, $50
• a FREE subscription to the award-winning newspaper, The VVA Veteran
• updates on issues and legislation affecting veterans, as well as unique articles on the people, places and history of the Vietnam experience
• help connecting with other veterans
What does “active duty for other than training purposes” mean?
It means the applicant completed the initial training required by the applicant’s branch of service and was found fit to be assigned to active duty for the remainder of his/her obligated service. In the case of an applicant who served in a Reserve or Guard component, active duty means that the applicant was called to federal active duty in a status other than active duty for training.