close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Veterans Service Organizations Do you belong to a

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by akapennypincher, May 9, 2009.

  1. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2001
    Messages:
    2,541
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sonora Desert Arizona USA
    Why

    What Groups, DAV, Marine Corp League, American Legon?

    What bennies do you get out of the membership
     
  2. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Messages:
    13,775
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    N. Dallas
    VFW, Military Officers Association, ..... yep thats about it.

    What do I get out of them? Only as much as I put in I guess.

    :wavey:
     

  3. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2001
    Messages:
    2,541
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sonora Desert Arizona USA
    I am semi active in local VFW as I am always seeking donation of cloths, books, games at garage sales, items that don't sell. Then the VFW takes em to the VA, and Am Vets.
     
  4. Marine8541

    Marine8541 iseedeadpeople

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Messages:
    5,471
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Littleton, Colorado
    The Scout Sniper Association because it allows me to keep in touch with friends, DAV because someone gave me a life membership after I was wounded and the VFW because it’s active in the local community both in charity and local politics.
     
  5. deadday

    deadday

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Messages:
    15,544
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Texas
    DAV and VFW....not really active with either..
     
  6. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2001
    Messages:
    6,743
    Likes Received:
    300
    Location:
    USA
    VFW, and as mentioned above, you get what you put into it.
     
  7. jerryd

    jerryd

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Stratford, Ct.
    VVA, American Legion, 1st Sig. Bde. ***. :patriot::patriot::patriot:
     
  8. aomagrat

    aomagrat

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Lexington SC
    American Legion, Association of Aviation Ordnancemen
     
  9. stengun

    stengun

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,226
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Bugtussell, AR
    Howdy,

    I did use the VFW.

    I dumped them during the '06 election when they backed a non-Veteran that was anti-Veteran over a disabled Veteran that was pro Veteran in an Ohio election.

    The Veteran had lost both legs in the Gulf and the non-Vet had used his families money and political connections to buy a deferment during 'Nam.

    I was very disappointed w/ the VFW.

    Paul
     
  10. Harley Rider 55

    Harley Rider 55

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Messages:
    424
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Republic of Texas
    I belong to a veterans motorcycle club.
     
  11. deadday

    deadday

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Messages:
    15,544
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Texas
    Legacy?
     
  12. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    6,728
    Likes Received:
    426
    Location:
    Missouri, East of KC
    None of the above.

    Never thought to join one. That part of my life was over and I was working on a new part.
     
  13. garymolly1

    garymolly1

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    sw ohio
  14. chiefhubbard

    chiefhubbard

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Winter Haven Florida
    Was a Service Officer with the American Legion till had a falling out with the drunken Post Commander and booked, I got a lot out of it from helping fellow Vet's. I am still a life member with the DAV, they fought for me and helped get my VA Comp Rating but not active other than giving donations so they can continue to help those that need it.
     
  15. tnhawk

    tnhawk

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    SW Tennessee
    Vietnam Veterans of America
    State Guard Association of the United States
     
  16. applevalleyjoe

    applevalleyjoe

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mohave Desert, CA
    American Legion, off and on member, and the Retired Officer's Association.
    Not currently active in either.
     
  17. Thors7Glocks

    Thors7Glocks

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    Recently joined my local VFW. Looking forward to doing good things in the community and helping out any way I can... Like anything else in life- You get out of it what you put into it.
     
  18. nothing

    nothing Advertisement

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    815
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brandon, MS
    National Infantry Association
    -Very big in my Battalion since there are only 4 Infantry Companies in the state (not including HHC's and 20th Group). Each year we host a symposium with the latest greatest gouchie gear, induct soldiers into the Order of St. Maurice etc, lots of alcohol.

    National Guard Officer Association
    -Lobbies for the National Guard, Life Insurance benefits w/no combat exclusion clause, lots of alcohol at annual function.

    For the record, I'm not a big drinker, but I like to watch everyone else make an *** of themselves.
     
  19. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2001
    Messages:
    2,541
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sonora Desert Arizona USA
  20. Swamprat

    Swamprat Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 1999
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sarasota, Fl USA
    At this time not a member of any thing. Been thinking about the American Legion.