Become a Member of our VVA Chapter
With over 81,000 members, VVA provides a community of fellowship with people who share your experiences, needs, and hopes for the future. Join chapter 1136 for 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 your membership dues. The rest stays at the state and local level to support programs and services for veterans and their families.
- a FREE subscription to our award-winning magazine, 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
- notices of special events
- help connecting with other veterans
Frequently Asked Questions:
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.
What if I don’t meet VVA requirements for membership?
If you don’t meet the regular membership requirements, you can join Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA). AVVA members include families, friends and supporters of Vietnam veterans, veterans from before and after the Vietnam era, as well as Vietnam veterans. VVA members can have dual membership in AVVA as non-voting AVVA members.
Are DD-214s kept on file at the VVA National Office?
VVA’s National Membership Department will not maintain original or copies of DD-214’s. The DD-214 is destroyed within 30 days of receipt. DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL. You can contact the National Archives Military Service Records to obtain a copy of your DD-214.
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