American Legion Post 279

903 W. Superior  Jacksonville, Illinois 62650         217-243-6144

Email: [email protected]
​Commander: Danny W. Davison
​SAL Commander: Joel DuPre II








MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION   

IMPORTANT: EVERYONE MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF DD 214 OR DISCHARGE.

NEW MEMBERSHIP


Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Adjutant: Warren Heaton

1. Complete American Legion Membership application by visiting our post.  See Post Commander or Post Adjutant.
 
Print two (2) completed copies.  Keep one copy for your records. Mail the other copy to 903 W. Superior  Jacksonville, Il 62650, together with your dues payment. (Dues are $ 45/year).  Applications are also available at the Post.)

2. COPY OF DD214  DISCHARGE

3. Membership Dues Payment. Dues. (Dues are $ 45/year). Make checks payable to American Legion Post 279 .

4. If the information is correct, membership will be approved and then a membership card will be mailed to you.

5. Please see eligibility dates below.

TRANSFERS

Veterans applying for transfers from your current Post to our Post must submit the following:
                                 a. Completed Member Data Form.
                                 b. COPY OF DD214 OR DISCHARGE
                                 c. COPY OF MEMBERSHIP CARD


6. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.

ELIGIBILITY DATES

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILTY in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces between:


(April 6, 1917 -November 11, 1918)                                  World War I

(December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946)                       World War II

(June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955)                                     Korean War

(February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975)                                     Vietnam War

(August 24, 1982 - July 31,1984)                                        Lebanon/Grenada

(December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990)                         Operation Just Cause

(August 2, 1990 - Today)*                                                  Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm


Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the dates below and honorably discharged or still serving honorably.

For any questions please contact our Post Adjutant or Post Commander @ 217-243-6144, stop by the Post or send us a message below.



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