Become a Member of the American Legion
By joining the American Legion, you are taking the first step to connect to the most powerful veteran service organization in America. By taking this step, you are connecting with other American Legion members in your area and this is the true strength of our organization.
American Legion Post 0176 exists to support fellow veterans, their families, and our community. I invite you to make Post 0176 your American Legion home here in Springfield.
We support youth activities, returning service members, veterans in need, and the families of our men and women currently serving our country. We are a social network, involved in the community, and ambassadors and advocates for all veterans.
Basically, we are a family. Like all families, we see all levels of involvement from our members. Some attend all our functions while others pick and choose their involvement because of commitments to other activities or personal family responsibilities. Some of our members can only commit to paying their annual dues. Regardless of your level of activity, together, our members create the strength necessary to further our commitment in supporting our community and our fellow service members.
To join (see eligibility requirements below) or renew, please click on the appropriate link and fill out the form: New Member Application Form; Transfer Membership to Post 176 Application Form. You can mail it to or drop it off at Springfield Post 176, 6520 Amherst Avenue, Springfield, VA 22150. There is someone in the social quarters (upstairs) every day from early afternoon until at least 9 pm. The dues are currently $40 per year. The easiest way to renew is online at www.legion.org/renew.
Your DD214 and other military records are available at:
If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving — you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
|*August 2, 1990 to today
||(Persian Gulf/ War on Terrorism)
|December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
||(Operation Just Cause – Panama)
|August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
|February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
|June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
|December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
||(World War II)
|April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
||(World War I)
*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.
U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).