Joseph E. Zaloga Post 1520, 4 Evereett Rd. Ext., Albany, NY 12205
REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION
MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILTY in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces and Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the dates below and honorably discharged or still serving honorably. :
(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 (see note below)
Note: Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who servered during this time period 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.
For any questions please contact our membership chairman, Harvey Martel (518 256-2256) or stop at the Post.
Click on the gold star "Application" menu button for an online application form.
IMPORTANT: EVERYONE MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF
DD 214 OR DISCHARGE
Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee:
1. Complete American Legion Membership application by clicking on "APPLICATION" button.
Print two (2) completed copies. Keep one copy for your records. Mail the other copy to above address, together with your dues payment. (Dues amount on application). Applications are also available at the Post.)
2. COPY OF DD214 OR DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE.
3. Membership Dues are $40.00. Make checks payable to our Post listed above. DO NOT SEND CASH.
4. If the information is correct, membership will be approved and then a membership card will be mailed to you.
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, please include payment for dues ($40.00).