VFW Post 9095

Little Rock's Largest VFW Post

On the corner of Kanis & Gamble

501-225-9849

Members & Guests

VFW Post 9095 has two types of memberships

1. Veterans of Foreign wars who qualify for membership under the guidelines listed below.

2. Canteen Membership which consist of individuals who are not veterans but are friends of Veterans and like to socialize with them in their own atmosphere. This is an annual membership and the cost is $25.00 per year. This membership gives them privileges of the Post Canteen and all its amenities. If you would like to become a Canteen Member call the Post at (501) 225-9849 and talk with the Canteen Manager. Canteen members must abide by the rules of Canteen and copies are available at the bar.

How to Determine Eligibility for VFW Membership

Refer to Section 101 of the National By-Laws and Manual of Procedure for detailed information.

Entitlement to one of the recognized campaign or service medals should be shown on the separation document or DD-214. Service in Korea without the issuance of a campaign medal can be established with additional support documentation. Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pay can be established with pay records.

Unless one of these can be established, the individual must be considered as ineligible at that time.

To prove eligibility, the applicant may request verification of his/her entitlement to a campaign medal by completing, signing, and submitting a Standard Form 180 to the appropriate agency housing the military records.

This form is available from any Veterans Administration office and usually from the offices of local and county veterans service officers.

VFW National Headquarters does not have access to military records and cannot determine eligibility except by a study of separation documents, additional support documentation or pay records submitted with the request for determination.

Persons in Military Service

Persons still serving in the active armed forces may be accepted for membership provided they meet eligibility requirements. With their application for membership, they should be required to submit a statement signed by their commanding officer or personnel officer certifying to their having earned a campaign medal, or records establishing Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pay.

Types of Discharge

VFW eligibility requires Honorable Service. If the discharge is a General Discharge under Honorable Conditions, a Post is well justified in checking into the reasons for a General Discharge before accepting an applicant for membership.

A Undesirable, Bad Conduct, Dishonorable or Discharge Certificate under Other than Honorable Conditions does not meet the requirements for VFW eligibility. Refer to the Manual of Procedure, Section 101 – Eligibility – Subsequent Service – for provisions under which persons with subsequent service are eligible.

Acceptance of Applicants

Refer to Sections 102 and 103 of the National By-Laws and Manual of Procedure for detailed information.

All persons joining the Post, whether as a new member or a transfer from another Post, must submit an application card to the Post Adjutant or Quartermaster and be accepted by the Post. Previous membership in another Post can never be accepted as evidence of eligibility.

In accordance with Section 103 of the VFW Manual of Procedure, an applicant may be recommended after eligibility has been fully determined by the Post Review Committee, and shall be accepted by the majority vote of the Post members. The applicant shall then be notified and obligated as prescribed in the National By-Laws and Manual of Procedure.

It is the responsibility of each Post to ensure that each applicant for membership meets the qualifying eligibility criteria outlined in the VFW Manual of Procedure. Any person found to be ineligible after acceptance shall be removed under the procedure outlined in Section 108 of the By-Laws and Manual of Procedure, Challenging Members Eligibility.

VFW ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

  • Expeditionary Navy – Marine Corps Feb. 12, 1874 – Open
  • Spanish Campaign Army May 11, 1898 – Aug. 16, 1898
  • Navy Apr. 20, 1898 – Dec. 10, 1898
  • Army of Cuba Occupation Army Jul. 18, 1898 – May 20, 1902
  • Army of Puerto Rico Occupation Army Aug. 14, 1898 – Dec. 10, 1898
  • Philippine Campaign Army Feb. 4, 1899 – Dec. 31, 1913
  • Navy Feb. 4, 1899 – Sep. 15, 1906
  • China Relief Expedition Army Jun. 20, 1900 – May 27, 1901
  • Navy Apr. 5, 1900 – May 27, 1901
  • Cuban Pacification Army Oct. 6, 1906 – Apr. 1, 1909
  • Navy Sep. 12, 1906 – Apr. 1, 1909
  • Mexican Service Army Apr. 12, 1911 – Jun. 16, 1919
  • Navy Apr. 12, 1914 – Feb. 7, 1917
  • First Nicaraguan Campaign Navy Jul. 29, 1912 – Nov. 14, 1912
  • Haitian Campaign Navy Jul. 9, 1915 – Dec. 6, 1915, Apr. 1, 1919 – Jun. 15, 1920
  • Dominican Campaign Navy May 4, 1916 – Dec. 5, 1916
  • World War I Victory Army Apr. 6, 1917 – Apr. 1, 1920 (with battle or service clasp incl. Navy Apr. 6, 1917 – Mar. 30, 1920 Siberia and European Russia)
  • Army Occup. of Germany Army Nov. 12, 1918 – Jul. 11, 1923
  • Second Nicaraguan Campaign Navy Aug. 27, 1926 – Jan. 2, 1933
  • Yangtze Service Navy Sep. 3, 1926 – Oct. 21, 1927, Mar. 1, 1930 – Dec. 31, 1932
  • China Service Navy Jul. 7, 1937 – Sep. 7, 1939, Sep. 2, 1945 – Apr. 1, 1957
  • American Defense Service Army – Navy Sep. 8, 1939 – Dec. 7, 1941 (with foreign service clasp)
  • European-African Army – Navy Dec. 7, 1941 – Nov. 8, 1945
  • Middle Eastern Campaign
  • American Campaign Army – Navy Dec. 7, 1941 – Mar. 2, 1946 (30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days of duty outside continental limits of the U.S.)
  • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Army – Navy Dec. 7, 1941 – Mar. 2, 1946
  • Army of Occupation (30 consecutive days of duty)
    • Italy May 9, 1945 – Sep. 15, 1947
    • Germany (except West Berlin) May 9, 1945 – May 5, 1955
    • Austria May 9, 1945 – Jul. 27, 1955
    • Germany (West Berlin) May 9, 1945 – Oct. 2, 1990
    • Korea Sep. 3, 1945 – Jun. 29, 1949
    • Japan Sep. 3, 1945 – Apr. 27, 1952
  • Navy Occupation Service Medal
    • Italy May 8, 1945 – Dec. 15, 1947
    • Trieste May 8, 1945 – Oct. 26, 1954
    • Germany (except West Berlin) May 8, 1945 – May 5, 1955
    • Austria May 8, 1945 – Oct. 25, 1955
    • Asiatic Pacific Sep. 2, 1945 – Apr. 27, 1952
  • Korean Service Medal Jun. 27, 1950 – Jul. 27, 1954
  • Navy & Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
    • Cuban Military Operation Jan. 3, 1961 – Oct. 23, 1962
    • Thailand Military Operation May 16, 1962 – Aug. 10, 1962
    • Iranian, Yemen & Indian Ocean Operation Dec. 8, 1978 – Jun. 6, 1979, Nov. 21, 1979 – Oct. 20, 1981
    • Lebanon Aug. 20, 1982 – May 31, 1983
    • Libyan Expedition Jan. 20, 1986 – Jun. 27, 1986
    • Persian Gulf Feb. 1, 1987 – Jul. 23, 1987
    • Panama Apr. 1, 1988 – Dec. 19, 1989 (pre and post invasion) Feb. 1, 1990 – Jun. 13, 1990
    • Operation Sharp Edge – Liberia Aug. 5, 1990 – Feb. 21, 1991
    • Operation Distant Runner – Rwanda Apr. 7-18, 1994 (11th Marine Exped. Unit USS Peleliu)
  • Vietnam Service Medal Jul. 4, 1965 – Mar. 8, 1973
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    • Lebanon Jul. 1, 1958 – Nov. 1, 1958
    • Taiwan Straits Aug. 23, 1958 – Jan. 1, 1959
    • Quemoy & Matsu Islands Aug. 23, 1958 – Jun. 1, 1963
    • Vietnam Jul. 1, 1958 – Jul. 3, 1965
    • Congo Jul. 14, 1960 – Sep. 1, 1962
    • Laos Apr. 19, 1961 – Oct. 7, 1962
    • Berlin Aug. 14, 1961 – Jun. 1, 1963
    • Cuba Oct. 24, 1962 – Jun. 1, 1963
    • Congo Nov. 23-27, 1964
  • Campaign Military Qualifying Medals Service Dates
    • Dominican Republic Apr. 23, 1965 – Sep. 21, 1966
    • Korea Oct. 1, 1966 – Jun. 30, 1974
    • Cambodia Mar. 29, 1973 – Aug. 15, 1973
    • Thailand Mar. 29, 1973 – Aug. 15, 1973 (only those in direct support of Cambodia)
    • Operation Eagle Pull – Cambodia Apr. 11-13, 1975 (includes evacuation)
    • Operation Frequent Wind -Vietnam Apr. 29-30, 1975 (includes evacuation)
    • Mayaquez Operation May 15, 1975
    • El Salvador Jan. 1, 1981 – Feb. 1, 1992
    • Lebanon Jun. 1, 1983 – Dec. 1, 1987
    • Operation Urgent Fury – Grenada Oct. 23, 1983 – Nov. 21, 1983
    • Eldorado Canyon – Libya Apr. 12-17, 1986
    • Operation Earnest Will – Persian Gulf Jul. 24, 1987 – Aug. 1, 1990 (only those participating in, or in direct support)
    • Operation Just Cause – Panama Dec. 20, 1989 – Jan. 31, 1990 (USS Vreeland & other SVS-designated aircrew mbrs. outside the Conus in direct support)
    • United Shield – Somalia Dec. 5, 1992 – Mar. 31, 1995
    • Operation Restore Hope – Somalia Dec. 5, 1992 – Mar. 31, 1995
    • Operation Uphold Democracy – Haiti Sep. 16, 1994 – Mar. 31, 1995
    • Operation Joint Endeavor – Bosnia, Nov. 20, 1995 – Dec. 19, 1996 Croatia, the Adriatic Sea & airspace.
    • Operation Vigilant Sentinel – Iraq, Dec. 1, 1995 – Feb. 15, 1997 Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, & Persian Gulf.
    • Operation Southern Watch – Iraq, Dec. 1, 1995 – Mar. 18, 2003 Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Persian Gulf, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Gulf of Oman W of 62o E Long., Yemen, Egypt, & Jordan.
    • Operation Maritime Intercept – Iraq, Dec. 1, 1995 – Mar. 18, 2003 Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman W of 62o E Long., Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, & Jordan.
    • Operation Joint Guard – Bosnia, Dec. 20, 1996 – Jun. 20, 1998 Croatia, Adriatic Sea & airspace.
    • Operation Northern Watch – Iraq, Jan. 1, 1997 – Mar. 18, 2003 Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Persian Gulf W of 56o E Long., and Incirlik AB, Turkey (only pers. TDY to ONW)
    • Operation Joint Forge – Jun. 20, 1998 – Mar. 23, 1999 Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Adriatic Sea & airspace.