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Welcome to AMVETS, an organization with a 60+ years legacy of service to those who served our country.


AMVETS is dedicated to enhancing and safeguarding the entitlements of all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improving the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy, and services.

By joining AMVETS Post 24, veterans and their families gain a welcoming community of those with shared experiences, who understand the triumphs and trials of veteran and civilian life. Veterans and their families have equal opportunities to be supported as well as support others.


AMVETS membership entitles you to an ever-growing number of benefits through our partners and sponsors. Visit AMVETS National website for a complete list of offers.



As a member of AMVETS, your business is our first choice for goods and services. You served your country and you are serving veterans through your AMVETS membership. Your veteran-owned business is adding strength and jobs to the American economy. We support and promote your business at no cost!

Find the current list of veteran-owned businesses and submit more own on the Ohio AMVETS website.



Find answers to common questions asked about AMVETS.

AMVETS is an abbreviation for American Veterans. AMVETS members are active duty and honorably discharged veterans from all branches of service. We are chartered by Congress to assist veterans in all aspects of their lives, from fighting for full benefits to finding decent jobs.

Combat service is not a requirement. All active duty and honorably discharged military personnel, National Guard and Army Reserves are eligible to become AMVETS members, making AMVETS the most inclusive veteran service organization in the country.

Annual dues are $30 a year when you join online as a member-at-large. Life membership is $250.

When you join online through the website, you select the state of your choice. You can become a MAL in your home state or the state in which you are stationed. MALs have access to all AMVETS canteens and restaurants as well as member discounts. Members-at-large do not have a vote in AMVETS elections. To be a voting member of AMVETS, you must join a Post.

You can request a transfer from MAL status to a Post. By joining a Post, you actively help veterans through local AMVETS programs. You can do a zip code search at AMVETS Nationwide followed by an email or call the Post point of contact. Let the point of contact know you are interested in joining the Post. The Post will take care of the transfer.

When troops returned to America at the end of WWII, many used their newly earned GI bill benefit to complete a degree, a goal usually reserved for the wealthy. Veterans found they were comfortable with other veterans on campus, and they formed veteran’s clubs. These clubs became active in shaping American policy, and on July 23, 1947, President Harry Truman signed public law 216, which granted a Congressional Charter to AMVETS (American Veteran).

Yes. You can join the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. The Ladies Auxiliary works closely with AMVETS posts on programs to help veterans. Other programs include Junior AMVETS, they organize youth programs, promote the Americanism Program, build Drill Teams and create Service Programs. Junior members are ages 5-17.

Yes. You can join the Sons of AMVETS. Many posts have a Sons of AMVETS program working closely with AMVETS members to support returning veterans.

AMVETS Riders are a dedicated, patriotic group of veteran motorcycle riders who hold true to an unwavering respect for our Nation, our Flag, and our Military. First join AMVETS then contact the riders.

You can donate directly to AMVETS through this Donate Now link. You can also donate your used vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, RV, sail or motorboat, even aircraft) to AMVETS by calling (301) 459-9600. Out thrift stores support our free VA claims work.

Our National Service Officers offer free help to all veterans filing claims with the VA. Our Career Center will place 500 veterans in jobs this year. We offer free Warrior Transition workshops to help veterans cope with the stresses of service. We fly family members to the bedside of injured veterans. We monitor and champion Legislation supporting veterans. The AMVETS HEAL Team ensures veterans with medical needs have access the best quality mental health and specialized services (traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, post-traumatic stress) and live longer, healthier lives. Posts throughout the country find and furnish housing for homeless vets. We feed and clothe veterans in need. We provide honor guards at military funerals for veterans. Our National Service Officers’ file claims for all veterans, free. AMVETS is hosting the largest veteran’s demonstration in America, Join us and the AMVETS Riders for the Memorial Day Rolling to Remember ride. POWs MIA’s and the 20 veteran suicides today.

Join us at and help make a real difference in the lives of our Nation heroes! Call AMVETS National Headquarters at (301) 459-9600 for assistance.