American Legion membership offers many intangible and tangible benefits and rewards, the most rewarding of which is the camaraderie of association with fellow veterans who have had the honor of serving their Country and of being part of an organization that works to honor and protect the benefits those veterans active duty men and women who proudly serve our country today. Mid-Pacific Post 1 invites eligible veterans and active duty service members to join our ranks.
Eligibility for membership in the American Legion membership is based on active duty service in any branch of the U.S. military, the U.S. Coast or the U.S. Merchant Marine on the dates specified below. Service qualifies whether or not such service was in a combat zone.
|U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard|
|August 2, 1990||Present|
|December 20, 1989||January 31, 1990|
|August 24, 1982||July 31, 1984|
|February 28, 1961||May 7, 1975|
|June 25, 1950||January 31, 1955|
|December 7, 1941||December 31, 1946|
|April 6, 1917||November 11, 1918|
|Service with the U.S. Merchant Marine|
|December 7, 1941||August 16, 1945|
Annual membership dues at Mid Pacific Post 1 are $37.00, of which $36.50 are sent to National Headquarters for cover National dues. American Legion policy permits posts to set dues above the National amount and to retain additional funds for post operations. Mid Pacific Post 1 has elected to access only $0.50 for local dues to cover administrative costs Post operations are funded by canteen operations and other local fund raising efforts.
Prospective members may download a printable application “here” or pick up an application at the Post canteen. Please complete your application and return to the post or mail with your personal check or money order, payable to the American Legion, along with a copy of your DD-214 to: the American Legion, Mid-Pacific Post 1, P.O. Box 10927, Tamuning, Guam 96931.
Don’t Have Your DD214?
If you have misplaced your DD214, you may obtain a certified copy from the National Archives by submitting a Standard Form 180 (SF180). For your convenience, you may download a SF180 HERE. For more information on obtaining your DD214 or other Veteran records, check out the National Archives Veterans Service Records site. A wealth of information about your DD214 and alternate expedited means to acquire a copy may be found HERE.
Paid Up for Life (PUFL) Memberships
PUFL memberships were established as a convenience to give members the alternative of making a one time payment to cover their dues for the remainder of their life. The PUFL is not a discount membership. The cost of a PUFL plan is based on the member’s age at the time of application and the current annual dues. Click here to compute your cost for a PULF membership. PUFL dues are paid through the Post to the National organization and are non-refundable.
In order to be eligible for a PUFL membership, the member must be in good standing, with a valid membership card for the current year. Submit completed applications for PUFL memberships to the Mid Pacific Post 1 Post Adjutant for verification/certification. The Post Adjutant will review and endorse the application and send it on to National for final processing. Each PUFL member receives a permanent plastic card as well as an annual paper membership card, directly from National. The annual card will be mailed in June or July of each year. Upon request, a replacement card can be provided at no charge to the member. Not all Departments participate in the PUFL plan.
Membership Benefits and Discounts
As a member of the American Legion, or the Sons of the American Legion, you will be eligible for substantial discounts on hotels and motels, car rental companies, healthcare and prescription drugs, financial services, ocean cruises, moving companies, computer equipment and other products and services for the entire family. Benefits are negotiated and managed through the American Legion National Headquarters and may change without notice. Click HERE for latest information on the Benefits Program directly from the American Legion Headquarters.