Since 1914 the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has worked to ensure that America's veterans will not be forgotten and those who need assistance will get it. To help achieve those goals, each year donations are made to help make life better for active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families, and America's communities. With more than 600,000 members in the United States, Guam and Panama, the Auxiliary VFW actively supports our troops as well as veterans and their families.
Since the War on Terror began, care packages have been sent to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar and other locations around the world. Members also donate to Operation Uplink which supplies free long-distance calling cards to active-duty military and hospitalized veterans to help them stay in touch with their families.
Auxiliary VFW Members are...
Foster and stepmothers & Dads (who have performed the duties of parent)
Foster and stepdaughters/sons (who attained that status prior to the age of sixteen and for whom the duties of parent were performed)
Sisters/Brothers, half sisters/brothers, foster and stepsisters/brothers (who attained that status prior to age sixteen)
...of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Members must be citizens of the United States and at least 16 years old.
The 2006-2007 National Line Officers, from left to right: National Guard Gwen Rankin, National Chaplain Jan Tittle, National Senior Vice-President Virginia Carman, National President Linda Meader, National Secretary-Treasurer Connie Atkinson, National Junior Vice-President Dixie Hild and National Conductress Cortina Barnes.
Women who are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States shall be eligible for dual membership in the Auxiliary.