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Why Join the VFW?

Because our strength comes from you.
Simply put, the VFW strives to do good things for deserving people – our veterans, their families and their communities. From local grassroots ideas to national influence, we work every day to make a difference. It’s our strength as an organization. And, with each individual membership, we only grow stronger.

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Latest News

  • “Pot O’ Gold” Member Drawing - “POT O’ GOLD” Member Drawing Three (3) winners will be drawn and accompany the Commander-in-Chief on an all-expense paid trip to Ireland (Fall 2017) along with their spouse or guest. For any new/reinstated member recruited between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017: You will receive one (1) chance for every five (5) new/reinstated members recruited You will receive ten ...
  • 2016 Stand Down – North Jersey - We have ONE STAND DOWN down and One to GO. It is not too late to register as a volunteer for the Newark event. Please use the link below to register in advance. I attached a copy of the most up to date Stand Down Flyer with pick up times and locations. I also included the following link for everyone ...
  • 2016 Stand Downs - Please look at the following flyers and follow their process to register: Stand Down North Jersey Stand Down South Jersey Stand Down Morristown
  • Department of NJ Bulletin – September 20, 2016 - Comrades, The Department Office moved on September 15th to 171 Jersey St, Building 5, 2nd Floor, Trenton, NJ 08610. Our phone and email will remain the same.  Please send all postal mail to the above address. The office was closed from 9/13 through 9/ 19 and we are currently unpacking and getting caught up. Attached are flyers for: The VFW ...
  • VFW Action Corps Weekly, September 16, 2016 - In This Issue: VFW Launches Mental Wellness Campaign VFW Legislative Conference Concludes VFW Supports GWOT Memorial Legislation Senate Reviews Commission on Care Report VA’s Misuse of Employee Settlement Agreements House Advances Veterans Legislation VFW Hosts Former Marine Corps Commandant/National Security Advisor National POW/MIA Recognition Day MIA Updates VFW Launches Mental Wellness Campaign: On Tuesday, the VFW, VFW Auxiliary and three ...

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Our Mission

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Our Vision

Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.


Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans’ organization. With nearly 1.9 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in almost 7,000 Posts worldwide, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS”.

The Department of NJ Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans’ service organization comprised of combat veterans and eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. We are pleased to bring you this site. We created it to bring information to more vets than we could by traditional means.

The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs worldwide. For more information, please browse our website here at www.njvfw.org. If you’d like information on joining the NJ VFW or one of New Jersey’s Post, please Contact Us.

As the nation’s oldest major veterans’ organization, the VFW has an impeccable and longstanding record of service and stewardship. More than 4 million patriotic Americans, both members and non-members, entrust the VFW with financial contributions and dedicate millions of volunteer hours. Over the last decade, approximately 80% of support received from VFW members and patriotic Americans was applied directly to veterans service, community service, legislative advocacy and military service programs worldwide.

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Some of Our Affiliates

NJ Auxiliary

NJVFW Auxiliary

Through our National Programs, we assist the VFW pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families, provide nearly a million volunteer hours in the VA medical system, conduct patriotic programs with thousands of students and offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation’s youth.

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VFW Foundation

VFW Foundation

American veterans and active-duty military sacrifice so much to keep us safe and guard our freedoms. They demand nothing in return. But they do deserve something in return. The VFW Foundation fills in governmental assistance gaps for troops abroad, military families back in the U.S. and America’s often-forgotten veterans with programs that support all branches of the military.

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National Home for Children

VFW National Home for Children

The VFW National Home for Children serves as a living memorial to America’s veterans by helping our nation’s military and veteran families during difficult times.

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Student Veterans of America

SVA’s mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.

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