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Becoming a Member (Post, Sons, Riders, Auxiliary)

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"It's not the price you paid for membership; It's the price you paid to be eligible"

Membership Percentages
as of 8Nov2019

Northern Central District- 5th Position 69.301%
Harford County- 20th Position 67.556%
Slate Ridge Post 182- 24th Position 77.184%
Slate Ridge Post 182 Annual Dues- $30.00
 

To see Department of Maryland Overall Stats click here:

If you are a member of the Department of Maryland, you have the opportunity of paying your dues online using your credit card.  After completing your dues renewal, take your receipt to your local Post and ask that they provide you with your membership card.  Should you have difficulty in getting your new membership card from your post, please contact the Department Headquarters at (410) 752-1405.

(Click here to pay your dues on-line)

(Click here to request a copy of your DD214)

(Click here to complete a membership application)

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Regular Member

Who Can Join?

If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served during any eligible war eras, you are a veteran and you're eligible to become a Legionnaire!

Check eligibility below:

Eligibility

World War I
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April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918

World War II
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December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946

Korean War
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June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955

Vietnam Era
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February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

Lebanon / Grenada
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August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984

Pamama
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December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990

Persian Gulf
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August 2, 1990 - Today

LEGION Act signed into law

 

In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.

The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. service members who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.

The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible.

“Recognizing the service of these wartime veterans is the right thing do and it is long overdue,” National Commander Brett Reistad said. “The families of those who were killed or wounded during these wartime acts should take pride in knowing that we recognize their sacrifice and service. Moreover, we are proud to welcome any of the six million living veterans from the previously unrecognized periods into our organization and call them ‘Legionnaires.’”

Now that the legislation has been signed, The American Legion’s eligibility criteria immediately changes from seven war eras to two: April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the federal government. No other restrictions to American Legion membership are changed.

The law’s journey began on Feb. 14 when Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., introduced S. 504, along with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. A companion measure, H.R. 1641, was introduced in the House by Reps. Lou Correa, D-Calif., and Ben Cline, R-Va.

Reistad expressed gratitude to the bipartisan members of Congress for passing the legislation.

“We are grateful that President Trump fully acknowledges the importance of The American Legion by signing the LEGION Act in the White House today – just one week after it passed the House of Representatives,” Reistad said. “In an era of partisan gridlock, Republicans and Democrats in Congress overwhelmingly recognized the importance of allowing thousands of honorable but previously ineligible veterans the right to join the largest and most influential veteran’s organization in the country.”

Reistad pointed out that existing American Legion membership applications are in the process of being updated but can still be used. “In the meantime, I recommend that prospective Legionnaires and recruiters write ‘LEGION Act’ in the eligibility date section of American Legion membership applications if they fall outside the previous war eras,” Reistad said. “The larger pool of veterans now eligible for The American Legion will also open their family members to eligibility in the Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary as well.”

Post Membership Information
 
More information about membership
can be obtained from your Membership
Chairman and Adjutant, Jerry Barbour (bardoc379@msn.com)
or by calling the post home at 410-452-5819.

Sons of the Legion
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Membership Percentages
as of 8Nov2019

Northern Central District- 2nd Position 50.29%
Harford County- 5th Position 55.79%
Slate Ridge Post 182- 16th Position 62.64%
Squadron 182 Annual Dues- $25.00

To see SAL Department of Maryland Overall Stats, click here:

Eligibility for Sons of the American Legion
 
To be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion, you must be a male descendant of a member of The American Legion.  You are also eligible if you are the male descendant of a veteran who died in, or subsequent to, service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War.

Legion Riders
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Eligibility for The American Legion Riders

  • Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.
  • Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner's spouse within the state of registration.
  • All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.
  • All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.

Auxiliary
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Eligibility for The American Legion Auxiliary

Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary is limited to women who have direct personal connection with service in World Wars I and II, and the Korean or Vietnam War, or conflicts in Grenada, Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf War. This service is through a member of one's own immediate family who served in the Armed Forces during those wars or conflicts, or through one's own service with the Armed Forces.

Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

Mailing Address:
 
American Legion
Slate Ridge Post 182
2217 Whiteford Road
Whiteford Maryland 21160
410-452-5819
 
Email Address:

legion182md@lycos.com