The frequently asked questions below may increase your understanding of AMVETS and our membership requirements.
If you have an unanswered question, please call AMVETS Massapequa at (516) 798-9188.
What is an AMVET?
AMVETS stands for American Veterans. Our members are active duty and honorably discharged veterans from all branches of services. We are chartered by congress to assist veterans in all aspects of their lives from disability claims to finding jobs.
Do you have to serve in combat to be an AMVETS member?
You do not have to be a combat veteran to join. All active duty and honorably discharged military personnel are eligible to become AMVETS members.
What are the membership dues?
Annual dues are $30 a year, Life membership is $250.
How was AMVETS started?
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 veterans 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).
My Dad was a soldier can I join?
Yes you can join the Sons of AMVETS. Many posts have Sons of AMVETS working closely with the AMVETS members to help support returning veterans.
I don’t have any military members in my family, how can I help veterans?
You can donate directly to AMVETS through our website.
What is my next step?
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AMVETS Post 88
692 Broadway, Massapequa, New York 11758