AMVETS is one of the nation's largest Congressional-chartered veterans service organizations, representing 250,000 veterans and their family members at more than 1,200 posts nationwide. AMVETS is the nation's most-inclusive major veterans' group, with membership open to anyone who has served honorably since WWII, including members of the Guard and Reserve.
For more than 75 years, we in AMVETS have taken to heart the credo of service set forth by our organization’s founding fathers. In so doing, we endeavor to provide our fellow veterans with the type of support they truly deserve. This outreach effort takes many forms, from the professional advice our service officers offer on earned veterans benefits, to our legislative efforts on Capitol Hill, to the work done by our hospital volunteers. AMVETS members involve themselves in a range of initiatives aimed at contributing to the quality of life in their local communities.
These two areas—veterans service and community service—drive the commitment we have to make a difference in the lives of others. The pages of this Web site provide more detailed information on each area, as well as a wealth of information for veterans, their families and other interested citizens. Please take a few minutes to review what makes AMVETS the distinctive organization it is. Our aim of building for a better America is an undertaking to which all can contribute. We invite you to join us.