How is DAV taking action and fighting for all veterans?

  • Claims Reform
    Ensuring justice for veterans by filing claims for benefits
  • VA Health Care Reform
    Working to strengthen and reform health care based on the best outcomes for veterans
  • Women Veterans
    Helping women veterans get the unique services and support they need and have earned

1 Million Strong. Are you eligible?

Any man or woman:

Who served in the armed forces during a period of war or under conditions simulating war; AND

Was wounded, disabled to any degree, or left with long-term illness as a result of military service; AND

Was discharged or retired from military service under honorable conditions.

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Why join?

Membership is the lifeblood of DAV. Our community of over 1 million veterans stands together to ensure our nation keeps its promises to the men and women who served our country. At no time since DAV was formed by World War I veterans has the fight for the future of veterans care and benefits been more critical. Join with DAV so we can continue the fight to protect the health, disability and financial benefits that veterans have earned.

As a DAV member, you will get exclusive discounts and member-only benefits, stay informed through a free subscription to DAV Magazine and support DAV's mission by showing lawmakers you're willing to stand up for veterans.

Give a Lifeline, Get a Lifeline

In addition to joining the fight to protect your earned benefits and receiving access to money-saving and life-enhancing advantages for you and your family, when you become a life member, you'll also get a physical lifeline – one that you’ll wear on your wrist as a symbol of patriotism and pride.*

* Those who receive a free membership are not eligible for promotional items.


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