American Legion Great Bridge Post 280, Inc        

Welcome to our newest members


New members: Tyler Meyer, Michael Benson, Ronald Kingsbury, Jay Krail and John Pszctola


Transferring members:

Raymond Belcher, Karen and Derek Howard, and Jay Craven.


The 2019 Membership year ended with Post 280 reaching 101.7% of its assigned membership goal. Post 280 is at 88.1% of its 2020 assigned goal. We need 50 more renewal/new members for 100% for 2020.


Membership Eligibility


Who's Eligible? - How Do I Join?


Membership Eligibility

Any person shall be eligible for membership in The American Legion who was a member of the Armed Services, Merchant Marines or Coast Guard and was assigned to active duty at some time during the periods listed below, all dates inclusive, or who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of his entry therin, served on active duty in the armed forces of any of the Governments associated with the United States during any of said periods; provided, however, that such service shall have been terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation, or continued honorably during or after any of said periods; provided further that no person shall be entitled to membership who, being in sucn service during any of said periods refused on conscientious, political or other grounds to subject himseld to military discipline or unqualified service. If you meet the above conditions, then you are a veteran and you are eligible to become a Legionnaire! We are nearly 3 million strong, and care about America, it's veterans, their families and our nation's youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned - and were promised - by service to our nation in uniform. We invite you to join us now. Remember, you must have served at least one day of active military service during the dates below and have been honorably discharged or still be serving honorably.


Eligibility Dates:

Apr 6, 1917- Nov 11, 1918;

Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946

Jun 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955

Feb 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

Aug 24, 1982 - Jul 31, 1984

Dec 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990

Aug.2, 1990 - present

How Do I Join?

New Membership
Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following
information to the Post Membership Committee:

1. A completed American Legion Membership application. Applications are
available at the Post or click the following link. Membership Application.
2. A copy of the applicants DD 214 or their active duty ID card.
3. Your dues payment of $43.00; make check payable to American Legion Post 280.

If the information is correct, your membership will be approved and a membership
card will be mailed to you.

Transfering Membership
American Legion members applying for transfers to our Post must submit the
following information to the Post Membership Committee:

1. Completed Member Data Form. Can be found here .
2. Copy of DD214 or Discharge
3. Copy of Membership Card
4. If current year dues are not paid, make check payable to American
Legion Post 280. (Dues are $43.00).

Paid-Up-For-Life (PUFL) Memberships
If you are interrested in a Paid-Up-For-Life (PUFL) Membership, contact the Post
Adjutant ( or visit National's Paid-Up-For-Life membership
application page at Paid-Up-For-Life Membership - PUFL Link

The American Legion is always there for you (The Veteran) and your family. Why
don't you join and be there for the next veteran and his family?