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The American Legion

Membership Application

Since 1919, the American Legion stands for:  Defense, Veterans, Youth, and Patriotism.

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941,
and have been honorably discharged or are still serving – you are eligible for membership in The American Legion.

Current and past members of the National Guard and Reserve may also be eligible for membership provided that they had periods of at least four months of duration for training in one or another of the aforementioned eligibility eras. Annual summer camps and weekend drills do not constitute eligible periods of service. Active duty is the key to Legion membership. A person need not have served overseas to be eligible, but must possess an Honorable Discharge with a form DD-214.

Active Duty personnel are welcome to join. Post 291 will pay your first year’s membership dues, but you are responsible for yearly dues thereafter.  If you want to purchase a gate card for our parking lot, the cost is $25.00, and a Post 291 cover is $75.00. In addition to our Membership Application, a copy of your military Active Duty ID is also required.

If you had active duty since December 7, 1941, this is what you need to do to join the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291:

  • Completed application form click here.
  • Copy of your DD-214. If you do not have it, click here to order your DD-214 online. You need the DD-214 prior to applying.
  • Fees are $225 for new members, $185 for transfers, $150 for renewals, and reinstate $250.
  • Additional Veteran Membership questions please call (949) 673-5070 ext. 1104