Catholic War Veterans of the USA

How to Join

Who can join?

Becoming a member of the Catholic War Veterans or Auxiliary is easy. Whether you are on active duty with at least 90 days of service, a Veteran who has been honorably discharged, or a family member of an active duty service member or veteran, you are welcomed to join our community.

Simply complete the form below and a local representative from the Catholic War Veterans will contact you to discuss affiliation options and guide you through the process of completing the Membership Application.

To join CWV or CWVA, you must be:

A Baptized Catholic and U.S. Citizen

Although we provide services to Veterans of any faith, eligibility for Membership in the Catholic War Veterans and Auxiliary is limited to those who are a baptized Catholic. Applicants must also be a citizen of the United States.

A Veteran or Active Duty Status

Individuals who are veterans of any branch of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, and have received an honorable discharge are eligible. Active-duty personnel with at least 90 days of active duty are also eligible.

A Family Member of a Veteran

Family members who are related within two degrees of a living or deceased veteran, or a currently serving member of the US Armed Forces is eligible for membership in the Auxiliary. This includes parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, spouses, and in-laws. 

Local Posts

Connecting Communities:
The Role of Local Posts

The Catholic War Veterans (CWV) is a national Veterans Service Organization with it’s headquarters located in Bellerose, NY. Local posts serve as community hubs where members can gather, participate in activities, and support one another, with each post typically representing a specific region or locality.

Membership in the CWV usually involves affiliating with a local post, providing opportunities for members to actively engage with the organization’s mission, national programs, and supporting local veteran, civic and church activities within the community.

Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary (CWVA) units may be established within a post. The Auxiliary members play a vital role assisting the Post to carry out the mission of the CWV and its related efforts for national and community program activity.

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Join Us

Ready to make a difference and honor our veterans? Join the Catholic War Veterans today by filling out the form! Your membership ensures vital support for veterans and their families, while also allowing you to be part of a community dedicated to serving those who have served us. Together, let's uphold our values of patriotism, service, and camaraderie. Fill out the form now and join us in making a meaningful impact!

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