Membership To the American Legion

Welcome to the Membership page for the American Legion Post 281. Over the years, we have made it a point to advise our membership about paying dues on time and letting the membership know how many members we have as it fluckuates every year. As of today our membership for our post is an outstanding 457 Legion members. We are the biggest post with membership in Camden County.


 At this time we are doing a drawing. This drawing can get you a free year. Here is how it works: Between the months of July 1st to October 1st, we have the early bird stamp that we put on your cards. At the next meeting in November, we pull a number that is on a list of early birds and that number corresponds with your card number. The next year you will not have to pay your dues. The post picks up the following years dues for you. So please get your dues in early so you can be part of the early bird drawing.


As of January 15th, 2016, at 00:01 hours(12:01am) the per capita will be going up $5.00. So please pay your dues before then. The per capita that we pay for goes to National and is use for various projects, membership programs, and a lot of the programs that we as a whole support. Dues are still $35.00 and can be paid by Check, cash, or money order and can be dropped off at the post, mailed to 2101 Chews Landing Rd. Blackwood, NJ 08012, or you can pay them online at The American Legion Website.


If you have served during World War I, World War II, the Korean or Vietnam Wars, or conflicts in Grenada, Lebanon, Panama, Persian Gulf War, Iraq or Afghanistan — then you are eligible to join nearly 3 million fellow United States veterans as a member of The American Legion.


Eligibility Dates (Periods of War) Include:
World War I April 6, 1917 — Nov. 11, 1918
World War II Dec. 7, 1941 — Dec. 31, 1946
Korean War June 25, 1950 — Jan. 31, 1955
Vietnam War Feb. 28, 1961 — May 7, 1975
Lebanon/ Grenada Aug. 24, 1982 — July 31, 1984
Operation Just Cause (Panama) Dec. 20, 1989 — Jan. 31, 1990
Operation Desert Sheild/Desert Storm Aug. 2, 1990 — Feb. 28, 1991
Iraq and/or Afghanistan Sept. 11, 2001 - Present
 (These dates are subject to change in the near future)

Membership in the American Legion includes a wide array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family — at home, abroad and representing your interests in Washington, we're "Still Serving America!"


Additional information on membership and an application can be obtained at Post 281, or from any post member. Or you can download a PDF copy of the application and submit it at Post 281.
In person or Write to: Stetser-Lamartine Post 281
2101 Chews Landing Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Phone: (856) 228-9869
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Please note: You will need to provide a copy of your military discharge papers (DD214/discharge papers).If you cannot locate your copy, you will need to contact the National Archives & Records Administration for a replacement copy. Or you may now access to order copies of military records electronically.

All non-electronic requests must use Standard Form 180 or request the information in a letter. Standard Form 180 is available as a PDF file on the NARA website. The NARA site provides complete information on information required to process your request.

Or write directly to the: 
     National Military Personnel Records Center 
     9700 Page Blvd. 
     St. Louis, MO 63132 
     (800) 801-0800

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