The Veterans of Foreign Wars National By-Laws set forth the basic rules for the conduct of all VFW activities. The VFW By-Laws are supplemented by the VFW Manual of Procedure, which provides additional details to guide all VFW posts.
The 2016 edition of the VFW By-Laws establishes general standards regarding membership eligibility, rights and responsibilities. The rules also govern the organization, funding and procedure of VFW posts, districts and departments as well as the national VFW and VFW auxiliary groups. Other details addressed include uniforms, badges and discipline. VFW Departments and individual posts may adopt by-laws particular to their own activities and organization, provided that these do not conflict with the National By-Laws or other national VFW rules and procedures. The current print version of the VFW By-Laws is available for purchase at the vfwstore.com, and the electronic version is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.