The national headquarters for the Veterans of Foreign Wars is at 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111. Its telephone number is (816) 756-3390, as of 2015.
The VFW also has a Washington national office at 200 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002. The office's telephone number is (202) 543-2239. State contacts are available through the VFW's website.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars was federally chartered as a corporation in September 1899 by Seventeenth U.S. Infantry veterans of the Spanish–American War. It expanded in 1913 through mergers of several veterans' organizations.
American citizens who are active or honorably discharged officers or enlisted persons, and who were honored with a medal, ribbon or badge while serving in the armed forces during a foreign war, insurrection or expedition, are eligible for VFW membership.