February 27, 2021  American Legion Post 653 February 27, 2021  American Legion Post 653 

American Legion Terlingua - MembersAmerican Legion Terlingua Texas Post 653, the Last Outpost in the Big Bend. Free WiFi Internet Access 24/7 at TX Hwy 118 & Legion Road.

For Texas veterans there are multiple ways to join American Legion Post 653. The traditional way is to fill out a simple form which can be given to any Legionnaire who will make sure that the rest of the process is in motion. Prospective members may also join online:

Paper form. After a new member completes the application form, a Legion representative will sign it and take it to the local post. If a candidate is signed up at a post, he or she can receive the membership card on the spot or will be sent the new card shortly thereafter. Regardless of where a recruit is signed up, the post adjutant or membership chairman will log his or her information and then transmit the form to the department headquarters. The department will forward the information to National Headquarters, usually within a week. At that time, the information will be logged into the national system.

Online form. Prospective members also can sign up online. Visit and follow the easy prompts from there. This information will be processed by National Headquarters. Once processed, a membership card will be sent along with other new-member materials.

Benefits of American Legion Membership

Regardless of whether a member joins via pencil or computer, the membership benefits will include:

  • Discounts: These practical, money-saving discounts for you and your family will easily save you many times the cost of your annual membership dues.
  • Magazine: Our nation’s leaders speak directly to citizens on the pages of The American Legion Magazine. The monthly magazine features in-depth analysis, historical stories, Q&As with high-profile officials, news about veterans issues and much more.
  • Voice on Capitol Hill: The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veterans affairs, fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that VA’s medical system is effectively serving those who served.
  • VA benefit assistance: Your membership helps support department service officers nationwide who assist veterans in preparing claims and obtaining their full military health-care benefits through VA.