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JAVA is a registered 501(c) (19) War Veterans Organization and must comply with Internal Revenue Code provisions that require 90% of its membership to be comprised of war veterans.

To qualify as a War Veteran Member, the applicant must have served honorably in the United States Armed Forces during any of these periods but need not have served in a war zone (as specified in 38 S101 and Rev. Rul. 78-239, 19781 C.B. 162):

  • Dec. 7, 1941 and ending on Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
  • June 25, 1950 and ending on Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
  • Feb. 28, 1961 and ending on May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
  • Aug. 24, 1982 and ending on July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
  • Dec. 20, 1989 and ending on Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
  • Aug. 2, 1990 through today (Gulf War / War on Terrorism)


To qualify as a General Member, the applicant must be either:

  • Present or former member of the United States Armed Forces who are not war veterans
  • Spouse, widow or widower of present or former member of the United States Armed Forces;
  • Ancestor of a former member of the United States Armed Forces or lineal descendant of present or former member of the United States Armed Forces;
  • Cadet (including students in a college or university ROTC program or at an Armed Service Academy; or
  • Anyone who does not quality for any of the above categories.


Friends of JAVA.  As an alternative to general membership, anyone interested in supporting JAVA and its committees, attending public events sponsored by JAVA, and receiving email notices and newsletters can become a Friend of JAVA. Friends of JAVA memberships have no voting rights and are not eligible to be elected to a JAVA office or serve on the Executive Council. 

JAVA does not currently assess membership dues. However, donations are gratefully accepted.

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