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:
• December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946
• June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955
• August 5, 1964, through May 7, 1975
• August 2, 1990 to present
To qualify as a General Member, the applicant must have served honorably in the United States Armed Forces during any period other than those specified above. In addition, cadets/midshipmen and spouses, widows, or widowers of war veterans, veterans or cadets/midshipmen qualify for General Membership.
Friends of JAVA are those who support the purpose of JAVA but who do not qualify for membership; Friends of
JAVA memberships have no voting rights.
JAVA does not currently assess membership dues. However, donations are gratefully accepted.