36 U.S. Code § 190303 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its articles of incorporation and bylaws and include—
(1) upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States;
(2) promoting health, prosperity, and scholarship among its members and their dependents and survivors through benevolent programs;
(3) assisting veterans and their dependents and survivors through a service program established for that purpose;
(4) improving conditions for retired enlisted service members, veterans, and their dependents and survivors; and
(5) fostering fraternal and social activities among its members in recognition that cooperative action is required for the furtherance of their common interests.


(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1449.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
Oct. 23, 1992, Pub. L. 102–484, title XVIII, § 1823, 106 Stat. 2584.

The word “objects” is omitted as included in “purposes”.

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