We are American veterans united through both our shared military experiences and a common Ukrainian heritage. We have created a national network of veterans to promote the welfare and patriotism of our members. We continue to serve our country and our fellow veterans.

Ukrainian American Veterans, Inc. (UAV) is a not-for-profit 501(c)19 organization. Organized in 1948, the UAV is an American patriotic organization composed of honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are of Ukrainian heritage or descent.

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To become a member of the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV), please complete a UAV National Registry Application Form and submit it with a copy of your DD Form 214 (or equivalent). Please include a photo as well for the National Registration Project. See the Membership page for eligibility requirements and application form.

Annual Convention

Make your reservation now for the UAV’s 72nd annual convention to be held 31 October through 2 November 2019 in New Haven, Connecticut. Reservations must be made by 30 September 2019 in order to receive the group rate.


Our mission is to unite American Veterans of Ukrainian descent, and we pledge to sustain the Constitution, Government and laws of the United States.

The UAV provides assistance to veterans and their families through welfare programs.

The UAV also participates in veteran recognition projects.