Post 5162 Contacts


Sr Vice Commander

JR Vice Commander

Combat Veterans Fellowship
VFW Links
Department of Alabama

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Other Links
VFW National Home for Children                

Veterans Memorial Museum                    

North Alabama Veterans & Fratemal Organizations Coalition (NAVFOC)

Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

Lima Charlie bugle

Campaign & Service Medals

Welcome to Joyce M. Helson Post 5162

VFW Post 5162 receive it's Charter in 1985 with 35 members, although we have no Post Home, the Post has always been very active in the Community. One of the most active members of the Post was Joyce M. Helson who served as the Post Chaplain for many years. In 2009 Joyce was killed in an accident while visiting South Dakota. The 2010-2011 Commander put forth a resolution to change the name to Joyce M. Helson Post 5162. The Post received it's new Charter in 2011.



What's Going On




Post Elections: The Post will hold elections for the 2017-2016 Officers at the April 18 meeting and will start taking Nominations at the March 21 meeting.  Any member in good standing may run for office.


In Accordance With (IAW} Section 216 of  the By-Laws and Manual of Procedure: 


  1. The Post shall elect a Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Quartermaster, Chaplain and three Trustees
  2. appointed officers of each Post shall consist of at least an Adjutant, Judge Advocate, Surgeon, Officer of the Day, Service Officer and Guard to be appointed as prescribed in Section 216 in the Manual of The Procedure. 


 If you are interested in serving the Post as an Officer attend one of the meeting, send a letter to the PO Box or email the Commander. 




The Post’s Annual COMBAT VETERAN’S FELLOWSHIP will be August 19, 2017 from 1200 to 1600 at the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, 2060 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville.


 Please RSVP NLT August 12 by emailing

Type Fellowship in Subjet and include T-shirt size. 



Veterans Day at Bridge Street: The Commander participated in the Tribute to U.S. Veterans on Veterans Day at Bridge Street. The following link is a video of the Event.




VFW Programs


The Post is JROTC as various schools comming up. the 1st will be at Sparkman and if you would like to help present the awards, contact the JR Vice CDR.



Teacher entries are due February 15th


Scout of Year entries are due March 1st


Contact the Jr Vice Commander for more information






If you have any question about The VFW, Post 5162 or events on this site, please contact the Post Commander


Commander Tammy Johnson




Feb 21 1900 : The Post meeting at American Legion post 237, 2900 Drake Ave. Show up as 1830 for food and fellowship.                                                                                                                                             




Monthy Activities 



The Post meets at 7:00 PM the 3rd Tuesday of each month at American Leigion Post 237; 2900  Drake Ave SW.



The Post assists with BINGO with VETS at 2:00 PM on the 1st and 2nd Thursday of each month at Floyd E. "Tut" Fann State Veterans Home, 2701 Meridian Street.





Membership in Post 5162


If you quality as a veteran and would like to join one of the most active Posts in the state, email one of the members in the contact list.The current dues are $38.00 a year. The Post can assist with dues for Veterans having financial difficulties. 


There is also Life Membership payment plan.


         Life Membership Fee Schedule

Age                 One-time                   Payment Installment

18-30                     $425.00                           $38.64

31-40                     $410.00                           $37.27

41-50                     $375.00                           $34.09

51-60                     $335.00                           $30.45

61-70                     $290.00                           $26.36

71-80                     $225.00                           $20.45

81 and over          $170.00                            $15.45



  Membership Eligibility:



 Veterans of Foreign Wars


The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a special organization formed by Veterans for Veterans


It is through the strength of the membership in the ranks that we are able to speak as one loud voice to our public officials.


For more information go to






To insure the nation’s security through maximum military strength


To speed the rehabilitation of the nation’s disabled and needy veterans


To perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans 


To promote Americanism through education in patriotism and constructive service to the community in which we live












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