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




Buddy Poppy Drive: The Post will be conducting a Buddy Poppy Drive at Redstone Arsenal on Thursday May 25, Friday May 26 and Saturday May 27 from 0900-1500 each day. All Funds go into the Relief Fund to help veterans. A couple hours of you time will go a long way in helping veteran. To sigh up contact one of the Post officers. Email one of the Officers to sign upl



Memorial Day: At 1100 hours on April 29, the Post will be laying a Wreath as part of the Memorial Day activities at Maple Hill Cemetery. Need to be there around 1000 hours as parking is limited.




The Post’s Annual COMBAT VETERAN’S FELLOWSHIP will be August 20, 2017 from 1300 to 1600 at the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, 2060 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville.


 Please RSVP NLT August 12 by emailing

Type Fellowship in Subject line and include T-shirt size. 




VFW Programs



Information on the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen essay scholarship programs can be found at:


The 2017-18 VOD theme is: ''American History: Our Hope for the Future''


The 2017-18 PP theme is: ''America's Gift to My Generation''


 Entries are due to Post NLT October 31, 2017.




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



 May 16 1900 : Post meeting at American Legion Post 237. The Post will be Installing the 2017-2018 Officers. Show up as 1830 for food and fellowship.                                                                                                                                             


 June 10: State Convention at Hilton Birminingham Perimeter Park, Birmingham AL. The District Commander Don Collum is running for Department Jr Vice Commander. The meeting starts at 0900. To Car Pool contact the Commander.



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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