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




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. 



Buddy Poppy Drive: The Post is planning a Poppy Drive on Redstone for Monday, Nov 7 and Tuesday Nov 8, these dates were selected due to Veteran week activities. Donate a couple of Hours to help veterans. To sign up, email the Jr Vice Cdr.



VFW Programs


 The Patriot’s Pen youth essay completion is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The 2016-17 Theme is “The America I Believe In” and the deadline to Post is November 1st.


The Voice of Democracy scholarship program is open to students in grades 9-12. The 2016-17 Theme is “My Responsibility To America” and the deadline to Post is November 1st.


 For more information on Youth Programs





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


Commander Tammy Johnson




 Sep 20 : 1900 Post meeting at American Legion  post 237, 2900 Drake Ave.                                          Show up at 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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