Post 5162 Contacts


JR Vice Commander
VFW Links
Department of Alabama

Veterans of Foreign Wars

VFW PROGRAMS                                          
Other Links
VFW National Home for Children                    

Veterans Memorial Museum                    


Campaign & Service Medals

Welcome to Joyce M. Helson Post 5162


What's Going On


November is going to be a very busy month for the post.


Nov 1:  VOD, PP, Teacher, EMT and Law Enforcement entries due to Post.


            09:00 Deptment of Alabama Fall Conference meeting at Birmingham Marriott


Nov 11:   Veterans Day activities, Post will have entry in parade and Information table at

               the activities at Veterans Memorial


Nov 13-15: 0900-1500  Buddy Poppy Drive on Redstone Arsenal in the PX Area. If you

                                       would  to help out email 



Nov 16:    Distict 1 meeting at Post 10774 in Falkville Al. 

                Eat at 1:00 PM. Meeting at 2:00 PM.




Nov 18:   7:00 PM, Post meeting at American Legion Post 237 on Drake Ave. 

                Insallation of the new officers









Monthy Activities 



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



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.


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 Qualifications:



 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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