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 20, from 1200 to 1600 at the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, 2060 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville.


Fellowship with other combat veterans while having some FOOD and enjoying the Museum. There will also be a Service officer to answer questions or help start a claim. More information on the Fellowship page.



Please RSVP NLT August 13 by emailing

Type Fellowship in Subjet and include T-shirt size.






The Post will be conducting a Buddy Poppy Drive on Redstone in the PX area on Thursday May 26, Friday May 27 and Saturday May 28.  The hour are 0900 to 1500 each day.  A couple hours of your time will equate to numerous hours of support to Veterans.  To sign up, email the commander.




The post will also be laying a wreath on Monday as part of the Memorial Day Ceremonies at Maple Hill Cemetery     


The Veterans of Foreign Wars has an Honor Wall and if you would like to add someone to the Wall go to the link under VFW






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


Commander David Ladner




 May 17 : 1900 Post meeting and Installation of the 2016-2017 Officers 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 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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