Post 5162 Contacts
Commander    commander@vfwpost5162.com

Quartermaster   QM@vfwpost5162.com

Sr Vice Commander   srvicecommander@vfwpost5162.com

JR Vice Commander   JrViceCommander@vfwpost5162.com

Combat Veterans Fellowship   fellowship@vfwpost5162.com
VFW Links
Department of Alabama    http://www.alvfw.org/

Veterans of Foreign Wars   http://www.vfw.org/

VFW Youth & Education Programs         https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education


 

VFW National Home for Children                         http://www.vfwnationalhome.org// 
Other Links

Veterans Memorial Museum                             http://www.memorialmuseum.org// 

North Alabama Veterans & Fratemal Organizations Coalition (NAVFOC)    http://www.navfoc.org//

Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial    http://huntsvilleveteransmemorial.org

Mental Health Needsof Vets & Families    https://www.samhsa.gov/veterans-military-families//

Justice for Vets    http://justiceforvets.org//

Post 5162 on FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/118930604811525

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Welcome to Joyce M. Helson Post 5162

VFW Post 5162 received its Charter in 1987 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 its new Charter in 2011. The Post has been a member of the Department of Alabama "All State Team" several times and was recognized by National VFW as an ‘All American Post” for the 2018-2019 year.

 

  

What's Going On

 

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Veteran Fellowship

 

When: Veterans Day November 11, 2020

 

Time:  1100 to 1400

 

Where: American Legion Post 237, 2900 Drake Ave.

 

What: A free lunch with other Veterans

 

 A Service Officer will be available to answer questions

 

 Hosted by VFW Post 5162 and American Legion Post 237

 

RSVP: fellowship@vfwpost5162.com

 

  

veteran Felowship.pdf

 
 
  

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Buddy Poppy Drive: The Memorial Day Drive was canceled.  The Post's next drive will be around Veterans Day in November.   All Funds go into the Relief Fund to help veterans. A couple hours of you time will go a long way in helping other veterans. To sigh up, email one of the Post officers.                                                                                                                                               

 

 

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VFW Programs

 

 

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

 

https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships/

 

These are great opportunities to showcase your patriotism, writing skills, and to earn scholarships for college or vocational training.

 

 

The 2020-21 Patriot's Pen theme is: What is Patriotism to Me?

 

The 2020-21 Voice of Democracy theme is: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?

 

 

Information on theTeacher of the Year Awards can be found at: 

 

https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/teacher-of-the-year

 

 

 Entries are due to Post NLT October 31, 2020.

 

 

 

The 2020 Scout of the Year winners are:

 

 

1st Place: Jacqueline Abnos (sponsored by VFW Post 1829 in Kansas City, Missouri)

2nd Place: Marius Schnell (sponsored by VFW Post 10557 in Hohenfels, Germany)

3r`d Place: Justin Swize (sponsored by VFW Post 4146 in Victoria, Texas)

 

Congratulations!

 

Scout of Year entries for 2021 submission will be posted as soon as it is available.

 

Information on Scout of Year can be found at 

 

https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/scout-of-the-year

 

                                                                                                                                               

                    

 If you have any questions about The VFW, Post 5162, or events on this site, please contact the Post Commander at    commander@vfwpost5162.com

                                                                                                                                                  

            

July  21, 2020 :  Next Post meeting                                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

 

Monthy Activities 

 

 

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

 

  

 

 

  

 

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 or download the mail-in form:

 

Membership mail-in form.pdf

 

The current dues are $38.00 a year. The Post can assist with dues for Veterans having financial difficulties. 

 

There are also Life Membership payment plans.

 

         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: http://www.vfw.org/Join/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 http://www.vfw.org/home/

 

 

 

OBJECTIVES

 

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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