Post 5162 Contacts


Sr Vice Commander

JR Vice Commander
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


What's Going On


 November is here and it will be a busy month with VFW Programs, Buddy Poppy and Veteran Day activities.


The Post will be conducting a Buddy Poppy Drive between 0900-1500 in the PX Area of Redstone Arsenal  on Thursday, Nov 5, Friday Nov 5 and Saturday Nov 7. Spare a couple hours of your time to help needy Veterans. All donations goes into the Post's Relief Fund. To help out contact  the Jr Vice Commander.


JR Vice Commander Mike Gronkowski



 Veteran Day, November 11, the Post will have a vehicle in the Parade. If you would like to ride in the Parade contact the Post Commander


Commander David Ladner





Nov 5,6,7:  0900-1500 each day, Buddy Poppy Drive on Redstone Arsenal1900


Nov 8:   District 1 Meeting at Decatur Post 4190, eat at 1300, Meet at 1400


Nov 11: 1100 Veteran Day Parade  


Nov17: 1900, Post meeting at American Legion Post 237; 2900 Drake Ave. 

               Show up at 1830 for Food and Fellowship


Dec 15:   1900, OPEN Post meeting, Pot Luck dinner and guest are welcome. at American                Legion post 237, 2900 Drake Ave.




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.


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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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