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

Campaign & Service Medals

Welcome to Joyce M. Helson Post 5162


What's Going On


 We are entering the Home Stretch for the 2014-2015 year but there is still a lot to do. We have Scout of the Year, JROTC, nominations & elections of new officers, buddy poppy drive and Memorial Day.





IAW Sec 216 of the By-Laws the post shall elect the Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Quartermaster, Chaplain and  Trustees. 



May 19:   7:00 PM, Post meeting at American Legion Post 237; 2900 Drake Ave. 

               Installation of the 2015-2016 Post Officers.

               Show up at 6:30 PM for Food and Fellowship





May 21-23: Post Buddy Poppy Drive at the PX area on Redstone. If you would like to help

                  email the commander. All funds raised go to veterans.





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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