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


 The Post will have an Information table from 0800-1300 on Sep 26 at the Sparkman Center on Redstone as part of the annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD).

the 2015-2016 year. 


If you know a Middle School or High School Student check out the VFW programs under our VFW Links. The Deadline for VOD and PP in Nov 1.


The Post will be hosting the 2nd Annual Combat Veterans Fellowship on October 24 from 1100-1400 at the American Legion Ballroom, 2900 Drake Ave SW.  The Post is covering all cost so that it is free to Veterans. If you would like to help with a donation contact one of the Post Officers. 


November will be a busy month for the Post. We will be reviewing VFW Programs entries (VOD,PP, LAW, EMT, & Firefighter) due Nov 1.  Conducting a Buddy Poppy Drive on Redstone on Nov 5, 6, & 7.  The Post will also be participating in other Veterans activities as well as the Veteran Day Parade on Nov 11.




Sep15:   1900, Post meeting at American Legion Post 237; 2900 Drake Ave. 

               Show up at 1830 for Food and Fellowship



 Oct 20: 1900, Post meeting at American Legion Post 237; 2900 Drake Ave. 

               Show up at 1830 for Food and Fellowship


Oct 24:   1100-1400 Combat Veterans Fellowship 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.


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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