Welcome to Joyce M. Helson Post 5162
VFW Post 5162 received its Charter in 1987 with 35 members. We have grown to over 180 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, 2020-2021 and 2022-2023 years. IAW section 205 of the Bylaws and Manual of Procedure the Post decided in July 2023 to move it's Charter location from the city of Huntsville to the city of Madison in order to better serve the Veterans of Madison County and support the community.
The post earned All State AND All American status (2022-23)! Come join this team of dedicated veterans.
Our post is dedicated to the mission of the VFW to support veterans, their families, and the community while building and maintaining strong relationships amongst fellow combat veterans. We hope you will consider joining our post.
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A portion of every product sold by this fundraiser benefits VFW Post 5162
and 100% will go to LOCAL Veterans!
Donate to support the VFW
(We are a 501(c)19 charitable organization)
Looking for a place to have our Programs Awards Dinner.
We have moved to Madison!
Dublin Memorial Park.
***Veteran's Coffee/Breakfast Canceled Until Further Notice***
Liberty School Veteran Day Program.
Buddy Poppy Drive on Redstone.
Our Post funded the update of the Veteran's Memorial
at Maple Hill Cemetery to include "Operation IRAQI Freedom"
HOW CAN WE REACH YOU?
Please log in to the VFW.org website and update your contact information so we can share upcoming events and information. We have several comrades with no email address listed or no phone number. Several of us also have moved since joining. Please take a few minutes to update your information. If you have any troubles, contact the quartermaster for assistance.
We recently sent out postcards to all addresses on file. If you received one, please take a moment and respond to it so we can help clean up our database. Thank you.
If you have any suggestions for social activities for the post that would give our members to get together safely, please share them with any of the officers.
If you have any questions about The VFW, Post 5162, or events on this site, please contact the Post Commander at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 19, 2024: Next Post meeting 1800, at our new location.
We are now doing meetings using WebEx. Details in your Post Email.
The Post meets at 6:00 PM the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Dublin Memorial Park, 8324 Madison Pike, Madison, AL 35758
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:
The current Annual dues are only $40.00 a year (lower than what you'll find at the national website). The Post can assist with dues for Veterans having financial difficulties.
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
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.