Post 5162 Contacts:



Sr. Vice Commander

Jr. Vice Commander

Combat Veterans Fellowship




VFW Links
Department of Alabama

Veterans of Foreign Wars

VFW Youth & Education Programs
VFW National Home for Children                
Other Links

Veterans Memorial Museum                    

North Alabama Veterans & Fratemal Organizations Coalition (NAVFOC)

Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

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Post 5162
8324 Madison Pike
Madison, AL
United States




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.




Check out the VFW Programs tab for scholarship opportunities 




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)





What's Going On


**Veteran's Coffee has resumed!

Next: July 16, Panera Bread, Bridge Street, 0730


July 2, Lots of seats needed at Coffee this morning!

We welcomed new post member Casey!

Been-awhiles Ashly, Frank, Paul and Nicholas.


   We have moved to Madison!

Dublin Memorial Park.



Yellow Ribbon Support July 13th, 2024





Awards Presenation July 12th, 2024





Memorial Day 2024






Our Post funded the update of the Veteran's Memorial

at Maple Hill Cemetery to include "Operation IRAQI Freedom" 








Please log in to the 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




Monthy Activities 



The Post meets at 6:00 PM the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Dublin Memorial Park, 8324 Madison Pike, Madison, AL 35758



Next Post Meeting:

July, 16th 2024



We are now doing meetings using WebEx. Details in your Post Email. 




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:





Life Membership 


Annual Membership



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:



 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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