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2018-219 VFW POST GENERAL ORDER

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About VFW Post 2485

Our Location

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Located on the northern island of Luzon, we are in the heart of the Pampanga province in Angeles City, a progressive metropolitan area.

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Our Street Address is:

VFW Post 2485

381 Santol Road

Clarkview Subdivision

Angeles City

Philippines 2009

Our Proximity

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Located on the corner of Santol Drive and Pinatubo Street, a few clicks east of the Clark International Airport Side Gate.

We are just a short drive from:

  • Clark International Airport (CRK), known as Paliparang Pandaigdig Clark Airport
  • Subic Bay Clark Expressway (SCTEX)
  • Manila Expressway (NLEX)
  • Clark SM Mall
  • Fields Avenue Walking Street


Our Postal and E-Mail Address

VFW POST 2485

PSC 517 BOX 4930

FPO AP 96517

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You can also get a Post Office Box at the VFW Post. (Get Full Post Office Information here).

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 email:

 post2485vfw@yahoo.com       

alternate email: vfwpost2485phil@gmail.com

Our Phone Number

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We can be reached at
Calling International:  +63 45 321 0083

Calling in Philippines: 045 321 0083 during normal office hours.

About our Post 2485

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Our motto is

In Comradeship and Service to Veterans

and we mean all Veterans,

not just members. 


About the VFW Organization

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Click on the image above for a link to the National VFW for policy, operations and command stucture.Our National VFW parent organization,  with over one hundred and fifteen years of service to our Veterans.



No One Does More for our Veterans

2018 -2019 Post Officers Introduction Letter

Commander Jim Collins

Released June 21, 2018

To those Post Members who regularly attend the Post 2485's General Membership Meeting (GMM) and conscientiously contribute to post functions, we sincerely thank all of you. To all other post members, we cannot stress enough that we need your presence at the GMM and your participation at post's function, activities, and events. Please join us at the meetings and at the various VFW sponsored events. Our Post General Membership Meeting is at 14:00 on the 1st Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise scheduled according to VFW procedures..  We host and celebrate POW/MIA Recognition Day on the 3rd Saturday of September and Veterans Day on 11 November. This year POW\MIA Recognition Day, on 22 September will be celebrated at Cabanatuan Memorial in Nueva Ecija; Post 2485 will provide transportation. Veterans Day is celebrated at 11:00 at Clark Veterans Cemetery at the Hall of Flags.

VFW Post 2485 fields an Honor Guard which renders Military Honors for fallen US Military Veterans at Clark Veterans Cemetery and occasionally at local cemeteries and funeral homes. Volunteers are always welcome join the Honor Guard. VFW Post 2485 sponsors an outstanding Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop, the troop is sorely in need of counselors and subject matter instructors to enhance the scout's Merit Badge Program. The POW/MIA Exploratory Committee is also in need of volunteers to do the honorable work of searching for veterans missing in action the Philippines. Post officers and members also support other service organizations, such as the American Legion, Fleet Reserve Association, and Returned Service League by participating in their ceremonies and events.

Post 2485 members are afforded individual benefits; which include a discount on meals and drinks at the Lamp Post restaurant. Two free dinners are offered to all members at the Post Membership Nights in May and December. The Post Installation of Officers ceremony is held at the May Membership Night. Members are also provided a free meal voucher, for use during their birth month. Additionally, two member's names are drawn each month at the GMM from the free meal drawing box. Beginning with the July GMM, a free appetizer snack will be offered after the meeting. The VFW's fiscal year and the officer's term of offrce begins on I July and ends 30 June. As the Post begins a new VFW year, please step up, get involved, and make a difference. With your help, Post 2485 can continue to "Lead the Way" in District VII (Philippines) and in the Department of Pacific Areas. Join in the camaraderie, have fun, life is short.

Signed:

James E. Collins, Post Commander

Eric Zarriello, Post Senior Vice Commander

David Mason, Post Junior Vice Commander

Posted June 21,2018. This article will remain until further notice.

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A Brief History of the Post

30 Years In Service to Veterans The Angeles City Veterans of Foreign Wars post was chartered on April 12, 1987, here in Angeles City, Philippines. Our first commander was Joseph Carlsley who served a subsequent  term until 1989. We are the second largest post overseas and the fifteenth largest post world-wide. Initially working out of various halls and venues for two years,  a house was rented on Santol Street and converted into the  post headquarters. With these humble beginnings, we have proudly  created  a haven and meeting place for our beloved veterans. We salute you.

Our Mission / Community Involvement

US MILITARY VETERANS IN THE PHILIPPINES belonging to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States can help protect your earned benefits as a Veteran. Through our lobbying efforts we provide a single voice for your concerns directly to Congress and the President, backed by the power of our unified voting membership. Additionally, highly trained Service Officers stand ready to assist with individual VA entitlements, benefits and claims.


VFW Post 2485 in Angeles City, Pampanga is centrally located to one of the largest OCONUS Veteran population centers in the world with close proximity to Subic and Metro Manila.The Department of the Pacific Areas Service Officer, who can represent veterans before the VA through a Power of Attorney, is also located at Post 2485. In Manila we have the only VA Regional Office outside the United States.  However, this accomplishes little for you if you have not applied for benefits, or are not properly represented. The Department Service Officer maintains an office at the VA Regional Office in Manila if this is more convenient for you. We are here to help if you reach out, let us know you and join Post 2485. Our Veteran V.A. Service information is located on our VA Benefits Corner Page


We are one of the largest VFW Posts worldwide with over 1650 members. Our Post Home in Angeles City hosts a full-service Bar and Restaurant, Business Center and RAO Mailroom. If you have not visited our facility, please do so when in the area. Our programs provide a wide range of services to our membership as well as the local community. For over two decades Post 2485 maintained the Veterans Cemetery at Clark and we continue to provide an Honor Guard and burial assistance to families to help assure our departed comrades are honorably buried. In fact, our Post was instrumental in getting the American Battle Monuments Commission to assume responsibility for the care and future administration of this honored cemetery which includes war dead from the Spanish American and Philippine American Wars, to include several Civil War Veterans who later served in the Philippines.  Also of interest is our support for the return of the Bells of Balangiga. Balangiga is a small town in Southern Samar and the site of a tragic event that occurred in 1901 during the dark days of the U.S. – Philippine relationship. As a matter of reconciliation, many members of our Post are working with other Veteran organizations to help facilitate the return of the Bells to the church tower in Balangiga from which they were removed and to help create a new Philippine American War Memorial Plaza honoring those that died on both sides of the war.  We are also involved in numerous community service activities such as supporting the Boy Scouts of America, a recycling program, and providing free mahogany trees for planting to help make a greener Philippines. However, our flagship initiative involves providing medical assistance and surgical help for indigent children having cleft lips and cleft palates. This is a totally free service for the families of the children. To date, we have helped over 1300 children.   If you know of, or have somebody in your local area that needs our help, please let us know! Help us help you. Protect your benefits, join our Post and help us become the largest VFW Post worldwide.


For information on VFW Post 2485 membership, benefits or representation please contact Post 2485 membership Chairman Cliff Wilsey at… clffwilsey@gmail.com

The First Twenty Years (1987-2007)

This is the first of the VFW POST 2485 Digitizing our History Project.

This document is in PDF format and broken into two parts for easier loading/downloading.

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VFW POST OFFICE (RAO)

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At your Service

Our Post Home Post Office is administered by the RAO (Retiree Activities Office/Angeles City)

Click here to see more about the RAO


Who is eligible to obtain a PO BOX at the Post Office

There are two types of Post Office Boxes. 

  • FPO (Fleet Post Office) address
  • BOX 308 address


There are different requirements to obtain one of the above two Post Office Boxes

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1) An FPO Address requires you to be either Retired U.S. Military (Bring your Military I.D. card indicating retired). All mail must be addressed to your name that you registered with when you activated your Box. If you want someone else to receive mail, you must present a Letter of Authorization to the VFW Post Office. No exceptions there. Contact  information below.

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2) You must be 100% disabled with V.A. Certification

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1) A Box 308 is available for anyone. All mail must be addressed to your name that you registered with when you activated your Box. If you want someone else to receive mail, you must present Letter of Authorization to the VFW Post Office. No exceptions there. Contact information below.

A Note about Registered and Certified Mail to your FPO Box

Per the RAO/Angeles City:  PLEASE ADVISE ALL WHOM YOU CORRESPOND NOT TO SEND REGISTERED MAIL TO OUR FPO… CERTIFIED MAIL OR CERTIFIED WITH RETURN RECEIPT CAN BE TRACKED ON LINE IS A GOOD SUBSTITUTE FOR REGISTERED MAIL… 

When is the mail picked up from Manila bound for the Post Office?

Mail pickup is as follows:

Monday Wednesday Friday

Hours of Operation & Contact Information


Contact the Post Office at (GLOBE) 0915 965 0847   or (SMART) 0939 847 7526. Calling from outside of the Philippines? +63 (then drop the first zero above, then the seven digit phone number)

Box Fees

Either box will cost you 150  P per month. You can pay multiple months in advance if you wish..

ON FACEBOOK: VFW Post 2485 supports:

The Official VFW Post 2485 Facebook Site

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Facebook logo to enter the official VFW Post 2485 Facebook site.

Clark Veterans Cemetery

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American Veterans Project

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POW/MIA's

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