Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2485


In Comradeship and

Service to VETERANS

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District VII (Philippines)

Department of Pacific Areas

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

2 January, 2018

To: District Officers and Post Commanders

Subject: February 2018 District 7 Meeting

The District VII February 8, 2018 meeting will be hosted by VFW Post 124, at the Baguio Country Club, Baguio City, in the Ambassador Carlos P. Romulo Library Room. Officer's Call will be held at 0930 hours with the District meeting to follow at 1000 hours. Agenda items include opening nominations for elected District officers for 2018-2019 VFW year. Request that all Comrades making reports provide the District VII Adjutant with an electronic copy or hard copy at the meeting, for the District files.  On Wednesday, February 7, Post 124 will host their Annual Fun Day/Golf Tournament Event at the Pinewoods Golf and Country Club Estates. A luncheon, awards ceremony, and raffle will follow the golf tournament.   You have all worked hard this year to make District VII a leader in the Department. Let's support the District and Post 124 by having a little fun together before we get back to work on our final push to put the Department of Pacific Areas over the top this year.   Yours in Comradeship, 

Charles R. Spain


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About VFW Post 2485

Our Location

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


Our Street Address is:

VFW Post 2485

381 Santol Road

Clarkview Subdivision

Angeles City

Philippines 2009

Our Proximity

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

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Our Postal and E-Mail Address


PSC 517 BOX 4930

FPO AP 96517


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Our Phone Number

We can be reached at
(063) 045-321-0083

during normal office hours.

About our Post 2485

Click the image above to view a brief history of THE LAMP POST.

We are known as THE LAMP POST here

at 2485. Our motto is

In Comradeship and Service to Veterans

and we mean all Veterans,

not just members. 

About the VFW Organization

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

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.

The POST today

Our current post commander is Norme Smith. Commander Smith served in the US Air Force from June 1980 and retired as Master Sergeant in July 2000.

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 Department Service Officer is Donald Melendy email 

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…

The First Twenty Years (1987-2007)

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

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