Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.


Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.



A satirical reflection by Author/Artist Phil Fehrenbacher

Phil enlisted in the Army in 1965 where you served for years in Vietnam.  He became a graphic designer and has worked for the state of Oregon for 26 years.  He retired in 2003 and started the Cartoon "In-Country".  The cartoons reflect his experiences during his tour of duty in South Vietnam.

There is a new cartoon everyday.

Commander's Corner

Commander Stanley Lay

If all members signed up for a life membership it would serve everyone an opportunity to be a service to the VFW forever. You will not be bothered every year to renew your commitment to the greatest and oldest military organization, and you give us the strength each year to fight for more and or better benefits for you and the future veterans of America. Switching is easy just call our office or Bob Farrell. Office 352-394-5424 Bob's cell 352-250-2052


Last Raffle winner are:1st Place Rita Jennings
2nd Place Richard Adams
3rd Place David Holt
Thank you to all who played, the funds go to helping veterans.

VFW AUX Meeting: Every 2nd Wednesday @7:00 PM
VFW Post Meeting: Every 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 PM 
The 80th Anniversary of D Day Landing will be in May 2024.
See Sponsor Cruise Planners for information 
                                       Please support our sponsors as they support us.

Post News

Important Info for Post5277 Members

80th Anniversary of D Day

Scholarship winners

Our post winners for this year 2023/2024 have all been awarded on 1/13/2024

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Requesting Veteran Records

Many have asked how to get a copy of their DD214 or correct their military records.

Student Veterans of America

GI Bill benefits are the most widely utilized benefits available to veterans. Moreover, veterans on college campuses have demonstrated an eagerness to not only organize but to lead in their communities while pursuing higher education. By supporting the nearly 1 million student veterans on college campuses today, the VFW has a unique opportunity to not only showcase the amazing work of our organization, but we can also harness this leadership potential to grow our organization for future generations of veteran leaders.

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Celebrates Women's History Month

WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to celebrate Women's History Month throughout the month of March, recogni...

VFW DAV and PVA Release Independent Budget Recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leading veterans service organizations, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW),



That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.

VFW Post 5277, focuses on assisting Veterans in our local community, partnering with Community organization and leaders, and creating opportunities for Veterans to be successful through their own efforts; through creative, but practical solutions, like planning, and determination that made success possible...