VFW Albany GA

VFW Albany GA VFW 2785 are a group of Warfighters stretching back to 1899. Our present members go back to WWII. We support all veterans through Legislative representation in DC and at the local level.

No one does more for Veterans!

Operating as usual

Good Afternoon Comrades and Patrons,     VFW 2785 will be participating in the Barney's Run for Warriors  10k, 5k and 1 ...
10/08/2021

Good Afternoon Comrades and Patrons,

VFW 2785 will be participating in the Barney's Run for Warriors
10k, 5k and 1 mile fun/run scheduled for SATURDAY, October 23rd, 2021 at 8:30AM, Wild Side Running 2341 Lake Park Dr ALBANY, GA. The run supports the purchasing and training of a service dog for local veterans. One trained dog costs approx: 12,500 dollars. We are donating as a Post 300 dollars from our relief fund to this fantastic cause! As well as adding any further donations as you wish to donate. We will be selling: water, soda, coffee, hot chocolate, packaged danish and fresh fruit. Proceeds to go to the Barney’s Run as well. If you wish to participate in the run see below flyer for registration information. See you there!

Tom Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

Good Afternoon Comrades and Patrons,

VFW 2785 will be participating in the Barney's Run for Warriors
10k, 5k and 1 mile fun/run scheduled for SATURDAY, October 23rd, 2021 at 8:30AM, Wild Side Running 2341 Lake Park Dr ALBANY, GA. The run supports the purchasing and training of a service dog for local veterans. One trained dog costs approx: 12,500 dollars. We are donating as a Post 300 dollars from our relief fund to this fantastic cause! As well as adding any further donations as you wish to donate. We will be selling: water, soda, coffee, hot chocolate, packaged danish and fresh fruit. Proceeds to go to the Barney’s Run as well. If you wish to participate in the run see below flyer for registration information. See you there!

Tom Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

10/05/2021
09/16/2021

Good Afternoon All,

Looking forward to the Friday night dance!! However we do have an issue with our Debit/Credit card reader not linking to our service as of last night and we will have our provider take a look at the equipment this monday. So this Friday 17SEP2021 we are only able to accept CASH. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Thomas Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

Good Morning Comrades and Patrons,VFW 2785 is assisting the Cordele and Americus GA; 4742 and 4748 VFW posts with the sa...
09/12/2021

Good Morning Comrades and Patrons,

VFW 2785 is assisting the Cordele and Americus GA; 4742 and 4748 VFW posts with the sale of raffle tickets for generating funds for operations of the thier respective posts. Raffle Tickets will be available at the bar on wednesdays during co****le tournaments and Friday night dances. 1 day deer hunt or 1 night hog hunt. Georgia hunting license is required. Great oppurtunity to support your warfighters in the area and possibly put some meat in the freezer! Thank you for your support!!

Tom Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

Good Morning Comrades and Patrons,

VFW 2785 is assisting the Cordele and Americus GA; 4742 and 4748 VFW posts with the sale of raffle tickets for generating funds for operations of the thier respective posts. Raffle Tickets will be available at the bar on wednesdays during co****le tournaments and Friday night dances. 1 day deer hunt or 1 night hog hunt. Georgia hunting license is required. Great oppurtunity to support your warfighters in the area and possibly put some meat in the freezer! Thank you for your support!!

Tom Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

Moving along on the 155 mm Howitzer! All holidays and small stuff left! Small stuff coverage makes the good to Great! Ap...
08/21/2021

Moving along on the 155 mm Howitzer! All holidays and small stuff left! Small stuff coverage makes the good to Great! Applied the stenciles today as well. Couple more weeks left!!

Moving along on the 155 mm Howitzer! All holidays and small stuff left! Small stuff coverage makes the good to Great! Applied the stenciles today as well. Couple more weeks left!!

Me and Leony had a great time last night at the Post. Nursed a hangover and continued painting the Howitzer this morning...
08/14/2021

Me and Leony had a great time last night at the Post. Nursed a hangover and continued painting the Howitzer this morning. If you plan to come out and paint; will be every saturday 8-10 am. All that is left is brush work and finding holidays. Takes a long time but will look great in the end. I have ordered stencils to apply to the barrel. Should have next week.

Thomas Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

Me and Leony had a great time last night at the Post. Nursed a hangover and continued painting the Howitzer this morning. If you plan to come out and paint; will be every saturday 8-10 am. All that is left is brush work and finding holidays. Takes a long time but will look great in the end. I have ordered stencils to apply to the barrel. Should have next week.

Thomas Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

08/13/2021

Good Morning All and Happy Friday!!

Quick update on repairs to the gutter at the post. Work was completed last week and all appears well. I have not seen any water leaking yet. Should have a good rain shortly to confirm. So far we have raised $1,109.00 dollars to our overall goal of $3,500.00 towards repair of the gutter and purchase of a new VFW sign for the front of the building. Thank You All! So keep buying those 50/50 Raffle tickets. The more tickets you buy the more money you could win! And the sooner we get a new sign put up. So come on out tonight for Dancing,Music and Fun with the Still River Band. There's a Party going on ever Friday night!

Thomas Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

Work continues on the Howitzer. However the weather is hot and can only be effective early morning 8 to 10 am. So any pa...
08/01/2021

Work continues on the Howitzer. However the weather is hot and can only be effective early morning 8 to 10 am. So any paint parties have ceased until cooler temps have come. I will be out painting early morning at that time on Saturdays for those that wants to assist. Almost all small stuff now getting holidays.

Thomas Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

Work continues on the Howitzer. However the weather is hot and can only be effective early morning 8 to 10 am. So any paint parties have ceased until cooler temps have come. I will be out painting early morning at that time on Saturdays for those that wants to assist. Almost all small stuff now getting holidays.

Thomas Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

Good Afternoon Comrades     Work continues on painting the 155 mm Howitzer. We are going to finish the pressure washing ...
07/17/2021

Good Afternoon Comrades

Work continues on painting the 155 mm Howitzer. We are going to finish the pressure washing process in all the the tight areas and complete painting and holiday touch up on Saturday 31JUL21. Any one that has stencils that can spell out U.S. ARMY 4" that we can paint on the barrel in flat black please give us a call at 883-9950. Also we do have brass sections/plaques on the howitzer that would look great cleaned up. Detail work takes alot of time and if your interested let us know. We will be smoking some leg quarters (pecan chicken, potato salad and beans) and serving around 1300. Thank you all for your assistance. Has been a large project with attention to detail and cleaning to make the paint adhere properly!! More than I thought!

Tom Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

We worked on the Howitzer yesterday. Coming along well! Major work was getting the mold, algae, loose paint and wasp nes...
07/11/2021

We worked on the Howitzer yesterday. Coming along well! Major work was getting the mold, algae, loose paint and wasp nests out of the nooks and crevices. Got about 45 percent completed. We will continue on saturday 17JUL2021. Painting starting at 1000 to 1300. Thanks to our members for coming out and making our Howitzer looking good again!

Tom Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

Good Morning All,      Seeing that we are waiting on repairing the gutter prior to completing repairing the west wall of...
06/27/2021

Good Morning All,

Seeing that we are waiting on repairing the gutter prior to completing repairing the west wall of the Dance Hall. We are going to concentrate on improving the outside of the Post. We will be holding a Field day Saturday 10JUL2021 (rain date 17JUL2021) starting at 1000 to 1300. We will be pressure washing and repainting the 155 mm Howitzer. Color will be Olive Drab. Much of this will need to be done by brush. Also cleaning up the post grounds, trimming scrubs and pressure washing sections of the building. If you plan on assisting please bring an extra paint brush as we have limited supply and black trash bags or wheel barrow to dispose debris in the dumpster. Rakes trimmers etc... We will provide bottled water. Otherwise BYOB. We will be serving Brats and Beans starting at 1300. Please give us a call at 883-9950 so we can plan accordingly on purchasing the chow. Or just respond to this post! We need your most valuable assets: your muscle and time!!

Thank You.

Thomas Tangwall
Commander
VFW 2785

Me and Leony had a great time at the Nashville GA VFW post Saturday night. We stayed at Our Place Hotel in downtown Nash...
05/30/2021

Me and Leony had a great time at the Nashville GA VFW post Saturday night. We stayed at Our Place Hotel in downtown Nashville. Great place to stay after a night of dancing. Clean rooms and close to the post. You do have to call to reserve a room. Small and if you blink you will miss it! Good food at the Mexican restaurant a block away. Worth the stay.

Thomas Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

Gardenia's always signal Memorial Day to me. Always bloom on Memorial Day weekend. Honor our Fallen. They have kept the ...
05/30/2021

Gardenia's always signal Memorial Day to me. Always bloom on Memorial Day weekend. Honor our Fallen. They have kept the wolves away from our shores so we have not had to taste war.

Thomas Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

Gardenia's always signal Memorial Day to me. Always bloom on Memorial Day weekend. Honor our Fallen. They have kept the wolves away from our shores so we have not had to taste war.

Thomas Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

05/16/2021

Good Afternoon All,

HAPPY SUNDAY!

In accordance with CDC guidance we will not require masking at the post for vaccinated individuals. Not that we ever required masking for anyone just saying. In light of the CDC current guidance we will: DITCH THE MASK this Friday night (21MAY2021). Bring in your mask and pay 1 buck for a beer or a wine cooler, 50 cent for a soda pop or a water for free. 1 mask/1 beverage per customer. 1 time only.

I have not consulted properly with our lead bartender in regards to mixed drinks. Will let you know Friday if we can discount effectively. We will be burning the masks in the parking lot after the flag ceremony appox: 2230.

So come on out for a night of dancing to the Still River Band and: TORCH THE MASK!!

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

Good Afternoon All,Work on the dance hall continues. Painting of the dance hall is completed as much as can be done at t...
04/30/2021

Good Afternoon All,

Work on the dance hall continues. Painting of the dance hall is completed as much as can be done at this time. LED ball has been installed. Pardon the mess at the west wall. Almost complete as to removal to inspect the damage. Anticipate reframing in about 2 weeks. Thanks Tim, Chuck, Paul, Ken and Leony for all your hard work. Long ways to go. Again thank you to all whom have donated the funds to make this work happen! So come on out this Friday night and dance to the Still River Band. There's a party going on down here!!

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

04/17/2021

Just want to thank our members and patrons for assisting us in providing funds to replacing our mirror ball with a LED ball. The goal was 350.00 bucks and we received 431.00 bucks. THANK YOU ALL!! Order has been placed and I hope to have installed by Friday 23APR21. Wiring and structure I will not know until I receive. Again Thank you and come out to dance Friday nights. There's a party going on down here!!

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

03/12/2021

12 March 1944 VFW 2785 was installed. Happy 77th Birthday to our VFW Post!! Thank you Comrades and Patrons for making this possible. We are setting drink prices at VFW members prices this Friday night. So come on out and dance to the Still River Band and help celebrate our 77th year!!

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

Good Afternoon Comrades and Patrons,     Long overdue to paint the Dance Hall! We will be painting the walls starting 06...
03/02/2021

Good Afternoon Comrades and Patrons,

Long overdue to paint the Dance Hall! We will be painting the walls starting 06MAR21 from 10 to 3 pm (this Saturday). Looking for volunteers to assist. We have 10 gallons of paint to start and I will be able to gauge how much more will be needed to complete once we use it up. If you can assist that would be greatly appreciated. We have painters tape, roller sleeves and a couple of brushes. 1 6 foot and 1 10 foot step ladder. Need extra roller pans and a couple extra roller handles and brushes. Another step ladder or 2 would also help. Kin Folks food truck will also be out in the parking lot from Approx 1130 to 7 pm. Now here on Saturdays.

Tom Tangwall
VFW 2785
Sr. Vice Commander

Getting ready for the Super Bowl!! Smoking 1st part of pecan chicken! We are open now. So come on out and enjoy the preg...
02/07/2021

Getting ready for the Super Bowl!! Smoking 1st part of pecan chicken! We are open now. So come on out and enjoy the pregame shows.

Getting ready for the Super Bowl!! Smoking 1st part of pecan chicken! We are open now. So come on out and enjoy the pregame shows.

01/31/2021

Good afternoon Comrades and Patrons,
Looking forward to Super Bowl LV Sunday (Buccaneers and Chiefs) 6:30 p.m. ET.. The post will be open starting at 5 p.m. We will be smoking Pecan Chicken leg quarters and the rest is pot luck. So bring your favorite finger food and come on out dressed in your favorite team and have some fun watching the game. See you at the Post!!

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

Good Morning All and Happy New Year!! Finishing decorating the Post this afternoon. So come on out and help get rid of 2...
12/31/2020

Good Morning All and Happy New Year!! Finishing decorating the Post this afternoon. So come on out and help get rid of 2020 tonight!! See you there.

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

That sums it up! See you New Year's Eve!!Tom TangwallSr Vice Commander VFW 2785
12/27/2020

That sums it up! See you New Year's Eve!!

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

12/27/2020

Good Morning Comrades and Patron’s,

This year has been tough!! I believe most are looking forward to seeing it end. So come on out to VFW 2785 and celebrate throwing this year into the historical trash bin. The Still River Band will be playing New Year’s Eve starting around 8 pm. Cost will be 15 bucks per head at the door(funds are for the Band). If you want to bring in a celebratory bottle of bubbly to close out the year that is fine. We will have a refrigerator in the back running for you to keep it cold. Also as always feel free to bring in any food you wish to enjoy. We will provide ice if you wish to keep something chilled. Also we will have coffee throughout the evening. Our heating system topside has had a hard time of keeping the temperatures up the last two Fridays. Fortunately for New Years Eve it will not be as cold. So come on out and support your local VFW and the Still River Band. AND SAY GOODBYE TO 2020!!!

12/24/2020

Wishing our Comrades and Patrons a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!

12/16/2020

Good Afternoon All,

Just wanted to let you know we will be having a dance on Christmas night (Friday, 25DEC2020) with the Still River Band starting around 8 pm. Standard door charge applies (5 bucks for military/veterans and 7 bucks for all others).

Tom Tangwall
VFW 2785
Sr Vice Commander

12/04/2020

Post continues to be decorated for Christmas!! Lots of work and were getting there. So come on out and have a great time Friday night dancing to the Still River Band!! As always we have hand sanitizer at the entrance. Please apply open entry. Bring a mask or ask the bartender for one. Yes its a one wear only if you want to use. Better than nothing if you see fit. Better to bring your own. VFW nation wide requires that you have a mask with you open entry. In your purse, gun holster or other area. I promise we won't frisk you. See you Friday night!

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

Good Afternoon All,     This year due to Covid-19 logistical/policy issues for having disabled and needy veterans assemb...
11/05/2020

Good Afternoon All,

This year due to Covid-19 logistical/policy issues for having disabled and needy veterans assembling Buddy Poppies via the VA. VA system is not currently capable due to temporary restrictions. Department of Georgia VFW put out the call for Local Posts to assist in assembling Buddy Poppies for our fund raising efforts. I am pleased to state that VFW 2785 answered that call and we have assembled 20,000 Buddy Poppies for distribution throughout USA. To all the VFW members and AUX who helped make this happen; THANK YOU for your assistance!! Yes your cat(s) my have had to much fun flipping stems during assembly. I know mine did (picture is Chuck R. cat!) so I'm not alone! For more information on the Buddy Poppy and on what we do see the link below:
https://www.vfw.org/community/community-initiatives/buddy-poppy

Thank you also to our Patrons for your support of your Veterans. We cannot do it without you!

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

Halloween is almost here!!! Come on down to VFW 2785 and have some fun (Friday 30OCT20) ! COVID-19 be Damned (going to h...
10/29/2020

Halloween is almost here!!! Come on down to VFW 2785 and have some fun (Friday 30OCT20) ! COVID-19 be Damned (going to have to deal with it for the rest of your life anyways)! The post is decorated and the Still River Band will be playing. We will be having a Costume contest: 75 Bucks first place and 25 bucks second place. We will have a special on Tequila Sunrise. Have some fun, Costume up and help support your local military veterans! As always we have hand sanitizer at the entrances and bring a mask to use as you see fit. See you there!

Tom Tangwall
VFW 2785
Sr. Vice Commander

09/11/2020

Good Afternoon Folks! AND HAPPY FRIDAY!! Yes we are still open. Still River Band (as always) and Danny the DJ will be starting around 8 pm tonight and Saturday! Danny says the Band will be playing the same old s#*^. I bet you put a bug in his ear he might do something different. We are having a special on Jack and cokes this weekend. So come on out for the dance (bring a friend or two while your at it) and support your local VFW Post. Who knows when we might have to shut back down and you'll be dancing on your porch again. Remember that the bartenders are volunteers and work for tips! So please be generous. Without them we would not be open. As always please use hand sanitizer upon entry (we have fancy Budwieiser dispensers now)and bring a mask with you to use as you deem fit. No one does more for Veterans! Stay Safe!! And see you tonight!

Tom Tangwall
Sr Vice Commander
VFW 2785

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315 Philema Rd
Albany, GA
31701

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Wednesday 5pm - 11pm
Friday 5pm - 12pm

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Could someone tell me if smoking is allowed in dance hall please?
Is anything happening on March 29th this year for National Vietnam Veterans Day? Please let us know.
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When will the dancing resume
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We really had a blast last night at the Halloween Party!! I love the way y'all did the judging. Thanks again for letting us be there!! Always have a grand ole time.
Need help r guidance on how to identify an ex-army Vietnam veteran. The guy pictured was stationed at Long Binh Vietnam Army Post from 1968-1971. Only known as a Supply Sgt. with unit 169, possibly 169th Engineers Bn. First name unknown, last name Stein from New York. Rank was either Sgt. r Staff Sgt. and in mid 20's at that time. He enlisted in 1965 and served until 1971. While at Long Bihn he had a son born and left behind prior to leaving late 71. His son is now stateside (Florida), married with kids. He wishes to identify and locate his father + so kids can know their grandfather. I insisted/informed him to have a DNA test. Any help with this r an avenue to pursue would be a Godsend. Thanks in advance! As ever; Dewey Oates @ email: oatesdeweyyahoo.com and my # 229-364-9304.