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Deck Grand Opening Ceremony with WW-II Soldier “Maurice Thomas”, Cutting the Ribbon. (August 2018)


     New Deck       Guest of Honor    Ribbon Cut!       First walk         2nd walk           1st Beer!


McGuire VA Hospital Trip, September 2018


Post 1827 Hosts Inaugural Virginia Honor Flight Trip!  (12 October 2018)


    Welcoming             The Feast!            WWII/Vietnam/Iraq        Honor Flight and

                                                                              Marines!                         VFW Crew!

Veterans from all across central Virginia enjoyed a warm welcome as they stopped by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1827 in Charlottesville for a great meal, prepared by the Post’s Quartermaster and Army Desert Shield Veteran Cindy Wyman. Post members WELCOMED HOME the WW-II, Korean War, and Vietnam War members of the tour and enjoyed the stories and comradery during the meal.  The veterans were presented a VFW coin for their service to this great nation prior to their departure for the next leg of their Virginia Honor Flight inaugural journey.  The next Honor Flight trip is scheduled for April 26-28. The trips are free of charge for veterans.


Post 1827 Receives All State and American  Honors 2nd Year in a Row!


     Post Receives                    Selected All State              Cmdr Accepts 2017-18

     All State Honors              Captains. #1 in VA!             All American Award from

                                                                                                VFW National CINC!


VFW Hosts Charlottesville Memorial Day Ceremony, 28 May 2018!!


Team RWB/VFW         Ceremony at Sprint Pavilion                Guest Speaker                   Post Honor Guard

  standing tall!                     Charlottesville, VA                          “Al” Underwood


                       Back ground on Post 1827


   Welcome to the Virginia VFW Post 1827 homepage. Our Post is located at 1170 River Road, Charlottesville, VA. The Post was named in honor of John C. Culin,  Virginia native and WW-I Army Soldier, who died in action on 17 October 1918. SGT Culin served honorably with the 29th Division, 116th Infantry Regiment. He was laid to rest in Romagne, France, in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Plot G, Row 15, Grave 31.

The Virginia Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities. We invite you to explore this website and our entire VFW Virginia network of sites to learn more about our organization.

VFW Mission:

  • To foster camaraderie among United States Veterans of overseas conflicts.
  • To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities.
  • To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Core Values:

  • Always put the interests of our members first.
  • Treat donors as partners in our cause.
  • Promote patriotism.
  • Honor military service.
  • Ensure the care of veterans and their families.
  • Serve our communities.
  • Promote a positive image of the VFW.
  • Respect the diversity of veteran opinions.

VFW Programs:

  • Patriots Pen
  • Voice of Democracy
  • Auxiliary Patriot Art Contest
  • Adopt a Unit
  • Military Assistance Program
  • Scout of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year



 C’Ville’s VFW Post 1827 strives to improve the lives of the active, retired, or separated Military Veterans in our local area. Our VFW and Aux members have been very involved in the community, highlighted by the following events which occurred from July 2018 through Dec 2018:


  • Added 32 new annual members, 3 new Life Members, and 2 re-instated members to our family. The majority of the new members were from the Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan Conflicts. This youth and energy, combined with the seasoned Vets tenacity, helped us achieve our VFW mission and goals.
  • Created or cultivated partnerships with the following organizations: Team Red, White, and Blue; Northrop Grumman/Veritas; American Legion Post 74; Charlottesville VA Clinic; Texas Roadhouse; Homes for our Hero’s, Virginia Rugby Club, C’Ville United Youth Soccer, Charlottesville Diamond backs Semi-Pro Football Organization, and Marcos Pizza.
  • Partnered with Northrop Grumman and traveled to the McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond $3.5K worth of food, supplies, and clothing to 60+ veteran residents. Spent time with them, swapped stories, and even ran Bingo for them.
  • Hosted 2nd Annual Post Trunk or Treat Event: Over 100 kids, 150 total people. Provided goodies, games, art projects, food, and topped it off with a tractor hay ride!
  • Hosted 3rd Annual Post Field Turkey Bowl for HHC NGIC.
  • Adopted a Veteran family in need, for the Holiday season; provided the family of three with Holiday gifts that they otherwise would not have been able to afford.
  • Rejuvenated the Hall rental program: The hall and pavilion are now available to Members and local veterans/civilians for rental. We hosted 30+ special occasion events in the past year.
  • Utilized VFW Programs to recognize students, teachers, and Emergency Responders. Post 1827 Teacher of the Year and Voice of Democracy entries were victorious at the District 13 level as well and will represent at the state contest in late December !
  • Hosted Inaugural Virginia Honor Flight Tour at our Post,
  • Conducted four Emergency Responders Recognition Breakfast; First Saturday of the month, 8-11:00.
  • Conducting 2018/19  Competition for VFW Post 1827 College Education Scholarship for VFW Member’s H.S. Jr/Sr Students.
  • Hosted HHC NGIC Holiday party.
  • Conducting 2018/2019 Annual Ethan Paladino Football Scholarship: Created to honor the life and legacy of Ethan Anthony Paladino. Ethan battled valiantly, for 15 months, against a highly aggressive brain cancer known as DIPG, but passed away at the young age of 12.
  • Post Color Guard; participated in several funeral events to recognize WW-II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veterans and their families..

  If these types of activities appeal to you, and you are either a Veteran of a Foreign War or a relative of a Veteran of a Foreign War, please call the Post at 434-293-4847 and we will get the you the  information and/or assistance that you need to become a member of the POST 1827 Family. We hope to hear from you soon…but most importantly…

Thank you for your service to this Great Nation!

Bob “Chief” Wyman, CMSgt, USAF Retired

VFW Post 1827 and District 13

If you are a veteran and would like to join the VFW, we invite you to fill out our Join the VFW form.

If you are already a member of the VFW, use the links below to find what you need quickly:

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