In 1945 some World War II veterans formed the Pvt. Stuart H. Fiander VFW Post 3830, later to change its name to the Lt Gen Millard F. Harmon VFW Post 3830, their meetings were held at Fort Kamehameha, which was part of the US Army Air Corps located at Hickam Field. Because of all the World War II veterans stationed at Hickam Field and Pearl Harbor, VFW Post 3830 was the largest VFW Post in the Territory of Hawaii.
1959 VFW Post 3830 lost it's permission to hold its meetings at Fort Kamehameha and so they move off Hickam Air Force Base. For several years in the 1960s, VFW Post 3830 kept on moving, not having a permanent meeting location, it finally disbanded.
Some time after that VFW Post 3830 was reorganized on the Big Island of Hawaii in Pahoa. The new VFW Post 3830 was named the Lance Corporal Hayward Kimo Hamili Peleiholani Post.
Since then Post 3830 help out their community by performing various services, some of which are:
1. Neighborhood Watch
2. Aiding distressed or handicapped neighbors
3. Volunteer work on the community breakfasts
4. Work on the Post
5. Visiting the Vets Home, and Hale Anuenue, life care center. Etc.
6. Community projects ( roadside trash pickup, work on community center etc)
7. Fund drives for United Way, Red Cross etc.
8. Work on the Vets cemeteries and memorials.
9. Volunteer work at the hospitals, clinics, or vets homes.
10. Civil defense and or CERT training or work.
11. Food and clothing drives.
12. Many other community projects, working on bus stops, cleaning the park, helping troubled children, veterans talks at schools, care packages to our troops.
Our members help the community?and do not get paid for it, they freely volunteer their time and energy for the benefit of all.