Upcoming Events

    1 Mar 2017 - Meet Civil War Union Navy Captain Percival Drayton (USN - Deceased) - Captain Percival Drayton, (US Navy Deceased) will be speaking, in first person, at the West Point Society of Philadelphia at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, March 1. He will discuss his exploits upon the high seas and his unfortunate, imperceptible chance military encounter with his brother, Confederate Brigadier General, Thomas Drayton, at the Battle of Port Royal. He was promoted to Captain, US Navy in 1862, and was assigned to Admiral David Farragut's West Gulf Squadron, and commanded Farragut's flagship USS Hartford in the celebrated Naval assault and capture of Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864. Mobile was the Confederacy's last major seaport open, on the Gulf of Mexico. The bay was heavily mined (tethered  mines were known as torpedoes at the time).   Farragut ordered his fleet to charge the bay. When one of the Union Monitors struck a mine and sank, the other Union ships began to retreat.  Farragut could see the ships pulling back from his high perch, where he was lashed to the rigging of his flagship, the USS Hartford.   "What's the trouble?" he shouted through his megaphone. "Torpedoes!" was shouted back by a forward lookout.   "Damn the torpedoes!" said Farragut, "Four bells - CAPTAIN DRAYTON, Full Speed ahead!   The bulk of the fleet then succeeded in entering the bay. The PowerPoint presentation will last approximately 45 minutes. There will be a short period for questions and answers and then refreshments. Location: Chart House Restaurant - 555 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Please RSVP - http://philadelphiawps.com/ - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Chart House Restaurant, Penns Landing, 555 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147, SE. PA, S. NJ & N. DE

    2 Mar 2017 - Women Veterans Symposium - Veteran Student Academic Services at Oklahoma State University and sponsoring partners will host the 1st Annual Women Veterans Symposium and Luncheon, “Challenge Yourself, Continue to Lead,” on Thursday, March 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  in the Student Union Sequoyah Room (280). Open to all female veterans and female active-duty military, reservists, and National Guard members in Oklahoma, the symposium will emphasize the continued need for leaders and focus on women veterans, who are well prepared to accept the challenge to lead companies, organizations, communities, states and the nation into the future. Sponsoring partners include American Legion Hanner-Sharp Post 129 in Stillwater and the Military Officers Association of America, Cimarron Chapter. Several organizations will also be present to provide information about services and benefits available to women veterans. Those participating include the outreach coordinator from the Tulsa Vet Center; the local veterans employment representative from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission; veteran service officers from the Disabled American Veterans; the Office of Student Disability Services, and University Counseling Services from OSU. Please RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 23, for the conference by phone (405) 744-1390 or email militaryveterans@okstate.edu. - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 74078

    3 Mar 2017 - Camden County Hero Scholarship 51st Awards Dinner - 51st Annual Awards Dinner Friday, March 3, 2017 6:00pm cocktails ~ 7:00pm dinner and program Join us in celebrating 51 years of service to the families of Camden County as we honor and remember the public safety personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, reminding their surviving families that they are not forgotten. Also, please join us in recognizing those individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty, putting their lives on the line, making Camden County a safer place to live. We are honored to have Nicole West as this year's Guest Speaker! Nicole is the daughter of Deputy Chief John West, Camden County Fire Marshal's Office, who made the ultimate sacrifice on July 4, 2002 in a fire in Gloucester City. Ticket price is $60 and includes 5 hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres, sit down dinner (a melody plate featuring Chicken Marsala & Stuffed Flounder), dessert and program. For tickets contact Dawn Ragan at the Hero Scholarship Office dawn@camdencountyhero.com or (856) 768-9656 Ad Book sponsorship opporunities also available: 1/3 page ad - $50 Full page ad - $150 - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Lucien’s Manor, 81 West White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ, 08009

    3 Mar 2017 - Phila Fire vs Phila Police - BlueFlam Bouts Friday Mach 3rd at Natl Guard Armory. $25. Doors open at 6:15pm, show at 7pm. Gennaro Pellegrini Heros Cup. Phila Fire vs Phila Police. Contact Joe at 267-278-0589 - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, ROOSEVEL T & SOUTHAMPTON RD, Philadelphia, PA

    3 Mar 2017 - Operation Laughter - Honor Flight Southern NJ Fundraiser - Honor Flight of Southern NJ Fundraiser - Operation Laughter - 4th annual evening of comedy. Saturday, March 3, 2017 7pm at VFW Post 1616, 1940 Black Horse Pike, WIlliamstown, NJ 856-589-5072 - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - VFW Williamstown, 1940 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ

    4 Mar 2017 - 2nd Annual Catholic Charities SOS Stakeholders Award - On March 4th, 2017, the Brownstone in Paterson will once again host "The Annual SOS Catholic Charities Stakeholder's Award Breakfast".  This breakfast recognizes the efforts of individuals and organization that have done outstanding work in serving our local veteran population.  The breakfast cost only $35.00 and the proceeds go to support the Catholic Charities UnMet Needs Fund which assist veterans in need.  100% of the funds raised goes directly to the veteran and their family.  It will also be a great opportunity to network with other great veteran service providers in the Northern NJ area!  For tickets, please call Mr. David Pearson at 973-818-3601 or email at DPearson@Catholicharities.org   There is also an ad journal that organizations may take out to support.  It will be a wonderful event and we hope to see you there! - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Brownstone, 351 W Broadway , Paterson, New Jersey, 07522

    4 Mar 2017 - The Great War Remembered - Meet the soldiers and civilians of the Great War! Visit with the armies of Allied and Central powers with a commemoration of the Battle of Verdun. Scavenger hunt, guided tours focusing on the Fort as a US military domestic defense site. 10am to 4pm Tickets: $10 for adults, $8.00 for Seniors, $6.00 for VETERANS and Children under 12. ACTIVE MILITARY and Children under 5 are FREE Advance Tickets on sale on our website: www.fortmifflin.us - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, 6400 Hog Island Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19153

    5 Mar 2017 - Applebees Flapjack Fundraiser - Whippany Fire Company - Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause!! You’re invited to an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support the Whippany Fire Company!! Tickets Cost: Adults $12.00 | Children $8.00 For tickets see any Whippany Fire Department member or email dcowley@whippanyfire.com | Phone: 973-332-2630 Walk ins Welcome. More info http://whippanyfire.com/whippany-fire-company-pancake-breakfast/ - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Applebees, 240 Route 10, East Hanover, NJ

    11 Mar 2017 - VFW Annual Chili Cook-Off - Is yours the best Chili in town?  Let's have a taste test.  Prizes for the best in each of three categories: Mild Medium Mean No entrance fee.  $5.00 to taste and judge.  Call or come in to sign up by March 4th, please - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - VFW Post 1270, 2324 Penn Street, Pennsauken, NJ - New Jersey, 08110

    15 Mar 2017 - Dover AFB Transition Summit - Join us for a free hiring fair and transition summit for service members, veterans, and military spouses. This summit features key federal and state agencies, influential military leaders, innovators in the business and employer communities, and local community leaders. This three-day transition summit will feature interactive and informative panel discussions, recruiter training, and a networking reception focused on improving competitive employment for service members, veterans, and military spouses. The summit will host a hiring fair and career forum on the second day. More info, click here - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Dover AFB, 13th Street, Dover, DE

    17 Mar 2017 - 9th Annual St Patricks Day Party - The 9th Annual St. Patrick's Day Party Friday March 17th, Doors Open at Noon ​Cash Bar Food: $15 per person "All You Can Eat" Corned Beef Sandwiches Sheppards Pie Fish and Chips Harp and Miller Light on Tap ERIN GO BRAGH!!!!!! Come and enjoy some good food and spirits while we celebrate our 9th year. - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - ANMAC Post 6253 Berlin VFW, 34 Chestnut Avenue, Berlin, NJ, 08009, Camden County

    17 Mar 2017 - Police Unity Tour Beef and Beer Fundraiser - 8th ANnual Beef and Beer to benefit Police Unity Tour Riders. Tickets $35. 7pm -  Midnight. DJ, 50/50, Silent Auction, dancing.  - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Lenola Fireman’s Memorial Hall, 229 N. Lenola Rd, Moorestown, NJ

    18 Mar 2017 - Annual Grand Army of the Republic - Preservation Luncheon - Annual Grand Army of the Republic - Preservation Luncheon Saturday, March 18, 2017 Cannstatter Volksfest Verein 9130 Academy Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19114 (215) 332-0121 Cost: $35 per person - $65 per couple. Choice of Beef, Chicken, or Salmon 11am open for book browsing, and signings; 12 noon cocktails; 1pm luncheon 2pm presentation: “The Irish in the Civil War – in Story & Song’ by famed troubadour Charlie Zahm. Presentation of the ‘Grand Army Award’ for preservation efforts. Fundraiser raffle of prints; door prizes; books; entertainment; fun! To reserve contact: garmuslib@verizon.net; or call: 215-289-6484 Deadline to reserve: March 13, 2017 - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein, 9130 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA

    25 Mar 2017 - The Great Escape - For one day Fort Mifflin will become “Fort Schlamm Insel” (Fort Mud Island) on the banks of the river Warter in Posen Prussia (Poland today). Come see the allied prisoners continue their war behind bars as they plan escapes, disrupt the German war machine and play cat and mouse games with their guards all while trying to make life as comfortable as possible. Fort Schlamm Insel is based on several real German prison camps in the Posen area that were old Franco Prussian War forts converted to prison camps, it is also based on the infamous Luft Stalag III of Great Escape fame. This event is dedicated to all American and Allied POW’s in all conflicts. 10AM to 4PM. Tickets: $10 for adults, $8.00 for Seniors, $6.00 for VETERANS and Children under 12. ACTIVE MILITARY and Children under 5 are FREE Advance Tickets on sale on our website: www.fortmifflin.us - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, 6400 Hog Island Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19153

    25 Mar 2017 - Hoagie Sale - AMVets - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Hoagie Sale March 25th 11:00 AM until they're gone! American, Turkey or Tuna - still only $5.00. Eat in, take out, call ahead or walk in. Benefits AMVETS Post 101 Ladies Auxiliary - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Amvets Post 101, 519 June rd., Delair, Nj, 08110, Northeast

    28 Mar 2017 - Philadelphia Hiring Expo with the Philadelphia Flyers - Join us for a job fair for service members, veterans, and military spouses at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. All registered veterans and military spouses are eligible to receive up to two free tickets to attend that evening's game between the Flyers and the Senators. Event Schedule: 9:30 a.m. Employment Workshop 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hiring Fair For more info and to register, go to https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/philadelphia-hiring-expo-philadelphia-flyers - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19148

    30 Mar 2017 - Philadelphia Veterans Job Fair - Transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.Employers, Franchisors, Educational institutions and Veterans associations and service agencies. The Career Fair will take place in the West Club Lounge on the club level.Once parked in J Lot, enter the stadium via the West VIP Lobby Entrance and take the elevator or the escalator to the club level. TO register and/or see employers registered to date, click here - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA