Upcoming Events

    5 May 2017 - The Greater Philadelphia Conference on Veterans' Mental Health - The Greater Philadelphia Conference on Veterans Mental Health   Early Registration Ends March 31!  Act Now to Lock in Your Price! Strategies and Treatment for Veterans’ and Military Families Presentations by the nation’s leading Veterans behavioral health experts Training for mental health professionals working Veterans and military families Interactive Group Discussions Networking Opportunities 6 CEUs available DATE: May 5, 2017 LOCATION: The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia TIME: Registration 8:15 am, Program 8:45 am-4:40 pm REGISTRATION: $150 EARLY REGISTRATION: (Before April 1): $135 STUDENT/ACTIVE MILITARY: $50 Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please download pricing and benefit information here. Interested parties can email veterans@councilforrrelationships.org with registration questions. Presentations:  Dr. Charles Hoge, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), author Presentation: Once a Warrior - Always a Warrior: Bridging Gaps in Treatment of PTSD in Veterans Dr. Katherine Platoni, Psy.D., DAAPM, FAIS, Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, COL (RET), US Army/COL, Ohio Military Reserve/State Defense Forces Presentation: Realities about Reintegration Dr. Augusto Ruiz, Psy.D., U.S. Navy (Veteran), Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences  Presentation: Crisis Intervention for Veterans: Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention    - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy , Philadelphia, PA, 19131

    5 May 2017 - Karaoke Night at the American Legion - Come sing with us! A legend maybe found at our Karaoke night, or maybe not, but fun will be had by all. - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - William J Hocking American Legion Post 91, 99 North Main Street, Wharton, New Jersey, 07885

    6 May 2017 - Legion Riders Post 252 Hoagie Sale - - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - American Legion Post 252, 20 Sicklerville Rd , williamstown, New Jersey, 08094

    6 May 2017 - 8th Annual Poker Run - Red Knights MC - The ride begins at Atlantic County Harley-Davidson, 219 East White Horse Pike in Galloway. Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Motorcycles go out at 11:00 am rain or shine. Pre-registration is also available online. Pre-register by April 20th and the fee for the rides is $15.00. On the day of the ride the fee is $20.00 for the rider and $10,99 for the passenger. The ride fee includes food at the end of the ride. The first 50 riders to register wil receive a t-shirt. The ride ends with food and a DJ. Proceeds go to The Burn Foundation and The Deborah Hospital's “Gift From Captain Buscio” Cardiovascular Screening Program along with Firefighters and their families. For more information call (856) 982-8872, or go to http://redknightsnj16.org. - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Atlantic County Harley Davidson, 219 East White Horse Pike, Galloway, NJ

    6 May 2017 - The 2nd Annual Diversity Law Enforcement Career Fair - On Saturday May 6, 2017 Philadelphia Recruitment Unit will be hosting its 2nd Annual Diversity Law Enforcement Career Fair at Girard College, 2000 W Girard Ave Philadelphia PA 19121 from 12:00PM - 4:00PM. Come and meet over 100 different Law Enforcement Agencies across several states.THIS EVENT IS FREE TO EVERYONE. For more information please contact Officer Edward Savage edward.savage@phila.gov 215-685-3026. - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Girard College, 2000 West Girard Ave, PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, 19121, Pennsylvania

    6 May 2017 - 1st Annual Beef & Beer - Amer Leg - 1st Annual Beef and Beer - Amer Leg Blackwood. $20 per person includes food and on tap beer. Cash Bar and additional drinks avail in canteen. See flyer - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - American Legion Blackwood, 2101 Chews Landing Rd., Blackwood, NJ

    6 May 2017 - Basket Auction - Amer Leg - Basket Auction - May 6, 2017. No admission fee. 50/50 drawing, doors open at 1pm, drawing starts at 3pm. Large prizes including; Keith Urban Signature Guitar, Yuengling Bar Sign. Lunch special - half hoagie, bag of chips, soda $5. Wear your finest Kentucky Derby Hat Contest - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - American Legion Pemberton, 39 Fort Dix Rd, Pemberton, NJ

    6 May 2017 - Annual Pig Roast - AM Vets - $15 per person. Includes Food and Draft Beer. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Event held at Amvets Post 101 519 June Road Delair, NJ - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - AM Vets Post 101, 519 June Rd, Delair, NJ

    7 May 2017 - 48th Blessing of Bikes & Mass - The Christian Riders MC 48th Annual Motorcycle Mass and Blessing. Sunday, May 7th 11:30am Rain or Shine. Coffee and donuts - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - St John the Baptist Cathedral,, Main ST & Grand St, Paterson, NJ

    7 May 2017 - 9th Annual American Legion Riders Post 352 Veterans Benefit Pig Roast & Chicken BBQ - 9th Annual Veterans Benefit Pig Roast & Chicken BBQ.  BBQ NC Pork & Chicken Platter with Fixens'.  Includes free draft beer and soft drinks.  Mixed drinks available at cash bar. Eat in / Take Out.  Rain or Shine.  Live Music by "Who Dat Band".  50/50, Door Prizes.  $20.00 Donation at Door. - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - American Legion Post 352, 1st & Pennsylvania Aves., Somers Point, New Jersey, 08244, Atlantic County

    7 May 2017 - 22nd Blessing of the Bikes - Father Paul Van Sant - 22nd Blessing of the Bikes - SUnday May 7, 2017. Bikes will be blessed at 2pm by Father Paul Van Sant at St Stephens CHurch, 180 FRt 539, Whiting, NJ. Reduced Ticket Price $15 per rider. No charge for children under 10. Ticket price includes BBQ, Non-alcoholic beverages, music, activities, organized kids games and more. For more info on where to purchase tickets & directions call the church at 732-350-2121 or email ssechurch@gmail.com - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - St Stephen’s Church, Rt 530, Whiting, NJ

    11 May 2017 - OUR COMMUNITY SALUTES - The Armed Services Council, in cooperation with American Legion, Benjamin Franklin Post #405 of the Philadelphia Union League, is sponsoring the OUR COMMUNITY SALUTES (OCS) dinner at the Union League on Thursday evening May 11, 2017. The event honors those young men and women who are graduating from High School and enlisting directly into the US armed services. Over sixty new enlistees and their parents will be honored. Military recruiters from every branch of service will be present, as well as a brass ensemble from the US Army Field Band, "PERSHINGS OWN." The guest speaker will be Major General Walter Lord, US Army who is a South Philadelphia native and graduate of Valley Force Junior College and LaSalle University. He has been on active service with the Army since 1986. Certificates of appreciation from Senator Toomey and Philadelphia Councilman Oh will be presented to the new recruits.   Post # 405 and the Armed Services Council will be sponsoring the event for two hundred guests and are asking for donations to defray the costs. Individual dinners cost $55 - a table $500 which will include two free dinners for the donor. Post #405 is a 501c3 and donations are tax deductible.   Mail checks to:          American Legion Post #405 c/o Bill Moran, Treasurer 559 West Rose Tree Road          Media, PA 19063   Please mark the check for OCS in the lower - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Philadelphia Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

    13 May 2017 - 6th Annual Leathernecks MC Bash - 6th Annual South Jersey Leathernecks MC Bash - Live Band, Vendors, Food, Beer. Saturday, May 13th 1-6pm at Wiliamstown VFW Post 1616. Donation $20. - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - VFW Williamstown, 1940 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ

    13 May 2017 - PBA Local #40 Second Annual Designer Bag Bingo - Gloucester City PBA Local #40 is hosting our second annual designer handbag bingo! Come out for a fun night of bingo for your chance to win a Michael Kors, Kate Spade, or Coach handbag! We will also being having chinese auction baskets, large prize raffles, and a raffle to win a gorgeous Tory Burch handbag! There will also be another 50/50. Our winner last year won over $800!!!! This year the event is being held at the Brooklawn American Legion hall where there will be plenty of space to play and park. We will also being having professional bingo callers so no more wrong numbers being called. However we will still have plenty of PBA #40 members there to keep everyone entertained. I will have a form to be filled out for all group/table sale of tickets. This way no group will be without a saved table. There will also be a spot for you to request to be seated next to another group or area of the building. We learned a lot last year and hope to have a succesful event! I will post more information once I have it. I hope to see everyone that came out last year again! - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - American legion Brooklawn, 11 Railroad Avenue, Brooklawn, NJ

    13 May 2017 - National Police Week - Annual Candlelight Vigil - 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil National Mall | between 4th and 7th streets, NW, Washington, DC - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - National Mall, 4th and 7th, Washington, DC

    14 May 2017 - Back the Blue with Warriors Watch and friends - Ride to honor and show our appreciation for the men and women that keep our communities safe. Ride will start in Easton ending in Lone Lane Park, Macungie. We will be traveling through the very communities throughout the Lehigh Valley that our Police are patrolling. Main Rally Point: Days Inn Easton, 185 S 3rd St, Easton, PA 18042 (Overflow lot on corner of S 4th St and Larry Holmes Dr. Main Rally Time: 10:30 AM KSU: 11:00 AM Ride is open to all - Mission BBQ will be present, speakers and more at Park. Non-Riders and others can meet directly at the park - Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Ln, Allentown, PA at 12noon. - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Ln, Allentown, PA

    15 May 2017 - Fearful Odds Is A Haunting Memoir Of Combat In Vietnam And The Consequences of War - Fearful Odds Is A Haunting Memoir Of Combat In Vietnam And The Consequences of War Chuck Newhall is, by any material measure, wildly successful. Along with two partners he founded a venture capital company that raised more than $14 billion and helped start 800 companies with more than half a trillion in revenues. Those companies helped create balloon angioplasty, interleukins, chirally pure pharmaceuticals, Medicare and Medicaid case management, epigenetics, the internet, the Ethernet and high-speed data communications. But through all the years of high-pressure deal making Newhall kept a secret. During business meetings and at social events he would be nearly overwhelmed by flashbacks to a darker, more dangerous time, flashbacks so vivid he would grip the edge of the table to keep control of himself. His memoir Fearful Odds is not only the story of what caused his PTSD and the nearly devastating impact it had on his life, it is also an inspiring story of how one man overcame his psychological injuries. It is, in the end, a story of hope and triumph with lessons for the millions of veterans of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. Fearful Odds is Chuck’s story, honoring those he served alongside in combat in Vietnam…and especially to those who did not return home. American Legion Post #405 is truly blessed by the opportunity to witness history.   All are welcome to attend – Civilian, Guests, Retired, Reserve & Active military.   Dress code for men: Business attire.   Please RSVP to: awaskie@temple.edu – Dr. Andy Waskie - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Philadelphia Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

    17 May 2017 - Stand Down Atlantic County - Federal, State, Public and Private support agencies including Veterans, Administration, New Jersey Department Of Military And Veterans Affairs,, American Legion, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, State Parole, Board, MYVA Community, and the DAV, offer a broad array of FREE services and assistance including: VA benefits, medical, mental health and addiction counseling, welfare benefits, legal services, housing, employment, haircuts, and clothing provisions. ALL PRE-REGISTRATION, TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS & QUESTIONS TO: acregionalstanddown@gmail.com - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - All Wars Memorial Building (Old Soldiers Home), 1510 Adriatic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ

    18 May 2017 - Armed Forces Day Luncheon with Brigadier General Anthony J Carrelli, USAF - Now, more than ever, our troops need our continued support. As the Armed Services Council strives to provide informative and educational programming for all members, please consider joining us or sponsoring a ticket for this celebration of the Armed Forces. Come mingle with members and guests during the reception and sit down to enjoy a delicious lunch and insightful look into the current happenings of the National Guard. Brigadier General Anthony J. Carrelli assumed duties as acting Adjutant General on January 14, 2016, and was confirmed by the Senate of Pennsylvania as the 53rd Adjutant General of Pennsylvania on June 29, 2016. In this cabinet-level position with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, headquartered at Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA, General Carrelli is responsible for the command, control and supervision of National Guard units – Army and Air – allocated to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, six state-owned veterans’ homes and programs for Pennsylvania’s one million veterans. General Carrelli graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1985. He served in the active duty Air Force for several years as a T-37, AT-38, and A-10 pilot. Following his release from active duty, General Carrelli joined the Pennsylvania Air National Guard where he served as commander of both the 111 Fighter Wing and the 171 Air Refueling Wing, and Deputy Adjutant General – Air, before assuming duties as Adjutant General. General Carrelli has deployed in numerous operations to include Desert Storm, Southern Watch, and most recently Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He has been awarded many medals and honors and continues to serve as an example of a patriotic American. We hope, whether you can join us or not, you will consider sponsoring a ticket for active military personnel to attend. Reception: 11:30am Lunch and Program: Noon When: Thursday, May 18th at 11:30am Reception with lunch and program to follow Price: $40.00 per person - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Philadelphia Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

    19 May 2017 - Designer Handbag Bingo - Come out and join us for an evening of fun! Dunellen Fire Company’s Designer Handbag bingo fundraiser. Entry tickets $35 in advance ($40 at door) and includes 10 games of Bingo. Additional cards for each round can be purchased. Doors open 5:30 pm, games begin at 7:00 pm. Feel free to bring food, BYOB. Door prizes, 50/50 Raffle as well as Grand Prize Designer Handbag Raffle. Pre-order your tickets now. For information or to order tickets email: bingo@dunellenfd.com or contact Sue at 732-968-5653. You can download the order form on our DOWNLOAD page - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Dunellen Fire Department, 231 South Madison Ave., Dunellen, NJ, 08812, Middlesex County

    20 May 2017 - American Legion Post 194 Classic Car Show - F.W. Robbins American Legion Post 194 invites you to their 4th Annual Car Show. Bring your friends and family out for a day of classic cars, food & fun! Make your song requests, and hear all the best music being spun by our DJ. ALL proceeds benefit American Legion Post 194, its local veterans, and will go towards outreach in our surrounding community. Come hungry! The best burgers and hot dogs will be cookin’ again! Prepared by American Legion members, and served fresh off the grill all afternoon! Get them til’ they’re gone! Saturday, May 20th 2017 10:00 am-2:00 pm (Raindate Sunday, May 21st 2017) Registration time: 8:30 am-10:30 am Location: American Legion Post 194 – 601 Broad St. Florence, NJ 08518 (Blacktop parking on Broad Street) Registration Fee: $15 Day of Show – All proceeds benefit Post 194 Dash Plaques to the first 100 cars Goodie bags to the 1st 60 cars 1 Commander’s Choice Award 18 Peer judged trophies 6 Classes divided by years For more info, contact Dave, 609-903-1944 - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - American Legion Post 194, 601 Broad Street, Florence, NJ, 08518, Burlington County

    20 May 2017 - Veterans Outreach - Brians Harley Davidson Presents - Veterans Outreach - May 20, 2017 10am - 2pm. - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Brians Harley Davidson, Flowers Mill Rd, Langhorne, PA

    20 May 2017 - Thunderstruck 2017 - Thunder MC presents----  Thunderstruck 2017, May 20th (rain date May 21st). from 1pm-7pm. there will be vendors, pin striper, raffles, cigar guy, food, drinks, Ride in bike show & great company. live music. no one under 21 admitted, there will be a $20.00 donation, donations go to various local charities. for more information contact Lou Amoriello  hunter924@comcast.net - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Thunder MC club house, 198 route 9 north, Marlboro, New Jersey

    20 May 2017 - Designer Bag Bingo - Honor Flight Phila - Please join us on May 20 for Designer Bag Bingo where you can win a designer bag as well as dozens of raffles prizes and more. It promises to be a fun night out! Entry Ticket includes 10 games of Bingo (4 cards per game), light snack and refreshments, desserts. Every ticket holder receive a parting gift. It's a B.Y.O.B and snacks Call Cathy: 610-613-3865 or cathy@honorflightphiladelphia.org - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Clifton Heights Fire Dept, 20 W Baltimore, Clifton Heights, PA

    21 May 2017 - 3rd Annual Veterans Haven 5k run 1K walk - 3rd Annual Veterans Haven 5K run and 1 mile walk. Sunday, May 21st - Registration at 8am, starts at 9am. North Park Drive, Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, NJ. $25 per runner/walker (pre registration), $30 if sign up after May 12th. Online registration and more info at www.camdencounty.com . - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Cooper River Park, North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ, 08019

    21 May 2017 - American Legion Riders Meet & Greet - American Legion Riders Meet & Greet at Post 1700, 305 Maple St., Endicott, NY. Hamburgers and hot dogs provided. Cash bar available. Please bring your ride and event flyers to pass along. More info contact Doug Adams at dadams175@stny.rr.com - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - American Legion Endicott, 305 Maple St, Endicott, NY

    21 May 2017 - McKaig-Test-Mullen American Legion Post 455 Special $3000.00 BINGO - AMERICAN LEGION POST 455 IS HAVING A SPECIAL $3,000 BINGO  SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017 2 MEADOWBROOK LANE, NEW EGYPT (ACROSS FROM AGWAY) DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 P.M. FOR TICKET HOLDERS WALK-INS AT 2:30 P.M. FIRST GAME STARTS AT 3:00 P.M. $40.00 PACKAGE INCLUDES:       GAMES 2-7 & 9-14 – 6 BOOKS OF 4 CARDS 12 GAMES DOOR PRIZES GAMES 1 & 8 – 50/50 (NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE) SPECIAL “PLAYERS ONLY” $1.00 50/50 RAFFLE ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT POST 455 VETERAN & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR TICKETS, OR DETAILS CALL THE POST AT 609-758-8131 OR Email BINGO chairman, Fred at bingochairman@alpost455nj.org MUST SELL 100 TICKETS OR MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT www.alpost455nj.org - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - American Legion Post 455, 2 Meadowbrook Ln, New Egypt, NJ

    27 May 2017 - Wheels & Wings Air Show - United States Blue Angels Jet Demonstration Team - Saturday and Sunday May 27th & 28th. Saluting Americas Military on Memorial Day weekend. More info ljester@p7millville.org - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Millville Airpot, approx, Millville, NJ

    27 May 2017 - Spring Breeze Cookout - The Ms. Harcum Share the Love Foundation is a newly-established nonprofit organization, hosting a fundraiser in honor of local Navy Veteran Timothy Birckhead. Mr. Birckhead will be a new homeowner this year. Mr. Birckhead is living with a disability and will receive a specially adapted home, courtesy of the national Homes for Our Troops. Admission to our Foundation cookout will be $10.00, which includes food and drinks, live music, and access to a wonderful African-American art gallery. There will be a raffle with some great gifts! Please feel free to BYOB; a cash bar will also be available. We are asking our guests to bring one non-perishable food item for the pantry of Philadelphia's Veterans Multi-Service Center. 100% of the proceeds will go toward the Ms. Harcum Share the Love Foundation's services and programs. Come stay for a little while, or stay all day! - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - October Gallery, 6353 Greene Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19144, Philadelphia County

    29 May 2017 - Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony - American Legion Post 91 will observe Memorial Day in cooperation with the Borough of Wharton with a parade through the town and ceremonies at the various monuments in the Veterans Memorial Park in Wharton. At the conclusion of the parade we will have light refreshments Post 91. - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - William J Hocking American Legion Post 91, 99 North Main Street, Wharton, NJ, 07885

    31 May 2017 - NJ Mission of Honor 5th Annual Golf Outing - Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Location: Black Bear Golf Course, 138 Route 23 North, Franklin, NJ 07416 Time: 8:00 a.m. -8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast / 9:00 a.m. Modified Shotgun. Price: $150 per golfer includes: Greens fees, Golf, Cart, Snack & Buffet Dinner. Giveaways. Drink at the 9th hole.Dinner only: $35.00. For additional info call Bob 201-370-1648 or Francis 201-906-1592. Click here for brochure - (click on event title for more info) ... Location of Event - Black Bear Golf Course, 138 Route 23 North, Franklin, NJ