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February 1, 2018

02/01/2018 - 02/28/2018 - Operation Gratitude:  All Day
In appreciation for Pastor Carol Petersen's 20 years of service to Grace Lutheran Church and the Mendham Community, the people of Grace are partnering with Operation Gratitude to collect items for active military, their families, veterans, and first responders.  Pastor Carol's sons are both active duty in the Armed Forces.  Operation Gratitude sends 250,000+ packages to those in need.  We are also collecting letters of gratitude, thanking those who serve to keep us safe. The church is open to drop off donations on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-9:00pm, and Sundays from 8am-12pm.  We will be collecting until 2/25/18. Please visit www.operationgratitude for the Wish List items, or www.gracemendham.org to learn more about Grace. Grace Lutheran Church, 65 East Main Street, Mendham, NJ


February 19, 2018

02/19/2018 - VA Claims Clinic Toms River, NJ:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The office of Congressman MacArthur’s and the Department of Veterans Affairs Newark Regional Office will be hosting a VA claims clinic.  It is being held at the American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Road, Toms River on Monday, February 19th at 10am to 2pm. “Va Claims CliniC” Hosted by Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ – 03) & Department of Veterans Affairs Newark Regional Office Who should come? Veterans, Service-members and dependents looking for information about VA benefits Where: American Legion Post 129 2025 Church Road Toms River NJ 08753 When: Monday, February 19, 2018/10AM – 2PM Learn about VA benefits, including compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation & employment and education benefits More information contact Jennifer Myers at 973-297-3384 Bringing the VA to Veterans! American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Road, Toms River, New Jersey


02/19/2018 - Black History Month Special Program:  6:00 pm
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 6pm ALL Welcome! Black History Month Special Program Title: Encouraging Diversity in the National Guard  Whether conscious or unconscious, gender microaggressions affect judgments, access, and culture. If left unchecked microaggressions can hinder equity perspectives, diversity, civility and perceptions of self-worth. This engaging presentation provides participants with a framework for a critical analysis of microaggressions that fosters a deeper understanding of our diverse nation’s need for tools to promote positive connections.  Our Guest speaker will be Dr. Carvalho-Grevious. She is the State Equal Employment Manager for the Pennsylvania National Guard, where she serves as the principal advisor to the Adjutant General and manages the Equal Opportunity Programs.  She is an experienced EEO mediator and licensed social worker.  She earned her doctorate in Social Work, Master of Social Science (MSW equivalent) and Master of Law and Social Policy degrees from Bryn Mawr College. In addition, she received her Master of Education degree from Boston University and B.A. degree (in Psychology) from La Salle University. Dress Code: Business Attire Union League, 210 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


February 24, 2018

02/24/2018 - Free Art Class for Veterans:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free and easy art class for Veterans. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Materials provided.   http://medfordarts.com/veterans-free-art-program-every-4th-friday/ Medford Arts Center, 18 N. Main Street, Medford, New Jersey


02/24/2018 - Comedy Show Nam Knights:  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
COST IS $25 PP IN ADVANCE OR $30PP @ THE DOOR PRICE INCLUDES, THE COMEDY SHOW WITH 5 COMEDIANS , Roast Beef, Chicken Marcella , Baked Ziti , Salads & Desert, Draft Beverages Included CASH BAR!!!! PROCEEDS BENEFIT OUR S.J. VETERANS TICKETS CALL: CLAY-856-725-3304 Pilgrim-609-458-6190 CROW-908-902-7675 , , ,


02/24/2018 - The Roaring 20'S Funnies:  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MURDER MYSTER/COMEDY SHOW FUNDRAISER DOORS OPEN AT 7PM $25 DONATION INCLUDES LIGHT FAIRE, COFEE.TEA.DESSERT CASH BAR AVAILABLE VFW 2179 Auxiliary, 1 Veterans Ln, Port Monmouth, NJ


02/24/2018 - Beef & Beers:  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Please join us in Benjamin's fight against neuroblastoma. Benjamin “Ben Ben” Graham is an amazing 3 year old superhero who has been fighting harder than his hero Batman for most of his life. We will be serving beef, meatballs, salads desserts and of course beer! There will be a dj, pick-a-prize raffle and 50/50. Tickets will be $25 each. If you are unable to attend please consider donating: https://helpinghandsawo.org/projects/benjamins-fight-for-neuroblastoma/ We are seeking items for the auction. Please message me or post if you would like to donate an item for the auction. VFW Auxiliary to Cpl. Joseph C. Toulson Post 253, 20 Phillip Dr, Salem, NJ


March 2, 2018

03/02/2018 - Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund 52nd Annual Dinner:  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund 52nd Annual Awards Dinner Friday, March 2, 2018 at Lucien's Manor 81 W White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009 6:00pm cocktails ~ 7:00pm dinner and program Join us in celebrating 52 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 Commissioner Adam Thiel - Philadelphia Fire Department as this year's Guest Speaker! 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 opportunities also available: 1/3 page ad - $50 Full page ad - $150 Please return all forms with check payable to: Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund 191 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009 (856)768-9656 Ads can be submitted electronically (pdf preferred) to dawn@camdencountyhero.com. Ads and payment must be submitted by February 2, 2018 Lucien’s Manor, 81 W White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ


March 3, 2018

03/03/2018 - Biker Bingo hosted by Bucks County HOG:  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Try your luck at Biker BINGO. Four Corners, Full House Bingo Pattern, Outside Edge Pattern and the more you game cards you play increases your chances to win. The fun begins at 12:00 noon sharp. 2nd floor community room. Lunch will also be served. All proceeds benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association. Brian’s Harley-Davidson, 600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Langhorne, PA


03/03/2018 - Search and Recovery Presentation:  2:00 pm
Col. Ward Nickisch USA (ret), presents his experiences on the search & recovery of POW-MIAS from all wars The Chapel of Four Chaplains & The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation, The Navy Yard, Bldg 649; 1201 Constitution Ave, Philadelphia, PA


March 7, 2018

03/07/2018 - NJS PBA vs Philadelphia Police:  2:30 pm
Charity game to benefit NJSPBA Survivor and Welfare fund AC flyers Skatezone, 501 North Albany Ave, Atlantic City, NJ


March 10, 2018

03/10/2018 - VFW Post 1270 Annual Chili Cook-off:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grab your apron and put on your chef's hat, it's time to show what you've got!  The VFW Post 1270 annual chili cook-off is around the corner.  No entrance fee for contestants.   Prizes awarded in each of three categories: Mild, Medium or MEAN.  Enter one or more. Please sign up by March 3rd. Don't cook?  $5.00 to taste and judge.  Come on out to help determine the winners and taste some really fine chili! VFW Post 1270, 2324 Penn Street, Pennsauken, New Jersey


03/10/2018 - Civil War Preservation Ball:  3:00 pm
The 15th Annual Civil War Preservation Ball will be held in the rotunda of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building on March 10, 2018. All of the profit from this ball goes to the Gettysburg Monuments Project. Over the years, the ball has raised over $98,000 for preservation at Gettysburg National Military Park! Attached is an information packet and reservation form. The Philadelphia Brigade Band will provide the music and the Victorian Dance Ensemble will demonstrate the dances. To help prepare for the ball, we are conducting Free Civil War Dance Classes on January 28, February 11, and February 25, 2018. Anyone interested in learning to dance is welcome. See the flyer in packet and let us know if you would like to attend all or any of the classes. Reservations are required for the classes because of limited space. If you are a Pennsylvania resident, you can also show your support for preservation by getting a Pennsylvania Monument License Plate. Information is in the packet. If you are unable to attend the ball and would like to make a donation to the preservation of Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg Monuments, make your check payable to PA Gettysburg Monuments Project and mail it to Preservation Ball, 2 Westminster Blvd. Camp Hill, PA 17011. For information on our Introduction to Civil War Dancing DVD, visit our website at www.CivilWarDance.org. Join us for this special night of Dancing for Preservatio , , ,


03/10/2018 - Annual St. Patrick's Day Party:  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE!!!. Please join us for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Party $12.00 per person. ALL YOU CAN eat corned beef, cabbage and potatoes. It also includes coffee and dessert. We will ONLY be serving food until 8PM but the party will continue with DJ Jack spinning the tune!!! American Legion Post 310 Little Ferry, NJ, 100 Liberty St, Little Ferry, NJ


03/10/2018 - CHARITY EVENT FUNDRAISER FOR PETS FOR VETS:  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We are Veterans helping Veterans. "Pets For Vets, Inc" is a non-profit (501(C)(3) organization which aligns shelter/rescue animals with a veteran suffering from traumatic brain injury, PTS, anxiety and depression. No medical clearance is required. Research has shown that companion animals are very beneficial. It gives both the veteran and the animal a second chance at life. Our goal is to raise $20,000. For reservations, questions or more information, please contact Cmdr Selina S. Kanowitz at kanowitz_selina@hotmail.com. Doors open at 7:30pm. There will be light fare served, speakers and entertainment. We look forward to a very successful evening. The Fountains at Cedar Parke, 114 Hayes Mill Road, Atco, NJ


March 19, 2018

03/19/2018 - Union League - American Legion, Benjamin Franklin Post #405 - INTO THE STORM:  5:30 pm
Event: Monday, March 19, 2018 Topic: INTO THE STORM Time: 5:30 PM Reception – 6:00PM Event Dress Code: Business Attire – No sneakers or jeans please Guest Speaker: Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D In his “INTO THE STORM” presentation, Rabbi Lance Sussman offers a sweeping look at the role Jews played in World I from 1914 to 1919.  In his PowerPoint, Rabbi Sussman examines how Jews participated on the frontline and on the home front on all sides of the conflict. Approximately 1.5 million Jews and tens of thousands perished. The presentation will also include a discussion of the Balfour Declaration and Russian Revolution of 1917. Rabbi Sussman is currently a candidate for admission to the Union League. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and after three years was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated cum laude with a BA in Religious Studies. While attending Franklin and Marshall, he also studied Hebrew language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 1975 to 1987, he attended Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, in Cincinnati, OH, a rabbinical seminary for North American Reform Judaism. He received a Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters in 1979 and was ordained as a Rabbi in June, 1980. After ordination, he remained at Hebrew Union College where he earned a Ph.D. in American Jewish History. Rabbi Sussman began his service as the eighth Senior Rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in 2001. The congregation was founded in 1847 with many members fighting for the Union during the Civil War. A renowned author and dynamic lecturer, Rabbi Sussman has published numerous books and articles, Including Sharing Sacred Moments (a collection of his sermons), and served as an editor of Reform Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook.           Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


March 22, 2018

03/22/2018 - DAV RecruitMilitary Philadelphia Job Fair:  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
DAV and RecruitMilitary are proud to present a job fair for veterans in Philadelphia! Among the companies attending RecruitMilitary's event are Disabled American Veterans, PepsiCo, PRA Health Sciences and more! An updated list of all exhibitors can be found at http://bit.ly/0322Philly. This is a FREE hiring event for U.S. Military veterans. This includes personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserves, and their spouses. , , ,


March 27, 2018

03/27/2018 - Veteran Virtual Career Fair:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet with dozens of America’s leading, veteran friendly companies. Be sure to login ahead of time to research the companies, and view/apply for jobs. This event is co-sponsored by Disabled American Veterans, and is open to all; active, guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses. Please forward the link to others who may be seeking employment. Register Here   https://vr.veterancareerfairs.com/event/vr/login , , ,


March 30, 2018

03/30/2018 - AMVETS Good Friday Shrimp Fry:  4:00 pm
Join us for our annual Good Friday Shrimp Fry Shrimp, Fries and Cole Slaw  $6.00 Add a taste of mushrooms     $1.00 Basket of mushrooms    $3.00 EAT IN, TAKE OUT, CALL AHEAD or just WALK IN! 4PM until they are gone!   AMVETS Post 101, 519 June Road, Pennsauken, New Jersey


03/30/2018 - Good Friday Fish Fry:  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE!!! For our annual Good Friday Fish Fry on March 30 at 5pm, only serving until 8pm It's all you can eat fried flounder and enjoy the company of some great people within our community for only $12.00 dollars. In addition, DJ Jack will be playing some music for us.. Beverages NOT included. Hope to see everyone!!! American Legion Post 310 Little Ferry, NJ, 100 Liberty St, Little Ferry, NJ


March 31, 2018

03/31/2018 - PA Iraq and Afghanistan memorial Beef and Beer Benefit:  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Our Beef and Beer Fundraiser, being held on March 31st from 7-11pm, will help in raising money to build a memorial in Philadelphia to honor the 288 Service members from Pennsylvania killed fighting the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Beef and Beer Tickets $35 - Raffles, Baskets, Music. For tickets contact Tim at 267-591-3314 or Tom at 267-246-5512. The “PA GWOT Memorial” is a registered 501 (c) (3) 100% of the proceeds with go towards the construction of the memorial that will be built along side the Vietnam and Korean war memorials located near Penns Landing. PA National Guard Armory, 2700 Southhampton Rd, Philadelphia, PA


April 2, 2018

04/02/2018 - 04/06/2018 - Disable American Veterans Department of New Jersey Mobile Service Van Assistance:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Disabled American Veterans Department of New Jersey In conjunction with the DAV Newark NJ Regional office will host the Mobile Service Officer Outreach Van at the following locations:   DAV Chapter 56 VFW #4410 393 Pearl Street Woodbridge, NJ 07095 April 2nd, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm   Union County College 1033 Springfield Avenue Cranford, NJ, 07016 April 3rd, 2018 8:30am to 4:30pm   DAV Chapter 52 V.F.W Post 3117 57 National Road Edison, NJ 08817 April 4th, 2018 8:30am to 4:30pm   DAV Chapter 16 American Legion Post 12 232 Union Avenue (Route 28) Somerville, NJ 08876 April 5th, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm       DAV Chapter 15 VFW Post 809 100 Main Street Little Ferry, NJ 07643 April 6th, 2018, 8:30am to4:30pm   All Veterans are encouraged to visit and speak with DAV service officers. They will be provide assistance and and answer questions pertaining to veteran’s medical issues, filing claims or claim status review.   Questions? Contact the Newark NJ DAV Regional office Lisa Ramos 973-297-3378 See List Below, 393 Pearl Street, Woodbrige, New Jersey


April 6, 2018

04/06/2018 - 04/07/2018 - Bataan Death March Ruck:  All Day
Bataan Death March Memorial Ruck This event honors the men and women of one of the biggest atrocities of WWII, the Bataan Death March. The Bataan Death March occurred in the Philippines in April 1942 when 60,000-80,000 US and Filipino soldiers were captured and forced by the Japanese to march more than 70 miles while being brutalized by their captors. During this memorial Challenge, you and your team will learn about the historical significance of the Bataan Death March as you experience an event where “No one left behind” is your team’s priority. Participants are requested to be prepared to brief the class on an individual or story from the Bataan Death March during the event. Participants who finish this event will receive the unique Bataan Death March Memorial patch which is always earned and never sold. Details and Sign Up - Tough Challenge - https://www.goruck.com/event-12845/ Lite Challenge - https://www.goruck.com/event-12846/ , , ,


April 7, 2018

04/07/2018 - Vietnam War Living History Day Aboard the Battleship:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Experience Vietnam War artifacts, re-enactors, Vietnam veteran interviews and even 1960s music on the pier's PA. The Battleship's annual Vietnam War Living History Day is Saturday, April 7 from 10am to 3pm. Vietnam activities are free to experience when you purchase a Turret II guided tour or a Fire Power audio tour. Vietnam War artifact owners, military vehicle owners and re-enactors who want to participate can email events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x144 Battleship New Jersey, 62 Battleship Pl, Camden, NJ


04/07/2018 - The South Jersey DEVILer's 17th. Annual Comedy Show:  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Proceeds from show ad booklet go to the:  Frank D. Sayre VFW Post #1259 Elmer, NJ call 856-358-8972 for info. tickets may be purchase via US Mail...  send self-address stamped envelope to The DEVILer "Show" PO BOX 691 Elmer, NJ 08318 you may reserve a table of 10! The Ramada “Regency Ballroom”, 2216 W. Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ


April 10, 2018

04/10/2018 - Student Veterans Virtual Career Fair:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Veteran Recruiting invites veterans attending 4 year universities across the U.S, to join us for a groundbreaking recruiting event. Meet with industry leading companies from across the country, in a few hours, and without having to leave home. Chat with recruiters, view & apply for jobs, and win cool prizes such as IPad, Visa gift cards, and cool giveaways from our employer partners.  Register today and we will email you employer profiles and event reminders Register Here https://vr.veterancareerfairs.com/event/vr/login?mcc=campusveterans , , ,


April 14, 2018

04/14/2018 - Bikers Rally Across America For Brain Injured Children:  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
NEW JERSEY ELKS 15th annual BIKERS RALLY ACROSS AMERICA FOR BRAIN INJURED CHILDREN SATURDAY APRIL 14th 2018 Rally begins at 1:00 PM at OLD BRIDGE ELKS LODGE 67 Old Amboy Road Old Bridge NJ 08857 RAIN OR SHINE Donation is $20.00 per person enjoy live bands –food-beverages-vendors All proceeds will be donated to the special needs children of the Sayreville B.I.C. camp and Camp Robin in Old Bridge Bands: To be announced Escorted Rides to the Rally point Leaving from the locations below: South Amboy ELKS Lodge [Leaving at 12:00] 601 Washington Ave South Amboy NJ 08879 Cranford [Leaving at 11:30] ELKS Lodge 951 Lincoln Ave East Cranford NJ 07016 Bayonne ELKS Lodge [Leaving at 12:00] 364 Broadway Bayonne NJ 07002 Manville ELKS Lodge [Leaving at 12:00] 1500 Brooks BLVD Hillsborough NJ 08884 Brick Town ELKS Lodge [Leaving at 12:00] 2491 Hooper Ave Brick NJ 08723 Pompton Lakes ELKS Lodge [Leaving at 12:00] 15 Perrin Ave Pompton Lakes NJ 07442 Donation is $20.00 per person enjoy FOUR live bands – DJ - Food – Beer - Vendors All proceeds will be donated to the special needs children of the Sayreville B.I.C. camp and Camp Robin in Old Bridge Old Bridge Elks Motorcycle Committee, 67 Old Amboy Rd, Old Bridge, NJ


April 15, 2018

04/15/2018 - Biker Blessing:  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Start the riding season off right with coffee, donuts and a biker blessing. First Presbyterian Church of Mt Holly, 125 Garden St, Mount Holly , NEW JERSEY


04/15/2018 - American Legion Riders Post 252 Spaghetti Dinner:  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Legion Post 252, 20 Sicklerville Rd, Williamstown, New Jersey


04/15/2018 - Beefsteak Dinner:  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beefsteak dinner April 15th 2018. 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Tricky Tray, 50/ 50, door prizes, music, cash bar. $45 Tickets will be available to purchase February 2018. Rochelle Park NJ American Legion Post 170 Riders, 33 W Passaic St, Rochelle Park, NJ


April 21, 2018

04/21/2018 - 5th Annual Ride, Blessing of Bikes & BBQ - Rolling Badges:  9:30 am
Rain Date April 22. Ride leaves from Barbs HD, and ends at VFW, 743 W Broad St, Gibbstown. Registration begins 9:30am. Blessing of BIkes 11am. KSU: 11:30am. Day includes police escort, scenic ride, buffet, music and more. Registrations $25 per bike. $15 for passenger. $15 BBQ Only (at VFW). See flyer Barbs Harley Davidson, 926 Black Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ


04/21/2018 - 7th Annual Billy Walker Jr Foundation Social:  7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
The Billy Walker Jr Foundation Social - 7th Annual Food and refreshments will be served, and supporters can expect a fun night of music and dancing. $30 a Ticket - 856-334-3070 ext 7 for tickets Lenola Fireman’s Memorial Hall, 229 N. Lenola Rd, Moorestown, NJ


04/21/2018 - Saturday Night Dance Party:  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday Night Dance Party April 21, 2018 7 - 11 PM VFW Post 679 Auxiliary 275 Wilmer Street Glassboro, NJ 08028 DANCING, FOOD, MUSIC, & FUN SUPPORT OUR VETERANS Music from ALL eras provided by “Pepper Paul” from WVTL-92.1 Includes Buffet, Beer, Soda, Coffee, & Dessert CASH BAR - (NO OUTSIDE LIQUOR ALLOWED) Basket Auction - 50/50 Tickets: $25.00 ($30 after April 3rd) Make checks payable to VFW Post 679 Auxiliary For tickets contact: Emily – 856-889-2254 Jan – 856-881-8756 Glassboro VFW, 275 Wilmer St, Glassboro, NJ


04/21/2018 - Saturday Night Dance Party:  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday Night Dance Party April 21, 2018 7 - 11 PM VFW Post 679 Auxiliary 275 Wilmer Street Glassboro, NJ 08028 DANCING, FOOD, MUSIC, & FUN SUPPORT OUR VETERANS Music from ALL eras provided by “Pepper Paul” from WVTL-92.1 Includes Buffet, Beer, Soda, Coffee, & Dessert CASH BAR (NO OUTSIDE LIQUOR ALLOWED) Basket Auction - 50/50 Tickets: $25.00 ($30 after April 3rd) Make checks payable to VFW Post 679 Auxiliary For tickets contact: Emily – 856-889-2254 Jan – 856-881-8756 Glassboro VFW Post 679, 275 Wilmer Street, Glassboro, NJ


April 29, 2018

04/29/2018 - The Union Historical Fire Society Allentown Spring Melt 2018:  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fire Flea Market where Lil Fire Shop, along with over 300 other vendors will have firematic items for any and all collectors. Agri-Plex Expo Center, 302 N 17th St, Allentown, PA


May 3, 2018

05/03/2018 - USS San Marcos (LSD-25) - 2018 Ship Reunion:  5:00 pm
USS San Marcos (LSD-25) is pleased to announce its 2018 Reunion that all the arrangements regarding the Philadelphia Reunion May 3rd through May 6th 2018 are complete. Crew members, guests and anyone familiar with the Navy or the ship, or who served aboard USS San Marcos, their families and friends are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to visit and tour this great historical city. Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of our American democracy; 40 million tourists each year, visit this historical American city in which our founding fathers laid out the ideals for our great nation.   See: http://usssanmarcosreunion.wixsite.com/uss-san-marcos-assn   https://www.facebook.com/groups/134367252584/       Scoiety Hill Sheraton, One Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA


May 4, 2018

05/04/2018 - 05/06/2018 - USS San Marcos (LSD-25) 2018 Philadelphia, PA Reunion:  All Day
USS San Marcos (LSD-25) - Casa Grande Class Dock Landing Ship. Her keel was laid down on 1 September 1944 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was launched on 10 January 1945, and commissioned on 15 April 1945 with Commander L. E. Ellis in command.   1945 – 1947 San Marcos completed shakedown in early May took on a cargo of landing boats; and, on 19 May, sailed for the Panama Canal and Pearl Harbor. Arriving on 24 June, she transferred her cargo of 40 boats, loaded a similar cargo, and departed on 29 May. After taking on dredging equipment at Guam, she anchored in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, on 12 August — three days before the cessation of hostilities. On 15 August, she shifted to Naha, repaired tank landing craft (LCTs) through 20 August, and then proceeded to Saipan. There, she loaded mechanized landing craft (LCM-6s), vehicle and personnel landing craft, (LCVPs, "Higgins boats"), and large personnel landing craft (LCPLs), for use by occupation forces in the Tokyo Bay area; and, on 4 September, she arrived in Japan to offload her cargo and to commence operation and maintenance of a boat pool. In early December, she was reassigned to cargo operations; and, through the end of the year, she ferried boats from Aomori to Yokohama.     Sheraton Society Hill, 1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA


May 5, 2018

05/05/2018 - 2018 Coast Guard Community Festival:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Cape May County Coast Guard Community Festival is presented by the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation in partnership with the County of Cape May and its 16 municipalities, the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Cape May and community sponsors. The festival honors the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and celebrates the county’s designation as a Coast Guard Community. The designation was awarded after approval by the United States Coast Guard and an Act of Congress in 2015. Considered by many to be the Coast Guard’s hometown, the festival takes place at Training Center Cape May (TRACEN) - the only active Boot Camp for Coast Guard recruits in the United States. Learn more about this FREE event at www.coastguardcommunity.org U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May (Official), 1 Munro Ave, Cape May, NJ


May 15, 2018

05/15/2018 - Veteran Virtual Career Fair:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet with dozens of America’s leading, veteran friendly companies. Be sure to login ahead of time to research the companies, and view/apply for jobs. This event is co-sponsored by Disabled American Veterans, and is open to all; active, guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses. Please forward the link to others who may be seeking employment. Register Here   https://vr.veterancareerfairs.com/event/vr/login , , ,


May 18, 2018

05/18/2018 - Lancaster County Firemen’s Association Fire Expo 2018:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join Brothers Helping Brothers and Masterstream Design at the Lancaster County Firemen's Association Fire Expo 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA


May 19, 2018

05/19/2018 - Lancaster County Firemen’s Association Fire Expo 2018:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join Brothers Helping Brothers and Masterstream Design at the Lancaster County Firemen's Association Fire Expo 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA


May 20, 2018

05/20/2018 - Lancaster County Firemen’s Association Fire Expo 2018:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join Brothers Helping Brothers and Masterstream Design at the Lancaster County Firemen's Association Fire Expo 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA


05/20/2018 - Vet fest Riders & SAL 170:  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2 Live Bands & DJ, 50/50, BBQ and more! $20.00 Hosted as a family event with Post 170 Riders and SAL! Tickets will be available by February. , , ,


May 23, 2018

05/23/2018 - Women Veterans Virtual Career Fair:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Women Veterans Virtual Career Fair. Meet with recruiters from dozens of leading companies from the comfort of home. This event is open to transitioning service women, and women veterans. Registration is required www.womenveterans.com , , ,


May 28, 2018

05/28/2018 - Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom:  8:00 am
Rolling Thunder runs have been rumbling across America since 1987, riding in from all corners of the nation and meeting in Washington DC to demonstrate for American POWs and MIAs. Tens of thousands of our troops going back to WWI remain unaccounted for, including many still thought to be alive. Some 900,000 motorcyclists, veterans and non-vets alike, are expected to converge at the North Pentagon parking lot at 8 a.m. May 28 for the official Ride for Freedom. The 30th Anniversary single-day ride will attract an estimated 900,000 motorcyclists, who will motor through DC to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, paying respect to fallen heroes and protesting for veteran rights and greater efforts to account for POWs and MIAs.  Washington DC, ., Washington, Washington DC


June 3, 2018

06/03/2018 - NJ State American Legion Statewide Services- Calling all NJ Legions:  1:30 pm
CALLING ALL NEW JERSEY AMERICAN LEGIONS (Legionaires, SALs, AUX and Riders) – Looking for ALL NJ Legions to participate. MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! Join in the 83rd Annual NJ American Legion Statewide Services – The Annual NJ Statewide American Legion Services kick off with the Parade on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1:30pm at Locustwood Cemetery, followed by a Ceremony, with Guest Speakers including NJ American Legion Officers, S.A.L. Officers, Auxiliary Officers, Gold Star mothers and others. Afterwards there is a Social/Buffet at American Legion Post 372,1532 Martin Ave, Cherry Hill. Be sure to come out and meet members/officers from all our NJ American Legions !! Its a great opportunity to mingle, share news and events with our fellow Legions !! If you havent participated in one of the other 82 years, please do this year! Locustwood Memorial Park, 1550 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ


June 8, 2018

06/08/2018 - 06/10/2018 - Donald W Jones 33rd Flag Memorial:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
We originally focused on the Vietnam Era but have since moved to recognize all Veterans and POW/MIA's. There is a second memorial representing present the most recent conflicts. The main task is the placement of flags in a large diamond-like shape. We setup the outline and the flags are placed inside with a black field in the center representing those still unaccounted for. Falls Township Community Park, 9125 Mill Creek Rd, Levittown, PA


June 9, 2018

06/09/2018 - Wanaque F.O.P 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival:  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Wanaque Police F.O.P Lodge #145 is hosting its Second Annual Food Truck Festival! Save the date, lots of updates to come in the next few months. Wanaque Elementary School, , Wanaque, NJ


June 16, 2018

06/16/2018 - 06/17/2018 - 240th Battle of Monmouth:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Commenoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth. Possible The British Brigade/The Continental Line event Monmouth Battlefield State Park, 16 State Route 33, Englishtown, NJ


June 23, 2018

06/23/2018 - Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter 2nd Annual Open House and Fundraiser:  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter 2nd Annual Open House and Fundraiser WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 2018 RAIN DATE: Sunday, June 24, 2018 TIME: 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. $20.00 DONATION LIVE MUSIC BY Accelerator on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Our Brother Tunes will be DJing on the rain date. ... Vendors, Chinese Auction, Native American Bike Blessing, 50/50, Basket of Cheer, food, beer, soda, and water, and more! SEE ANY TRI-BASE CHAPTER MEMBER OR VISIT American Legion Eden-Stanley Post 294 FOR TICKETS. Visit our web site: http://www.tribasenamknights.org/ for more information! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT LOCAL MILITARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THEIR TIME OF NEED! American Legion Eden-Stanley Post 294, 39 Fort Dix Road, Pemberton, NJ


June 29, 2018

06/29/2018 - 07/01/2018 - Independence Day Ruck:  All Day
"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." ― Benjamin Franklin The Founding Fathers risked everything in the name of a dream called America. Theirs was a difficult, violent, and honorable calling–independence, that is. At the Independence Day GORUCK Challenge, expect a history lesson as we honor their sacrifice and enjoy the benefits of freedom by living life to its fullest under rucks, shoulder to shoulder with fellow patriots touring your town all the while singing Happy Birthday to America (amongst other festivities). And good news: Sam Adams is certain to make an appearance once you have earned your patch. Happy Birthday America! Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Heavy Challenge 06.29.2018 Tough Challenge 06.30.2018 Light Challenge 07.01.2018 Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces training. Green Berets are well versed in shouldering heavy rucks through cities, mountains, jungles and deserts, in war and in peace -- alone when they must, together whenever possible. Rucking requires strength, endurance, and character -- and builds it, too. Note: Hiking is rucking in the mountains, urban hiking is simply called rucking. Rucking can be done at any weight. , , ,


July 7, 2018

07/07/2018 - Vet Fest 2018:  11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Nam Knights MC - Lehigh Valley Chapter will be hosting our third annual Vet Fest. This is a celebration of service honoring all those who have served country and community. Support outreach organizations will be available for both veterans and law enforcement personnel providing valuable assistance to them and their families. Vendors and live bands on both days. Motorcycle run on Saturday. 5k run on Sunday ,Come one, Come all. You don't want to miss this. Please go to our Vet Fest Facebook page www.facebook.com/LVNKVetFest for more detailed information. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available! Contact RJ at rjshenyo@hotmail.com for details. , , ,


July 8, 2018

07/08/2018 - Vet Fest 2018:  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Nam Knights MC - Lehigh Valley Chapter will be hosting our third annual Vet Fest. This is a celebration of service honoring all those who have served country and community. Support outreach organizations will be available for both veterans and law enforcement personnel providing valuable assistance to them and their families. Vendors and live bands on both days. Motorcycle run on Saturday. 5k run on Sunday ,Come one, Come all. You don't want to miss this. Please go to our Vet Fest Facebook page www.facebook.com/LVNKVetFest for more detailed information. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available! Contact RJ at rjshenyo@hotmail.com for details. , , ,


August 1, 2018

08/01/2018 - 08/05/2018 - Spaamfaa Summer 2018 National Convention & Muster:  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
SAVE THE DATES - Further Information to Follow , , ,


August 10, 2018

08/10/2018 - 08/11/2018 - Extortion 17 Memorial Ruck:  All Day
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." – John 15:13 This event is in memory of EXTORTION 17, the callsign for the Chinook helicopter shot down while attempting to insert reinforcements for a unit of Rangers on 6 August 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan. EXTORTION 17 remains the single greatest loss of life in that war. Of the 38 KIA, 17 were SEALs. All were willing to risk their lives for their brothers on the ground. At your challenge, expect the scenarios to build in concert with how the mission unfolded that fateful day. The initial insertion of Rangers, the follow on mission for the Taliban commander, the “Fallen Angel”, and the aftermath. Rest in Peace. Participants are requested to bring a laminated picture of a service member who passed on EXTORTION 17. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tough Challenge 08.10.2018 Light Challenge 08.11.2018 , , ,


September 6, 2018

09/06/2018 - 09/09/2018 - Roar to the Shore:  All Day
This one of a kind FREE motorcycle rally, held in Wildwood, NJ, will cover every square inch of town. What makes Roar to the Shore a crowd favorite, besides the fact that it’s free? It’s centralized location. Wildwood, New Jersey is located 150 miles or less from most major east coast cities; including, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington D.C. – there’s no need to trailer your bikes to this rally. Once you’re here, just sit back, relax and enjoy the festivities. Take advantage of the scenic back road rides Cape May County has to offer. Check out our high quality vendors, located throughout the five separate lots, catch one of the stunt shows or participate in one of our numerous special events. Visit www.roartotheshoreonline.com for more info! , , ,


September 16, 2018

09/16/2018 - Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 NJ "Ride for Freedom" XXIII:  8:00 am
Assembly Area: Warinanco Park, Roselle, NJ. Cavalcade Destination: NJ Vientam Veterans Memorial, Holmdel, NJ. Wreath Laying Ceremonies, Guest Speakers, Food Vendors (Cash only, no ATM on site). Registration 8am. Departure: 11:30am. $10 per bike. Questions? call 609-971-3544. More info/flyer to follow. Warinanco Park, ., Roselle, NJ


September 26, 2018

09/26/2018 - 09/30/2018 - NJ Run for the Fallen 2018:  All Day
In an apolitical reflection of remembrance a team of active duty military personnel from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and other bases across the country will come together to embark on a 186 mile run that honors every NJ service member killed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn and all Wars and Conflicts. Each mile is dedicated to a NJ Hero and their family. The Run will end at the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial on National Gold Star Family Day.  For complete schedule, maps, hero markers and more info, go to https://www.njrunforthefallen.org/  , , ,


September 28, 2018

09/28/2018 - 09/29/2018 - Mogadishu Mile Ruck:  All Day
Mogadishu Mile "We all came to peace with it -- if I die here, I die here. But I'm not going to let it happen to the guys around me. That's what it became about. We weren't fighting for the flag, or the nation or freedom. I wasn't even thinking about my family. All I thought about was that I wasn't going to let anything happen to the guy on my left and the guy on my right." – U.S. Army Ranger Keni Thomas, Task Force Ranger Commemorate the battle in Somalia that resulted in the ultimate sacrifice of 18 U.S. servicemen, including two Delta Force snipers who were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. This Challenge honors the men of Task Force Ranger (Rangers lead the way!) – their courage and sacrifice on October 4, 1993 to achieve mission success, albeit at great cost. Expect a history lesson and a timeline re-enactment of the mission that inspired Black Hawk Down. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tough Challenge 09.28.2018 Light Challenge 09.29.2018 , , ,


October 6, 2018

10/06/2018 - First Annual Meghan's Foundation Poker Run:  8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Meghan's Foundation is a non profit that helps Veterans and Active Military deal with PTSD at no cost. Sat 10/6 Rain date 10/7 Tullytown Fire House Pre Registration $25, Day of Event $30. Passenger $15 Ride thru Bucks County.Poker hand,live music,food,kids activities,50/50 raffle,silent auction Registration opens at 8:30 AM Last bike out by 10:00 After ride event opens around 12:00 After event open to friends and family. More info www.meghansfoundation.org Tullytown Fire House and Park, 100 Bordentown Rd, Tullytown, PA


October 20, 2018

10/20/2018 - Blue Water Navy - Brown Water Navy - Civil War Navy Symposium - 2018:  9:00 am
Blue Water Navy - Brown Water Navy - Civil War Navy Symposium – 2018 Symposium to be held on board the Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) in her berth at Camden (Delaware River), New Jersey Expert Civil War Naval Speakers Living Historians Civil War Maritime Music Door Prizes/Raffles Save the Date October 20, 2018 Presented by: Old Baldy Civil War Round Table of Philadelphia For information and updates: http://www.oldbaldycwrt.org Battleship New Jersey, Waterfront, Camden, New Jersey


December 1, 2018

12/01/2018 - Cpt Greg Dalessio 5K Run/Walk:  7:15 am
Come on out for the 11th annual Cpl Greg Dalessio 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 1st - Registration to open at later date.  About Cpl Greg Dalessio: On Monday June 23rd 2008, Greg gave his life serving his country during combat operations in Salman Pak, Iraq.Always with a smile on his face, Greg touched the lives of others through his everyday actions and genuine kindness. Whether with family, friends, or co-workers, Greg always found a way to make people feel special and important.Greg has always been a hero to his family, demonstrating how others are supposed to be treated and how to love unconditionally. MOTORCYCLES – Traffic Detail – We have once again been asked to stand a flag line and help with traffic for the 10th annual Cpt. Greg Dalessio 5K Run/Walk Rally Time: 7:15am Rally Location: Shopping Center Parking Log, Kings Hwy & Chapel Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ KSU: 7:40am Catholic Community of Christ Our Light, 402 N. Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ


December 7, 2018

12/07/2018 - 12/08/2018 - Pearl Harbor Memorial Ruck:  All Day
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941–a date which will live in infamy–the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."  – Franklin D. Roosevelt, on the morning after Pearl Harbor The Pearl Harbor Memorial events are conducted across America and dedicated to the men and women killed or injured during the surprise attack on December 7, 1941. Learn about how America entered into World War II and the sacrifice demanded of our Armed Forces with team building and a history lesson. Participants who finish this event will receive the unique Pearl Harbor Memorial patch which is always earned and never sold. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tough Challenge 12.07.2018 Light Challenge 12.08.2018 , , ,


December 15, 2018

12/15/2018 - Wreaths Across America - SAVE THE DATE:  10:00 am
SAVE THE DATE – December 15, 2018 Laurel Hill Cemetery and its veterans' graves will look festive with new wreaths this December! Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19132 https://vimeo.com/241184910 Volunteers will be needed to place the wreaths on Veterans Graves - Saturday, 15 December, 2018 at 10am. http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


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