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What’s coming up in March

Mar 01, 17 What’s coming up in March

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                Female Veterans Peer group starting. Thursday March 2nd starts a veteran peer night for female Veterans only, doors at VAC will open at 6pm : For more details https://www.facebook.com/events/771301313017856/   Coming Home: “Understanding the Psychological Impact of War-Zone Exposure and Coming Home” which explores military sexual trauma, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and moral injury and relation to suicide prevention. A lecture for military / veteran families. Monday March 20th. 6pm: For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/332932217106522/   Veteran night out. Bowling night: Once a month we head to the bowling alley for a night of fun, check our Facebook or website event pages for the date (this month March 21st). For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1808903802660475   March 25th. 3rd annual Virginia Larocchia Almost Gala and A Salute to Joe Piscopo, this event will benefit Boots on the Ground NY and Honor Flight. For more details: http://laughtersaveslives.org/    Monthly collection drive date on March 18th. For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/935045603298120/ Month of March’s most wanted needs: Hospitalized veterans: Shower shoes, and new clothing such as t-shirts, underwear, sweats, footwear for hospitalized veterans Care package: Kosher products as we have a special pack out coming for Jewish troops later this month Food pantry: boxes of pasta, cans of sauce, cans of chicken / turkey. Cans of stew. Frozen foods. Macaroni and cheese. Hearty soups. Peanut butter and jelly.   Don’t forget every Tuesday night is Veteran peer night at the VAC: Volunteers needed to help deliver furniture and furnishing to disadvantaged veterans this month on 3/18 & 3 /4: for more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/419188824807066/   Just $5 makes a huge difference www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate   $5 bucks will get you a coffee and a buttered roll only now a days, but when 1000 people donate $5 monthly is allows us to be more successful at our mission. We don’t like doing many fundraisers, that takes away time from us completing the missions and tasks on hand. We don’t take salaries, so every $ you donate is going to...

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Female Veteran Peer night to begin every Thursday evening.

Feb 22, 17 Female Veteran Peer night to begin every Thursday evening.

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On Thursday March 2nd 6pm-8pm at the Veterans Activity Center (VAC) 2184 Pond Rd, Ronkonkoma, BOTGNY will be hosting its first night of the Women Veterans Peer Group. All female veterans of all branches and all ages are invited to come down!! There is a common ground, a unique bond that happens when people serve in the military, a friendship and comradery. When you leave the service for the civilian world you find those same types of bonds and friendships hard to find, you miss it. Men are not the only veterans to miss it, women do too, but there are not many places out there for female vets to connect to other female vets. This will be that place. This group will offer the comradery and friendship, listening ears when you need it, many laughs, lack of judgement, and most important support from other vets. Please come down and join us, please share this information with any female veterans you might know. “The VAC” (Veterans Activity Center) “Where Veterans Come Together”  Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.  The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.    Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.  Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.  No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.  Doors open by 1800 hrs.,  Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.   This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only. Please check event (Facebook or website) each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200 The VAC is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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Security Guard Training Available Free of Charge for Military Veterans

Feb 20, 17 Security Guard Training Available Free of Charge for Military Veterans

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Security Guard Training Available Free of Charge for Military Veterans If any Veteran / Service Member is interested in security guard work you will need to take an 8-hour pre-assignment training class for Security Guards. This is the course you need to take to become licensed as a Security Guard in the State of NY. The instructor of this class will also provide you with application assistance and fingerprinting instructions. Boots on the Ground NY has partnered with Neary Confidential Investigative Services to help Veterans get training so that they may pursue a gainful career, or just part time work. BOTGNY will pay your class fee for this 8-hour program, and if you are unemployed BOTGNY will also assist with licensing and background checks fees. We will also assist you with the 16-hour class. Classes are located on Oak Street in the Village of Patchogue. Located conveniently by public transportation (buses and trains) For more information please contact Tim Neary at the school by texting 516-567-0519 and letting him know you were referred by Boots on the Ground NY. Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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Remembering Our Fallen

Feb 10, 17 Remembering Our Fallen

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“Remembering Our Fallen” is a photographic war memorial created to remember our country’s military Fallen who have died in The War on Terror.  Because 9/11/2001 was such a defining moment for so many Americans, this memorial includes our country’s Fallen since that tragic day in our nation’s history.    Unlike most war memorials made of brick and mortar, this one includes both military and personal photos of our Fallen.  It is designed to travel to offer more people the opportunity to remember our Fallen while being reminded of the tremendous cost of our freedom. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken, while hopefully, helping to lessen the grief of their families. The greatest fear of their families left behind is that their Fallen loved ones will be forgotten. “Remembering Our Fallen” Will be on display at the VAC on Saturday February 18th and Sunday February 19th from 11AM till 4 pm each day. (hours are subject to change to extend evening hours). The VAC (Veterans Activity Center) is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma NY. 631-615-2200. Boots on the Ground NY also provides needed supplies to disadvantaged and hospitalized Veterans, so please think about dropping off items for the food pantry or items for hospital stays (such as socks, sweatpants/shirts, t-shirts, shower shoes, etc.) We are also actively collecting items to ship to our Troops overseas. Categorized collection bins will in the entry room at the VAC this weekend “Man, does not die until he is forgotten.” We thank you for your Support Boots on the Ground NY “Leaving No Veteran Behind”  click here for Facebook event page Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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This week with Boots on the Ground NY

Feb 06, 17 This week with Boots on the Ground NY

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        This week with Boots on the Ground NY Tonight, volunteers needed to sort and pack more Military Care Packages – Our goal is to pack another 200. We have the supplies the labels and the empty boxes, we just needs hand to sort and pack. Let’s get this done for the Troops 1800 hrs till 2130 hours tonight at the VAC locates at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma NY Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/199869280489328/    Tuesday night – Every Tuesday night at the VAC. Veteran peer night, doors open at 6:30 PM, show at 7pm. Stop in and stay connected. Tuesday the 21st is our monthly bowling night.   Wednesday night – Free Comedy show at the Northport VA Hospital, building 5. Some great local Comics are donating their time for Veterans and supporters. There will be cake and coffee available. Everyone is invited. The goal is to get a full room and turn this into a repeated event. Starts at 6:30pm. See Flyer for more details Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1747388262244423/ Saturday, come see a play in NYC with BOTGNY. Showing of “ Orange Julius” at the Rattlesticks Playwright theatre located at 224 Waverly Place , NYC. On Saturday February 11th, who would be interested in coming into NYC with Boots on the Ground NY to see a show called ‘Orange Julius’, a new play about a child of a Vietnam Vet and their complex relationship with their father. We plan to have a discussion afterwards the complexities of being a vet or the family member of a vet following the show. I should also note that our actor playing Julius is a Vet himself.  Boots on the Ground NY will be purchasing a limited number of tickets that the producer has offered us at a discounted price. We will be offering tickets for free to Veterans, their guests and our volunteer team members. The matinee will start at 2pm.  BOTGNY can also help with train fare for those that need.  Don’t know if the...

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