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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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4 L.I. Events over the next 4 Months Supporting Our Troops & Local Veterans

Jan 27, 17 4 L.I. Events over the next 4 Months Supporting Our Troops & Local Veterans

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Please see the following 4 flyers for the next 4 coming up events. They are all in support of local Veterans and Service Members For more info visit our Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BootsontheGroundNY or our wesbite at www.BootsontheGroundNY.com Thank You for Your Support. Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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“Remembering Our Fallen” to be displayed this Sunday in Patchogue

Jan 26, 17 “Remembering Our Fallen” to be displayed this Sunday in Patchogue

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        On September 10th, this past year, I was invited by my friend Gary Santora to the USS Intrepid which is docked in NYC, there was a memorial unveiling ceremony of a tribute wall which displayed all of NY’s Fallen Service Members since 9/11/2001. Gary is the father of Sgt Jason Santora, Jason was an US Army Ranger who was killed on April 23rd 2010 outside of Kabul. He was the 1,050 US Service Member to be killed in Afghanistan. I had the Honor of leading the escort of Sgt Santora Home from Dover Airfield and then again to Calverton National Cemetery. It’s hard to describe the feeling that comes over you as you stand in front of the pictures of all these Heroes who gave their life for Our Country. A few of the names and faces I have ridden in Funeral escorts and when you know their families there is heavy emotions. This wall touched me and I would like it to touch as many of you as we can. I have requested to have it displayed at Our Event on Sunday at the Emporium and that request was accepted. I am Honored to be able to host this tribute and to say that this Wall of Sacrifice will be on display from 11:30 till 9pm during the entire care package event at the Emporium this Sunday, located at 9 Railroad Ave, Patchogue.  Thank you to Emily Toro for helping make this Suffolk County display happen, Emily is the mother of Pv2 Isaac Cortes who was killed on November 27, 2007 in Iraq. Isaac was with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division. And thank you to the United War Veterans Council in NYC for entrusting us with the Memorial. http://www.rememberingourfallen.org/  is the website to explain the Memorial. Frank Bania – Boots on the Ground NY Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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