Coming up In January- Vets peer nights, Volunteer ops, VAC night, Food drive

Jan 16, 17 Coming up In January- Vets peer nights, Volunteer ops, VAC night, Food drive

“Where Veterans Come Together”


On Tuesday January 17th, we will be going bowling, meet up at the VAC at 1900 hrs, we will be leaving at 1945 we have dinner. All Veterans invited, BOTGNY will be covering cost of games, shoes and food at the ally.

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Tuesday night January 24th, we will be prepping for our upcoming pack out on the 29th. Dinner at 1920 hrs. Doors open at 1830 hrs (sometimes earlier)

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Always check our Facebook or website for upcoming activities at the VAC.


Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that help us accomplish our Veteran outreach missions.


The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, sporting events, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200


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.

Doors open by 1900 hrs., (sometimes earlier)

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry.

(we are also always appreciative of home cooked meals and snacks being dropped off for this event, for years we have had community members and restaurants donating food for our group activity nights, we ask that chow be dropped off at 6:45 pm, or contact us at


This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

(sorry no spouses, family members, kids, etc.)

The ‘VAC’ (Veteran Activity Center) is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma NY. 631-615-2200



For any supporters interested in providing a meal for our Veteran peer nights please visit this link for more information:



Food pantry collection drive

Saturday January 21st, Food pantry collection day as is every 3rd Saturday of the month. We’ll be open for a few hours for collections 1000hrs-1500hrs.

What we need: Canned foods, such as soups, meals in a can, chef boy r dee, Chili. Cans / packets of tuna fish, turkey, chicken, fruit, etc. Frozen Foods- (we have 3 freezers and 2 fridges). Pasta and sauce, Mac and cheese. Rice dishes. Boxed foods, cereals, carbs, breakfast bars, etc. Coffee, (cans and k-cups). Snacks, (individual packets).

And always new packages of socks, underwear, sweatshirts and pants for our hospitalized Veterans. We are in very in need of shower shoes for patients hospitalized in inpatient programs.

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Volunteer work coming up

We will need a few Volunteers this Saturday to assist in picking up furniture and delivering to disadvantaged veterans.

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We also need volunteers the Wednesday night for the next two weeks to prep for the pack out for more details please visit these Facebook links:


For more information on anything please email us at


 Interested in Security Guard Work?

Would you like to start a career or part time employment as a Security Guard? 

Boots on the Ground NY has formed a partnership with Neary Confidential Investigative Service Security Training Academy (A Veteran owned and operated business) located at 38 Oak Street, Suite 4, Patchogue, NY 11772

Boots on the Ground NY will pay the tuition fees for the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course which is the first step to become a licensed Security Guard in the State of New York. Boots on the Ground NY will also assist with state fees for application. (veterans & military only)

The Security Training Academy’s Director and Lead Instructor, CWO2 Tim Neary, USCG (Ret.) will assist you with the Security Guard application and help you along the way with any questions you have with the process.

Call 631-730-5694, leave a message and someone will get back to you.

Check out Facebook @ & check for class dates.

Dates also posted on BOTGNY Facebook page.

Any questions email us at or TEXT Tim @ 516-567-0519.


Thank you for your support!

Frank Bania

Founder / President

Boots on the Ground NY


To make a tax-deductible donation that goes towards our mission: www.BootsontheGroundNY/donate

BOTGNY is 100 % Volunteer and your donation goes exactly where you intend it to.






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