Hillsborough: Air Force, Vietnam Veteran Honored as Grand Marshal of Memorial Day Parade

May 19, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Air Force and Vietnam War veteran Ron Newsom will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Memorial Day Parade and Services in the Garden of Honor at the municipal complex on Saturday, May 27th.

Newsom served in Vietnam as part of the 96th Combat Support Group. When he returned stateside, the sergeant was stationed in Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. After leaving the ...

Military Order of the Purple Heart Thanks Freeholders

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 27 attended a recent meeting of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders to thank the county officials for their continued support of veterans and the MOPH.

In October 2016, the Freeholders were joined by MOPH Chapter 27 members in dedicating a series of “Purple Heart County” signs around ...

Zwicker Hosts Claims Clinic for Military Veterans

MONTGOMERY, NJ - Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16th along with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other veterans organizations hosted a claims clinic for local veterans at his Skillman legislative office March 28th.

“Both my father and uncle were Army veterans who served during World War II, so veterans’ issues hold a personal significance for me,” said Zwicker.

Rutgers Football Players Assist at Operation Shoebox New Jersey Packing


MANVILLE, NJ  - More than 300 volunteers helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey commemorate its 12th anniversary Saturday by packing  1.200 personal care packages that will be shipped to United States military personnel stationed around the world.

The event was hosted by the Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave.

Several members of the Rutgers football team came to ...

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Commemorates 12th Anniversary, Invites Volunteers to Feb. 18 Packing Event


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 12th anniversary at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Feb. 18, 2017 and invites all volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to deployed US troops around the world.

The volunteer organization, based in Hillsborough and Somerville, expects to pack 1,200 or more care ...

Hillsborough Army Vet Takes Care of His Brothers-in-Arms


SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - James Ball, a young Army vet who lives with his wife and 1 ½-year-old-son Mason in Hillsborough, helped to organize and coordinate a packing event Saturday with the volunteers of Operation Shoebox New Jersey Saturday at Lincoln Tech.

A group of 40 students, staff and volunteers worked to assemble 300 personal care packages for US troops deployed ...

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