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Bateman Collects Socks for Soldiers

March 6, 2019


SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Mercer)  and his colleague Sen. Kristin M. Corrado, (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris) are collecting "Socks for Soldiers" through the end of March at their legislative offices.

Socks are one of the most requested items by United States troops deployed around the world, ...

Operation Shoebox NJ Invites Volunteers to XIV Anniversary Packing at Manville VFW


MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey pack care packages for US troops overseas and commemorate the service organization’s 14th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 16th.

The packing will be at the Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., ...

New Jersey Marine Brothers Get Celebratory Surprise Before Deployment

TETERBORO, NJ -- Two brothers who will be deploying on separate missions for the United States Marine Corps soon received a couple of giant surprises on Sunday as they received a hero's sendoff from the local community. The day's events were coordinated by A Hero's Welcome North Jersey.

The day began for Ethan and Noah with tickets to the New York Giants/Dallas ...

North Plainfield Native Serves aboard USS Anchorage

VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA - Ensign Giovanna Rodriguez, from North Plainfield,  gave a tour of the pilothouse aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) to female students from St. Joseph’s College during a port visit to Visakhapatnam, India, while on a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,000 Gift Packages for US Troops

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several hundred volunteers gathered at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday to help the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed overseas.

Several veteran organizations participated, including the Hillsborough VFW, Post #8371, the central New Jersey Chapter #27 of the Military ...

Honoring a Somerset County WWII Hero on His 100th Birthday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments.

Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the deck of the battleship USS Missouri that was anchored in Tokyo Bay as Gen. Douglas MacArthur signed the ...


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