We honor our fallen by helping the living
The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected soldiers in the world. These soldiers protect America's Freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need.
We are soldiers of the sea, providing forces and detachments to naval ships and shore operations. We are global leaders, developing expeditionary doctrine and innovations that set the example, and leading other countries' forces and agencies in the multinational military operations. These unique capabilities make us "First to Fight", and our nations first line of defense.
America's Navy is a force as relevant today as it's been historically significan for the last 238 years. The times may change, the threats may become more obscure, the complex nature of 21st century life may make the demand for such presence less obvious. However, now more than ever, the Navy is something to be aware of Something to be thankful for. Something to be proud of.
Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible.
We protect the personal safety and security of our people; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; our natural and economic resources; and the territorial integrity of our nation-from both internal and external threats, natural and man-made.
VFW MEETING 1ST WED OF EVERY MONTH
DINNER @ 6PM -MEETING @ 7PM -IN PERSON & ZOOM
MEETING ZOOM LINK http://us06web.zoom.us/j/86401196884BBQ Volunteer sign-up linkhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/vfw-bbq-with-the-177th-fighter-wing-tickets-424198578367"Full Speed Ahead" Ruck
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VFW Post 12173
30 Gifford Rd
Little Egg Harbor NJ 08087
Post 12173 is an All-American Post for the years:
2021-2022The VFW All-American designation is awarded by National VFW Commander in Chief to top posts globally and recognizes posts for their service, representation, and advocacy for veterans, their families and the communities they serve. They are considered the best of the best.We also received the 2021-2022 Outstanding Community Service Post Award
From May 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022 the Post has conducted:239 Veteran / Community Service ProjectsOur members served 6,181 volunteer hours
These projects included assistance to homeless veterans, twice monthly mental health awareness sessions &our Afghan Veteran Listening Session
Sea Scout & Boy Scout support including honoring 5 Eagle Scouts - flag retirement ceremonies, camp outs & church service
Memorial Day, 4th of July, POW/MIA Awareness, 9/11 Memorial, Veterans Day & Pearl Harbor ceremonies, get out the vote projects or events
School student scholarships including our Voice of Democracy & Patriots Pens Essay contestsDonated 400+ winter coats to area school childrenHalloween Trunk or Treat
Thanksgiving meals prepared and delivered to 74 homebound citizens& 10 to the State Police Tuckerton Barracks
Donations to local food banksChristmas gifts to hospitalized children
Honoring our Vietnam Veterans
PEARL HARBOR DAY 2021 WITH VIKING YACHT
THANKSGIVINGCOMMUNITY SERVICEFOOD DRIVEYOUTH177th BBQVietnam Veteran Pin Ceremony
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask you can do for your country.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.