Military Retiree Activities Day
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, in cooperation with
Hanscom Air Force Base, Brunswick Naval Air Station, Fort Drum, and the National
Guards and Army Retiree Councils from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, is
sponsoring the Fifth Annual Northern New England Military Retiree Activities
Day on August 24, 2002 at the Shipyard.
The program begins with registration between 8:00
and 9:00 am, followed by an opening ceremony from 9:00 to 9:45. All
stations and displays will be open from 9:45 to 2:00 pm. There will
be information available regarding: Legal Assistance, Health Care, Survivor
Benefits, Recreational Facilities, Commissaries, Exchanges, Veterans Administration,
Veteran’s Cemeteries, Veteran’s Homes, DEERS/ID Card Renewals, and more.
Additionally, the Portsmouth Commissary and Navy Exchange will be open for
business and will be offering Specials-of-the-Day. The Shipyard Museum
will be open. A low-cost lunch under a tent will be offered.
For more information, please contact: MG Homer Johnson, USAR (ret)
at (603) 964-5943 ~ email: HomerNH@MSN.com
Directions to the Shipyard: Take Exit
2 off Route 95 North in Kittery, Maine, and follow Route 236 South to the
As I reported in the last newsletter, COL Bill Gillis
plans to step down as our Chapter’s Chaplain In January 2003. Thanks
to our Past President, Pete Burdett, we have a “volunteer” to relieve Chaplain
Gillis. CDR John Brown, USN (Ret), lives in Keene and attended the seminary
after retiring. Thanks to Chaplain Gillis for the spiritual guidance
that he has provided for the Chapter in the past, and thanks to John Brown
for his willingness to serve the Chapter in this capacity.
Russell Youngs, our Chapter’s committee chairman
for awards recently reported that awards have been given to four ROTC and
twelve JROTC Cadets this past academic year. Presentations were made
to the outstanding senior and junior in each program by Chapter members in
conjunction with an awards ceremony conducted at each ROTC/JROTC location.
The outstanding senior received a plaque with the TROA crest and the outstanding
junior received a TROA certificate and ROTC medal and ribbon. Participating
in this program are: UNH, Dartmouth College, Fall Mountain High School, Spaulding
High School, West High School, Pinkerton Academy, White Mountain Regional
High School, Winnacunnet High School, and the Air National Guard.