Vets Helping Vets
The National Motto of The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is:
“Vets Helping Vets”, and this motto represents an important function of our chapter. These pages are offered to help represent some of the efforts of our chapter in helping our fellow veterans here in New Hampshire.
Welding Machine Presentation
July 18, 2014
Robert “Six Pack” Pickard, Peter “Weasel” Winnen, Michael “CAS” Castranova, and Richard “Celtic” Mills represented CVMA NH V-1 in presenting the Boscawen Veterans Cemetery Maintenance Section with a new welding machine.
Pease Greeters at Work
April 24, 2014
Pease Greeters, Bloody Mary and Dracula, along with Cooter of CVMA present a check to Pease Greeters from CVMA Chapter I (Pix on left)
Welcomed by our CVMA Members are Coffelt and Hummer, CVMA members from Chapter 23-5 at Ft Hood, Texas (Pix on right)
Stipend presented to Tiffany Quint, a combat veteran, working to continue her education at Keene State College. Stipend being presented by Willie Wilbur and Karl Pollock
Stipend presented to one of our own, Nic Pollock, a combat veteran, working to continue his education at Keene State College. There to help with the presentation is, from left to right Joseph Trudelle, Dean Pursell, Nic Pollock, Willie Wilbur, Gordon Roy, & Skip Wheeler.
Wreath Laying at the Boscowen Veteran’s Cemetery
CVMA Members pitching in to help with the laying of wreaths at the Boscawen Veteran’s Cemetery. December 2013. Upon completion CVMA presented a check for $400 to “Soldiers Helpers” -an organization –Serving Those Who Serve Since 2003— for their continued support of our veterans.
Stipends presented to two of our finest. Combat veterans working to continue their education. Congratulations to them both!!
10th annual Operation: Thank You!
IN PORTSMOUTH — Several thousand people attended the
10th annual Operation: Thank You!
Sunday to pay tribute to New Hampshire servicemen and women and to raise money for military families in need.
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Golf Cart Presentation
Golf Cart to Make Visits To Veterans Cemetery Easier
Mike Farinola of the CVMA said the idea was “a no-brainer” for his group, which in the past has purchased therapy equipment for the state veterans home, funded scholarships and organized deep-sea fishing trips for veterans
Hand-cycle Presentation to NH Vets
June 26, 2013
In partnership with Ed Walter and Andrea Walter of NHCars along with CVMA a donation was made of a Hand Cycle to the NH Veterans Home in Tilton, NH. Thank you to Margaret “Peggy” LaBrecque, NHA Commandant for helping to bring this opportunity together.
Read the story in the Union Leader
Flag Presented to the Poker Room
Flag presented to the poker room in gratitude for the generous opportunities in helping us to continue our mission of Vets Helping Vets
–Special thank you to Anthony Capone and Les Nishi
Donation Presentation to Pease Greeters
Joe Neal & Mary Boucher presents check to Chairman of Pease Greeters,Chuck Cove while Kelly Ayotte looks on
CVMA NH V-1 voted to donate a gift to The Pease Greeters whose mission is:
- To welcome troops passing through Pease International Airport on their way to, or from, Afghanistan or Iraq, or any other areas of conflict in any part of the world.
- To create within the Pease Trade Port an environment that reflects the respect and high esteem in which we hold all veterans.
- To promote broad participation by the general public in this welcoming of heroes, paying special attention to the education of school children by instilling respect and admiration for the troops through formal ceremonies for each flight.
Certificate of Appreciation to CVMA V-1 for help with TROOPS TO TRUCKS PROGRAM
Troops To Trucks’ Helps Veterans Get Commercial Driver Licenses
Concord, NH – The NH Division of Motor Vehicles is kicking off a new program designed to help veterans obtain commercial driver licenses by making use of their military vehicle training and experience.
Troops to Trucks allows veterans trained in the operation of heavy vehicles to apply for a waiver of the commercial driver license skills (road) test and obtain a New Hampshire CDL by passing the written exam.
For more information NH Div of Motor Vehicles for the details
Stipends presented to SPE Joel Eugenides and SGT Michael Connors during a March 5, 2013 meeting at the National Guard Aviation Facility in Concord, NH
Michael “Raven” Fariola presented stipends to two New Hampshire ROTC Cadets who are also prior service Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. The stipends were awarded to Cadet Matthew Dennehy and Cadet Daniel Keegan at the ROTC Ceremony on the UNH Campus. In attendance was Richard “Scout” Mills, Lynn “Coach” Santosuosso, Alex “Oddball” Fogg, Allan “CB” Stapley, Phil “Bad Boy” Spitalere, Stacie “Kernal” Farinola, Bev Stapley & Karen Schwendeman. (not all in photo)
Moved by Reading of Fallen Soldiers’ Names
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2012 a special tribute was paid to all the fallen service-people of our great country. Organized by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, they are a nationwide group dedicated to supporting and defending those who have defended us.
The whole story in the seacoastonline…..by Bill Nostrom of Newmarket
Donation Equipment Presentation to NH Veterans Home in Tilton
October 23, 2012
Robert & Sue Pickard along with Joe and Mary Boucher helped with the presentation of gym equipment for the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, NH
Support of SERVE Act Announced by Congressman Bass
A few of our own CVMA Members were able to show their support of the new law SERVE Act announced by Congressman Bass on August 9, 2012
The SERVE Act would increase the quiet time before and after military funeral services during which disruptive protests are banned from 60 minutes to 120 minutes; increase from 300 feet to 500 feet the buffer zone around a military funeral service; increase from 150 feet to 300 feet the buffer around the access point to a funeral service area; and increase criminal and civil penalties on violators. It was inserted into HR 1627 as an amendment by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Memorial Day 2012 Speaker – Mike “Raven” Farinola
Memorial Day 2012
Mike Farinola, CVMA’s PR, was selected by the American Legion Post 35 to be a guest speaker at the annual ceremonies in Hampton, Hampton Falls and North Hampton.
Richard Mills and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Receive Recognition from John Lynch and the State of New Hampshire
John Lynch recognizes Richard Mills, the commander of the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association of NH, for his service in the United States during the Vietnam War, at Bow High School May 25, 2012. Mills was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles division. Michael King (second from right) was also recognized for his service in Vietnam, where he served with the military police from 1967 to 1968.
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NuStep–A gift to the NH Veteran’s Home in Tilton, NH from CVMA
Stipends Awarded to ROTC
Richard “Scout” Mills emceed while Michael “Raven” Fariola presented stipends to two New Hampshire ROTC Cadets who are also prior service Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. The stipends were awarded to David Taylor and Ben Smart at the ROTC Ceremony on the UNH Campus.
Donation Presentation to Liberty House in Manchester, NH
Commander Richard Mills and NH State Representative Bobby Broneske present a donation to Liberty House from Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association V-1.
For more than a decade, Liberty House in Manchester, NH has been providing a safe, supportive, substance-free housing community for American veterans transitioning out of homelessness. To see more about the Liberty House click here
Donation Presentation to NH State Office of Veterans Services
Public Relations Officer Mike Fariola presents a donation from CVMA Chapter V-1 to Mary Morin of the New Hampshire State Office of Veterans Services
For more information on their services click here
Stipend Presentation to Army Guard Members
Stipend presentations to two Army Guard members with Al Stapley, Alex Fogg, Richard Mills and Raymond Schwendeman in attendance.
Chapter BBQ Fundraiser Ride
Chapter BBQ Fundraiser Ride from several north locations (some roundabout to Massachusetts–Joe) to Route 1 Hampton Falls, NH—THE POKER ROOM
Commendation from NH Governor John Lynch
Commendation from New Hampshire Governor John Lynch in recognition of CVMA Chapter V-1’s efforts to help improve the lives of New Hampshire Veterans.
The New Hampshire State Veterans Advisory Council
Two CVMA Chapter V-1 members, State Rep. Bobby Broneske and Public Relations Officer Mike Fariola, sit on The New Hampshire State Veterans Advisory Council. The Advisory Boards function is to advise local, state, and federal officials on pending legislation and other matters that impact New Hampshire veterans.