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Welcome Home Sgt. Craig Pennell

January 29th, 2010

 Welcome Back From Iraq
Riverside, New Jersey 

Who:        Sgt. Craig Pennell

When:      Sunday, January 31, 2010

Time:       ETA 3:45pm

Where:   VFW Post 3020

                 1125 Fairview St. 08075-3941

                 Riverside, NJ

Contact: Ann 856-906-3301


Please come out to welcome home Sgt. Craig Pennell from serving one year in Iraq. Craig joined JROTC in his freshman year in high school 1997. He completed 4 years of JROTC ending as 3rd in command of the unit. He joined the Army National Guard at age 16 (with parents signatures). 


Craig graduated from Riverside High School in 2001. After graduation he went off to boot camp at Ft. Jackson, SC, August 2001. He was in boot camp when the 9/11 attacks occurred. He finished boot camp as a specialist. AIT was completed at Ft Eustis, VA, where he specialized in Apache Helicopter Maintenance.


He attached to 1-150th AHB Unit from Mercer County Army National Guard where he started as a helicopter mechanic and advanced to Crew Chief and rank of SGT.


His civilian job is with the 1-150th AHB as Helicopter mechanic. He left Mercer County Army National Guard Station on Jan. 31 2009 for Ft Still, Ok and then deployed to Kuwait on April 18th 2009 and then on to Iraq with Alpha Unit. This is his 2nd enlistment with the Army National Guard.


Please come out and join the WWR and friends, the Yellow Ribbon Club, the town of Riverside and Delran and Craig Pennell’s family in welcoming him home. Please come out and help us make some noise.


Craig is a member of the Delran Fire Company, Delran EMS and he assists with Riverside High School JROTC Ranger Training in his spare time.


The Yellow Ribbon Club

Karen Jennings, Marine Mom
Military Support Group of NJ Inc. (MSGNJ)
P.O. Box 118
Stratford, NJ 08084

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VA Medical Center in Philly

January 16th, 2010


Dear Friends,


 Please see the info below for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philly.  Please share the 800 # with your respective Military or Veterans groups, it may be useful one day.


Karen Jennings

News Release

Dec. 2, 2009


Toll-free number for South Jersey Veterans Clinic



Philadelphia VA Medical Center officials have established a toll-free telephone number for the Gloucester County VA Outpatient Clinic.  The number, 877-823-5230, is now the primary number to reach the clinic, although the local 856-401-7680 number will still be able to receive calls.

This new toll-free number is actually part of the Philadelphia VA’s main switchboard.  So, in addition to adding more incoming lines and providing a toll-free call for South Jersey Veterans, another benefit is that the Gloucester County VA clinic is now connected directly to departments and services at the main VA medical center in West Philadelphia.

The Gloucester County VA Clinic is part of the county’s complex at Five Points in Sewell, which was expanded earlier this year and offers Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Social Work, Cardiology, Podiatry, Optometry, Driver’s Rehabilitation, and specialized Women’s Health.  There are plans to add Audiology in early 2010.  More than 4,700 Veterans had 15,000 medical appointments at the clinic in fiscal 2009.

The Philadelphia VA served more than 50,000 Veterans this year and also operates outpatient clinics at Fort Dix and Camden, N.J., Center City Philadelphia, and Horsham, Pa. – the Victor J. Saracini Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

More information on clinic services is available at 877-823-5230 or on the Philadelphia VA website at

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