May 27, 2022 23:22 EST

Veterans are our only business.


Food Bank of Delaware

Drive-thru Mobile Pantry • New Castle County

When: Friday, December 17 starting at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Delaware Tech, 400 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark

Register in advance »

Please bring proof that you live in Delaware!

  • On-site registration will also be available!
  • Service will be first-come, first-served.
  • Assistance is limited to one per household.
  • The Food Bank of Delaware is prepared to serve up to 1,000 households at each pantry.
  • Public restrooms will not be available.
  • Please make sure your trunk or backseat is clear for easy loading.
  • If you are not able to attend the distribution, please dial 2-1-1 to be connected to other community food pantries!
Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition

Zoom Webinar: Connections Between Tai Chi and Veteran Health & Wellbeing

You are invited to a Zoom Webinar.

When: Dec 21, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: The Home Stretch Series: LET THE TRAIN CARRY YOUR BAGS – Connections between Tai Chi and Veteran Health & Wellbeing

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Veteran Cemetery Wreath Pick Up

Join us…


January 8th, 2021 • 0900 hours
2465 Chesapeake City Rd, Bear, DE 19701

The 1st State Military Women Warriors and Girl Scouts will lead the pick up efforts!

Warm refreshments and light snacks provided.

Military Women Interested in participating please contact:
Pat Cerchio –

Wreaths Across America (002)

2022 DJF Meeting Schedule and Topics

Greetings DJF Friends –

No single organization can meet all the needs of our Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF), but a community of partners – ALL OF YOU – can provide an array of essential services.

Please be sure your profile is created/updated. »
We will be performing some maintenance over Dec/Jan.

Our 2022 Monthly Meeting schedule, along with topics for each month, is attached.

Reminder: No DJF Meeting in December. Next meeting: Thu, Jan 20 (topic: legal). If any of our providers wishes to present on LEGAL, please email me!

My best to you for a safe and happy holiday season!
Thanks for all you do for our service members, veterans and families.

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DESK 302.326.7582
CELL 302.540.0711

Warrior Friendly Business Awards

Nominate Local Companies for Delaware Warrior Friendly Business Award

Does your company stand behind our military?
Do you hire military members, family members of the military?
Do you or your employees help prepare our men and women in uniform, or veterans for the workplace?
Do you help get the word out in the community about the benefits of hiring the men and women who have stood up to defend our country?

If so, this award is for you.

Recognize those who are worthy. Any company in Delaware can be nominated. To apply, fill out the application attached, or use a separate form to answer the three main areas listed and submit it by December 15, 2021.

Awards will be presented by the Governor at our annual State of the Guard event, set for Friday, February 25, 2022.

DESK 302.326.7582
CELL  302.540.0711

Warrior Friendly Business 2022

Friends November Dinner to Include Broadway Tenor Terry Barber

The Friends of Delaware Veterans Annual
Black Tie Optional Fundraising Dinner

in conjunction with Veterans Day to benefit the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund

Saturday, November 13
6 to 9 p.m.
Dover’s Modern Maturity Center

The theme of this year’s dinner will be a Tribute to Veterans and Their Families for all they’ve done, especially during the past year. Last year’s dinner was canceled due to Covid, but we’re looking forward to a grand event this year, with a wonderful dinner and entertainment by a tenor who’s performed internationally,

Terry Barber, Tenor

Terry Barber is known for his extreme vocal range as a rare countertenor. As a past member of a multiple Grammy award winning group, he has been a soloist at the world’s best venues from the Metropolitan Opera to Moscow’s Svetlanov Hall. He will perform music that honors Delaware’s veterans. He’s performed alongside Madonna, Jewel, Chaka Khan, and Cyndi Lauper, and the London Philharmonic. His recent album and tour, The Music of Freddie Mercury and Queen, was considered for 8 Grammy nominations.

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Tour Video »

Terry Barber, Countertenor Video »

Keynote Speaker Rosely Robinson

Rosely RobinsonRosely Robinson is founder of A Hero’s Welcome Delaware, and its director since 2012. Its mission is “Ensuring all Service Members get the Proper Welcome Home.” She has taken an active role in many veteran related initiatives, including organizing the first motorcade in 2013 for Wounded Warriors in Operation SEAs the Day, that provides a free beach week for wounded soldiers and their families to show appreciation for their service and sacrifice. She is one of the original committee members of Vet Fest Delaware, which raises funds and awareness to help Stop Soldier Suicide. She is involved with Wreaths Across America and served as Delaware Coordinator for the POW/MIA 50 State Flag tour that took the flag to businesses, schools and organization to spread awareness. Mrs. Robinson has worked with veterans organizations and youth in dedicating 40 POW/MIA chairs throughout Delaware and in over 30 in surrounding states.

Born in Brazil, she came to this country at 12 years of age and has never stopped loving her adopted nation. She and her husband Jim have been married 31 years and have one daughter, Julie.

Tickets: $100 pp

Include a plated meal, entertainment, a keynote speaker, an auction and a great deal of comradery, according to Friends Vice President Paul Davis.

Checks for tickets or tax deductible donations can be mailed to:

DCVA (Del. Commission of Veterans Affairs)
802 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 100
Dover, DE 19904
Write “Dinner Tickets” in the memo line.

Corporate tables can be sponsored for $1,000.

Auction items can be dropped off at the Commission office.

Reservation deadline: Friday, Nov. 5th.

Call 302-257-3117 or email for information.

The Delaware Veterans Trust Fund was signed into law in 2013 under the Commission of Veterans Affairs. It provides emergency financial assistance to honorably discharged veterans residing in Delaware. It has stopped cutoff of utilities, repossessions of vehicles, provided repairs for housing and other emergency grants. All grants go directly to creditors. Visit for more information.

The Friends was established in 2014 as the fundraising arm of the Veterans Trust Fund. Its board members are all veterans who work pro bono throughout the year in conjunction with the Commission. All contributions are tax deductible.

Race to End COVID

Join the ‘Race to End COVID’ Event – Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway

Those who sign up and get vaccinated can drive two laps on The Monster Mile.

The first 250 to sign up and get vaccinated will receive tickets to spring race at Dover.

Saturday, Oct. 16  •  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 17  •  8 a.m. –5 p.m.

As a special incentive, the Race to End COVID offers people, ages 16 and older who get vaccinated, the chance to drive their own car or truck on the famous one-mile track, known as The Monster Mile, with pre-registration.

Up to 800 drivers, with valid driver’s licenses, and their passengers will take two laps behind the track’s pace car, including on the 24-degree turns of the Speedway. Drivers will go on the track in groups of up to 25 vehicles over the two days.

Free vaccinations will be available to thousands of people during the event, as well as free testing. The first 250 people to register to be vaccinated – with or without driving the track – during the event will receive two tickets to the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Sign-ups for the driving spots and for vaccination-only and testing-only appointments will open at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 6:


The event is sponsored by the Dover International Speedway, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the CDC Foundation. It is the secondRace to End COVID event in which participants can take their personal vehicles for a drive on the fast tracks in exchange for getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

All three types of COVID-19 vaccines – Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen – will be offered for first or second doses, as well as the additional doses now being recommended for some groups.

More details on who should get additional doses after being fully vaccinated »

“Dover International Speedway has been such a great partner in our vaccination efforts this year and this takes it to a whole new level,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, DPH director. “For anyone holding out or hesitant to be vaccinated, vaccination is safe, effective and now can get you a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience.”

“Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourselves and others, and race fans in and around Delaware now have the added incentive of enjoying this unique opportunity to experience The Monster Mile from your own vehicle or getting free tickets to one of our NASCAR races,” said Mike Tatoian, president and CEO, Dover International Speedway.

  • Track driving without an advance appointment will only be available if the driving slots do not fill ahead of time, so registration for a day and time is strongly recommended. Walk-ups for vaccination-only and testing will be accepted, but appointments are recommended.
  • Participants who wish to drive the track alone must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, car registration in their name, and vehicle insurance. Participants who are 16 or 17 years old with a valid driver’s license must have a parent or legal guardian in the vehicle to sign a minor release form.
  • The entrance to Dover International Speedway for this event will be via the Leipsic Road entrance, not the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino entrance from Route 13.
Veterans Outreach Day

Veterans Outreach Day October 8

8 October 2021

1100-1400 hours

New Mount Olive Baptist Church
4412 Washington Blvd
Wilmington, DE

Veterans Outreach Day

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If you agree with our mission of addressing issues that affect all of Delaware's veterans, please consider making a donation to our non-profit organization, Delaware Veterans Coalition. Any amount will be appreciated.