Vets Helping Vets

  The National Motto of The Combat Vets 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 to help our fellow veterans here in New Hampshire. 

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July 18, 2014
Robert "Six Pack" Pickard, Peter "Weasel" Winnen, Michael "CAS" Castranova, and Richard "Scout" Mills
represented CVMA NH 5-1 to present the Boscawen Veterans Cemetary Maintainence Section with a new welding machine.



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)


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  Stipend presented to Tiffany Quint, a combat veteran, working to continue his 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.

CVMA Members donating time and effort for laying 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!!


Crowd turns out to thank military |

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.


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 veterens home, funded scholarships and organized deep-sea fishing trips for veterans. Complete story with click


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.
June 26, 2013

(click link for article)



Flag presented to the poker room in gratitude for the generous opportunities in helping us continue our mission of Vets Helping Vets  

--Special thank you to Anthony Capone and Les Nishi

  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:

  1. ·       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.
  2. ·       To create within the Pease Trade Port an environment that reflects the respect and high esteem in which we hold all veterans.
  3. ·    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.
  Stipends presented to SPE Joel Eugenides and SGT Michael Connors during a March 5, 2013 meeting at the NG Aviation Facility 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 the reading of fallen soldiers'


October 23, 2012---- Delivery of new equipment



A few of our own CVMA Members were able to show their support of the new law
announced by Congressman Bass on August 9, 2012

Basic summary:

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)


  This past Memorial Day, one of our members, Mike Farinola, was selected
by Post 35 of the American Legion to be their guest speaker for their
annual ceremonies in Hampton, Hampton Falls and North Hampton.


John Lynch recognizes Richard Mills (right), 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 yesterday.  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.




February 18th - NuStep--a total body, low impact machine--was unveiled as a gift from the
NH CVMA V-1 to the NH Veteran's Home in Tilton, NH. See us in the news! ..and click on the underlined for a personal note from United States Senator Kelly A. Ayotte



  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.     


Chapter 5-1 members help a
Commander Mills and State Rep.
Commander Richard Mills and
Vets family move
Bobby Broneske present a donation
Public Relations Officer Mike Fainola
         to Liberty House from our Chapter
present a donation to Mary Morin
of the New Hampshire State Office of Veterans Services



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Commendation from New Hampshire
Chapter BBQ Fundraiser Ride
Governor John Lynch in recongnition of our efforts  
to help improve the lives of New Hampshir Veterans.  
Two of our members sit on The New Hampshire State Veterans Advisory Council, who's function is to advise local, state, and federal officials on pending legislation, and other matters that impact New Hampshire veterans.


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