Local Veterans of Foreign Wars post donates to Family Readiness Group
By Master Sgt. Christopher Botzum, 111th FW Public Affairs
/ Published February 09, 2012
1/5/2012 - WILLOW GROVE AIR RESERVE STATION, PA -- On Jan. 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 175 from Doylestown selected the 111th Fighter Wing's Airman and Family Readiness Group (FRG) as this year's recipient for their "Adopt-A-Unit" award. Col. Tony Carrelli, Wing Commander of the 111th Fighter Wing was on-hand, along with representatives from the FRG to receive the award.
Colonel Carrelli was welcomed to the meeting by Col. (ret.) Gregory Marston, former 111th Wing Commander and staple member with Post 175. Col. Carrelli discussed the evolving status of the base, newly implemented missions, and ongoing contributions to federal, state and local objectives. "The 111th is composed of many dedicated people, most are hard working members of your own communities. We have people as young as 17, ready to serve, through veterans of age 60, with over 40 years of military service," Carrelli said.
The local post, 127 members strong, is comprised of military veterans from World War II through current operations. Members unanimously voted to adopt the 111th for 2012 and donate $1,000 to the FRG. "Our membership is very active and we would love to be invited either for a care package building event or a homecoming for overseas returning unit members," said Marston.