News and Community Outreach


Donating to the 87th Force Support Squadron

November 2, 2023

Taking care of the men and women (and their families) in uniform, especially during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Holiday Seasons.

This year, we presented the 87FSS (87th Force Support Squadron) with a $2,000 donation check which will directly assist soldiers and their families on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst who need extra assistance during the holidays.

The 87FSS activities and programs are aimed to enhance the quality of life among Joint Base MDL’s diversified community.

We cherish our valued partnership with the 87 FSS in taking care our of soldiers over the years.

Mansfield Township Recreation Girls Soccer Sponsorship

October 25, 2023

We are proud to support the Mansfield Township Recreation Girls Soccer Team, the Great White Sharks this season.

Thank You From American Legion Post 294

September 26, 2023

Ron Eagle and the American Legion Post 294 wishes to thank everyone who supported the Pig Roast this year which was a great success even with the rain! Special thanks to Lee Funeral Home, The Olde World Bakery & Cafe, Budds KNP Farmers Market & Country Kitchen, Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter, Random Notes & Bringhurst Meats & Catering for donations, delicious food and great music!

Shop Rite (Oakland, NJ) Donation to the Nam Knights MC

June 9, 2023

"We recently presented a check for $5,000 to the Nam Knights. The funds donated were raised during our 2022 Veterans Fundraising Campaign."

"We are very happy they were one of the groups chosen to receive a $5,000 award and would like to thank them for the important work they do in our local community and their members who have done so much for our country."

Operation Albatross - Memorial Day Fundraiser

May 13, 2023

Huge thank you to the Tri-Base chapter of the Nam Knights of America and their $100 donation towards our memorial day fundraiser! All funds will be used in our efforts to help local homeless veterans, and support like this is amazing and will help more than we can express!

#tribase_namknights #veteranshelpingveterans #veterans #usmc #usarmy #usnavy #usaf #uscg #usspaceforce #nonprofit #NavigatingEndlessServiceWins

Emotional Support Run for Vietnam Veteran

May 7, 2023

On May 6, 2023, along with our Brothers and Ladies from the Nam Knights MC Independence Chapter, Nam Knights MC Delaware Valley, Nam Knights of America MC South Jersey Chapter, Nam Knights of America MC, Central Jersey Chapter, Nam Knights Patriot Brothers Chapter, and the Lacey Elks Motorcycle Committee we were all able to help lift the spirits of Vietnam War Veteran, Vincent "Zappo" Zappulla.

We presented Vincent with a Vietnam War Veterans flag, 50th anniversary Vietnam War commemorative pin, and support challenge coins from multiple Chapters.

Thank you for your service and welcome home!

Educating The Youth

April 11, 2023

Vice President, Gunner was a guest speaker at Parsippany High School yesterday (April 11, 2023) to speak to the students on his experiences serving in Vietnam during the war and answering questions.

Supporting Arms 2 Artisans

March 31, 2023

From Torie, the owner of Arms 2 Artisans and Backward Flag Brewing Co.:

Endless gratitude. It’s starting to feel a little like family every time I get to spend some time with these guys.

Thank you for supporting Arms 2 Artisans, words can’t express the inspiration that comes from having organizations like Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter put their faith in the A2A mission.

Thank You From Rolling Thunder Chapter IV NJ

March 19, 2023

Thank you all for coming out and supporting our event. Your generous donation will 100% go to support U.S. War Dogs mission. We look forward to seeing you all at some of your upcoming events.

Operation Albatross - Clover Fundraiser

March 2, 2023

Thank you to the tribase Nam Knights for their support and donation last night to our clovers for a cause fundraiser! American legion post 294 is filling up with clovers fast, if you would like to help us continue to fill the post with clovers please reach out so we can make it happen!

#usmc #usarmy #usnavy #usaf #uscg #USSpaceForce #military #veterans #veteranshelpingveterans #nonprofit #navigatingendlessservicewins

Coining WWII Veteran, Stephen 'Wally' Jamison on His 100th Birthday

February 18, 2023

Stephen 'Wally' Jamison's 100th Birthday Celebration was held on February 18, 2023.

Wally is a founding member of the Jackson VFW Cassville Fire Department, and the Ocean County Purple Heart Association, and has worked in public service to the township and its residents in many different capacities in the past. He has consistently exhibited the spirit of service that drives all volunteers who have throughout history stood up in times of need and said when it came to tough tasks, "Pick me."

The Tri-Base Chapter was in attendance along with the Delaware Valley Chapter to presdent Wally with Nam Knights MC Supporter Challenge Coins.

Helping Hands

Noveember 21, 2022

Taking care of the men and women (and their families) in uniform during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

We presented 87th Force Support Squadron (87FSS) with a donation check which will assist soldiers and their families on Base who need extra assistance during the holidays.

The 87FSS help enhance the quality of life among JB MDL’s diversified community.

Nat "Suicide" Faronea Flag Memorial Dedication

October 30, 2022

This morning we had the privilege of hosting the @tribase_namknights_mc , we are honored to accept, display and protect the flag of one of their lost members, Nat Faronea. Thank you all for what you do in the community, we’re proud to call ourselves friends of the Nam Knights.

#backwardflagbrewing #veteranowned #veteranbrewed #namknights #honoredtoserve #njbeer #vetssupportingvets

Vets Helping Vets

October 29, 2022

Presenting our friends at Vetwork gift cards to help veterans in need not just during the holidays but everyday.

Vetwork's mission and purpose is to meet the immediate and long-term needs of lower-income veterans. They provide supportive services to assist the veteran in obtaining permanent, affordable housing, and transportation to access all necessary medical or basic-needs services.

Vietnam Veterans Gather at Barnegat Ceremony

From By Eric Englund
March 31, 2022

Nearly 300 people, most of them Vietnam veterans, braved very frigid conditions Tuesday afternoon for the Vietnam Veterans Day commemoration in Barnegat Township at the Fred Watts Gazebo Park.

"It's good to back," said Thy (pronounced Tee) Cavagnaro, event coordinator and master of ceremonies, noting that the event was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID 19. "This day is all about you."

The groundwork for the tribute was laid in 2017, when President Donald Trump signed an act proclaiming March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day. The date was chosen because March 29, 1973, was the last day American troops left South Vietnam.

Cavagnaro does not have to read about the Vietnam War in the history books – she experienced it first hand. Her family fled Saigon on April 30, 1975, hours before Communist forces captured the South Vietnamese capital, and took refuge in the U.S. She was a little over a year old at the time.

"This is a thank -you for all those people who sponsored us, who clothed us, who fed us and educated us," she said. "And it is also a big thank-you to the veterans who helped keep the Communists away from our home in Vietnam, and you made sure we had a safe passage to your own country after we lost ours."

She said many of the soldiers were "barely adults."

"Many of you went through unspeakable situations," said Cavagnaro. "And then when you came home, you were gaslighted because you answered the call of duty."

Cavagnaro has stressed that youth in the community should play a key role in the commemoration, and this year's keynote speaker was 10-year-old Vincent Lorenzo. His late grandfather James Beninato was awarded three Purple Hearts during his four-year tour of Vietnam, and the youngster brought one of them with him.

"I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart," he said. "It was you veterans who were keeping us safe from harm."

During the holidays, Lorenzo has made Christmas cards to spread some joy to service members. He also made floral arrangements to honor local veterans.

"During Halloween, I always like to dress up as a soldier," he said.

The event also saw an Operation Babylift Reunion. Steve Hartmann, who was rescued from that mass evacuation in Vietnam, sang an original song he had written and composed for Vietnam veterans titled "You Are."

But before he sang, he was joined by retired Air Force Master Sgt. Rene Fougeray. The two shared a heartfelt and emotional embrace.

In addition, the Barnegat High School Navy Junior ROTC cadets provided the color guard and various support. Charlie Rollman from Boy Scout Troop 26 led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Russell Brackman Middle School chorus sang the national anthem.

The Barnegat High School marching band played an armed forces medley, inviting members of each branch of service to stand during the theme song. Dan McGrath, Barnegat High School band director, played Taps on his bugle.

The American flag flying at the event was once flown over the U.S. Capitol, and was brought courtesy of Congressman Andy Kim.

At the conclusion, all Vietnam veterans received commemorative lapel pins from the U.S. Department of Defense. They were presented by South Vietnamese veterans and members of the Vietnamese community.

Vietnam Veterans Day - A Busy Day For the Tri-Base Chapter

March 29, 2022

Another busy day for the Tri-Base Chapter!

We started our afternoon at Tom's Retreat for his annual Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony. Tom, the owner of the retreat is also an U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.

Afterwards, along with our Brothers from the Delaware Valley Chapter, we attended the Barnegat's 3rd Annual National Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony.

Barnegat is the only town in the entire country that has a Vietnam Veterans Monument that has been fully funded by a Vietnamese refugee individual. Thy Cavagnaro is responsible setting up the annual event and getting the monument to Barnegat.

Lastly, 10-year old, key-note speaker, Vincent, raises money for veterans on his own by playing the saxophone outside of his house.

We presented Tom, Thy, and Vincent with our Nam Knights MC Supporter Challenge Coin in recognition for all of the work they do for the veterans in and around the community.

Thank you all again for recognizing the Vietnam Veterans today!

Motorcycle Group Donates $2,700 To Toms River Vest-A-Cop

From by Karen Wall at patch.com
September 28, 2021

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The 31st annual Toms River Vest-A-Cop fundraiser for the Toms River Police Department drew in lots of supporters for pizza and comradery at the Pizza Hut on Route 37 on Monday.

While the event drew lots of individual supporters, there were several groups that gathered their members to support the event. In addition to corporate sponsors who chipped in big donations for vest purchases, a local motorcycle club gathered its members to show support.

The group, called the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter, based out of Pemberton, pooled its resources and donated $2,700 to the Vest-A-Cop fund, providing enough money to purchase a vest for an officer and one for a K-9 officer as well.

"The Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club is An American Military Veteran and Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club," said Steven Weinhofer, the chapter's secretary. "Their mission is to honor the memory of American veterans and police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, to assist veterans and police officers in their time of need, and to promote community awareness through sponsorship and participation in various fundraising events."

In addition to presenting the Toms River PBA with a check for $2,700, the group also presented the officers with a Thin Blue Line flag. More information on the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter, is available on their web site.

New Jersey Captivating Memorial Day Tradition

May 31, 2021

In between the barbecues, beach visits and retail sales that have become an anticipated part of Memorial Day Weekend, a number of New Jerseyans observe the federal holiday with a visit to the first state-run veteran's cemetery.

Each year on the Friday before Memorial Day, the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs traditionally invites area scouts, to place flags on the grave markers at the BG William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Burlington County.

In May 2020, some local veterans' organizations stepped in to ensure the flag placement would not fall victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to secure roughly 50,000 flags in tribute to fallen military members at the site.

This year, as the state continues to slowly emerge from COVID protocols, more than 300 scouts participated in the tradition.

Among those who have shared photos of this year's memorial flags with New Jersey 101.5 were some members of the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter based out of Pemberton, as well as New Jersey residents, Rodger Jany and Christine James, whose visits to the site are a way of remembering relatives laid to rest there.

Each year for Memorial Day, scouts help place thousands of American flags alongside grave markers at BG WC Doyle Memorial in Burlington County. The first state-run veteran's cemetery provides many a chance to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday, particularly those visiting the final resting place of loved ones.

A number of New Jerseyans observe Memorial Day weekend with a visit to the first state-run veteran's cemetery, BG William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Burlington County.

Each year on the Friday before Memorial Day, the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs traditionally invites area scouts, both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, to place flags on the grave markers at the cemetery, which spans 225 acres in Wrightstown and North Hanover Township.

Among those sharing photos of this year's memorial flags were some members of the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter based out of Pemberton.

The club is named for the three military bases in-state; many of its members recently rode to Washington D.C. to pay tribute at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Law Enforcement Memorial.

Donating For A Cure For Childhood Cancer

November 22, 2020

It was a pleasure for us to donate to the St. Baldrick's Foundation on behalf of Whitney Miller (currently active in the United States Air Force) to help raise money for a cure for childhood cancer.

Additional donations can be made here.

50 Years In the American Legion

September 3, 2020

Chapter Founder and President, Pappy was presented with a plaque from American Legion Eden-Stanley Post 294 for having over 50 years in the American Legion.

His son, Secretary, Webster, along with Post Commander, Paul Mosca presented Pappy with the plaque.

Congratulations Pappy on 50 years in the American Legion!

Dedicating Flags to Post 294

September 3, 2020

We presented American Legion Post 294 with two flags - the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration 50th Anniversary and Thin Blue Line to be displayed inside the Post.

Waretown First Aid Squad

March 30, 2020

We had the pleasure of donating to the Waretown First Aid Squad. Our donation will be used to support first responders in helping to combat the Coronavirus #COVID19. We stand with you.

NJ Mission of Honor

October 10, 2019

For the past ten years we have attended NJ Mission of Honor Ceremonies. New Jersey's Mission of Honor for Cremains of American Veterans Mission is to locate, identify and inter orphaned and abandoned cremains, accomplishing it through the joint efforts of various veterans' organizations, in order to provide honor and respect to those who have served this Country in time of peace and conflict. On October 10, 2019, we donated $500 to their mission.

We all appreciate the support and we are already looking forward to next years! Also a thank you to everyone who showed up and supported us as well!

Thank You From the Waretown Thunder Softball Girls Softball Team

July 15, 2019

On behalf of all of the board members, parents, players, volunteers and everyone else we would like to extend a huge thank you to Breakers Kitchen & Tap for their support with our annual Motorcycle Run as well as Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter for ALL of their support!!! To say yesterday was a huge success is an understatement!

We all appreciate the support and we are already looking forward to next years! Also a thank you to everyone who showed up and supported us as well!

Project Lifesaver

June 22, 2019

Undersheriff Michael Ditzel had the honor of accepting a $500 donation for our Project Lifesaver Program today from the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club. Thank you for inviting us to the Tri-Base Chapter picnic and amazing generosity to this important program.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

September 29, 2018

We partnered with American Legion Eden-Stanley Post 294 with sponsoring a Welcome Home Party for Vietnam Veterans. This event was free to all veterans who attended. The event served as the well deserved welcome home for all Vietnam Veterans from the area.

Pine Beach Police Department Officer Okinsky Dedication

August 25, 2018

It was an honor to give Pine Beach Police Department Officer Okinsky this donation. Tragically, he lost his home and one of his dogs in a fire. Keto, Okinsky's K-9 dog, was trapped in the basement along with Officer Okinsky's other dog, Lola, but Lola died from her injuries.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Sign Dedication

July 8, 2018

The Welcome Home sign was hand made and crafted by our own Oreo and donated to American Legion Eden-Stanley Post 294 for the event. Oreo also made the "In Honor of Those Who Gave All" and kneeling soldiers cutouts.

Capital K-9 Association Hot-N-Pop Dedication

From Capital K-9 Association - May 21, 2018

We had a very successful first dine and donate, at Old Town Pub in Bordentown. Due to the generosity of the Nam Knights, we were able to present Bordentown City's own Officer Ryan Lynch, and K-9 Sky with a hot-N-pop system. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to make this night a success! #ck9a #proudlyprotecting #gotk9

Shout Out From NK Turtle from the North Westside Chapter

April 20, 2018

"I would just like to personally thank the tribase chapter once more for showing me and my two guys a great time last night, you all made us feel welcome and glad to be back in the states!!!!. We are all still pretty drunk at the airport, and one guy was still sleeping in his shower ( hrs total lol) but hell that just another story hahahahaha. Truly an awesome time"

A Hero's Welcome Home

From United States Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Program - April 19, 2018

On April 19, 2018, our brother Suicide was honored and presented with a welcome certificate by the United States Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Program.

Say Hi to One Our Newest Hot-N-Pop Recipients

From Capital K-9 Association - April 18, 2018

Say Hi to one our newest Hot-N-Pop recipients, K-9 Handler Ryan Lynch and his partner K-9 Sky with Bordentown City Police Department. K-9 Sky is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois who is certified in Patrol work and Narcotics detection. Let's all give a BIG warm welcome to this duo! Thanks to the generous donation from @tribase_namknights_mc (Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter) we were able to purchase the life saving equipment for K-9 Sky!! #k9sky #gotk9 #ck9a #acek9 #hotnpop #NAMKNIGHTS #policek9 #proudlyprotecting

Thank You to the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter

From Capital K-9 Association - April 12, 2018

The Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter generous donation will help us Provide a Hot-N-Pop for Bordentown Cities Police k-9 Sky!! We cannot thank you guys enough for the support!

Boys State 2018

From American Legion Post 294 - April 11, 2018

The Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter received a certificate of appreciation from American Legion Post 294 for our donation to their 2018 Boys State Program. They were able to send two local boys to Boys State because of our donation.

Our Brother Flash's Flag Donation

March 2, 2018

We were presented with a flag that was flown in the face of the enemy at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan by the 404th CA BN (A) by our Brother Flash.

This flag and certificate will be proudly displayed at our home base American Legion Eden-Stanley Post 294.

The certificate reads:

    This is to certify that this flag was flown in the face of the enemy at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan by the 404th CA BN (A) on this 18th day of June 2010. Presented Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Tri-Base Chapter By member Flash on the 2nd day of March 2018. May it serve as a reminder of America's Commitment to the Defense of Liberty and Freedom

Donation to Lakehurst Police Department for Their Annual Toy Drive

December 24, 2017

Each year we donate to the Lakehurst Police Department for their annual Toy Drive to assist them in their Holiday Toy Drive for local families in need. Pictured, above is Vice President, Hammer presenting a donation check to the Lakehurst Police Department.

American Legion Post 294, Ladies Auxiliary Golf Fundraiser

From American Legion Post 294 - September 23, 2017

Each year we donate to the American Legion Post 294, Ladies Auxiliary for their annual Golf Fundraiser. Pictured above is Chapter Founder and President, Pappy being presented with our ad from their fundraiser.

Presenting a Donation Check to the Veterans' United Military Memorial Museum

From Capital K-9 Association - June 10, 2017

During our first annual Open House and Fundraiser, the Chapter presented a check to the Veterans' United Military Memorial Museum. The museum has collections of memorabilia ranging from WWI through Vietnam. The display includes patches, uniforms, weapons, radios, medical gear and culturally related items. The owner travels to schools, picnics, etc. free of charge to display the collections of military memorabilia.

Welcome Home

On Memorial Day in 2017, we welcomed home Hammer's nephew, Jason from his tour in Iraq.

Honoring Our Fallen at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

May 29, 2017

Each year in Washington DC, the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club takes time to honor our Vietnam Veterans and fallen Police Officers. In 2017, Chapter Founder and President, Pappy represented the Chapter by laying a wreath with the Metrolina and West Virginia Chapters.

Shout Out From the Mesothelioma Center

The Mesothelioma Center - May 27, 2016

"Learn how the Nam Knights MC is helping veterans and police officers while honoring those who have lost their lives."

Shout Out From the Joint Base During the Power in the Pines Air Show

87FSS - May 14, 2016

"Escape the wind and stop by the Heritage Hangar in 2201 here at the #PowerinthePines #OHAS! ! Make sure to check out the #NamKnights America #MotorcycleClub (Tri-Base Chapter) tent! Their mission is to honor the memory of the #American #Veterans and Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and to assist them in their time of need. ALL proceeds benefit local #heroes! (They have cheap water too!)"