News, Shout Outs, and Accomplishments


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 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 website.



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

May 29, 2017

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!)"