December 2009 - Tobyhanna Chapter is sponsoring a "Christmas Tribute for Our Pennsylvania Soldiers" two part DVD. The theme of the DVD is Pennsylvania Citizens Thanking Pennsylvania Soldier for Fighting for Our Freedom. Wayne Hansen, a disabled Vietnam Veteran, produced the video. He is a talented musician with his own band. The video is a grass roots DVD with local bands playing a variety of music and Northeast Pennsylvanians, Senator Santorum, and two Monroe County Commissioners saying thank you to our Pa. soldiers. Caroline Jurosky, president of the Veterans Council, and Chris Webster, assisted us by editing the DVD, and Ernie Mosemann helped us distribute it. He is the Executive Assistant to MG Wesley Craig, Commanding General, 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Pennsylvania Army National Guard (PAANG). The DVDs will be distributed to three base camps in Iraq where there are 2,500 Pa. National Guard soldiers stationed.
The TYAD Chapter purchased movie passes for the new unit assigned to the installation for force protection. $5 movie passes were purchased for the Soldiers of the 104th IN Division from New Hampshire.
The Chapter provided the soldiers of the 104th IN Div, stationed here for force protection, with $25 gift cards for the Post Exchange. This was a holiday gift to the soldiers.