Board Members:

Jon "Chief" Worrall - SFC USA Ret: Enlisted 29 Apr 1972 in the US Navy. Served on the USS Lexington CVT 16, USS Bluefish SSN 676, USS Eisenhower CUN 69 & 12 years US Navy Reserves on the USS Fulton AS-11. Discharged June 1990 as a Chief Petty Officer(E-7). Enlisted in the NH ANG 1999 as a Sgt. Served with HDQTRS, SARTS Team an "C" CO 1/172 MENINF 1 year in Iraq in 2004 (Awarded Purple Heart) Retired 2009 as a Sgt First Class. 

Pat "Doc" Philips

Mike Burtnick

Mike Bane

Shannan F. Brown (Neisler) -  was born in Plymouth MA.  Graduated HS, moved to Naples Italy to become a CDC teacher for Military dependents. Shannan has a degree in Early Childhood Development and Aerospace Technology.

Shannan joined the Air Force in 1999 and received a medical Honorable discharge in Aug 2005.

Her Air Force Specialty was Air Traffic Control and Recruiting. Shannan received her eligibility for the VFW in Afghanistan and joined Post 7217 in Northwood, NH.

Shannan earned and received the following Campaign ribbons:

National Defense Service Medal

Combat Ready Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal   

Became a life member of the VFW Post 7217 11/6/2006

* Post Quartermaster 2006-2009

* National Deputy Chief of Staff 2006-07, 2007-08

* National Aide-De-Camp 2009-2010

* All -State Team Post Commander 2009-2010

*Jr. Vice Commander VFW District 7 2009-2010

* National Certified Recruiter for the Veterans of Foreign War for the last four years, recruiting thirty plus members per year.

* State Appointed Action Corps Chairperson 2011-2012

* 2010-2011 National Women Veterans Committee

* 2011-2012 National Vice Chairman Iraq/ Afghanistan Veterans Committee   

*Currently Commander State NH   VFW


Shannan now is employed as a National Certified Peer Support Specialist at VA Medical Center Manchester NH. Shannan received the VISN 1 Network Director’s I CARE Award. Shannan demonstrated exceptional ADVOCACY as a Veteran Peer Support Specialist, who noted a gap in retreats for female Veterans.

Shannan is passionate about meeting the needs of our Veteran population and plans to continue enhancing the Veteran experience in the VA.

Richard Hicks

Jim "Jager" Fraser - Retired Air Force Structural Civil Engineer, Served 26+ Active Duty Years. Master Hunter and Fisherman. Raised in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Email:


Staff Members:

Ray Booska - Army Specialist, Vietnam War & Germany. "Comfort food cook" Grew up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and now lives in Colebrook New Hampshire.  Email:


Alan Williams - Camp Maintenance Chief.