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Captain David Jacobs returning from Afghanistan on September 11th, 2014!!!

 

HOFSTRA ARMY ROTC HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL 5K FOR A WARRIOR

HOFSTRA ARMY ROTC HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL 5K FOR A WARRIOR

The Hofstra Army ROTC Launches 5K For A Warrior, the inaugural 5K Run/Walk Benefiting

Local Veterans Service Organizations

 

(Hempstead, NY.) Tuesday, March 24, 2015 – Hofstra University’s Task Force Havoc Army

ROTC hosts inaugural 5K run/walk at Jones Beach on Saturday, April 25, 2015 starting at

10:30am. Register online at www.5kwarriorwalk.com for only $25, discounts are available to

groups over 10 and military personnel. Registrants will receive one free raffle ticket and an

exclusive #5KForAWarrior swag bag. Participants can also look forward to Army Virtual

Simulator, Weapons Display, Army Tactical Vehicle Display, Rockwall Climbing, Music and

other family-friendly entertainment.

#5KForAWarrior is a multi-faceted campaign, working with local businesses, schools and nonprofit

organizations culminating in a 5K run/walk event benefiting various local veterans service

organizations. This is just one of the many ways that the Hofstra University based Army ROTC

program are active in supporting the community around them.

Cadet Jessica Dufault says of the upcoming event, “With a group of over 70 cadets from all over

Long Island and the five boroughs, it only makes sense that we reach out to support our local

community. We are really looking forward to this fun focused event and all the good it will

provide for our service men and women.”

For more information about the event please contact Cadet Jose Rivera at (718) 916-6029 or

raceforawarrior@gmail.com. Cadets and Cadre members of Task Force Havoc will be available

for interviews upon request.

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The Hofstra Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) program qualifies students for appointment as

an officer of the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Students attend Military

Science classes during their regular course of studies. Students develop maturity, responsibility and

dependability while earning the Gold Bar of Army Second Lieutenant. Hofstra is a host university for the

ROTC Program on Long Island. Being a host university, several universities from Long Island fall under


by Harry posted 04/10/2015
Shootout for Soldiers Video!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=782126625164301&set=vb.385308214846146&type=2&theater


by Harry posted 11/13/2014
2015 and 2014 Recon College Commitments.

The list below is the Recon 2015 & 2014 College Player Commitments!

 

2015 Commitments

Michael Castrogiovanni --Hartwick College

Matt Arnone -- New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

Liam Winwood -- Florida Southern

Thomas Ensmenger -- Drew University

Mike DelGiorno -- Chestnut Hill College

 

Joe Rugolo  --- Geneseo

Kaelin Curtin --- Arizona State

Ryan Psinakis --- Lenoir-Rhyne

 

2014 Commitments

Vincent Biancardi  -- Marywood University

Eddie Bisson  -- C.W. Post

Christopher Callahan -- Fordham University

John Lennon  -- Plattsburgh University

Kyle McGinley  -- Wagner College

Tommy Plant  -- Montclair State University

Chris Vento  -- Belmont Abby

John Shea  -- SUNY Oneonta

Drew Harvey  -- University of San Diego

Chris Callahan -- Fordham University

 

 


by Harry posted 10/22/2014
Shootout Huge Success for our Veterans & Soldiers!

Original Recon players and Coaches from Recon's first year!!

Great day on July 24th, 2014 for all of our Recon players and Coaches who took part in the Shootout for Soldiers! We had 3 teams that played as combined teams and it all worked out great with The Shootout for Soldiers event raising over $77,000.00 for our Troops and Veterans!!!! Great time at a Great event with great people for a great cause!!!!!!


by Harry Jacobs posted 07/26/2014
Memorial Day Flag Placement at LI National

All Recon Lacrosse Players, Parents, and friends,

 

Recon Lacrosse Community Service Opportunity on May 24th, 2014 at the Long Island National Cemetery--2014 MEMORIAL DAY FLAG PLACEMENT.

Recon Lacrosse will be participating in the annual flag placement on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Long Island National Cemetery located at 2040 Wellwood Avenue in Farmingdale, NY starting at 7:00 am. Every player who can attend will be given a Community Service Letter from the Long Island Metro Chapter of US Lacrosse. Player’s will be asked to help place flags on the graves of our fallen heroes who have served our country as a way of saying “Thank you” for their service.

 

The Recon Lacrosse players, family, and friends will meet at the Comfort Station (Restrooms) at the end of Section 2L. Attached you will find a Map of the Cemetery and the location is right off Wellwood Ave. You can park along the roads in the cemetery by the Comfort Station. Directions to the cemetery are below.

 

Please let us know if you will attend so we can get a count. We will meet between 6:30 am and 6:45 am as we have to get started by 7:00 am. You will be finished by 9:00 am at the latest as every grave will have a flag on it  before 9:00 am with all the help that comes from the Boy Scouts and other groups like Recon Lacrosse. Also bring good gardening gloves. After placing many, many flags in the past the gloves make it much easier on your hands placing the flags into the ground.

 

Anyone who can attend is welcome! And you do not need to be a Recon player. A brother, sister, or friend can come help!.

 

And remember RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!!!!!!

 

Thank you,

        

   Harry Jacobs

    The Recon Staff

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Long Island National Cemetery
2040 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211

 

Directions from the LIE:  Travel the Long Island Expressway to Exit 49 South. After exiting, stay on the South Service Road to the 3rd set of traffic lights. This will be Pinelawn Road. Turn right onto Pinelawn Road, but be aware that Pinelawn Road changes its name to Wellwood Avenue on your way to the cemetery. Long Island National Cemetery is located on the left side of the roadway at 2040 Wellwood Avenue.

 


by Harry posted 05/07/2014
Recon Alumni tearing it up at their Colleges!!!!

Recon Alumni Freshman Kevin Reisman, Danny Desimone, and Alex Seltzer have been having great Freshman years on their perspective College teams. Below you will find some links highlighting their accomplishments this year. All of us at Recon Lacrosse are very proud of their hard work both on the field and in the classroom!!!!!!
 

Keep it up men! 


Kevin Reisman:

http://golimestonesaints.com/news/2014/3/11/MLAX_0311144630.aspx?path=mlax

Dan Desimone:

http://www.farmingdalesports.com/sports/mlax/2013-14/releases/20140322h6mq38-

Alex Seltzer:

http://www.nyitbears.com/sports/mlax/2013-14/releases/201403117ugggc
 


by Harry posted 03/23/2014
Recon Varsity Player gives back!!!!

Recon is very proud of our U17 Varsity Mountain Player Chris Callahan for his efforts to help our Heroes in Uniform over in Afghanistan!!! Since 2009 Chris has been working his project each year sending coffee packages to our men and women! This is really what it is all about!!! An Outstanding young man! Please see the article below:
 
 “Cup of Joe For G.I. Joe”
Founder: Christopher Callahan
2009
 
Countless people have asked me why a “coffee drive” for soldiers in Afghanistan when they get coffee for free? Not being a coffee drinker myself I have asked myself that same question. The coffee drive began over four years ago with a conversation with my cousin Edward Gibbons who at that time just completed his first military tour of Afghanistan. Ed was recent graduate of West Point and a person who I aspire to be like, I asked him, “What did he miss most when he is away from his home?” He said, “He misses his family and friends daily, but he missed morning coffee back home.” I probed a little bit more because I could not understand why coffee. The reason he missed coffee was that he associated coffee with the feeling of home. What he really missed was being away from home. I thought that if I can do something to help him from missing home it would be a great thing for me to get involved with. Managing a coffee drive would be my way of helping not just him but the group of people that he was serving with. That is how the coffee drive got started with a simple honest response of what I missed most serving in Afghanistan...
 
The drive took a lot of time to organize. At the time I was an 8th grader at South Side Middle School in Rockville Centre. I reached out to my social studies teacher Mrs. Beller who at that time was involved with the Wounded Warrior Organization. I submitted an outline to Ms. Beller and the administration of the school what my vision and mission of the coffee drive was. My vision statement is, “Recognize the district as the heart of learning, caring and support of the community”. My mission statement is, “Be The Best You Can Be”. The group thought the project was a good idea and we started the coffee drive.
 
Spreading the word of the drive was the easy part. I joined the Military History club in the middle school in 8th grade. The club helped to spread the word about the drive. I had fliers and posters printed that we hung them up around the school. I spoke at PTA meetings held at Covert School and South Side Middle School to spread the word. Our goal was to ship 100 pounds of coffee the first year. My family paid the shipping and packaging. I was responsible for packaging of the coffee. Needless to say the drive has been a huge success……….. Over the past four years our goals have gone up 100, 300, 500 pounds of coffee.  This year our goal is to ship 750 pounds of coffee. To date we have shipped well over 1,000 pounds of coffee to soldiers around the world.
 
Each year a different soldier is picked to have the coffee shipped to.  In turn that soldier shares the coffee with his unit.  In the past the soldiers have had a strong connection to lacrosse.  One was the captain of the West Point Lacrosse team and another was a player from Long Island who played for varies Long Island teams. Playing lacrosse and spreading the information about the drive to my teammates on South Side Lacrosse and RECON Lacrosse my summer travel team has been so beneficial to the drive. I love playing lacrosse but most importantly lacrosse has taught me to “pay it forward” and to help others. The feedback that I have gotten from the soldiers has been very rewarding. The drive has impacted my life as well as the lives of the soldiers in such a positive way and not to mention the community awareness.
 
The Coffee Drive is a huge undertaking, but it is well worth it. The drive has spread over three school districts, brownie troops, and private donations of coffee. The relationships I have made in the past four years are priceless. The sacrifices that the soldiers have made for my family and me will never be forgotten. Each one of these soldiers is a hero in my life.  I was once told, never under estimate the power of a good cup of coffee. 
 
God Bless America and our troops.


 
by Harry posted 06/27/2013
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Useful Links

Ranger Lead The Way Fund

Wounded Warrior Project

Back Of the Cage

Long Island Metro Chapter of US Lacrosse