101st Airborne Division Association MA Special Events

33 Purchase Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: (781) 254-4492
Home Base Partnership

The mission of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is to heal the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. Home Base services are specifically designed to overcome common barriers to care for returning Veterans. We provide care to all Veterans and Families, regardless of ability to pay or discharge status, and utilize a “three generation” model of care that extends to parents, children, and extended family members who are effectively integrated into care.

Home Base Partnership Windrush Farm Partnership

Ironstone Farm provides therapeutic riding, recreational riding and hippotherapy, which is using a horse to help provide physical and occupational therapies and speech/language pathology.

The Ironstone Farm mission statement: To provide therapeutic, educational and recreational opportunities using horses and the working farm environment to help people achieve optimum quality of life.

A video of the Ironstone Farm, providing Equine Retreats for veterans. View the movie for some moving accounts of veterans finding help in Equine Assisted Mental Health.


Our veterans are returning from their deployments, some with obvious wounds, many with hidden ones.  To integrate fully back into society as functioning individuals, many times the help of a service dog can make the difference between success and failure.  The safety and security that a fully trained service dog can afford to a wounded veteran is a miracle. It is also very expensive. Connie Hellwig, the founder of “Feed the Dog, Inc”, established the non-profit organization in 2014 with the goal of raising funds to assist in the cost of maintaining the veteran’s dog.  Food is costly, and premium food, designed to support the dog’s athletic duties (mobility work and seizure control), is about $1,250/year and is the organization’s main focus.

As many of the visitors to my website know, my efforts and activities to aid veteran’s have been a passion that has driven my energy for many years.  When I see an organization such as “Feed the Doc, Inc” it is important for me to pass it along, to widen the net of help available to those who have given so much!

Visit www.feedthedog.org to learn more.

Windrush expands and enriches the personal, emotional and physical abilities of all those we serve by partnering with our horses and the environment.

101st Airborne Division Massachusetts Special Events endorses and supports the Windrush Farm's efforts in helping Veterans with therapeutic horseback riding. For more information on the important work this organization is doing to help veterans, contact
Windrush Farm at 978-682-7855
or Dick George at 781-254-4492. www.windrushfarm.org


Home Base and the 101st Airborne Division Association Massachusetts Home Base Chapter

We've teamed up with Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, to heal the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members and their Families. The Adventure Series helps Veterans and Military families connect with each other, learn more about the services provided by Home Base and offers fun outings for Service Members, Veterans and their families.

There are no upcoming events at this time, please check back soon for more information. Meanwhile, check out some of our previous events:

Cranmore Mountain Ski and Snowboarding Event
The Home Base Adventure Series held their second skiing and snowboarding event on Sunday, January 28th at Cranmore Mountion. All Veterans, Service Members, and Family Members were invited for another fun day on the slopes, including FREE lift tickets, rentals, and lessons.

Newburyport Whale Watch
We had a "whale" of a good time out on the water on Saturday, September 9th with Home Base. The whale watch was open to all Veterans, Service Members, and their Families.The boat departed from Newburyport at 10:00am and we had a beautful day on the open sea!

For more information about the Home Base and 101st Airborne Division MA Special Events collaboration, please email Dick George at: screamingeagleshomebase@comcast.net

Home Base Whale Watch

From right to left:
Michael Tilden, CFO of the 101st Airborne Division Association, Wayne St. Louis, CSM 101st Airborne Division (Ret), Dick George, 101st Airborne Association MA Special Events Director; Kevin Hunt, Veterans Service Officer Newburyport MA, Michael Allard, COO of Red Sox Home Base Foundation, Arafat Knight, Veterans Outreach Coordinator, Evan Zeedies, Outreach Team of (Jesuit Volunteer Corps), Olivia Pappas, Resource Manager, Jacque Francona, Family Outreach.


 Slideshow by Meagan Nan

Newburyport, Salisbury police 'beard-a-thons' raise money for charity


DAVE ROGERS/Staff photo: Most of the Newburyport Police Department's bearded officers posed for a group shot at the Green Street station. 
They are participating in No-Shave November.

Dick George
2013 Veterans Fishing Trip
Meet the Director
Dick George has been involved in veteran’s affairs since his discharge in 1958 from the 101st Airborne.
An excerpt from our 2013 Veteran’s Fishing Trip in Newburyport, MA.
What being a Screaming Eagle is truly about...