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CPO Selects Serve at NECHV

Each year, the USS Constitution hosts Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Selects for a 2 week-long training in a variety of time-honored maritime evolutions while living and working aboard the ship as part of the United States Navy’s Heritage Weeks. These weeks are part of a Navy-wide, dedicated preparation and initiation program run specifically by current Navy Chief Petty Officers to prepare CPO Selects to be promoted.

In years past, the New England Center and Home for Veterans has opened its doors for these honored sailors, introducing them to the work and mission of NECHV and putting the sailors to work in a variety of volunteer efforts. 117 sailors paid a visit to NECHV on August 24th and a second group will come to the Center on August 31st.  Attending each event, as well as welcoming the CPO Selects to the NECHV area, will be Force Master Chief Garry McClure, US Navy (Retired).

So far, the CPO Selects have provided valuable assistance helping NECHV staff move their offices as construction on the building enters Phase 3. They also worked closely with the SSVF staff  and Operations staff, and spent time with Veterans as they scooped ice cream during the lunch hour. NECHV is grateful to the CPO Selects for all their hard work and service, and looks forward to welcoming a second group back to the Center on the 31st!

See photos from the first day of the CPO Selects’ visits:

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Advancement Team


New England Center and Home for Veterans
Advancement Department
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-371-1777 (tel)
617-371-1840 (fax)


Charlene F. Pontbriand
Senior Vice President, Advancement

Mark O. Gough
Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations

Nicole Hand
Director of Sponsorships and Events

Adrienne Kaplowitz
Philanthropic Officer, Community Engagement

Nick Feeko 
Communications Associate

Duyen Hua
Lead Development Associate

Maggie Retton
Development Associate


Lindsay Davis-Braun
Development Systems Manager




The New England Center and Home for Veterans is pleased to announce that the annual Greater Boston Stand Down will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Boston City Hall Plaza. This yearly event brings together community providers and Veterans in one place to provide Veterans easy access to services and employment opportunities.

As in past years, over 100 service providers, employers, and community organizations are expected to turn out and provide essential supportive services, including housing assistance, medical care and wellness programs, legal support and employment assistance. Veterans will also be able to enjoy a free lunch and live entertainment.

For more information about the event, or to apply as a service provider, please contact Download and print the event flyer here.

Important information for Veterans planning to attend:
Veteran service hours are from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. You must bring proof of service. DD214 is acceptable.

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