Wilmington University Honors Those that Serve

Wilmington University has invited us to join in honoring our nation’s Heroes!

On March 26, 2014 from 11:00am-1:00pm, Wilmington University will host a Spring Military/Veteran Appreciation Day at the Pratt Student Center (New Castle Campus, 320 N. DuPont Hwy, New Castle DE 19720).

The event is designed to recognize and honor our Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families. It will include attendance by Government Officials/Representatives, Senior Leadership from Wilmington University, our Military/Veteran Student Organization, and Vendors from the community. Activities will be available including a massage table, acupuncture table and a special “Rifle Spinning” demonstration performed by the ROTC Drill Team from William Penn High School! A light lunch, cake, and prizes will also be provided for attendees.


  • 1100 – Event Begins: Sign in, networking/vendor tables/activities
  • 1200 – Remarks/Recognition: Jim Webb, Military Affairs Coordinator
  • 1210 – Rifle Spinning Demo: William Penn ROTC
  • 1220 – Continue networking/vendor tables/activities
  • 1300 – Event Ends

Supporting military vendors include: DAFB Airman & Family Readiness Center, Employer Support for Guard & Reserve (ESGR), MyHealtheVet, United Service Organizations Inc. (USO), Vet Center: Wilmington,  Military One Source, DE Army National Guard, and the DE Air National Guard.

Rest in Peace, MG George K. Hastings

MG Vavala sent this out on the Delaware National Guard news list and we are printing it in its entirety.

MG Vavala sent this out the the Delaware National Guard community so I am sharing it in its entirety- Kat Lehman

To my Delaware National Guard family,

It is with a great deal of sorrow that I join all members of the Delaware National Guard in expressing our condolences and sincere sympathy on the passing of one of our beloved leaders, an architect of our modern Delaware National Guard, a mentor, advisor, colleague, friend, and former Adjutant General, MG (Ret) George K. Hastings.

He lived his life dedicated to our organization and to the principles on which our National Guard was founded. He will be remembered for his institutional knowledge and modernization of our force structure.

MG Hastings was a patriotic American Soldier and leader who served his country, state, and community willingly and without reservation. His death is a loss to all of us in the Delaware National Guard, and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Rose Ann, his daughters Joanna and Jaime, and the rest of his family.

Francis D. Vavala
Major General
The Adjutant General, Delaware

Funeral services are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, November 1, 12-2 p.m.
Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home
700 West Street
Laurel, DE
(302) 875-3637

Funeral service: Friday, November 1, 2 p.m.
Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home

Odd Fellows Cemetery
West Street
Laurel, DE

You may send condolences to Mrs. Hastings at 32616 Hastings Drive, Laurel,
DE 19956.