North East Region


Brenda McEleney

Regional Director
Hanscom AFB, MA

Greetings from the New England states, and then some!

Greetings from the New England states, and then some! The Northeast Region (NER) is comprised of current and former Total Nursing Force US Air Force Nurse Corps Officers and World War II Army Air Forces Flight Nurses living in nine states and all over Europe. It includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine as well as those currently residing in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy. We have one active local chapter, The Colonials, located in Massachusetts. 

Our NE regional volunteers and leaders are:

  • Outreach Representative: Donna Cunningham
  • Nominating Committee Representative: Barbara LaRosee
  • Memorial Representative: Sara Kucharski
  • Regional Director: Brenda McEleney
  • The Colonials Chapter Coordinator: Barbara LaRosee

As of January 2020, 112 members lived throughout the area with largest concentration of members in the Boston, MA, metro area. Here’s where we live for you visual learners:

Our members participate in SAFN’s National conventions held every 2 years usually in the odd years (i.e. 2019). We also get together at a Regional Meeting, every 2 years, in the even years (2018, 2020). Our last regional meeting was October 1-4, 2018, in Hershey/Lancaster, PA. We held it in jointly with the East Central Region and it was a fun time plus wonderful success. Now, we’re looking forward to our next one.

May 6, 2020: Unfortunately, but out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our SAFN Joint EC/NE Regional meeting scheduled for Oct 14-18, 2020, in Dayton, OH has been cancelled.

I know that I will miss the time we had planned to be together this fall. And ,the planning committee had organized a wonderful 4 days for us but it will be tabled for a future meeting. So, cheers until we can safely meet in person again!
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