Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation to honor legendary WWII veteran at 1st Annual Honorary Breakfast

HANSCOM AFB, MA (August 2, 2023) — Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation is proud to announce its first annual Honorary Breakfast, honoring the life and legacy of Brigadier General E. “Woody” Woodhouse II, one of the last remaining members of World War II’s legendary Tuskegee Airmen.

The event will be held Monday, September 18, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. at the Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, Mass., followed by the Foundation’s annual Alan M. Hart Memorial Golf Classic starting at 9:00 a.m.

The Honorary Committee, co-chaired by James T. Brett, President & CEO of The New England Council, and Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond, Executive Director of Home Base, chose to honor Woodhouse for his significant contributions to our country and his service as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. The committee includes Thomas J. Lyons, a Board Council Member of Hope for the Warriors, which provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families, and Coleman Nee, a senior executive and strategic communications professional who served as the Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Services from 2011 to 2015.

“At this inaugural honorary breakfast, we are honored to acknowledge the remarkable service of General Woodhouse, a distinguished veteran with a rich history,” said Brett. “As a Black Airman in WWII, his experiences deserve our attention, along with deep respect and gratitude. General Woodhouse is a role model to inspire us all, and we’re dedicated to ensuring his legacy endures.”

The Honorary Breakfast ties into the Foundation’s mission to serve the needs of our nation’s veterans through programs that focus on narrowing and easing the separation gap they cross once leaving active duty. Since 2014, the Foundation has donated more than $1.6 million to Home Base’s clinical care programs that heal the invisible wounds of war for veterans of all eras, as well as service members, military families, and families of the fallen.

“I’m honored to be part of this unique event commemorating Gen. Woodhouse,” said Home Base Executive Director Retired General Jack Hammond. “His remarkable journey is a source of inspiration for all military personnel, both past and present. At Home Base, we are honored to help the many veterans facing visible and invisible challenges when transitioning to civilian life and give them a sense of hope, and Gen. Woodhouse’s resilience in the face of adversity provides a valuable example of how to overcome and flourish.”

For more information, please contact Stacey Browne, Hanscom FCU’s Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, at (978) 501-1642 or email .

About Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation, Inc

Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides major support to a variety of educational, community, and military endeavors. They include but are not limited to programs that promote the health, education, and well-­being of children, fight against life-threatening diseases, combat homelessness, and provide assistance to veterans. The Foundation, the charitable arm of Hanscom Federal Credit Union, distributes 100% of the proceeds received, with nothing deducted for administrative expenses.


Alexander Caswell
Regan Communications Group


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