2011 Annual Conference
The 2011 Conference will take place November 3-5 once again at the United States Navy Memorial and the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel in downtown Washington, DC.Â Please check back over the next few months for updates on the event.
Just a few of the confirmed speakers for this year already include the Band of Brothers; Doolittle Raiders; Tuskegee Airmen; Medal of Honor recipients; General Richard Myers; Lt. Gen. Susan Helms; Brig. General R. Steve Ritchie and decorated service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The 2010 Conference will take place November 4-6 at the United States Navy Memorial and the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel in downtown Washington, DC.
Join us Friday night at the exclusive Diamond Club at Washington Nationals Ballpark to meet Baseball Heroes of WWII!
Conference attendees will make up the studio audience for a televised discussion featuring several Major League Baseball players who put their careers aside to serve in the military during WWII. Included will be Bob Feller, Ralph Kiner, Jerry Coleman, and Lou Brissie. Also invited is Yogi Berra. Held at the exclusive Diamond Club at Washington Nationals Park and to be followed by a private reception in the Presidents Club.
Join us on Thursday evening for the The Wounded Warrior Experience!
Service members from todayâ€™s military who have fought to overcome being wounded in combat will share their inspirational stories as a part of a very special discussion and reception at the United States Navy Memorial.
Distinguished guests include:
The Band of Brothers: Don Malarkey, Babe Heffron, and Ed Pepping. Also on the panel will be actor James Madio, who played Frank Perconte in the HOB series!
The Tuskegee Airmen: pilots Shelby Westbrook, Dr. Calvin Spann, and Dr. Roscoe Brown, other panel participants TBD
The Doolittle Raiders: including Richard Cole, Tom Griffin and David Thatcher
Medal of Honor recipients, including Ron Rosser – Korean War, Colonel Jack Jacobs – Vietnam War and Barney Barnum – Vietnam War
Navy Cross recipient Marco Martinez, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
LTC Susan Luz, author of The Nightingale of Mosul
Bronze Star w/ Valor recipients LTC Kathryn Van Auken
Veterans of a Special Forces A-Team
Major General John K. Singlaub, a former highly-decorated OSS officer
Iwo Jima veterans Donald Mates, James White, Jack Cole and Orie Morgan
Ben Kuroki, the only Japanese American to engage in Pacific aerial combat and one of a minimal number of bomber crewmen to fly in both Europe and the Pacific during World War II
Newc Eldredge, 10th Mountain Division veteran, WWII
Location and all other Logistical information for attending the conference
To register, please use the Registration Form.
Follow this link to read the bios of the speakers at the Thirteenth Annual American Veterans Center conference.
Learn more about the evening receptions at the Army and Navy Club and the United States Navy Memorial.