Come here to find updates on the latest AVC news and events, along with important veteran news and current events from the around the country.

 

Captain Jerry Yellin Captain Jerry Yellin has the unique distinction of flying the first and last combat missions over Japan during the Second World War. He spent the majority of the war with the 78th Fighter Squadron, flying the P-40, P-47, and P-51. Captain Yellin passed away on December 21, 2017. This video is in memoriam to help ensure his legacy lives on….

 
 

American Valor 2017 The AVC’s Emmy-winning program shares the stories of America’s greatest heroes from World War II to the present day. Narrated by celebrities and noted Americans, these are the stories that inspire and unite us, reminding us of who we are at our very best. The full 2017 broadcast is now available to watch on YouTube. To learn more about…

 
 

Highlights of the 20th Annual Veterans Day Conference The 20th Annual Veterans Day Conference & Honors was a huge success, thanks to our team, generous donors and sponsors, student participants, and of course, our veterans and heroes…

 
 

2018 Commemorative Calendar Now Available Now available on sale – the 2018 World War II Veterans Committee Commemorative Calendar! Just $15 including shipping! This special edition calendar features the legends and Medal of Honor Recipients of the Second World War, along with facts, statistics, and information on all the key moments and heroes of the war. A great gift, the oversized, glossy one-of-a-kind calendar is…

 
 

The AVC Interviews Rep Scott Taylor The AVC recently interview U.S. Representative Scott Taylor as part of its oral history program. In addition to serving Virginia’s 2nd congressional district, Rep. Taylor is also a former Navy SEAL, having served in the military for eight years before beginning a career in politics. We were honored to have the opportunity to record his story….

 
 

American Veterans Center announces special programming for November – Veterans Month To commemorate National Veterans Month (November ) the American Veterans center announced a series of special media programs, including: American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes, airing this Veterans Day weekend on REELZ Channel and local stations nationwide. The Wounded Warrior Experience, airing this Veterans Day, Saturday November…

 
 

Tune in to watch the show on the following stations: Sunday, November 12 | 9pm PT (Additional Air Times TBA) Saturday, November 11 4 PM local time

 
 

A Tribute to the 109th Evacuation Hospital This is the untold story of the 109th Evacuation Hospital (SM) which provides the reader with a piece of history about evacuation hospital semi-mobile units during World War II. The cohesion and respect for one another was evident for 109th Evacuation Hospital (SM) unit which held numerous reunions after the…

 
 

Full Interview – Leonard Adreon The AVC conducted its first Skype interview with Leonard Adreon, Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and author of Hilltop Doc: A Marine Corpsman Fighting Through the Mud and Blood of the Korean War. Adreon did not talk about his experience during the war for 60 years, until he agreed to speak for an audience at Washington University in…

 
 

Live Music Performance at Old Soldiers Home in Washington, DC The American Veterans Center recently sponsored a concert at Washington D.C.’s Armed Forces Retirement Community by singer/ songwriter Sharon Bousquet. See photos below.

 
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