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.

 

2018 Goodpaster Prize The American Veterans Center is proud to partner with the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to present the 11th Annual Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize & Lecture, honoring excellence in military scholarship. The event will take place July 17, 2018 at the Army & Navy Club in downtown Washington, DC. The Goodpaster Prize honors the legacy of one of the U.S. military’s great ‘soldier-scholars,’ former NATO Commander & West…

 
 

FEATURING SPEAKERS FROM THE GREATEST GENERATION TO THE LATEST GENERATION   The AVC’s 21st Annual Conference will be held from October 25-27, 2018 in downtown Washington, DC. The event will feature military heroes from World War II through today. Here are some early highlights —   The Tuskegee Airmen:…

 
 

The American Veterans Center Celebrates Military Appreciation Month (May) Jim Roberts, President of the American Veterans Center has announced the AVC’s calendar of activities for May, which has been designated as “National Military Appreciation Month.” Tuesday, May 8 – 73rd anniversary of V-E Day. Military.com published an op-ed by AVC President Jim Roberts titled, “A Hero of D-Day Made V-E Day Possible.” The article…

 
 

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

 
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