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.

 

Photos from the Norwegian Embassy On Friday, November 4, 2016, the AVC held an evening reception honoring our veterans at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC. It was an unforgettable evening. Photos from the reception included below.

 
 

2016 Conference, Day 1 Photos Day 1 of the 2016 AVC Conference featured discussions with heroes from the Greatest Generation to the latest generation. Panel discussions included: The U.S. Enters World War II: Pearl Harbor at 75 Legends of World War II Leading Military Women: Commanders and Trailblazers in the U.S. Military Leadership: From Military Service to the Private Sector Principled Leadership: The United States Marine Corps Photos from this inspiring...

 
 

Photos from the Wounded Warrior Experience The Wounded Warrior Experience profiles wounded warriors who have served on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with individuals who have worked to ease their transition home. Photos from this year's program included below. Learn more about the program here.

 
 

American Valor, A Salute to Our Heroes The American Veterans Center's Emmy Award-winning program, American Valor, is a show highlighting stories about American heroes, from World War II to the present day. Last year's program, held on November 5, 2016, featured heroes such as Scott Smiley, the first blind officer in United States Army history. More info available here.

 
 

The 2016 Wounded Warrior Experience Thanks to all who made the 2016 Wounded Warrior Experience a success and for the service and sacrifice of our brave veterans. The program featured a discussion with wounded warriors about their stories of survival and recovery, and was hosted by Fox News Contributor Elizabeth Prann. The full program is available here. Learn more about the program here. View photos...

 
 

Trimble Tribute at Nationals Ballpark On September 26th the American Veterans Center, St Albans School and the Washington Nationals baseball team coordinated a “Tribute to Jimmy Trimble” at the Nationals ballpark. AVC President Jim Roberts and media content coordinator Megan Maggi collaborated on a presentation about Trimble, a rising baseball star who gave up a career with the Washington Senators/Nationals to go into the Marine Corps during World War II. Trimble...

 
 

2016 Kennedy Center Choral Festival On May 29th, Memorial Day eve, the American Veterans Center, in association with Music Celebrations International, co-sponsored the sixth annual Choral Festival in the Concert Hall of Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center. Accompanying a mass choir of 300 voices drawn from choirs from around the nation, was the US Air Force Orchestra, under the direction of Col. Larry Lang. Guests of honor at the concert were Dr. David...

 
 

Arden Rowley The stories of patriotism from American Prisoners of War and heroes missing in action are among the darkest of our nation's veterans and service members, but demonstrate living examples of American honor. Please take a moment to watch the story of Arden Rowley, Korean War Veteran of the 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion who spent nearly three years in captivity. His service and...

 
 

2016 Andrew Goodpaster Prize The AVC and Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation presented the 2016 Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize to Dr. Andrew Krepinevich on September 14 at the historic Army and Navy Club in downtown Washington, DC. The Goodpaster Prize and its accompanying lecture is commemorating its ninth year, and celebrates the life and career of...

 
 

Bradley Snyder, Wounded Warrior and Gold Medalist Bradley Snyder appeared at the 2015 Wounded Warrior Experience, a program featuring wounded veterans discussing their transition from military to civilian life. Snyder, who served in the US Navy, was wounded in Afghanistan, losing his eyesight after stepping on an IED. Following his injuries, he has achieved great success as a swimmer, and recently won a Gold Medal at the...

 
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