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 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 2017 Wounded Warrior Experience The 2017 Wounded Warrior Experience was held on Thursday, October 26 at the United States Navy Memorial in downtown Washington, DC. Hosted by Jennifer Griffin, National Security Correspondent for the Fox News Channel, the program featured a discussion of service, sacrifice, and inspiring recovery. Learn more about the program here.

 
 

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…

 
 

Greta Friedman, Nurse in Famous Photo Dies at 92 Greta Friedman, the woman behind history’s most famous kiss, passed away last Thursday, September 8 at age 92. Greta was immortalized in the iconic photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, “VJ Day in Times Square” – a photo, a kiss, and a moment that defined a generation. World War II had finally come to an end,…

 
 

2016 Annual Veterans Day Conference The American Veterans Center’s 2016 Veterans Day Conference and Youth Leadership Summit took place on the weekend of November 3-5 in Washington, DC. The three-day event featured panels and discussions with America’s most decorated and distinguished veterans and active duty personnel from World War II to the present day. Learn more about the program and see photos here.

 
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