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.

 

A Special Reception at the Norwegian Embassy, October 26, 2018  

 
 

  Watch worldwide on American Forces Network on AFN|prime, Sunday, November 11th at 4:00 p.m (local time). American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes is an Emmy-winning television program sharing the stories of America’s greatest heroes from World War II through today. Learn more about the program, the…

 
 

Remembering Howard Matthew Simpson Howard Matthew Simpson of Peoria, IL passed away earlier this year on February 9, 2018. Howard was born in Peoria, IL on April 29, 1918. He graduated from Peoria High School in 1936 and attended the University of Illinois in Urbana. A veteran of World War II, Howard served from 1941-1945 in the 1st and 2nd Armored Divisions in the…

 
 

2018 Goodpaster Prize and Lecture The AVC and Lynde and Harry…

 
 

Remembering Adrian Cronauer With the death of Adrian Cronauer at 79, America has lost a great patriot and we at the American Veterans Center have lost a friend. Adrian of course is indelibly associated with the movie “Good Morning Vietnam,” which is loosely based on his story as an Air Force disc jockey based in Saigon during The Vietnam War – a role played unforgettably…

 
 

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…

 
 

The AVC’s 21st Annual Conference was held from October 25-27, 2018 at the National Archives in downtown Washington, DC. The event brought together generations of heroism from the veterans who served in World War II, to the current generation serving today.  Learn more about the AVC’s Annual Veterans Day Conference here. 

 
 

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….

 
 

Attend American Valor 2018 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.  American Valor is the closing event of the American Veterans Center’s Annual…

 
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