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.

 

Teens and Students Still Have a Chance to Become a Part of History The deadline for AVC’s Veterans Video History Contest has been extended to October 15th, 2015. Students & teens – if you need more time to work on your projects, now is your chance. Students may interview veterans from across generations, and particularly if possible, those with whom our time is…

 
 

Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast Screening, Dallas, Texas Frontiers of Flight Museum September 7, 2015 Remarks from AVC President Jim Roberts: Thank you very much Bill for that kind introduction. Like almost everyone in the room I count Bill Chatfield as a friend of mine and in my case I have known him for 35 years since we were in the Reagan administration and neighbors…

 
 

16,000 Birthday Wishes for an American Hero Lt. Col. Richard Cole, World War II veteran and co-pilot to Jimmy Doolittle in the famed Doolittle Raid, turned 100 years old last week. AVC has had the privilege to work with LTC Cole throughout various projects and events over the years, including the National Memorial Day Parade, the Veterans Day Conference and Honors, and most recently, the documentary Doolittle’s…

 
 

Lt. Col. Richard Cole Celebrates 100 A dear friend of AVC and co-pilot to Jimmy Doolittle on the famed Doolittle Raid, Richard Cole, celebrated his 100th birthday on September 7th. He spent the day at a reception for Doolittle Raid survivors at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas. Cole reflected on the historic mission vividly, recalling the fear he overcame, unsure of when or how he would land. Years later,…

 
 

2015 Annual Conference and Honors The American Veterans Center’s 2015 Annual Conference is approaching! The conference will be held from November 5-7, 2015 in Washington, DC, and includes several events structured to preserve the legacy and honor the sacrifice of our nation’s heroes. The weekend will include: Wounded Warrior Experience Our Annual…

 
 

A Final Toast DVD Now Available The story of 80 men – and one mission that changed a war and defined a generation. The documentary Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast, co-produced by the American Veterans Center and Tim Gray Media, is now available for purchase! For just $42.00, the film can be ordered via cash, check, or Visa/MasterCard/Discover/AMEX. Call 703-302-1012 ext. 203 or e-mail info@americanveteranscenter.org to order. About the Film December…

 
 

Veterans Video History Contest Become a part of history! Create your own oral history video and win a cash prize and a trip to Washington DC! AVC is excited to announce the Veterans Video History Contest! The Contest urges high school students to take part in the mission of preserving the legacy of America’s heroes by collecting oral histories from veterans so that…

 
 

The American Veterans Center Takes Home Emmy The American Veterans Center is proud to announce that “The Honors” – the first televised awards show saluting our military heroes – has been chosen as the recipient of an Emmy Award for television excellence. The award was presented at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards gala hosted by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay…

 
 

The Eighth Annual Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize and Lecture This past Tuesday, the AVC presented the Eighth Annual Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize to Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters at the Army & Navy Club in Washington, DC. The Goodpaster Prize is intended to spotlight excellence in military scholarship by thinkers in the mold of General Goodpaster, one of the AVC’s early mentors. Stay tuned to C-SPAN’s…

 
 

DDay Observance at Nationals Stadium On June 6th the American Veterans Center helped the Washington Nationals organize a tribute to D-Day veterans in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. Other World War II Veterans joined for a total of two dozen veterans and family members. The veterans were guests of honor at the game and were allowed to go onto the field before the…