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.

 

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…

 
 

  Watch worldwide on American Forces Network on AFN|prime, Sunday, November 11th at 4:00 p.m (local time).   American Valor will be televised nationally on the following local network stations

 
 

A Tribute to the 109th Evacuation Hospital This is the untold story of the 109th Evacuation Hospital (SM) which provides the reader with a piece of history about evacuation hospital semi-mobile units during World War II. The cohesion and respect for one another was evident for 109th Evacuation Hospital (SM) unit which held numerous reunions after the…

 
 

Full Interview – Leonard Adreon The AVC conducted its first Skype interview with Leonard Adreon, Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and author of Hilltop Doc: A Marine Corpsman Fighting Through the Mud and Blood of the Korean War. Adreon did not talk about his experience during the war for 60 years, until he agreed to speak for an audience at Washington University in…

 
 

Live Music Performance at Old Soldiers Home in Washington, DC The American Veterans Center recently sponsored a concert at Washington D.C.’s Armed Forces Retirement Community by singer/ songwriter Sharon Bousquet. See photos below.

 
 

Memorial Day Should Honor America’s Fallen – Washington Times The following piece, written by AVC President Jim Roberts, was featured in the Washington Times over Memorial Day weekend.

 
 

AVC Recognizes Veterans of the 115th Congress In May 2017, the AVC hosted a Reception on Capitol Hill honoring members of the 115th Congress who are veterans of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Below are some photos of visits AVC staff members made to the Hill to present Senators & Representatives with their certification of recognition.

 
 

Patton Print at Luxembourg American Cemetery The American Battle Monuments Commission’s Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial is home to the headstone of General George S. Patton, legendary and larger-than-life commander of the Third Army in World War II. Now the cemetery’s office is home to another Patton, painted by the AVC’s good friend, Sam Ryskind. Here’s a picture of Ryskind’s painting in…

 
 

2017 Veterans Day Conference Join the American Veterans Center and the World War II Veterans Committee for the 20th Annual Veterans Day Conference, set to take place October 26-28, 2017 in Washington, DC. The three-day event will feature panels and discussions with America’s most decorated and distinguished veterans and active duty personnel from World War II to the present…