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The Purple Connection
April 11, 2018
6pm to 9pm

WHERE: 
The Grid
12022 Blue Valley Parkway, Overland Park, KS

RSVP: 
Eventbrite

PURPOSE:
Creating Synergy and Efficient Connections for the Military Community and Military-Support Organizations of KC Metro

AUDIENCE:
Military, Prior-Service Military, Veterans, Military Families, and the businesses and organizations that comprise the KC Military-Support Community

FORMAT:
Networking: 6:00 – 6:40 pm; Panel Program: 6:45 – 7:30; More networking: 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

PANELISTS:
COL Gary Gilham, Chaplain, MO National Guard
Colleen Abraham, Johnson County Veterans Treatment Court
Richard Wallace, Troops to Teachers, MO Dept of Education
Eric Campbell, Loan Officer, BBMC Mortgage
James Thompson, SBA Veterans Business Outreach Center
Bill Eckert, Founder, KAMO Adventures

EVENT SPONSOR:
KAMO Adventures (Event sponsor Add URL )
Thirty-One Gifts (Food sponsor add URL)

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When Experience Doesn’t Count A report on veterans’ transition concentrating on Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., warns age and length of service “is a significant obstacle” for some soldiers looking for their first private-sector job because older troops have been removed longer from civilian culture. “Some individuals who entered the military directly from high school often… Continue Reading

from AUSA’s 5 Things #4 Veterans Want Community Connections Veterans are looking for community activities such as recreation, connection with other veterans and volunteer opportunities, according to results of a community integration survey conducted by America’s Warrior Partnership, a nonprofit organization connecting service members and veterans with local veteran-centric nonprofits. “Our nation’s warriors are looking for… Continue Reading

from AUSA’s weekly 5 Thinks #3 An A-10 Alternative The A-10 Thunderbolt, a close-air support and ground attack plane beloved by ground troops since its introduction in the mid-1970s, is slated for retirement beginning in 2022, although there is some talk about upgrading the aircraft, known as the Warthog, so its service life could be extended… Continue Reading

Why were they called “doughboys” The History Channel It’s unknown exactly how U.S. service members in World War I (1914-18) came to be dubbed doughboys—the term most typically was used to refer to troops deployed to Europe as part of the American Expeditionary Forces—but there are a variety of theories about the origins of the… Continue Reading

Continuing to Continue The White House and Congress spent most of last week negotiating a bipartisan spending agreement for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2016 but they couldn’t quite work out the details on several items, including how much extra money might to go the Army and Defense Department. The Army stands to… Continue Reading

Army Well-Represented in Congress When the 115th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 3, more than half of the veterans serving in the House of Representatives and 10 veterans serving in the U.S. Senate will have Army backgrounds. Three of the 10 Army veterans in the Senate have post-9/11 service, as do five of the 44… Continue Reading

KC AUSA Calendar of Events  25 MAY 2018 Army History Breakfast  09 JUN 2018 Army Birthday Celebration + Continue Reading

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