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Operation Joining Forces

Military Support Conference & Expo



The Operation Joining Forces Military Support Conference and Expo is an effort  to bring together returning servicemembers, veterans, military families, military-friendly businesses, support organizations, and the general public to enhance veteran education, employment, and wellness. 



Conference Schedule

Location / Time
Events for ALL attendees
Servicemember / Veteran Student / Family Track
Military Support Organization Staff Track
Room: 201 A ICA Lobby
8:00am - 8:45am Breakfast Registration
9:00am - 9:25am Opening Remarks Employment Expo
Room: 201 D  |   201 F 201 B  |  201 E
9:30am - 10:30am Servicemember / Veteran Student Track Military Support Organization Staff Track
10:30am - 10:45am Break
Room: 201 D  |   201 F 201 B  |  201 E
10:45am - 11:45am Servicemember / Veteran Student Track Military Support Organization Staff Track
11:45am - Noon Break
Room: 201 A
Noon - 1:00pm Luncheon
1:00 pm - 1:30pm Informal Networking

The conference luncheon keynote address will be delivered by Rev. E. Terri LaVelle, Director, VA Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Washington DC. 

In addition to the keynote address, two workshop tracks will be available:

Track 1: For service members, veterans, and their families covering topics in health, employment, and education

Track 2: For veteran community support organizations and military support professionals

Operation Joining Forces is an initiative to bring the message of the White House Joining Forces Campaign to the Omaha area.  Join us in supporting servicemembers, veterans and their families by registering for the conference below:


Registration Information

Date:                 March 8, 2013

Time:                 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location:           Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus

                          Swanson Conference Center - Building 22

                          (Enter at 32nd and Sorenson Parkway)

Registration is full


Cost: $25 (covers workshops and lunch)

A shared table will be available with limited space for registered attendees from community support organizations to display marketing materials.  Arrangements for corporate and non-profit organizational attendance (including sponsorships, exhibitor booths, and keynote luncheon bulk seating purchases) are also available and can be made using the registration link or by calling 402-738-4774.  


Event Poster

Event Photos

Employers meet with job seekers at the employment expo



Ron Woerner engages with participants in the "Emerging Technologies" workshop



MCC faculty member Heather Nelson moderates the Employment Panel



Ret. Colonel Tommy Garret facilitates a workshop on organizational leadership



Dr. Corey Rumann discusses veterans in higher learning


Rev. E Terri LaVelle delivers the keynote address


MCC disability couselor, Deb Eppenbaugh recieves a Veteran Service Award



Lutheran Family Services, At Ease recieves a community organization Veteran Service Award



The MVSS team pictured with E. Terri LaVelle after the Conference



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