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Operation Joining Forces

Military Support Conference & Expo

 

Purpose

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. 

 

Overview

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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