Our Speaker will be the Director of the Nevada Department of Veterans Services, Kat Miller. She served 34 years in the Army and retired as a Colonel. Her military service included assignments as military police Brigade Commander. She served in Afghanistan, Panama, Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq. She had the distinction of being the longest serving brigade commander in the history of the modern Army. Kat also served three tours at the Pentagon. After retiring she taught college at the University of Maryland and at the University of Nevada, Reno. She then accepted her current position as Director of the Nevada Department of Veterans Services. Her education indluces a Master's of Science Degree from the U.S. Army War College and a Master's of Public Administration from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
She will be discussing numerous issues from Veteran benefits at The State level, to women in the service, and she will also talk about Blue Water benefits for our Navy Veterans associated with Agent Orange, which is new legislature just passed in July.
Our Quilts of Valor presentations resume in February, lead by Bonnie Meadows. Eight quilts will be presented to SCA Veterans from the Cold War and Vietnam Eras.
The FREEDOM IS NOT FREE program, sponsored by SCA TV and supported through the SCA Veterans Club, is a superb way for our Veterans to document the realities of their military service. Veterans are interviewed in a leisure atmosphere and provided CDs that they use to answer the question -” What did you do in in the war?” when asked by their children and grandchildren. Since most veterans do not talk about their wartime experiences, the Freedom Is Not Free program is even more valuable to their families. Interviews are currently being scheduled for February thru April.
You may have noticed the two beautiful display cabinets newly installed in Veterans Hall. Lois Campbell, in Honor of her husband, William Campbell (a founding member of the Veterans Club) commissioned the SCA WoodChips Club to build the cabinets. We are rapidly filling them up with
donations of military memorabilia from our members. If you have an item you would like to display, please contact Steve Ehrmann or one of the other Veterans Club Officers.
Remember that you do not have to be a veteran to join our Club. A respect for those who have served is all that is required.