Caliber Home Loans kicked off Military May by sponsoring the 2019 Wounded Military Benefit Dinner in preparation for the 2019 Warrior Games next month. The dinner was presented by the United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce (USVCC) and Celebrity Chef, Robert Irvine who also prepared the meal. Proceeds benefit wounded military, veterans, their families, and caregivers transitioning back to civilian life through thae U.S. Military’s Warrior Care Program. Colonel Cary C. Harbaugh, Director of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Warrior Care Program was the keynote speaker.
Nearly 300 guests gathered to honor our heroes and support the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Warrior Games. The guests included Bryan Bergjans, Brittany Hahn Boccher, leaders from U.S. SOCOM, U.S. DOD officials, service members, and their families. Representatives from national and local companies were also in attendance to show their support.
Caliber’s sponsorship provided three military families an opportunity to attend the dinner. Sponsored guests included Retired Army Green Beret Brian Anderson and spouse, Amy Anderson, Military Spouses of the Year; Holly Vega and spouse Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Javier Vega, Jessica Dahman and spouse Air Force Lt. Colonel Justin Dahman, and Krista Simpson Anderson.
Captured below is a photo of Bryan Bergjans, 2018 AFI MacDill AFB Military Spouse of the Year Jessica Dahman, 2017 AFI Military Spouse of the Year Brittany Hahn Boccher, 2019 AFI Military Spouse of the Year Holly Vega, and 2018 AFI Military Spouse of the Year & Gold Star Spouse Krista Simpson Anderson.
The U.S. Veterans Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families through the U.S. Military Warrior Care program. This program provides recovery coordination, military caregiver support, and adaptive sports through the DOD’s Warrior and Invictus Games. The USVCC operates through its five pillars of support: Employment, Business, Education, Wellness, and Family.
The Warrior Games began in 2010 to expose wounded, ill, and injured service members to adaptive sports and help boost their recovery and rehabilitation process.
It is expected that nearly 300 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans will participate. Athletes will represent the US Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and SOCOM. There will also be athletes from the UK Armed Forces, Australian Defense Force, Canadian Armed Forces, Armed Forces of the Netherlands, and the Danish Armed Forces will compete in the 2019 Warrior Games.
Click here for more details on how to support the Department of Defense’s 2019 Warrior Games.
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