AMVETS recognized by Ohio National Guard

The ONEGA recognized Servicemembers of the Year, both Army and Air, at its annual Awards Banquet on July 27 at the Longaberger Alumni House on the campus of The Ohio State University. Members of the Ohio National Guard Enlisted Association and AMVETS State Commander Andy McElrath and Executive Director Don McCauley presented special awards to these Soldiers and Airmen who are distinguished as "the best of the best" in the Ohio National Guard over the past year. Additional state-level Air National Guard award winners were recognized, as well as Soldiers who were selected to represent their Major Subordinate Commands as top junior enlisted and NCOs of the Year. In addition, recipients of the

Ohio AMVETS honors Pat O'Brien as Employer of the Year in Vermilion

Pat O'Brien Jr. received an honorable July 3 at his Pat O'Brien Chevrolet dealership at 2315 State Route 60 in Vermilion. O'Brien, owner of the dealership, was presented with an award from the Ohio AMVETS as the 2018/2019 Employer of the Year for his company's donations made to local veterans in need. O'Brien was nominated by the AMVETS Post 22 of Vermilion. Employees from the Willoughby Hills, Westlake, Medina and Vermilion locations, AMVETS commanders and local from around the state were in attendance for the presentation of the Lorain native's award. "First of all, I am humbled," O'Brien said. "This is probably the greatest day of my life." O'Brien was presented four plaques to hang in

Register for the Ohio Women Veterans Conference now!

Ohio Women Veterans Conference to be Held in August 2019 (Columbus) – Registration is now open for the biennial Ohio Women Veterans Conference to be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University. Optional pre-conference activities will kick off the conference on Friday, August 9. The theme is #SheServedToo and the conference is expected to attract 1,000 women veterans from throughout Ohio and surrounding states. This year’s daylong conference will feature 25 speakers and 12 breakout sessions; more than 75 exhibitors, vendors and participants; an area that focuses on mental, physical, spiritual and emotional care; a job and career readiness fair and a women vet

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