MavVet Fair

UNO’s Student Veteran Organization (SVO) in connection with the UNO’s Office of Military and Veteran Services would like to extend an invitation to table at the MavVet Fair on Tuesday, April 17th from 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Milo Bail Student Center Atrium. This tabling event is part of the SVO’s Tribute to the Fallen Week where they honor fallen service members since September 11, 2001 with the planting of a flag in the UNO Pep Bowl and reading of each service member’s name, rank, and branch. This year’s theme is “MavVets Make a Difference” which centers around the celebration of service and community engagement.

If your organization is interested in participating, please reply no later than Friday, April 6th and include the number of tables, chairs, and any additional needs of your organization. Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding this event.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kathleen“Kat” Clyde
UNO Student Veteran Organization | President

Dennis “Mike” Sweeney’s Passing


Mr. Dennis Michael Sweeney

Dennis Michael Sweeney was born on March 14, 1940 and passed away on March 25, 2018.

AMVETS Nebraska Executive Director.

World Herald Obits  CLICK HERE

Sweeney, Dennis Michael “Mike” Mar 14, 1940 – Mar 25, 2018 COMPLETE NOTICE LATER VISITATION: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6-8pm at the Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home, Omaha, NE; FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 2pm at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home, Omaha, NE. Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home 5701 Center, Omaha, NE 68106

Memorials to AMVET Carillon Fund Dept of NE Amvets CLICK HERE

2018 Nebraska Female Veterans Flight

Monday, September 24, 2018

If you are a Nebraska resident and a female veteran who deployed to a war zone, we invite you to apply. The application can be found at

On the other hand, follow link for application: female flight app.pdf

Remember to include a copy of your DD-214 (with your SS# blacked out).

If you would like to donate to help with expenses for the veterans, you can donate on line:  or if you would like to make a donation by check, vou may do so by making it payable and mailing to:  Patriotic Productions 16213 Lamp Street

Omaha, NE 68118

Questions? Please call 402-612-0210 or email infott

Run for the Fallen

All, if you know of runner who might want to participate, please forward to them.

Please pass this along! PLEASE REGISTER TO RUN.

This is how the nationwide run will work –

Each day’s run will encompass approximately 50 miles. There will be a pre-staked Hero Marker to identify our stops for every mile each day. The marker will have a specific date and time that the runners will arrive. The timing is very specific and will be listed by mile number at specific intervals. Between 10 to 12 minutes between each mile. A small core team of four minimum physically trained athletes (16 per day),  running approx. 9-10 minute miles, will arrive at the designated time (or as close as possible). When runners arrive at the hero marker they will be carrying three 3×5 flags as well as the names of each hero. American Stars and Stripes, the flag of the State we are in and the Honor and Remember Flag. The runners will stop at the marker and will come to attention, read the rank, name, branch of service and date of death of each hero. They will place the Bio just read, alongside the Hero Marker, step back, come to attention and salute. Runners will take turns carrying and placing the bios. After salute the runners will pay respects to waiting immediate family members if present with a hug. Retrieve flags from those holding, if present) and then begin next mile. This will be accomplished in 90 seconds or less. There will be no hesitation, other families are waiting ahead. Each mile is tentatively planned for 10-15 minutes apart.  Families can fellowship before and after runners arrive at that mile with advance team and each other.

America’s Run will bring tribute to every service member who died since the USS Cole. Starting April 7, 2018 at Fort Irwin, CA, the run will cross nineteen states and over 6000 miles. The plan is to run one mile intervals stopping at pre-placed hero markers and reading the names of specific fallen at each marker. Mile after mile across the nation stopping each night for planned ceremonies, we will be reaching the gates of Arlington National Cemetery, depending on the number of future casualties, sometime within 120 days of the start.

Stephanie Whisler
Army Survivor Outreach Services
Support Coordinator
HRCI Contractor
2000 N 33rd St
Lincoln, NE 68524
Office – 402-309-7466
Cell – 531-500-7190


VA Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

VA Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
In 2017, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act designating March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.  Our Nation’s Vietnam War Commemoration is an opportunity for all Americans to recognize, honor, and thank our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice during one of the longest wars in our country’s history.
As a commemorative partner, VA joins nearly 10,000 organizations across the Nation supporting the Department of Defense in this mission to honor and thank our Vietnam Veterans.  I encourage all VA leaders to either host ceremonies or participate in community events during the period March 25 – 29, 2018, to express our tremendous gratitude to this generation of warriors and their families.
The commemoration recognizes all men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the United States’ involvement in Vietnam—November 1, 1955 – May 7, 1975.  Nine million Americans, approximately 7.2 million living today, served during that period.  The commemoration makes no distinction between Veterans who served in-country, in-theater, or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years.  All answered the call to duty.    
Please visit to learn how your organization or facility can become a commemorative partner and participate in this commemoration.  VA currently sustains more than 400 commemorative partnerships, and I am so proud of their contributions to honor and thank our Vietnam Veterans.  Importantly, a partnership provides historical media and the ability to request beautifully struck lapel pins and other recognition items for presentation to Vietnam Veterans.
Thank you for your continued service to VA and America’s Veterans.
David J. Shulkin, M.D.

Navy set to commission USS Omaha

The USS Omaha is set to be commissioned. The formal ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, February 3rd in San Diego.

The Navy calls it the newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Omaha (LCS 12).