Northeast Indiana Base Community Council 

  "America's Most Engaged Military Community!"


Fort Wayne Base Community Council Quarterly Luncheon featuring Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor Recipient

  • 07 Oct 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Walb Student Union International Ballroom, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Registration

  • Includes 8 reservations at a table located near the stage/front of venue, a booth in the Concourse, and promotion at the event.
    Names of your 8 attendees may be provided to FWBCC at a later date.
  • $15 Luncheon and event fee for current Active, Guard or Reserve members of the U.S. Armed Forces, current Military Spouses, Former Military, and Gold Star Family Members.
  • $20 Luncheon and Event Fee for a member of the Fort Wayne Base Community Council.
  • $25 Luncheon & Event fee for attendees who are not members of the Fort Wayne Base Community Council and are not current Military or Veteran.

Registration is closed
   

FWBCC ~ Bringing Community 

and Military Service Together

You are cordially invited 

to the Quarterly Luncheon of the

Fort Wayne Base Community Council

hosted in partnership with the

Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association  

on Friday, October 7, 2016

at the IPFW International Ballroom

2101 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

Your Hosts and Steel Dynamics Inc. 

proudly present Keynote Speaker

Sgt. Dakota Meyer, USMC Veteran Medal of Honor Recipient

 

Dakota Meyer being awarded Medal of Honor by President Obama

 

 

 

 

  

  • First Living Marine to Receive Medal of Honor since 1973 and is also one of the youngest
  • Author of the New York Times Best-Seller             "Into the Fire"
  • When Marines went missing after being ambushed by insurgents, Meyer defied orders and saved his comrades.
  • Partnered with Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation to help raise $1 Million.
  • Working with The Chamber of Commerce to Launch the Personal Branding Initiative of the Hiring Our Heroes Program to help returning Veterans find work

Tickets Required and Available On-Line Now:

 $15 - Veteran or Current Military/MilitarySpouse

 $20 - FWBCC Member

 $25 - Guests, General Public

 $500 - Corporate Table Sponsorship:  Includes table of 8 for luncheon, Table Sign with sponsor name and Sponsor Name in printed program.

-  Ticket Sales Close October 3rd

-  Day of event registration opens at 11:00 am

-  Program begins at 11:30 am  

 The Fort Wayne Base Community Council is a nonprofit membership organization promoting understanding and engagement between community and military, advocating for maintaining military strength in the Northeast Indiana region, and providing resources and aid to service members and their families, including a 501c3 Military Support Fund.

Come join us in Fort Wayne Indiana and help support Veterans, current members of the U.S. Military, and the families and community members standing behind our Nation's Warfighters. 

 About Keynote Speaker Sgt. Dakota Meyer

Keynote Speaker Sgt. Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor as a result of his actions on September 8, 2009. Here is the script from his ceremony.

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the repeated risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a member of Marine Embedded Training Team 2-8, Regional Corps Advisory Command 3-7, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on 8 September 2009. When the forward element of his combat team began to be hit by intense fire from roughly 50 Taliban insurgents dug-in and concealed on the slopes above Ganjgal village, Corporal Meyer mounted a gun-truck, enlisted a fellow Marine to drive, and raced to attack the ambushers and aid the trapped Marines and Afghan soldiers. During a six hour fire fight, Corporal Meyer single-handedly turned the tide of the battle, saved 36 Marines and soldiers and recovered the bodies of his fallen brothers. Four separate times he fought the kilometer up into the heart of a deadly U-shaped ambush. During the fight he killed at least eight Taliban, personally evacuated 12 friendly wounded, and provided cover for another 24 Marines and soldiers to escape likely death at the hands of a numerically superior and determined foe.

On his first foray his lone vehicle drew machine gun, mortar, rocket grenade and small arms fire while he rescued five wounded soldiers. His second attack disrupted the enemy’s ambush and he evacuated four more wounded Marines. Switching to another gun-truck because his was too damaged they again sped in for a third time, and as a turret gunner he killed several Taliban attackers at point blank range and suppressed enemy fire so 24 Marines and soldiers could break-out. Despite being wounded, he made a fourth attack with three others to search for missing team members. Nearly surrounded and under heavy fire he dismounted the vehicle and searched house to house to recover the bodies of his fallen team members. By his extraordinary heroism, presence of mind amidst chaos and death, and unselfish devotion to his comrades in the face of great danger, Corporal Meyer reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

The Book

"Into the Fire" tells the full story of the chaotic battle of Ganjigal for the first time,  in a compelling, human way that reveals it as a microcosm of our recent wars. Meyer takes us from his upbringing on a farm in Kentucky, through his Marine and sniper training, onto the battlefield, and into the vexed aftermath of his harrowing exploits in a battle that has become the stuff of legend.  

This is a tale of American values and upbringing, of stunning heroism, and of adjusting to loss and to civilian life. We see it all through Meyer’s eyes, bullet by bullet, with raw honesty in telling of both the errors that resulted in tragedy and the resolve of American soldiers, U.S. Marines, and Afghan soldiers who’d been abandoned and faced certain death.  

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  • A buffet meal is included in the registration fee.
  • Payment Online is preferred & appreciated. If you wish to generate an invoice for your records, you can select such option and then continue to pay the invoice online via a PayPal Account or Credit Card.
  • If you are not able to attend this event but would like to support our mission, click on the "Donate" tab on this website.
       
Brought to you by volunteer leaders and members of the 
Fort Wayne Base Community Council,
in partnership with NIDIA, Steel Dynamics and  Keith Busse 
     
   
Bringing Community and Military Service Together
fortwaynebcc.org
P.O. Box 25506
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
260-760-9936
email: fortwaynebasecc@gmail.com
Facebook: Fort Wayne Base Community Council
Twitter: @FortWayneBCC

FWBCC ~ Bringing Community 

and Military Service Together

You are cordially invited 

to the Fort Wayne Base Community Council's 

Quarterly Luncheon & Program &

Military & Veteran Support Concourse

on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

at the Parkview Mirro Conference Center

10622 Parkview Plaza Dr, Fort Wayne, Indiana

 Featuring Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Kris "Tanto" Paronto 

Kris Tanto Parato

  • Former Army Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment
  • Security and Military Consultant
  • Proven Leader and Devout Father of 3 Children
  • Hero and Survivor of 9-11-2012 Terrorist Attack on US Mission in Benghazi, Libya
  • Contributor to Bestselling Book "13 HOURS" and 2016 Hit Movie "13 HOURS: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"

Mark your calendar for these exciting April 19 events:

10:00 am Military, Veteran & Community Resources  - free and convenient access to booths located in the Concourse of the Parkview Mirro Conference Center event venue.  

Open to the public - luncheon registration is not required.

10:30 am Check-In for the Luncheon & Program  opens in the Concourse of the Mirro Conference Center event venue. 

Pre-registration is required - Please note that Registration closes on April 9. Early registration pricing ends March 31.

11:30 am Official Program & Luncheon begins  promptly at 11:30 a.m. with singing of our National Anthem. Attendees must be pre-registered.

1:30 pm "13 HOURS" book sale and book signing    by our Keynote Speaker Kris "Tanto" Paronto begins. Proceeds of the book sale will benefit our community partner USO of Indiana.

FWBCC Keynote Speaker Kris "Tanto" Paronto

Keynote Speaker Sgt. Kris "Tanto" Paranto will share first-hand details of the September 11, 2012 attack on Benghazi and will inspire our audience with his ideas on servant leadership and leadership under fire.

Kris Paronto - “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and a private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. Until 2013, he also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world. 

Mr. Paronto was part the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the  bestselling book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members. A movie based on the book opened in theatres earlier this year.

Mr. Paronto was born in Alamosa, Colorado and obtained his Associate Degree from Dixie College (now Dixie State University) in St. George, Utah, Bachelor’s Degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado and Masters Degree from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 4 years in the US Army and an additional 4 years in the US Army National Guard, reaching the rank of Sergeant then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003. 

Our event will include presentations by special guests and local military leaders.  

Come join us in Fort Wayne Indiana and help support Veterans, current members of the U.S. Military, and the families and community members standing behind our nation's warfighters.  

The Book and Movie

"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" is the harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 HOURS presents the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Kris was one of those selfless men who went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. The book and movie are the personal account of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack.

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  • A full plated meal (including vegetarian and gluten-free options) is included in the registration fee.
  • Registrants can register other attendees as "special guests", or a separate registration can be completed for guests. 
  • Payment Online is preferred & appreciated. If you wish to generate an invoice for your records, you can select such option and then continue to pay the invoice online via a PayPal Account or Credit Card.
  • If you are not able to attend this event but would like to support our mission, click on the "Donate" tab on this website.
 
Brought to you by volunteer leaders and members of the 
Fort Wayne Base Community Council,
in partnership with


Bringing Community and Military Service Together
fortwaynebcc.org
P.O. Box 25506
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
260-760-9936
email: fortwaynebasecc@gmail.com
Facebook: Fort Wayne Base Community Council
Twitter: @FortWayneBCC

Northeast Indiana Base Community Council

P.O. Box 25506

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

northeastindianabcc@gmail.com

260-446-3447

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