The Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) are proud to announce that Dr. Phillip Karber will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 UAV Annual Convention.
Phillip Karber is president of the Potomac Foundation and an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. A former Marine, he worked with General Donn Starry and the US Army Training and Doctrine Command on Lessons Learned from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and he served as strategy adviser to former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger.
Dr. Karber is an internationally recognized authority on defense and national security matters; an accomplished business executive; and a university professor. He has prepared studies and recommendations on defense strategy for the highest levels of the US government; advised many NATO governments on defense issues; headed BDM Corporation’s International Division; served as JFK International Air Terminal’s Chairman of the Board; and teaches courses in national security and military affairs at Georgetown University.
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History of Military Challenge Coins
No one really knows when military challenge coins were first introduced, but there are several stories about their origin. Take your pick which story you choose to believe.
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United States Army veteran Chris Labiak received the “Ambassador for Peace” medal from a representative of the Korean Government for his service in Korea. Chris is the son of Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) Post 1 member Pete Labiak. Chris had previously been awarded the Bronze Star with “V” for valor. Five veterans, including Chris, received recognition in August.
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Have you visited the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) website lately? Does anything look different?
If you did visit the site, you probably noticed a big difference. The UAV launched a new website in August, 2019. The UAV webmaster, Joe Nasevich, has been working on a new website design the during the last few weeks, and those efforts came to fruition with the launch of a shiny, new site during the wee hours of Sunday, 18 August 2019. And what did you do during your summer vacation?
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Ukrainian American Veterans hold 71st National Convention
The Ukrainian American Veterans organization concluded its two-day annual National Convention on Saturday, October 6. Forty delegates met to discuss national UAV policies and to elect a new National Executive Board.
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