LTC Jeff Collins, USA (Ret.) met with LTC Jason Jajack, USA, AROTC PMS and Major Paul Matthews, USMC (Ret.) at Capital University on 28 October and with Colonel Kevin Cullen, USAF, OSU AFROTC PAS on 7 November to review IRS Approval of our 501 (c)(3) Application, establishment of our MOAA COC Foundation, our Marketing Plan, Fundraising Efforts and Fall MOAA COC/ROTC Partnership Opportunities.
LTC Jeff Collins attended the “1 Day for the KIA” 5K Run at the OSU Main Oval and Skills Competition at the French Field House hosted by the OSU AFROTC Detachment on 2 November. The 5K Run included three laps around The Ohio State University Main Oval to raise money for the OSU Living Legacy Scholarship – a Scholarship that benefits the families of wounded and fallen OSU service members. The Skills Competition included AFROTC Cadets from several other universities competing in various skill events.
LTC Jeff Collins attended the OSU ROTC “Rock Ceremony” on 7 November in front of the OSU Admin Building on the Oval. The “Rock Ceremony” honors all alumni of The Ohio State University who have laid down their lives for our country as well as the many thousands of The Ohio State University students and alumni who have served their country and those who are currently on active duty. Concurrently to the “Rock Ceremony” OSU ROTC Cadets and Midshipmen participated in a 12 – Hour Veteran’s Day Run on the Main Oval honoring our nation’s service members
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I received the following thank you email from CPT Ben Schneider with the 10 MTN DIV CAVN. “We did receive the K-cups yesterday. Thanks for those as they will keep us going through these long nights. Again, we really appreciate the support. Happy Veterans day.”
Over 600 new Christmas cards have been sent to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The last box went out November 9 in plenty of time for the troops to get the greeting cards back to family and friends in the states. I am thankful to MOAA members and neighbors for donating the cards.
On Veterans Day, we were traveling to Rochester, NY. It was inspiring to see Veterans sitting together at tables enjoying each other’s company. At our rest stops, we talked with many Veterans from several states. Among Veterans, there is a comradery that brings together strangers.
If you know of anyone who is deployed, please forward the name to me.
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