NH DHHS Announces 1st Ever Seacoast Veterans Conference 5/13

Event to be held Thursday, May 13th, at Pease Air National Guard Base

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in partnership with the New Hampshire National Guard, the Rochester VFW and Long Term Care Partners, LLC will host the first-ever Seacoast Veterans Conference on Thursday, May 13th, in Building 149, 320 Newmarket St., at the Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth.

The Seacoast Veterans Conference is part of a new effort by DHHS and the National Guard to help educate the civilian community about military culture, as well as assist in bringing military and civilian organizations together to serve veterans, service members and their families. There are 275 people registered to attend.

WHO: 275 New Hampshire Veterans and Service Providers
WHAT: Seacoast Veterans Conference
WHEN: Thursday, May 13, 2010, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
WHERE: Pease Air National Guard Base
Building 149, 320 Newmarket St.
Please stop at Bldg. 16 for escort through gate.


9 AM Opening Ceremony – National Anthem and “Our Freedom Song” sung by Tenley Westbrook

9:45 AM Keynote Presentation from Gen. William Reddel, Adjutant General for the NH National Guard

10:45 AM Presentation from Nationally Recognized Dr. Mark Gilberton on Combat Survival Skills and Coming Home

1:30 Panel Presentation by 9 Veterans – WW II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan (including female veterans, mothers of veterans and an Ex-POW Veteran)

3:25 PM Closing Ceremony – Flag Folding performed by Cub Scouts Pack 195