The Atlanta Chapter luncheon at the Golden Corral was an excellent event, with presentations on the Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) and the upcoming Navy football season.
Debbie McKinley, ’95 gave an impressive rundown on the history and success of the VEO, of which she is Board Chair. She told a touching story of VEO’s origin, sparked by the discovery that two employees of her company were actually homeless veterans. A comment on the VEO history from its website states, “Since 2008, Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) has provided Housing, Supportive Services, Job Training and Placement to over 5,000 homeless veterans and their families.” Functions of the organization include providing meals and shelter, getting veterans connected with the VA, and helping them get reconnected with their families and friends. Debbie is very proud of the fact that they have an 87 per cent success rate. Please look at https://www.veohero.org/p/mission.html
A preview of the upcoming Navy football season was presented by Steve Peters, ’84 and Tom Tarquinio, ’83. Both Steve and Tom were Navy football players. They gave us some insight into coaching changes, profiles of key players, and some new strategies for this year. https://navysports.com/