The Senior NCO Reception – San Antonio’s Celebrate America’s Military kick off event – was held on Thursday, 29 November, 2015. This was Celebrate Excellence’s 3rd year as the major sponsor for the event. Over 320 SNCO’s from all 5 services were in attendance. “We had wonderful weather and a great venue,” reports Tammany Williams, owner of Celebrate Excellence.
The SNCO Reception was held at the historic VFW Post 76, Texas’ oldest VFW. Situated on the San Antonio River near downtown, Post 76 hosted San Antonio’s first event of the 11 day Celebrate America’s Military (CAM) event.
“This reception has grown every year since we started 4 years ago,” reports Tammany. “We have grown from 8 people to over 320 this year!
It is fitting in “Military City USA” that we honor the amazing senior NCO leadership in this town. That’s what this reception is all about – celebrating the backbone of our military – the NCO’s!”
CAM is a tradition unlike any other, where San Antonio expresses its appreciation to these heroes – our Senior Non-Commissioned Officers. CAM is the largest community-wide celebration of the military throughout the USA.
JBSA-San Antonio’s Command Chief, CMSgt Stan Cadell, addressed the audience. “In my 24 years of service I have never seen a Chamber of Commerce that has supported enlisted personnel like the one here in San Antonio!” The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce supports its military community through the Military Affairs Committee and the Senior Enlisted Advisory Committee.
In addition to sponsoring, Celebrate Excellence designed and manufactured the official “Celebrate American’s Military” challenge coin for 2015.
This year’s CAM coin was provided by The Valor Club. “The Valor Club is a one of a kind residential/recreational community born out of a desire to repay some of the debt we owe to our beloved military,” adds Valor Club President, Dan Pedrotti. “The Valor Club is proud to be a partner with the Celebrate America’s Military tradition.”
For more information on the CAM events or see the 2015 CAM schedule visit: www.celebrateamericasmilitary.com