“Meet Your Army” on May 6 at Bellevue University
Free community event provides interactive Army experience through military tech, vehicles
Ten-hut! No matter who you are, you can “Meet Your Army” Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during a free community event at Bellevue University (1008 Bruin Blvd., Bellevue, NE 68005).
The Omaha Army Recruiting Company, the Nebraska Army National Guard and Bellevue University have joined forces for Nebraska’s first-ever “Meet Your Army,” bringing together top Army soldiers and technology to give a first-hand look at life as a soldier.
“The event will offer members of the public a rare up-close opportunity to get to know the service men and women who defend our country,” said U.S. Army Cpt. Corey Milner. “They’ll get to see the advanced technology service members use in their special missions and everyday duties.”
Spectators can expect to see the latest in Army technology, vehicles, aircraft and even a parachute jump demonstration from the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights team from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
“We are excited to have an event that’s the first of its kind to educate the public on the opportunities and lifestyle of service in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, and Nebraska Army National Guard,” said Cpt.Milner. “The event will highlight the many different ways to serve both country and community.”
“We want the community to experience the power of the Army and see what our Army is doing to cultivate the next generation of leaders”
In addition to all the Army and Nebraska Army National Guard displays, there will be local vendors that are partners with the military in the Marge H. Durham Student Center. Free parking will be available in lots A and B.
“We want the community to experience the power of the Army and see what our Army is doing to cultivate the next generation of leaders,” said Stan Hawkins, Director of Government and Military Operations at Bellevue University. “We’re excited to see what these soldiers have in store for the Bellevue community.”
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).