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Our Next Quarterly Event

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Fall BBQ at Port 5!

Mark your calendars for Sept 29th @ 1600 hrs (4 PM) for our Fall gathering!

Many of you are already members of  PORT 5 (its a very social Veteran’s Organization).  PORT 5 has an extremely scenic venue right on Long Island Sound in Bridgeport.  If you haven’t seen this place yet, you are in for a treat.  Weather permitting this will also be a an outdoor event overlooking the scenic harbor there.

We will have a special guest speaker, Tara Carr, LTC, USA (Ret), at the BBQ!

Born in Danbury and raised in New Milford, Tara enlisted in the U.S. Army at 17, serving for 25 years before retiring from her post in Hawaii. In the Army, Tara rose from private to lieutenant colonel. She was a platoon leader, company commander, and foreign area officer in China. Carr was deployed to Afghanistan.

In Afghanistan, she was the key leader representative for the Commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force, traveling extensively and working with Afghanistan’s only female special operations unit. She managed people in uniform, out of uniform, from foreign countries.

Competition is not new to Tara. While still on active duty, she took part in the reality TV show “The Amazing Race” in 2017, winning second place with her partner Joey Covino. She was a 2018 finalist for Ms. Veteran America, which raises funds and awareness for homeless female veterans.

Among her positions in the military she was: Strategic Planner, East Asia, US Army Pacific HQ; Political Advisor to the Commanding General, Special Operations Officer, NATO Command; Policy Strategist, Strategic Defense Intelligence Agency, Wash., DC; China Foreign Area Officer, US Embassy, Beijing, China.

LTC Tara will share with us some of her experiences and views on China, as well as answering any questions you might have about China, Afghanistan, and other aspects of her career.

The buffet menu will include a garden salad, BBQ Chicken, a veal dish, pasta, a couple more veggie dishes, rolls, coffee, and a brownie/cookie dessert spread.  There is also full bar there with friendly service and “veterans prices” !

Make your RESERVATION Below!   

Al Smith

President, WCMOA



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