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Mr. Sam Cachola Jr. – Master of Ceremonies for AVB2020

Samuel Cachola is an accomplished Marine Corps veteran, real estate broker and founder of Reality Realty Professionals, co-founder of Heroes’ Media Group, and Chief Operating Officer, American Veteran’s Ball. Sam continues to lead, serve, and support our nation and communities by taking care of our heroes. Sam is a positive contagion of energy, who has […]

The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin will be Special Guest Speaker at AVB2020

The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin was the ninth Secretary of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be Special Guest Speaker at the 5th Annual Salute to American Veterans Ball (AVB2020) on Friday November 6th, 2020 at the MGM National Harbor, MD. Nominated by President Trump to serve in his Cabinet, Secretary Shulkin […]

Sergeant Major Bryan Battaglia (USMC-Retired) will be our PASSION & PURPOSE Speaker for AVB2020

The American Veterans Ball (AVB2020) is PROUD to Announce Sergeant Major Bryan Battaglia (USMC-Retired) will be our PASSION & PURPOSE Speaker for AVB2020 on Friday November 6th, 2020 at the MGM National Harbor, MD. Marine Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia is the former Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, […]

Mistress of Ceremonies – Ms. Elena Russo – COMCAST NBCUniversal

Ms. Elena Russo (NBCUniversal COMCAST) will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Fifth Annual Salute to American Veterans Ball (AVB2020) on Friday – November 6th, 2020 which will take place at the MGM – Casino & Resorts in National Harbor, MD. Elena’s television experience runs the gamut from professional sports and public affairs to […]

Master of Ceremonies – Mr. Terrence Hayes, Master Sergeant, U. S. ARMY, (Retired)

AVB2020 is proud to announce that Mr. Terrence Hayes, Retired, Master Sergeant (USA), will rejoin us as this year’s Master of Ceremonies. Terrence currently serves as the Director, Communication and Public Affairs, for the Veterans for Foreign Wars of the United States. In his role, he advises VFW leadership and senior executives on matters pertaining […]

Congressional GOLD Medal to be Presented to the Family of Sergeant Jose Eduardo Gonzalez, USA at AVB2109

The American Veterans Ball (AVB) is PROUD to announce that Mr. Sam Rodriguez from the BORINQUENEERS CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL CEREMONY NATIONAL COMMITTEE will be presenting the Congressional GOLD Medal to the Gonzalez family in honor of Sergeant Jose Eduardo Gonzalez (U. S. ARMY) of the fierce fighting 65th Infantry Regiment of Co G., otherwise known […]

Mr. Samuel Rodriguez (Boriqueneers) to Receive the PURPOSE Award at the American Veterans Ball (AVB2019)

The American Veterans Ball (AVB) is PROUD to announce that Mr. Samuel Rodríguez Rios, Jr. will be the recipient of this year’s AVB PURPOSE Award for his patriotic and purposeful efforts in the approval of the Borinqueneers‎ Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to the entire Members of the 65th Infantry Regiment. Samuel was born in the […]

Ms. Cherissa Jackson (AMVETS) to Receive the PASSION Award at the American Veterans Ball (AVB2019)

The American Veterans Ball (AVB) is PROUD to announce that Ms. Cherissa Jackson (Chief Medical Executive – AMVETS) will receive this year’s AVB PASSION Award for her relentless suicide prevention efforts and HEAL program. Cherissa served 23 years of active duty military service with 10 of those years as an U.S. Air Force Nurse. She […]

Pastor Jeffrey Smith (Strong Tower Church) to Deliver Invocation at AVB2019

Pastor Jeffrey Smith is the Lead Pastor of Strong Tower Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Strong Tower is a thriving congregation located just south of Washington D.C. It is a place of restoration and hope for people from all walks of life. Today it continues to make significant impact throughout the central Virginia region and around […]

Welcome AVB Ambassador Ms. Marta Bota (Former) Ms. Virginia 2016

Marta Bota is a Professional Makeup Artist, with over 25 years of experience. Her areas of expertise are in television makeup, special event and red carpet makeup application, bridal beauty, and more! Marta started her career in the fashion industry in New York City and has worked for over 20 years in the television industry! […]