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Mistress of Ceremonies – Ms. Elena Russo – NBCUniversal COMCAST

Ms. Elena Russo (Comcast NBCUniversal) will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Fourth Annual Salute to American Veterans Ball (AVB2019) on November 8, 2019 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 law enforcement […]

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

AVB2019 is proud to announce and welcomes this year’s Master of Ceremonies – Master Sergeant (Retired) Terrence L. Hayes, enlisted in the U.S. Army August 30, 1996, and concluded his illustrious 20-year career August 31, 2016. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Hayes attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Advanced Individual Training as […]

Ozzy Ramos, Founder of AVB, Announces MGM-National Harbor, MD Venue for 2019

Ozzy Ramos (Founder, AVB) announces the MGM Hotel & Casino National Harbor, MD as its next location for the 2019 year. It will be held on Friday November 8th, 2019, so be sure to save this date. The AVB was created to provide “ALL” veterans of the “Armed Forces” with the opportunity to participate in […]

Deputy Secretary Jaime Areizaga-Soto Secretariat of Veterans and Defense Affairs Office of the Governor, VA to attend AVB

Jaime Areizaga-Soto (array – saga – soto) serves as the Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs of Virginia. Mr. Areizaga-Soto works with the Secretary in advising Governor McAuliffe on all matters related to the almost 750,000 Virginia veterans and in ensuring an excellent relationship between the Commonwealth and all Department of Defense (DoD) assets […]

Ms. Tere Puras from Mano a Mano Ayudando a Puerto Rico to address the American Veterans Ball

Maria Teresa Puras, better known as “Tere”, is a happy and loving soul that enjoys making people smile. Her ethical and moral compass drives her way of life and compassion for the greater good in all that she is and all that she does. She’s a self-starter, forward thinker, and results driven personality all aimed […]

Brigadier General Irene Zoppi (U.S.A.) to Attend the American Veterans Ball on 11 November 2017

Brigadier General Zoppi is the Deputy Commanding General – Support under the 200th Military Police Command at Fort Meade, Maryland. Previously, she served as the SOUTHCOM Army Reserve Elements Commander/J2 with the 76th Operational Response Command based in Miami, Florida working with partnerships throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Native from Canóvanas, Puerto Rico, Brig. […]

Major General Marta Carcana (Retired) – National Guard of Puerto Rico – to Attend the AVB-VA on 11/11/17

The American Veterans Ball (AVB) is HONORED to announce that Major General Marta Carcana, Puerto Rico National Guard (Retired) and former Adjutant General will be joining us on Veterans Day. Major General Carcana began her broad and extensive military career in the 1986 in U.S. Army Reserve serving as a clinical nurse with the MC […]

Apostle Kevin Mihlfeld to Deliver the Invocation & Benediction for the AVB-2017 Fredricksburg, VA

The American Veterans Ball (AVB) is proud to announce Apostle Kevin Mihlfeld will delvier the Invocation and Benediction at this year event. Apostle Kevin Mihlfeld is a dynamic speaker who inspires and challenges people from all walks of life. He brings a lifetime of experience to the table as he has served in virtually every […]

Congressman Rob Wittman to Attend and Give Opening Remarks at AVB-VA on 11 November 2017 (Fredericksburg-VA)

Rob Wittman was first elected to serve the First Congressional District of Virginia – America’s First District – in December of 2007. He was re-elected for his fifth full term in the House of Representatives in November 2016. For more than 20 years, Rob has served in several levels of government, from Montross Town Council […]

Lieutenant GENERAL Ron Christmas, (USMC – Retired) to be Guest of HONOR for AVB-VA 2017

Lieutenant General Ron Christmas is currently an Advisor to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and served as the President and CEO from 1997 until his retirement on September 15, 2011. During this period, he successfully led the effort to construct the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center. He was commissioned into the […]