A MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-COMMANDER
My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the September 2016 NAAV convention in Las Vegas for the first time.
It was great to meet many of you and now have a face to go with the voices. Seeing the Atomic Museum for the first time was also a treat. Our plan to tour the Nevada nuclear test site was thwarted by thieves
breaking into our car. I was so looking forward to that activity, oh well. During the convention I was drafted into the Vice Commander position from the National Director At Large position. I still retain the
Minnesota State Co - Commander position.
My Atomic Veteran experience was being part of the Enewetak Atoll Radiological Cleanup Project that took place
from 1977 to 1980.
We are well on our way to getting our three pieces of legislation (Atomic Veteran Service Medal Act. Mark Takai
Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act (H.R. 632 & S283 115th session), and the National Atomic Veterans Day (July 16th} introduced in the 115th legislative session. I believe all will be introduced by the end of
February 2017. We are looking for a Senator to introduce the National Atomic Veterans Day (July 16th) Bill. It is imperative that we encourage our friends, relatives, and each other to contact our Senators and
Congressmen to cosponsor these Bills. Updates and info will be coming on the www.Project180.Today web site
I'm hoping to be able to make it to Washington DC May 20th, 2017 for Operation Stand Together. I hope many
of you can also make it to this gathering.
I look forward to working for and with all of you,as well as, meeting more of you at the 2017 NAAV Conference
in Branson, MO.
Thank you, Keith Kiefer