To access the base for the service on Camp Geiger, you will need base access. In order to get base access, you must have a driver's license, DoD ID card, passport, or school ID if under the age of 18. If a state ID says “not for federal ID" then you must present two photo ID's. You must also show vehicle registration, insurance card, and rental agreement (if applicable) to drive on base. .
You are required to have a sponsor. The following individuals will serve as a sponsor. .
David Seelye will be at Camp Geiger from 0730 until approx. 0930 on the 22nd.
Ricky Williams will be at Camp Geiger from 0900 to 1000 on the 22nd.
After 1000, those wishing to get on Camp Geiger will need to find their own sponsor.
The attached link can provide you with additional information about base access.
The annual Mentor Ohio Memorial was held this past weekend.
Kevin Ayers is a familiar name to many Beirut Vets and family members and now he is your BVA Vice President. Kevin joined the Corps in 1980 and served in Beirut with the 2531 Radio Men with MSSG 24 from May to November 1983 as Lance Corporal. Kevin returned to Camp Lejeune where he was stationed with the 2nd Medical battalion until leaving the Corps in 1984.
After leaving the Corps, Kevin entered the commercial printing industry where he has worked since 1987.
Kevin has been very involved in the BVA for the last decade in an informal capacity as a life member. Though he has not held a formal office until now, he has been very involved, including participating in the Memorial Day parade for 8 years and attending the Memorial in North Carolina during the past 12 years, making it there more frequently in the past 5 years.
Other than the BVA, Kevin is involved with the American Legion, VFW, and local Sportsman’s Club where he served as president for 5 years.
In his spare time Kevin enjoys kayaking, hunting, and fishing. He enjoys the outdoors and gets to travel for work.
Kevin says he is looking forward to working with the board and for members in the future. He also wants members to feel free to contact him for any needs or questions. His email is [email protected]
Indiana Service Members Killed in Beirut Memorial Dedication
When: September 21, 2019 at noon
Where: HWY 49 and Porter Ave. Chesterton, Indiana.
Reception immediately following at the American Legion Post 170 at 798 Wabash Ave. Chesterton, Indiana.