On Saturday, February 18, 2017, the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska will be hosting their 40th Annual Salute to the Military — a formal banquet that celebrates the accomplishments of 12 outstanding military service members, ranked E6 or below. Each branch of military service, including active duty, guard, and reserves, selects one exceptional Alaskan service member who has exemplified integrity and service before self throughout their military careers.
This year’s Salute to the Military marks the 40th year of honoring the best of Alaska’s military, and is the longest running military appreciation event in Alaska. Salute to the Military is also one of the largest events of its kind, averaging over 400 attendees, including community partners and supporters; over 100 junior enlisted service members; military leadership; members of the Alaska delegation; and honorary event chair, Senator Lisa Murkowski.
The ASYMCA of Alaska is pleased to have as our keynote speaker, Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander of U.S. Pacific Command. The Annual Salute to the Military will also include performances from the Anchorage Community Concert Band.
About the Armed Services YMCA: In 2017, the ASYMCA registered more than 250,000 participants and delivered more than 1.3 million points of service to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states. Innovative, direct services are tailored to the needs of local military installations nationwide with the help of 13,000 volunteers in addition to community and military support. Of the 1.2 million Active Duty military stationed in the US, approximately 82% are located where the ASYMCA has a Branch or Affiliate nearby to help make military life easier. The ASYMCA does not receive government funding, and does not charge dues or membership fees for their programs. Your tax deductible donation (Tax ID #36-3274346) to the ASYMCA, a top-rated non-profit, will make a significant impact on the lives of enlisted service members and their families. Please visit asymca.org to learn more.
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Contact: Sarah Riffer
ASYMCA of Alaska
10449 Luke Avenue
JBER. AK 99506