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Event Recaps – January 29, 2023

Boston Members Host General Andrew P. Poppas, Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command On January 26th, General Andrew P. Poppas, Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command, met with…

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Event Recaps – January 22, 2023

General Votel led a BENS delegation to Jordan where the group had the distinct honor of having an audience with his Majesty King Abdullah. The extraordinary trip also included a…


Event Recaps – January 9 – 13, 2023

On this trip the BENS delegation had meetings with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ayman…

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger testifies during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee about about ongoing reports of substandard housing conditions Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 in Washington, on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Event Recaps – January 05, 2023

On Thursday, January 5, 2023, General David H. Berger, 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, joined BENS for a virtual conversation as part of the Commander Series. Gen. Berger stated,…

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Event Recaps – December 18, 2022

On Thursday, December 8th, at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta. With 50 in attendance, the largest gathering since COVID, the evening was filled with great conversations, reconnections, great food, and…

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Event Recaps – December 11, 2022

On November 28 – 30th, a BENS delegation visited the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division. The visit included discussions with leadership, a tour of the Northeast Regional Laboratory,…

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Event Recaps – December 4, 2022

On November 21st, General Daniel R. Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, visited BENS Members in Chicago. GEN Hokanson discussed that with long-term and multiple deployments to combat theaters…

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Event Recaps – November 20, 2022

On November 12th General Votel participated in a live discussion between Vermont Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray and Michael Abramowitz, President of Freedom House, on the economic consequences of global democratic…

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Event Recaps – November 6, 2022

In October a BENS delegation engaged with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia.

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Event Recaps – October 23, 2022

The Honorable John Tien, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security visited with BENS members in Washington, DC. He discussed the Department’s priorities for protecting the nation while adapting to a threat…