At the Veterans Breakfast Club, Stories Unite Us. 

Check out each of our veterans storytelling programs, or see our full event schedule below. All are welcome to join us!

VBC Happy Hour | Monday, August 2, 2021

Date: August 2, 2021

Time: 7pm-8:30pm Eastern

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Every Monday night at 7pm ET on Zoom; simulcasted to Facebook and YouTube. BYOB(everage). Join us as we talk with survivors and a historian of the USS Forrestal carrier disaster of July 29, 1967. On that day, John McCain, future senator from Arizona, was waiting to take off in his A-4 Skyhawk jet when a rocket from a neighboring F-4 Phantom shot across the deck and slammed into McCain’s plane. Fuel from the A-4 spilled out and caught fire, detonating a 1,000-pound bomb. The disaster caused the largest loss of life aboard a US ship since WWII, and it inspired a whole new approach firefighting and damage control at sea. Its lessons are still taught today.

Remembering 9/11 with Heather Penney, Fighter Pilot Hero | Sat. Aug. 7, 2021

Date: August 7, 2021

Time: 1pm ET

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Join us live in-person or online on Saturday, August 7 at 1:00pm, as we welcome USAF fighter pilot veteran Heather Penney to the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. As the nation and the world prepare to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States, the VBC with the Military Community Support Project is hosting a special event with Heather Penney, who was tasked with hunting United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. On that infamous morning, Lt. Penney climbed into the cockpit of her F-16 and took off in search of the hijacked aircraft. She had no time to arm her fighter. Tickets are free, but registration to attend the in-person event is required.

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