Nearly 100 members of the Defense Council attended the September 2017 meeting at Front Range Airport. Attendees enjoyed a delicious breakfast by the Aviator Bar and Grill, sponsored by Front Range Airport and The Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
Airport Director Dave Ruppel, provided the Council with an update on the airport and the current status of the airport’s Spaceport designation. In addition, the Council received a mission briefing from Major Eric Hayes, 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (located at Front Range Airport). Unit, congressional, and community reports were provided by military and community leaders.
Attendees also generously donated items to support the local USO.