November’s Defense Council meeting was hosted by the Colorado National Guard at the Army National Guard Training Facility in Colorado Springs, CO. The group was welcomed by Mickey Hunt, deputy executive director, Department of Military & Veterans Affairs.
The meeting brought together the Aurora Chamber’s Defense Council (ADC) and the Colorado Springs Military Affairs Council (MAC), and included presentations by the respective Chairs of each organization, Ron Cole (ADC) and Mike Jorgensen (MAC), along with a discussion about ongoing opportunities to partner on military issues impacting Colorado.
Attendees also received an update on the Comprehensive Military Value and Economic Impact of Department of Defense Activities in Colorado report, expected to be finalized spring 2018. The two councils also heard from congressional staff members. Breakfast was sponsored by the Holiday Inn Airport, Colorado Springs.