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Taking Care of Our Vets and DNC Kick-Off

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Part One: Taking Care of our Vets Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colonel David Sutherland has had a long and varied military career, including stints working with soldiers all over the world in places like Kuwait, South West Asia, Iraq, and elsewhere in the Middle East. He's in Charlotte to meet with community leaders to talk about how to better the transition and reintegration process for our veterans coming back from service around the world. We'll talk about how best to support United States Service members upon coming home from war, and how government agencies are working to organize military support groups to match with the vets who need their help. Guest Colonel David W. Sutherland - Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Co-Author of the White Paper "Sea of Goodwill: Matching the Donor to the Need" Homeland Charlotte: How Secure Are We? WFAE Public Conversation This free community forum will examine the state of homeland security in Charlotte/Mecklenburg ten years after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11th. Thursday Sept. 8th at 7pm at the Charlotte Police and Fire Training Academy. Event registration. Part Two: DNC Kick-Off The kick-off is here! The official Democratic National Convention kick-off is this week in Uptown, so we'll sit down with the CEO of the DNC Convention Committee to talk about what planning has taken place for next year's convention so far, and we'll hear what's coming in the next few months as the city prepares for the 2012 Convention. Guest Steve Kerrigan - CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee Add and read comments