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HONORING LOCAL VETERANS

Nov. 5, 2022 at the Wichita Marriott.

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Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Maureen E. Tanner - United States Air Force

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Lieutenant Colonel Maureen E. Tanner is the Commander of the 349th Air Refueling Squadron, 22d Operations Group, 22d Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. As Commander, she is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping combat-ready KC-135 aircrews for worldwide mobility operations.

Lieutenant Colonel Tanner received her commission from the United States Air Force Academy in June 2004. She is a mobility pilot with over 3,300 flight hours of world-wide operational experience, 1,200 of which are combat hours in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Freedom’s Sentinel and Inherent Resolve. In 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Tanner was selected to participate in the Olmsted Scholarship Program and subsequently completed two years of Master’s studies at the University of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France.

Prior to this assignment, Lieutenant Colonel Tanner served in the European Command (EUCOM) J5/8 as the Political-Military Country Desk Officer for Italy, Greece and Malta, working to secure U.S. access, basing and overflight permissions in support of EUCOM and U.S. National Security objectives.

Sponsor the 2022 Veterans Coming Home Salute

Sponsorship Information Contact
Terri Brooks, PBS KANSAS Director of Development, at tbrooks@kpts.org or call 316-838-3090 ext. 221.

 

Event Information Contact

Laura Taylor, PBS KANSAS Special Events & Volunteer Manager, ltaylor@kpts.org or 316-838-3090 ext. 218

Congratulations to the Previous PBS KANSAS Veterans Coming Home Salute Award Recipients!

2021

PBS Kansas Senator Robert J. Dole Distinguished Service Award
Colonel Robert Hester, US Army

PBS Kansas Spirit Aero Systems Herb Duncan “Can Do Attitude” Award 
Ronald L. Colbert, US Airforce Veteran 

 

PBS Kansas AgVantis Veterans Coming Home Distinguished Service Award
John Noonan, US Navy Veteran

 

PBS KansasVeterans Coming Home Distinguished Service Award
Pastor Herman Hicks, US Air Force Veteran

 

PBS KansasFoulston Siefkin LLP Veterans Coming Home Business Award
Veterans Upward Bound, Wichita State University, Accepted by Stacia Lyday

The 7th annual PBS Kansas Veterans Coming Home Salute was held Nov. 6, 2021.

2020

2020

KPTS Robert J. Dole Distinguished Service Award
Greg Zuercher - Retired Sergeant, Army

KPTS “Can-Do” Attitude Award
James S. Eicher - Retired Colonel, Army

KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Service Award

  • Terry D. Houck
  • Rev. David C. Fulton
  • Jack L. Weiss
     

KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Business Award - Larry Burks, Wichita State University Military & Veteran Services


 

2019

KPTS Robert J. Dole Distinguished Service Award recipient - John Remy

KPTS “Can Do Attitude” Award recipient - Herb Duncan

KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Service Award recipients:

  • Guy F. Bower
  • Gene McCreight
  • Brian Coleman

 

KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Business Award recipient - Team RWB

2018

KPTS Robert J. Dole Award Distinguished Service Award recipient - David M. Kennedy

KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Service Award recipients:

  • Terry Kasperek
  • Raymond V. Miller

 

KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Business Award recipients - Vet-to-Vet Support Command and Veteran Providers Coalition of Sedgwick County

2017

KPTS Robert J. Dole Award Distinguished Service Award recipient - James D. Denison

KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Service Award recipients:

  • Barbara Bulger
  • Gary Rogers
  • Stephan F. Gonzales

 

KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Business Award recipient - Alpha One Drop Zone

2016

KPTS Robert J. Dole Award Distinguished Service Award - Bob Rogers

KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Business Award recipient - Kansas Honor Flight

2015

Robert J. Dole recognized at the first Veterans Coming Home Salute.

PBS KANSAS Veterans Coming Home Salute 

VCH Greg Zuercher

Greg Zuercher, is the recipient of the KPTS Robert J. Dole Distinguished Service Award.

VCH James Eicher

James Eicher, the recipient of the KPTS Herb Duncan "Can-Do Attitude" Award.

VCH David Fulton

David C. Fulton, is the recipient of the KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Award.

VCH Terry Houck

Terry Houck, the recipient of KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Service Award.

VCH Jack Weiss

Jack Weiss, is the recipient of the KPTS Distinguished Veterans Coming Home Service Award.

VCH WSU Military and Veteran Services

WSU Military and Veteran Services - recipient of the KPTS Distinguished VCH Business Award

KPTS Veterans Salute - Gene McCreight

KPTS salutes our veterans. Brought to you by FH Kaysing and the Lattner Family Foundation.

KPTS Veterans Salute - Jon Remy

KPTS salutes our veterans. Brought to you by FH Kaysing and the Lattner Family Foundation.

KPTS Veterans Salute - Brian Coleman

KPTS salutes our veterans. Brought to you by FH Kaysing and the Lattner Family Foundation.

KPTS Veterans Salute - Chris Norgren

KPTS salutes our veterans. Brought to you by FH Kaysing and the Lattner Family Foundation.

KPTS Veterans Salute - Guy Bower

KPTS salutes our veterans. Brought to you by FH Kaysing and the Lattner Family Foundation.

KPTS Veterans Salute - Jay Erwin

KPTS salutes our veterans. Brought to you by FH Kaysing and the Lattner Family Foundation.

KPTS Veterans Salute - Wayne Borman

KPTS salutes our veterans. Brought to you by FH Kaysing and the Lattner Family Foundation.

KPTS Veterans Salute - Veteran Banners

KPTS salutes our veterans. Brought to you by FH Kaysing and the Lattner Family Foundation.

KPTS Veterans Salute - Herb Duncan

KPTS salutes our veterans. Brought to you by FH Kaysing and the Lattner Family Foundation.

KPTS Veterans Salute - Submarine Veterans Ceremony

KPTS salutes our veterans. Brought to you by FH Kaysing and the Lattner Family Foundation.