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UNTIL THE 15 YEAR REUNION BATTLE OF AN NASIRIYAH - GARDEN OF EDEN

WATCH THE TEASER (What it's like to reconnect)


This teaser is a great testament. Independently, 5Yrs ago in 03/2013 +500 Marines, Sailors and Families of Fallen Heroes, reunited for the first & largest reunion events of Operation Iraqi Freedom, for the 10Yr Battle of An Nasiriyah Reunion. It serves as a catalyst for our 15Yr reunion and a growing national movement to re-connect veterans/families and strengthen social connections. Re-uniting those bonded in the cauldron of combat, honoring the fallen and passing forward legacies..

REGISTER


The time has come for us to reconnect, remember and celebrate together in honor of those we've lost.

REGISTER

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Please fill out the registration form for each person attending this event.
  • Gold Star Families - Your travel (airfare, car rental, lodging) expenses are covered. Please register for this all inclusive reunion event.
  • If you (Veterans only) require financial travel assistance, in order be able to attend, please register and ask for assistance as early as possible.

The primary reunion coordinator who's volunteered to lead the planning effort is Dion Brugger. If you have any questions please email tftreunion@gmail.com or contact him via our Reunion Page

We need Unit level volunteers to assist and lead the planning effort. Please contact Dion Brugger to volunteer and serve. Please email tftreunion@gmail.com or contact him via our Reunion Page

DONATE


Give these veterans & families of our fallen the opportunity to reunite.

WE NEED YOU!


PARNTER/SPONSORS

  • Primary POC: Dion Brugger
  • Email: Tftreunion@gmail.com
  • Call: 469-556-447 

* Event Location - We are actively seeking an event location within DFW, TX than can accommodate +1,000.

Develop Reunion Gear or "SWAG" to strengthen our military community and your brand.

Make a Video with us - Help us show the world how your organization supports social connectivity or inspires veterans to thrive.  

Social Media: Showcase your ability to strengthen our military and local community. Join us! @TftReunion

In kind- Support - Provide resources or logistical support: It takes a village! Air-miles, chairs, tables, tents, food and more. What can we do for you in return?

Volunteer: Every member of today's military is a volunteer. The majority of veterans return home and continue serving in their communities. Your organization can volunteer along side veterans during this event. Contact us learn about volunteer opportunities for you or your organization during this event.

Engage and strengthen our military and local community.

Shop to Support. Buy from our Veteran Owned business partners and directly support our mission.


Battle of An Nasiriyah Reunion T-shirt by Oscar Mike

50% Polyester / 50% Combed-Cotton construction. Vintage ultra soft feel for perfect fit. $24.99 each plus $5 flat shipping rate.

Bullets2Bandages .50 Caliber Bottle Opener

This .50 Caliber Bottle Opener is 100% made in the USA. UPGRADE to add custom engraving to the reverse or a Battle of An Nasiriyah Gift Box.

Man Mug

Battle of An Nasiriyah Veteran - A portion of the profit from this mug will be donated directly to the 15 year reunion. Customize it with your Unit!!!

Bullets2Bandages .50 Caliber Bottle Opener

Are you a PEW PEW PEW-er?

Battle of An Nasiriyah Coin

Garden of Eden Marines 2" Coin - Click image to order now! Even thought the "Campaign" is over these are availible to order.

ALPHA COFFEE

USE COUPON CODE: NAS2003 Save 10% while supporting the 15 Yr Battle of An Nasiriyah Reunion. Https://alpha.coffee/

Accomodations


Where to stay

Hotels are available. More information and details will be provided as we get closer to the event.

REUNION SCHEDULE -Tentative


Friday, March 23, 2018

12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Event Location - TBD - We are actively seeking an event location within DFW, TX than can accommodate 500-1,000 attendees.

  • Area Setup
  • Arrivals / Check In / Unit Connections
  • Mission Briefing / Welcome / Opening Remarks / Itinerary / ROE
  • Record Oral Histories of the Battle (Marine Corps History Division)
  • Artifact Donations (Marine Corps History Division)
  • Entertainment
  • Slide Show

Music By

  • Joe Teichman

Saturday, March 24, 2018

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakfast

REUNION SERVICE PROJECT - Travis Manion Foundation

  • Honor our Fallen by Challenging the Living
  • "If not me, then who..."

12:00 PM - 11:55 PM

Lunch 

Record Oral Histories of the Battle (Marine Corps History Division)

Artifact Donations (Marine Corps History Division)

Author Book Signings (Various)

2nd Marines Camp Lejeune Memorial Video - August 2003

Heroes Stories 

Pass Our Legacy Forward 

  • Future Projects Discussion
  • Warrior Reunion Foundation + More Frequent Reunions
  • 20th Battle of Nas Reunion

Dinner/ Evening Social

VIP Speaker(s) - TBD

Music By

  • Joe Teichman
  • Ryan Wardlow
  • Bronco Jr.
  • American Hitmen
  • Scooter Brown Band
  • And More...

Sunday, March 25, 2018

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakfast

Event Music


Scooter Brown Band

After 4 years and 3 months, 2 tours overseas with 1 tour of combat in Iraq as a United States Marine, Scott Brown traded his guns in for guitars and hit the road. The Scooter Brown Band was formed in 2005 and played mainly in and around Houston, Texas. It wasn't until 2009 with the release of their first studio album, "Between Hell & Texas," that they gained a notable presence in the Texas music scene. Along with their growing notoriety came their first radio single "Apology." Other radio releases were soon to follow and include "Whiskey Talkin", "Soldiers Christmas Eve", "Feels Like Home,", and "Summer Song". In 2010, Scooter Brown Band put out the album "LIVE at BIG TEXAS". In 2013, they followed up with their next studio album, "VALOR." The newest self-titled album "Scooter Brown Band" released on September 18, 2015. 3 of the 4 members are military veterans.

American Hitmen

From the battlefields in Iraq to the legendary stage of Radio City Music Hall, the American Hitmen have done it all! Brothers and Marine Corps Combat Veterans, Tim and Dan Cord, founded the band with fellow Marines and musicians in 2005. After serving 4 honorable years and 2 combat tours in Iraq, they decided to leave the Marine Corps to pursue a career in music in 2007. The brothers left the over-saturated Southern California music scene and moved to Utah, where they fell into true harmony with the addition of drummer, Phil Snyder, and bassist, Dave Briggs.

Joe Teichman

Relatively unheard singer-songwriter that is changing that description fast. Playing across the country in coffee shops, theaters, and honky-tonks, Joe has been opening for many great artists all over, such as Walt Wilkins, Scotty Emerick, Bryan White, Josh Grider, and Max Stalling and others, while making a name for his own music. He became a staple in the Bryan/College Station music scene while attending Texas A&M, had a year long stint in the Austin music scene, and is now residing in colorful Colorado. His debut album was release in November 2014, and has been helping him spread his music further than before. His first full-length album will be released in early 2016. He is a songwriter who knows how to be patient with a song and tries to relate on any level.

Bronco Jr.

Marine and Country Music Artist Bronco Jr., He joined the Marine Corps in 2003 and saw 7 months of combat action in 2006-2007 as a Machine Gunner in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. Once out of the Marines in 2007, Bronco moved to Nashville briefly and then to Texas. After recording his debut Album, Bronco has steadily been receiving more and more recognition and radio play. Check out his album "All The Miles In Texas" that was Released on Jul 13, 2013.

Ryan Wardlow

Ryan served with Alpha Co. 8th Tanks in the Battle of An Nasiriyah. He is a native of Bedford Kentucky and discovered his love for country music at an early age. He began playing guitar and writing songs at the young age twelve.

PREMIERE PARTNERS & EVENT SPONSORS


SEMPER FI FUND

The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. We work to ensure that no one is left behind.

OSCAR MIKE

Since that initial fundraiser, Noah has turned Oscar Mike into a full-fledged clothing line consisting of 100% American made military themed apparel and brand-line active wear. Oscar Mike has allowed Noah to employ other injured Vets, aid in rehabilitative programs, organize an injured Veteran based non-profit The Oscar Mike Foundation.

Warrior Reunion Foundation

The Warrior Reunion Foundation connects our nation's warriors with the one resource that can get them through anything: each other. We deliver unparalleled, all-inclusive reunion experiences to units deployed to a combat theater, giving veterans the opportunity to reunite, remember and recover together.

Man Mug

Man Mug is veteran-owned company based in Southern California. The Man Mug - A double walled, stainless steel mug that has a cushion of sealed air, acting as an insulator keeping your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot.

Alpha Cofffee

Veteran Owned - No Compromise - Premium Coffee. For every bag of Alpha Coffee sold, we donate coffee to deployed military troops & donate to military charities. CHECK OUT WITH COUPON: NAS2003 to directly support this event.

Bullets 2 Bandages

Anniversary of the Battle of An Nasiriyah... This .50 Caliber Bottle Opener is 100% made in the USA from a once-fired .50 BMG casing and a demilitarized projectile . UPGRADE to add custom engraving to the reverse or a Battle of An Nasiriyah Gift Box.

A FEW STORIES...


Marines in the Garden of Eden

By Richard S. Lowry

I Am My Brother''s Keeper. Journal of a Gunnery in Iraq

By (Ret) GySgt Jason Duran

The Battle of An Nasiriyah

by Col. Rod Andrew

Ambush Alley: The Most Extraordinary Battle of the Iraq War

by Tim Pritchard

Charlie Battery: A Marine Artillery Unit in Iraq

by Andrew J. Lubin

After Action: The True Story of a Cobra Pilot's Journey

by Dan Sheehan

REGISTER + DONATE + VOLUNTEER


GET INVOLVED

REGISTER - Connect with us to find out everything you need to know

DONATE

VOLUNTEER - Donations don't always come from the wallet - The primary reunion coordinator who's volunteered to lead the planning effort is Dion Brugger. If you have any questions please email tftreunion@gmail.com or contact him via our Reunion Page

                     
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