Visit BVL at the 2018 USBC Convention in Reno!
The booth will be open Monday, April 23, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Tuesday April 24, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Our BVL Breakfast/Workshop/Awards Presentation is Tuesday morning April 24, 7:00 am – 8:30 am. (You must purchase tickets for this — Spots are going fast, get your ticket today!!!)
At the breakfast, you’ll hear from our Board Chairman John LaSpina, Board Member Libbi Fletcher, Ambassador Darlene Baker, local BVL Rep Dennis Brummitt, and BVL Executive Director Mary Harrar.
Our annual Presentation to the USBC delegates and guests is Wednesday April 25, approximately 4:00 pm.
Our guest speaker will be Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Joey Jones, USMC EOD.
Raised in Dalton, Georgia, Joey enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school. During his eight years of service, he worked as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (bomb) Technician, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan on separate tours. During his last deployment to Afghanistan, Jones was responsible for disarming and destroying more than 80 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and thousands of pounds of unknown bulk explosives. On August 6, 2010 Joey was struck by an IED, resulting in the loss of both of his legs above the knee and severe damage to his right forearm and both wrists. He recovered at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C.
After his initial recovery, Jones enrolled in Georgetown University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. During his time at the university, he was a leader within his student body and co-founded the first veteran student organization at the school. His time at Georgetown fostered relationships and efforts that are still changing the lives of veteran students on campus today.
Today, Joey is involved with multiple organizations and activities to improve the lives of all veterans.
Join us to learn more about Joey’s compelling story.