Jessica Weishahn Tourism Sales Manager for Visit Omaha
Founded in 1854, the city of Omaha has always been a dynamic, energetic city continually transforming itself.
Whether it was the Native American Indian tribes, pioneers, railroad laborers or meat packers, everyone who came to call Omaha home helped shape its current cultural diversity, hard work ethic, and friendly demeanor. Named after an American Indian Tribe, Omaha means "Those going against the wind or current", Omahans proudly continue to live up to the name. In recent years, the Omaha riverfront and downtown area have experienced tremendous growth with over two billion dollars in new development. Currently, the 42nd largest city in the United States, the metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality.
Sue Jones, Outreach and Communications Coordinator shares her enthusiasm for the for the history of ranching in Texas. Over 25 original structures dating back over 100 years illustrate the development and growth that is the pioneer spirit of the west.
Sam Johnson stops by the MRN studio for a visit about a very important program within The Independence Fund. Operation Resiliency is a way to reduce Veteran Suicide through reunions. The goal is to ensure the unit that experiences the battle together, experiences healing together.
Darren Lauer, The White Hatter, shares best practices for Military Reunion Planners in protecting information on the internet. The White Hatter is an internet safety and digital literacy education specialist company. Darren and his team emphasize the importance of being a good digital citizen.
Museum President LTG Roger Schultz and Operations VP, Kerri Kline, enthusiastically talk about the history behind the National Museum of the United States Army and the last details prior to the June 2020 opening.
Pedersen, a distinguished military veteran is credited with establishing the Navy Fighter Weapons School. His memoir, a collection of captivating, action-packed anecdotes and pivotal events in his naval career, moves briskly through time spent with committed men dedicated to their “monastic calling.”