Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Brigadier General Eden Murrie, U.S. Air Force, retired and CEO of Operation Stand Down Tennessee, who highlights the region’s only comprehensive Veteran Service Organization with offices in Nashville and Clarksville. During the interview, Eden talks about their efforts to engage, equip and empower ALL Veterans through their 3 C’s – Connection, Careers, and Crisis. She discusses some of their newer programs, impact, advice for both Veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce and corporations looking to hire Veterans, how the community can get involved, and much more. Two upcoming events include OurCorner Fest on Sunday, October 3, 2021 and their 11th Annual Heroes Breakfast on November 4, 2021.
- Operation Stand Down Tennessee is the region’s only comprehensive Veteran Service Organization. With offices in Nashville and Clarksville, we engage, equip, and empower ALL Veterans through our 3 C’s – Connection, Careers, and Crisis.
- Operation Stand Down has kept its doors open during the entire pandemic and is constantly adapting to meet the changing needs of Veterans. Just in the last year, we have added innovative programs like the Veteran Mentorship Program, Call Sign Connect, and the Veteran Fellowship Program. We are in the process of launching Operation Commissary.
- We have two great events coming up
- Our Corner Fest is our inaugural Oktoberfest-type event on Sunday, October 3rd from 1 – 5:30pm. Partnering with our neighbor CreatiVets, we will have Bavarian Bierhaus, music from Love & Theft, food trucks, craft vendors, and even a Dunk-a-General tank. Tickets are free on EventBrite and get a VIP pass for only $75.
- The 11th Annual Heroes Breakfast is Thursday, November 4th at the Music City Center. Our keynote speaker is retired Army Colonel Greg Gadson, an actor, motivational speaker, and the first double amputee to return to full active duty as a Brigade Commander.