On Friday evening November 4th it's our chance to honor those that sacrifice so much for us. Join CMU’s Student Veterans Association for a patriotic night with surviving Benghazi hero, Kris Paronto at the Two Rivers Convention Center for dinner, dancing, drinks and a Silent Auction presented by the Veteran’s Art Center.

When I tell people what I do for a living most reply, "sounds like a fun job." It's true, I have a fun gig. I get to play music, talk on the radio, give away cool prizes and get paid for it. In the scheme of things, what I do matters little.

Ray Michaels

I also understand that if it wasn't for the service and sacrifice of our military, law enforcement, and first responders, none of us would get to do what we do. On Friday evening November 4th it's our chance to honor those that sacrifice so much for us.

The CMU Student Veterans Association is sponsoring the All Services Ball. They are a part of the national organization Student Veterans of America. Their mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and post-graduation.

Ray Michaels

The key-note speaker is Kris “Tonto” Paronto. A United States Veteran and private security contractor serving the United States for more than 18 years. Kris possesses elite training skills received from the U.S. Army Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment and 5th Battalion, Special Forces Group. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving Benghazi, Lybia annex security team members.

This event is to honor all military, law enforcement, and first responders of Mesa County! Everyone is welcome. Friday, November 4th at 6PM. Tickets are available online and at CMU’s Veteran Services Office. Call (970) 248-1739 for any questions.