Biren Law Group Founding Partner
Matthew B.F. Biren recently visited two U.S. Air Force facilities as part of a veteran-based
support event. In early December, Matt toured both Nellis Air Force Base,
an installation in Southern Nevada that houses numerous Air Force commands
and schools as well as more squadrons than any other USAF base, and Creech
Air Force Base, a command and control facility in Clark County which oversees
daily contingency operations and missions of remotely piloted aircraft
systems (drones) across the world.
Matt’s visit to Nellis AFB and Creech AFB stems from his involvement with the
MVAT Foundation, a Los Angeles based 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to
assisting veterans, service members in transition, military spouses, and
Gold Star families with a range of services including assistance with
their post-military career success through its Heroes Linked Program.
The group's Veterans of Tomorrow Program provides opportunities for
MVAT supporters and board members to meet with and learn more about our
military's young service members, all of who will one day be veterans,
most within 5 years.
The program offered Matt and his group of MVAT representatives with a fantastic
opportunity to see first-hand the tremendous work our military is engaged
in to keep our country safe, as well as the invaluable efforts of the
many courageous men and women who keep these facilities and essential
The Tour: Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases
During the two-day tour, Matt’s group was fortunate enough to be
accompanied by two retired generals who previously served at Nellis Air
Force Base – Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood, who led the base as Commander
of the Air Warfare Center, and Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Sargeant, who served
as Commandant of the USAF Weapons School, one of the many tenant commands
at Nellis. Today, Lt. Gen. Wood serves as on the MVAT Board of Advisors.
Both generals provided insightful inside information regarding the operations
and the complexity of these bases.
It so happened that the tour of Nellis AFB on December 5, led by current
Commander of the Air Warfare Center, Maj. Gen. Peter E. Gersten, coincided
with the day of mourning for the late 41
President George H.W. Bush, himself a military veteran who served during
WWII. As a result, some activities during the program were curtailed.
However, because all aircraft were grounded, Matt and his group were able
to see examples of every fighting plane the Air Force utilizes when touring
the flight line, as well as view examples of foreign aircraft from the
Russian, Chinese, and other militaries kept at Nellis for training purposes.