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Attorney Matthew Biren Represents MVAT Foundation in Veterans of Tomorrow Program Tour of U.S. Air Force Bases


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 operations running.

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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.

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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 st 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.