The Hon. Brad and Ann Ashford will serve as the Honorary Chairs for the 2017 At Ease USA luncheon.

While in Congress, Brad Ashford was the primary sponsor of a bill to establish a pilot program on partnership agreements to construct new facilities for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Because of his efforts, Omaha is slated to have a new VA facility and expanded access to care for our veterans.  Brad remains involved with our military community to ensure those who so bravely served our country are treated with the utmost honor and respect.

Speaker Col. Jill Morgenthaler

Colonel Jill Morgenthaler is a woman of many firsts. She was one of the first women to enter an experimental class for women in the U.S. Army ROTC and train as an equal with men. Overcoming obstacles, she was the first woman Battalion Commander in the 88th Regional Support Command Division, the first Brigade Commander in the 84th Division and then rose to the rank of Colonel. She was also the first woman to run homeland security for the state of Illinois. During her military career, Colonel Jill led hundreds of men and women around the world in war and peace, and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit for her lifelong leadership.  

Colonel Jill is the author of the highly acclaimed book, The Courage to Take Command:  Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer.


We hope your commitment to assist our military families continues by supporting the annual At Ease USA luncheon on May 22nd at the CenturyLink Center.

If you would like to serve as a 2017 luncheon sponsor, use the form below or mail your donation to:

At Ease, USA
PO Box 24465
Omaha, NE 68124

  • CenturyLink Center Omaha CenturyLink Center Omaha, North 10th Street, Omaha, NE, United States
  • May 22, 2017
    11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tickets: $50