Veterans Conference 2018

This year’s conference will continue with the theme, “Honored to Serve - My Country, My State, My Union”.

ADDRESS: 10823 Chidlaw Rd, Area A, WPAFB, Ohio 45433


The 2018 OCSEA Veteran's Conference will be held November 9-10, 2018 at Hope Hotel and Conference Center 10823 Chidlaw Rd, Area A, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433. Overnight accommodations can be made directly with the hotel at 937-879-2696.

PLEASE NOTE: When arriving, the hotel will be right before the WPAFB entrance. DO NOT enter Wright Patterson Air Force Base as they will ask you to turn around.



Friday evening registration will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in lobby of Hope Hotel. Registration will continue Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

To sign up to attend, fill out the REGISTRATION FORM and send to OCSEA, 390 Worthington Rd., Westerville, OH 43082 Attn: Kiere Miller or email to There is no registration fee to attend the conference. Each registrant will receive a free Veterans bracelet for attending. Registration will include the free veteran’s bracelet, Friday night cocktail reception at Hope Hotel and Conference Center, Saturday's conference program and lunch.

Registration deadline is October 29, 2018. Download the full conference call HERE.


Friday, November 9, 2018:

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Early Registration at Hope Hotel and Conference Center, 10823 Chidlaw Rd, Area A, WPAFB, Ohio 45433, Hotel Lobby area

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Cocktail reception at Hope Hotel, B29-Super Fortress Room

Saturday, November 10, 2018:

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Registration at Hope Hotel and Conference Center, outside Strato Fortress

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Morning Program – B52-Strato Fortress Room

  • Opening – Chris Mabe, OCSEA President/Veterans Committee Member
  • Honor Guard
  • National Anthem
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Missing Man Ceremony
  • Moment of Silence
  • Honor Guard exits
  • Welcome – Christopher Mabe, OCSEA President and Army Veteran
  • Kelvin Jones, OCSEA Vice President and Army Veteran
  • Kathy Stewart, OCSEA Secretary Treasurer and Veteran Supporter
  • Colonel Elena Oberg, Vice Commander of Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB
  •  Brock Heath, Marine Corp Veteran, Life Coach – Blue Vase Hunters
  • David Church, Country Music Artist of RFDTV and Veteran Supporter

11:30 a.m.: Lunch Break – B52-Strato Fortress

12:30 p.m.: Afternoon Program

  • Ken Harbaugh, Navy Veteran and State Rep. Candidate for Ohio Congress
  • 2017 OCSEA Veterans Award Ceremony
  • Raffles
  • Adjournment


Nominate a veteran and veteran supporter

During the 2018 OCSEA Veterans Conference, the committee will honor one OCSEA member veteran and one veteran supporter for their community service and dedication to veteran issues. Nominate the OCSEA Veteran of the Year and the OCSEA Veteran Supporter of the Year by October 17. The Larry Cremeens Veteran of the Year award winner MUST be an OCSEA member!

Please send submissions to or fax them to 614-865-4009 Attn: Gina Ison.

Veteran of the Year Nomination form (must be an OCSEA member)

Veteran Supporter of the Year Nomination form


If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Gina Ison at 800-969-4702, ext. 4706 or email her at Also check the OCSEA website and emails for Veterans Conference updates.