Local military host Christmas breakfast


The American Society of Military Comptrollers hosted their second annual breakfast for the troops at the National Guard Armory located in Lawrence at Fort Benjamin Harrison on Dec. 4. In attendance were soldiers and airmen stationed at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Marines from recruiting command, Navy personnel from the Navy Reserves and National Guard members from the Lawrence armory.

“This year will be my second year doing (the breakfast),” Event organizer and ASMC Military Committee Chairman Capt. Jason Reyes said. “It’s a Christmas breakfast and it’s for troops in the Lawrence or the Fort Ben area. I invite them to come out and we have sponsors that provide food and material and then I have a budget that I pool money into to pay for some of the food. They have people that volunteer in the kitchen.”

Reyes said that the breakfast is a great opportunity to give back to local men and women who are serving or have served in the military.

“The plan for the event was to give back to the local military who serve in Lawrence, but also for them to network as many of the forces stationed here do not collaborate often, or even know that each organization exists,” Reyes said. “This is an opportunity to meet each other. This has become a great annual event and will continue to stay on the ASMC Indianapolis chapter calendar.”

Special guests Blue from the Indianapolis Colts and Boomer from the Indiana Pacers entertained the troops by partaking in musical chairs and performing stunts and giving away prizes. The breakfast had more than 100 participants, not including volunteer kitchen and the setup staff.

The American Society of Military Comptrollers is a non-profit educational and professional organization for individuals both military and civilian involved in the overall field of military comptrollership. For more, contact the ASMC at asmcindymilitary@gmail or visit www.facebook.com/asmcindymilitary