FWBCC ~ Bringing Community
and Military Service Together
You are cordially invited
to the Fort Wayne Base Community Council's
Quarterly Luncheon & Program &
Military & Veteran Support Concourse
on Tuesday, April 19, 2016
at the Parkview Mirro Conference Center
10622 Parkview Plaza Dr, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Featuring Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Kris "Tanto" Paronto
- Former Army Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment
- Security and Military Consultant
- Proven Leader and Devout Father of 3 Children
- Hero and Survivor of 9-11-2012 Terrorist Attack on US Mission in Benghazi, Libya
- Contributor to Bestselling Book "13 HOURS" and 2016 Hit Movie "13 HOURS: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"
Mark your calendar for these exciting April 19 events:
10:00 am Military, Veteran & Community Resources - free and convenient access to booths located in the Concourse of the Parkview Mirro Conference Center event venue.
Open to the public - luncheon registration is not required.
10:30 am Check-In for the Luncheon & Program opens in the Concourse of the Mirro Conference Center event venue.
Pre-registration is required - Please note that Registration closes on April 9. The fee structure below ends March 31.
$15 - Veteran or Current Military/MilitarySpouse
$20 - FWBCC Member
$30 - Guests, General Public
$500 - Corporate Table Sponsorship & Donation to our Mission - Includes 8 luncheon registrations, a booth in the Military Concourse with table, linen and chairs provided, and promotion at the event and in the printed color program.
11:30 am Official Program & Luncheon begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. with singing of our National Anthem. Attendees must be pre-registered.
1:30 pm "13 HOURS" book sale and book signing by our Keynote Speaker Kris "Tanto" Paronto begins. Proceeds of the book sale will benefit our community partner USO of Indiana.
Our event will include presentations by special guests and local military leaders.
The Fort Wayne Base Community Council is a nonprofit membership organization promoting understanding and engagement between community and military, advocating for maintaining military strength in the Northeast Indiana region, and providing resources and aid to service members and their families, including a 501c3 Military Support Fund.
Come join us in Fort Wayne Indiana and help support Veterans, current members of the U.S. Military, and the families and community members standing behind our Nation's Warfighters.
FWBCC Keynote Speaker Kris "Tanto" Paronto
Keynote Speaker Sgt. Kris "Tanto" Paronto will share first-hand details of the September 11, 2012 attack on Benghazi and will inspire our audience with his ideas on servant leadership and leadership under fire.
Kris Paronto - “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and a private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. Until 2013, he also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world.
Mr. Paronto was part the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the bestselling book “13 HOURS” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and the surviving annex security team members. A movie based on the book opened in theatres earlier this year.
Mr. Paronto was born in Alamosa, Colorado and obtained his Associate Degree from Dixie College (now Dixie State University) in St. George, Utah, Bachelor’s Degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado and Masters Degree from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 4 years in the US Army and an additional 4 years in the US Army National Guard, reaching the rank of Sergeant then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003.
The Book and Movie
"13 HOURS" is the harrowing, personal true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 HOURS: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi presents the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called The Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Kris was one of those selfless men who went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.
The event flyer below can be shared!
Kris Paronto Event Flyer Final.pdf
The Movie "13 HOURS: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" is now showing at the Apollo Coventry 13 Theatre in Fort Wayne! Tickets are $3 all day every day other than $2 on Tuesdays.
The theatre address is 5495 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne IN 46804, phone (260) 436-6312
- A full plated meal (including vegetarian and gluten-free options) is included in the registration fee.
- Registrants can register other attendees as "special guests", or a separate registration can be completed for guests.
- Payment Online is preferred & appreciated. If you wish to generate an invoice for your records, you can select such option and then continue to pay the invoice online via a PayPal Account or Credit Card.
- If you are not able to attend this event but would like to support our mission, click on the "Donate" tab on this website.
Brought to you by volunteer leaders and members of the
Fort Wayne Base Community Council,
in partnership with
Bringing Community and Military Service Together
P.O. Box 25506
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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