Northeast Indiana Base Community Council 

  "America's Most Engaged Military Community!"


  • 11 Nov 2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Saturday November 11,

    White Christmas musical is offered FREE for military service members, Veterans, and their families. This is a production of the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre​ and tickets are sponsored thanks to Raytheon​

    See the flyer for details on our Facebook page and how to reserve your free tickets. Contact the Box Office and present your valid military i.d. card for tickets.


  • 06 Nov 2017 9:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Local Sky Zone Fort Wayne business offers Military Appreication event on November 6, allowing Veterans, Military Service Members, and their families to attend free of charge and obtain free sky socks!

  • 04 Nov 2017 10:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 4th Annual Veterans Dental Day will be held at the Grabill Family Dentistry on Saturday November 4th. They will be providing FREE dental services for Veterans. Call the office to make your appointment. Thank you!


  • 28 Oct 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Glad to welcome Scrapper's Rescue 2 to the Fort Wayne area and our community. Consider attending the Chili Cookoff Fundraiser they will have to help benefit Veterans and Animals. 

    When: October 28, 2017 

    Time and Location TBA - check their facebook page for an update.

  • 20 Oct 2017 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dancing with the Heros - an event brought to you through the collaboration efforts of the Fort Wayne Ballroom Company helping to bring a fun talent to local veterans.

    On October 20, 2017 - you are invited to attend the event to watch the local veterans show off their skills.

    All proceeds from the event go to support Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana.

    Event held at Ceruti's

    See the flyer on Facebook for more details.

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  • 07 Jul 2017 2:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Northern Indiana VA will be hosting an event, open to public and all interested parties to attend.
    What: Mental Health Summit - Fort Wayne, IN
    When: August 23, 2017, all day
    Where: Parkview Mirro Center, Fort Wayne, IN
    Flyer on our Facebook page. 

  • 20 Oct 2016 1:54 PM | Anonymous member

    The October 7th Fort Wayne Base Community Council Luncheon was a smashing success, with nearly 400 community and military leaders, BCC members and supporters in attendance. Several local media outlets also covered the event. Our Guest Speaker was Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Sgt. Meyer spoke to attendees on his experiences in combat, as well as the importance of recruiting and retaining veterans to fill positions at local businesses. 

    Sgt. Meyer also congratulated the greater Fort Wayne area on being one of the most military-friendly communities he's visited. He complimented business leaders and the BCC on being closely engaged with military leaders and local military units, to help military members while still serving, and as they leave the military to join the local workforce.

    The Fort Wayne Base Community Council's mission is to “Bring Community and Military Service Together.” The BCC is a not-for-profit organization, and relies on membership dues for 96% of revenue. The BCC is always looking for new talent and willing hands. If you would like to become a member, make a donation, or sign up to become a volunteer at one of our events, you may do so online by visiting the links at the top of your screen. 

  • 21 Jan 2016 2:54 AM | Anonymous

    Click here: FWBCC Newsletter Jan 2016.pdf to access our first 2016 Newsletter!

    This issue is packed full of news reports, photographs, information on upcoming events and opportunities for our members and community partners to get involved! 

    Suggestions and support of our members and volunteers make it possible for the Fort Wayne Base Community Council to plan, host, and coordinate a variety of activities and programs throughout the year. Contact us to share your questions, concerns and ideas! 

    Our volunteer-led organization is focused on supporting military members and maintaining talent and resources that enhance quality of life in our community. As our organization grows and our members get more engaged in the mission, the sky is the limit on what we can accomplish! Thank you for your steadfast support and your part in "Bringing Community and Military Service Together!" 


  • 11 Jan 2016 11:26 PM | Anonymous

    SAVE THE DATE: February 12, 2016 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    The first quarterly luncheon of the New Year will feature guest speaker Major General Corey Carr, the Adjutant General who commands thousands of Indiana National Guardsmen. 

    Stay tuned for an invitation and registration information to be posted soon!

  • 11 Oct 2015 12:27 AM | Anonymous

    ‘Scorpion’ Walter O’Brien to Speak at Combined Luncheon

    of Fort Wayne Base Community Council and Defense Industry Association

    Fort Wayne, Ind.—The Fort Wayne Base Community Council (FWBCC) and Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA) are co-hosting a luncheon on Thursday, October 15, at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).  The luncheon will take place in the IPFW Walb Student Union’s International Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., as part of the NIDIA all day mega conference.  The luncheon is open not only to members of NIDIA, the FWBCC and guests, but also to the media.  NIDIA registration starts at 8am with a conference start at 8:30am for the all-day conference; FWBCC check-in starts at 10:45am for the lunch program only. 

    Pre-Registration for the luncheon is necessary to ensure that a seat and lunch meal are available.


    The keynote luncheon speaker will be Walter O’Brien, the president and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services and the genius behind CBS’s hit TV show, SCORPION!   His speech topic will be “Scorpion Unleashed: Protecting America from Cyber Attack.”  O’Brien was a child prodigy who hacked into NASA’s computer system at only 13 years of age.  As a businessman, he has since put his genius to work helping to mitigate risk on $1.9 trillion of investments, developing artificial intelligence engines to protect U.S. war fighters in Afghanistan, and working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security along with U.S. Navy and Air Force systems to protect American military personnel.  He also serves as executive producer of the SCORPION TV show that is based on his life.


    The cost to attend the luncheon (for all but NIDIA members) is $10 for current members of the military, military spouses, and Gold Star Family members. The cost is $15 for current FWBCC members. Guests are welcome and may pay a guest rate of $20 to attend the luncheon. 

    Reservations and prepayment are required and can be made by going online at: or click on the Events page above to view the event details and register.

     For more information, call FWBCC President Tammy Kelly at 260-760-9936.


    NIDIA members should register through the NIDIA website,  Lunch for NIDIA members (only) is free of charge, courtesy of NIDIA and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (NEIRP).  The combined NIDIA and FWBCC luncheon is in conjunction with the semi-annual NIDIA Mega Conference.  The all-day conference will feature Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and various other state, local and military officials who will be speaking at or participating in the all-day conference.  Co-sponsors of the NIDIA conference are the Northeast Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), the Northeast ISBDC, the IPFW Division of Continuing Studes, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, and Triton Metal Products.  NIDIA members can view speaker information and the entire conference agenda through

    About Fort Wayne Base Community Council (FWBCC)

    The mission of the Fort Wayne Base Community Council is to “Bring Community and Military Service Together.”  The group connects members of the business and civilian community with members of the military community to focus on education, collaboration, communication and programs that will build quality of life in Northeast Indiana. This volunteer-led group and its members host and support military-centric and community engagement events and activities throughout the year, including a Race for the Warrior 5K/10K held in May to raise funds for the FWBCC’s 501c3 Military Support Fund.

    About Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA)

    The Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA) was formed to help fuel industry development in our area.  Since 2010, NIDIA has worked with community educators to help develop and improve the local defense community’s ability to attract and retain the required talent to effectively execute business and improve interaction between the defense industry and suppliers in the region. In 2015, the board voted unanimously to extend NIDIA’s reach to a 20-county region that extends beyond Northeast Indiana.

Just released and packed full of news reports and information about upcoming events--Volume 1 Issue 1 of our 2016 Member Newsletter

 FWBCC Newsletter Jan 2016.pdf

Northeast Indiana Base Community Council

P.O. Box 25506

Fort Wayne, IN 46825


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