The Military Affairs Committee promotes a positive working relationship among employers and area military and veterans groups. They meet on the first Monday of each month at noon.
Veterans Day Program
The Veterans Day Program is organized by the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and is held on November 11 every year.
The Military Affairs Committee provides awards to soldiers and civilians for their involvement in both the military and their community. The recipients are nominated by other soldiers and civilians in the community of Brookings.
Click here to download the nomination form.
For more information, contact Kaitlyn Luebbert by email at Kaitlyn@brookingschamber.org.
2021 Committee Members
Russ Chavez- Chair
SDSU Veterans Affairs Director
Robert Hurd- Vice Chair
American Legion & Veterans Memorial
Andy Ellis- SDSU Armed Forces Association
Roger Hansen- VFW Commander
Loren Hanson- VFW Commander- Rolling Thunder
Robert Hill- DAV
Mike Holzhauser- Veterans Service Officer
Eileen Aberle- Veterans Service Officer
Dwight Kahler- Veterans Employment Specialist
Scott Kwasniewski- SD Department of Labor
Connie Johnson- SDSU Veterans Affairs
Jason Kettwig- SDSU Army ROTC
David Exton- SDSU Army ROTC
Darwin Tolzin- VFW
Leo Stirling- Rolling Thunder/VFW
David Zoelle- Rolling Thunder
Jason Haufschild- SDSU Airforce
Bill Flippo- SD National Gaurd
Russel D. Mileham- American Legion
LTC Aaron Schultz- Army ROTC
Andrew Ellis- SDSU Armed Forces Association
Riley Hestermann- Air Force ROTC
Kim Chase- Valley FiberCom
Bo McCloud- Northwestern Mutual - Bo McCloud
Chamber Board Liason
Kari Westlund- Best Choice Real Estate
Chamber Staff Representative