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OVC celebrates 50th anniversary
Occurring just days prior to Veterans Day 2022, McCreary County’s Outdoor Venture Corporation (OVC) celebrated its 50th anniversary during a well-attended dinner event. For a majority of their 50 years, OVC has proudly served the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The local manufacturing company has worked closely with the Department of Defense since 1984 by filling DOD contracts for military tents, etc. McCreary County native, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Danny E. Davis, was the keynote speaker. Colonel Davis is currently the Chief of International Engagements for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). In his current role, Davis leads CISA’s international efforts to partner with our allies and reduce risk to America’s cyber and physical infrastructure. In his speech, Davis shared his memory of of modern tents (allowing for air conditioning) arriving from Stearns OVC during his deployment in Afghanistan and how the tents improved living conditions for the soldiers. Colonel Davis is pictured above with fellow veteran, Ray Moncrief (U.S. Army) of Stearns who is the current President, COO, Director of OVC.
Distinguished guest, 5th Congressional District Congressman Hal Rogers also spoke during the event. Congressman Rogers is pictured (above) with his wife, Cynthia, along with JC Egnew (CEO, Chairman OVC) and Egnew’s wife Azalie. When Egnew spoke during the event, he challenged all present at the dinner to just “be somebody” by taking initiative and making a positive difference in the world around them.
McCreary Central High School JR ROTC Color Guard presented the flags during the event. 1st Sergeant Garry Gallimore is pictured with the Color Guard: Dillon Musgrove, Isaac Richmond, Ethan Slaven, and Elizabeth Grundy.