Michael and Meg Kelvington
November 11, 2020 at 8pm EST / 5 pm PST • Virtual Event
On November 11th, Veteran’s Day, HELP USA’s Young Patrons Circle will be hosting its very first virtual speaker event. During this event, active U.S. military member Michael and veteran Meg Kelvington will be speaking about their life story, their time serving in the Army and how this impacted their family dynamics. There are many challenges involved with being an Army family, and the Kelvington’s have faced them head on together. They will share their thoughts on grief and loss, family life, assimilation back into society, and their insights into what military life truly looks like for many people.
HELP USA’s veteran services assist those who need an extra hand as they return to civilian life. Mike and Meg will provide insights into why these services are so important while bringing awareness to such a sensitive, yet pervasive issue.
Meet Michael & Meg Kelvington
Meg grew up in an Army family; both her mother and father were West Point graduates. She joined the family business and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2006. After graduating from flight school in 2008 – qualifying to fly both the Black Hawk helicopter and RC-12 airplane – Meg was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield. She was then deployed to Afghanistan and flew over 200 combat hours. After additional schooling, she went on to the 82nd Airborne Division and 1st Corps. Meg flew helicopters and planes while deployed in Afghanistan. She left the Army to focus on her family and pursue coaching and mentoring. Now, she uses her Army leadership experience to train others to be fit to serve, while being a Ranger wife and mother to four young children: McKinley, 9; Madison, 7; MacArthur, 4; and Moriah, 2. Meg has also done work with “Wear Blue: Run to Remember,” a running group that honors the U.S. military, as well as led life groups and social media at her local church.
The views expressed are Meg’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense or the U.S. government.
Michael is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and grew up in Akron, Ohio. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a Downing scholar and holds masters degrees from both Princeton University and Liberty University. Commissioned as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, he has experience in special operations, counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations during 14 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, including with the 75th Ranger Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division and the 25th Infantry Division. He’s been awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor and two Purple Hearts for wounds sustained in combat. Michael and his wife Meg enjoy spending time volunteering at their local church and have four children: McKinley, 9; Madison, 7; MacArthur, 4; and Moriah, 2.
The views expressed are Michael’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense or the U.S. government.