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Gen. Myers to speak at K-State

By The Mercury

Retired Air Force General Richard Myers is scheduled to speak at Kansas State University on Thursday.

Myers, former chairman Join Chiefs of Staff and K-State alum, is to give a presentation, “A National Perspective on Transitioning and Reintegration of Our Military and Families,” at 4 p.m. in the Little Theatre in the K-State Student Union.

The speech will be open to the public.

Myers’ lecture is part of this fall’s Season of Service program, and part of the university’s 150th birthday celebration, said Briana Nelson Goff, director of the College of Human Ecology’s Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families.

“We just felt like his knowledge and role could bring a national perspective to our Season of Service events, and really showcase the 150th celebration for our military families,” she said.

Myers’ 2010 memoir, “Eyes on the Horizon,” will also be available for purchase and signing at the event.

The book details Myers’ military career, and the days before and after Sept. 11.

A native of Kansas City, Kan., Myers graduated from K-State in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He served in the Air Force for more than 40 years.

The university’s Gen. Richard B. Myers Hall, named in his honor, is home to both the Army and Air Force ROTC programs.

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