Who we Are
Who We Are: The National Defense Briefing Series is a program of quarterly discussions on issues and areas of the world where US vital national interests are at stake in the 21st Century. The series is jointly sponsored by the Dallas Chapters of the Navy League, the Air & Space Forces Association, the Association of the US Army, the Military Order of the World Wars, and the Jewish War Veterans. While we all support our individual programs and charities, this program is designed to bring us together in support of the issues we share in common.
What We Do. Our objective is to provide an interactive forum for discussion of substantive strategic discussions with nationally recognized subject matter experts. These programs are non-political and non-partisan and are designed to provide opportunities for audience interaction with our guest speakers. All discussions are conducted under a non-attribution policy to encourage a candid and open discussion and are aimed at citizens who are concerned about the big issues which affect our national security. We videotape the discussions and, after approval from the speakers, post them for the convenience of our audience. In addition to providing an opportunity to hear and interact with national security experts, the series helps raise funds to support the charitable work of these organizations. NDBS, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Are donations tax deductible?
Yes. The National Defense Briefing Series, Inc. (NDBS, Inc.) is a Texas not-for profit 503c(3) entity. We have filed for certification from the Internal Revenue Service and are awaiting their certification. Therefore, any donations to NDBS, Inc. should be tax deductible, but check with your tax preparer.
NDBS is an all-volunteer organization. Our only expenses are those direct costs associated with the program and our web site maintenance fee. All other income is distributed to our member organizations to support their charity work.
Why are our events different?
Each National Defense Series Briefing is unique in that our speakers and panels provide subject matter expert insight that is unavailable through most open sources or the media. The speakers/panels share their expertise, and our programs provide for extensive audience interaction.
Where do the proceeds go?
Each of the five organizations support veterans and law enforcement as well as educate the DFW community.
The mission of the Air & Space Forces Association is to advocate for air and space power, educate the public, and support our Airmen and Guardians. The Seidel Chapter supports a range of programs including the AFA Wounded Airmen Program, the Sam Johnson Scholarship Program, Youth Leadership Conferences and Civil Air Patrol programs, plus direct support to local veterans organizations. For more information visit http://afadallas.org.
Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) conducts five, four-day Youth Leadership Conferences for high school juniors about to be seniors. During the course which is provided free of charge, students learn about leadership, civics and the history of our country. For more information about MOWW visit https://dallasmoww.org.
Post 256 of the Jewish War Veterans raises money to buy non-medical equipment for the three VA hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, provides supplies to veterans staying at the hospital and provides scholarships. For more information about Post 256 visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JWV256Dallas/.
The Dallas Council of the Navy League supports the 35 Navy commands in the Dallas area. The nonprofit also supports USN, USMC, and USCG units/personnel scholarship programs, ROTC, Navy Sea Cadet, Young Marines, and JROTC youth programs, and the Annual National Sea, Air, Space Symposium for defense leaders held in Washington DC. Visit https://navyleaguedallas.org for more information about the Dallas Council of the Navy League.
The Association of the U.S. Army North Texas - Audie Murphy chapter (AUSA North Texas Audie Murphy) supports soldiers, their families, Army civilians, and veterans by providing a voice for the Army. For more information about AUSA North Texas - Audie Murphy visit https://www.ausanorthtexas.org/web/ .