Matt Lauer to Moderate IAVA/NBC Commander-in-Chief Form

First Joint Candidate Event of the General Election Airs Live from New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, September 7 on NBC and MSNBC

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 — TODAY co-anchor Matt Lauer will moderate the Commander-in-Chief Forum hosted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) with NBC News. The Forum on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and is the first joint candidate event of the 2016 general election between the two major party presidential nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The one-hour event will simulcast live at 8pm ET on the NBC broadcast network and MSNBC.   The candidates will appear back to back and take questions on national security, military affairs and veterans’ issues from a live audience comprised of service members and veterans.

Previously announced details of the event are online here.

Note to media: Email or call 212-982-9699

About IAVA

"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. Our mission is to connect, unite, and empower over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide. We have connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided thousands of veterans of all generations with life-saving and life-changing personalized support from our Masters-level social service professionals.

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