Where did you serve and what did you do?
I served in the Army National Guard 2007-2013 as flight operations and readiness NCO. I deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF 2010-2011.
How are you #StillServing?
I have been a member of VFW Post 149 in Danbury CT since 2016. I have served as the Jr Vice Commander and now as the Sr Vice Commander. I have been fortunate to join this post as we have recruited a lot of OEF, OIF, Desert Storm veterans over the last few years which has allowed us to become very active in our community! More recently, I started a Friday fundraiser BBQ and was able to raise over $2000 for local youth sports organizations to include the local high school, little league baseball and college baseball team. As of a week ago I’ve changed the focus to raising money for another project a few of us veterans started, the construction of the first Afghanistan/Iraq war memorial in CT.
Why do you do it?
Service doesn’t end when we put away the uniform. It’s ingrained in most of us veterans to continue serving the veteran and local community when we get home and that’s what I have been trying to do.