Where did you serve and what did you do?
USAF, 99th RS, Beale AFB, CA. Communication and Navigation System Specialist supporting daily Flightline maintenance and operations for the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft.
How are you #StillServing?
I have the honor and privilege of being a “grey shirt” within the ranks of Team Rubicon, a worldwide organization that combines the skills and experiences of veterans, first responders, community servants and civilian volunteers. We deploy disaster response teams in order to help our communities recover after disasters at no cost to the homeowners or the communities we serve.
I am also a very grateful alumnus and mentor team member of The Battle Within, based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Battle Within is an intensive week-long immersion process that validates the warrior’s journey while exploring and practicing sustainable alternative therapies and processes to finding our own path to taking our lives back from PTSD, anxiety and trauma while in the supportive environment of those who’ve walked a similar path themselves by attending their own week-long warrior’s journey and continuing to practice the intentional art of healing.
Why do you do it?
I volunteer because it’s the right thing to do. I volunteer because it makes me just a little bit closer to who I want to be. I volunteer to show my family, friends and the world exactly who I am. Not with stories or tall tales, but with deeds and action.