Being a military brat and having served myself the Military has been very influential in my life. While growing up I learned the value of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. I carried that through life and my time in service. It has helped me to constantly work on being a better person and doing the best that can no only for myself but for everyone I interact with.
After being discharged for medical reasons I spent a lot of time trying to figure out my benefits and utilize the resources that come from them. During this process I learned that I was part of a larger group. A group of under informed individuals that don't utilize many of the benefits we are entitled to not only in service but after. I also have an understanding of how the military does a terrible job of explaining benefits to service members. This in turn makes it very difficult for them to relay that information to their spouses. Thus many benefits go unutilized by service members and their families. I have deep foundation of civic pride and I pride myself in being able to give back to the military.
After college I found it very hard to get work in my field. I ended up getting married and my spouse joined the Army. After being in Colorado for a while I was working doing debt collection. I hated my job and knew I needed a change. Travis Johnson came to see my spouse and I one day and made mention of coming on with AFBN. I thought about it for a few weeks and decided it was good move. Just knowing the mission behind AFBN is to help service members and their families was very motivational. I was excited for the change, a new opportunity, and the ability to positively impact the lives of service members and their families.
It is never too late to start preparing for success and the future. As a Disabled Vet and being a little older I fully understand that point. We are here to make the journey into the future as painless as possible. Every journey starts with the first step and I/We are here to take that journey to success with you.
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