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The Service

The Service™ is the Veterans Advantage Community blog for those who serve, those who care, and those who want to connect to all things military

HeroVet David Goggins Veterans Advantage Awards HeroVet: David Goggins “Life is not designed to be perfect. Life is designed to be a big testing ground and all of us get tested in different ways,” said Ultra Athlete David Goggins. A retired Navy SEAL who celebrated his 46th birthday this month, he is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to successfully complete SEAL training, including two Hell Weeks, the U.S. Army Ranger School, where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. 
SpaceX astronauts Behnken & Hurley Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley Two military men made history last week with a rather unique mission: flying into space on the SpaceX Crew Dragon. NASA astronauts Air Force Col. Robert L. Behnken and retired Marine Corps Col. Douglas G. Hurley launched into space on May 30 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the first time ever that NASA astronauts launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft.
VetFamily: Michael Jordan Veterans Advantage Awards VetFamily: Michael Jordan The grit. The discipline. The stamina.  These are part of what made Michael Jordan one of the best basketball players in history. But they’re also qualities of two of his family members who served in the military: James Jordan Sr., his father, in the Air Force, and James Jordan Jr., Michael’s older brother, in the Army. All three Jordans possessed the team loyalty and leadership capability required for a life in service on or off the court.
Jonathan Woodson, Hero Vet, Veterans Advantage Veterans Advantage Awards HeroVet: Jonathan Woodson, MD Jonathan Woodson, MD, and the son of a WWII veteran, was born and raised with a deep sense of service. He has served his country in a variety of capacities including while deployed to three combat zones; today as an Army Reservist; as an active board member of the Wounded Warrior Project; and his advocacy for racial equality. He is outspoken that his fellow servicemen and women should have the same opportunities to serve our country, regardless of race.

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