Military Veteran Story Archives

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February 29, 2024

Helping Each Other: While the AMVETS career center has helped retired First Lieutenant Kenneth Malker, he is also helping them with his voice

While innumerable military veterans are appreciated for their efforts during their active-duty days, not many people think about the struggles career-wise for veterans during their post-service […]
October 2, 2023

A New Commander in Town: The new AMVETS National Commander is more than qualified for his position, as he is a people-first, military-focused veteran

Philadelphia native and honorably discharged Marine veteran Bill Clark is the new National Commander of AMVETS. He is a true man of the people, running a […]
July 28, 2023

Difference Maker: Michael Emerson is a Marine Corps veteran with a huge heart and a soft spot for community

He started as a newspaper boy, at Burger King and KFC, and in tire sales at Montgomery Ward. But yet Michael Lee Emerson never felt as […]
June 1, 2023

‘Hearts & Smarts’: When it comes to Debra Payne, her career and personal journeys are quite something

Debra Payne has lived quite the life. So much so that she is writing an autobiography. After graduating early, Deb enlisted in the Air Force, working […]
May 18, 2023

Blazing The Trail: Sandra Durbin has stood up and made an impact for all aspiring military service members just like her

Sandra Durbin is a very accomplished military veteran. If you look at her post-military career alone, you will notice how she paved the way for many […]
May 9, 2023

‘One Heart’: Jonathan and Theresa have been in sync since the day they met, and it is amazing to see

It was the Air Force that brought them to one another, but it is love that keeps them together. Jonathan and Theresa Kruze met while taking […]
March 31, 2023

Retiring With Class: Lieutenant Colonel (USAFR Ret) Julie Ziegenhorn is calling it a day to spend more time with family

Julie Ziegenhorn is a Christian woman who loves God, loves her family, loves life, treats others right, and has worked hard for over 40 years. And […]
March 6, 2023

Giving Back to Those Who Serve or Served and Their Families

The reason you’re free is because of those who served or are actively serving. They keep you and your family safe. However, while they’re fighting for […]
December 12, 2022

‘TOGETHER WE CAN’: Commander Ross is spearheading many great efforts within the military community

There are few people who are truly as passionate as Army veteran and current AMVETS National District VI Commander Ross Smith. Smith spearheaded AMVETS ONE, which […]