November 21, 2014

0 Comments


Hero of the Day 11/21/14 - Colten Honeycutt

Hero of the Day 11/21/14 - Colten Honeycutt
Where do you live?
Deployed to Kuwait
Tell us a little about yourself-
I grew up in Mansfield, Texas. I graduated from Mansfield High School in 2011. I love hunting, fishing, playing guitar, tattoos, and Texas/Red dirt country music. I've been in the Army for going on 5 years now, and I'm currently deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Which branch of service are you in?
Army
Why did you choose to serve?
I chose to serve because I love my country, my friends, and my family. That's a cliche, but it's the truth. I wanted to do something that would benefit more than just myself, and the military was something I had wanted to do since I was a kid.
What are your plans for when you are out of service/What do you do now?
I'm not really sure that I will leave the military. Sure, I'll retire eventually, but I don't currently have any plans to leave the service.
November 20, 2014

0 Comments


GIFT YOUR GUY

Don't miss this awesome holiday shopping event hosted by Katey Mcfarlan of Chronicles of Frivolity! Save the date for an evening filled with cotton candy, champagne, and Mizzen+Main.


Thursday, December 11th will mark Mizzen+Main's first event designed exclusively for women. Swing by for a drink and some holiday shopping for a cause.


We will be offering exclusive packages and free gift wrap, as well as Fluff Pop, champagne drinks, and flower crowns from Oh Deery Florals.

 10% of all proceeds from the evening will go back to The Lone Survivor Foundation. 

A great night for a great cause! Space is limited and will fill up very quickly!
Don't miss out! RSVP HERE.
 
November 20, 2014

0 Comments


Hero of the Day 11/20/14 - Michael Jernigan

Hero of the Day 11/20/14 - Michael Jernigan
Where do you live?
Texas
Tell us a little about yourself-
I am a United States Marine that was catastrophically wounded by an IED in Iraq in 2004. I lost both of my eyes and had 45% of my cranium crushed. I underwent 30 major surgeries in the first 12 months of recovery and spent 16 months in different hospitals and rehabilitation facilities before being medically retired. Instead of hanging it up and calling it a day, I rallied with the true American spirit. I wanted to continue my commitment to our country and went back to college. I attended Georgetown University and the University of South Florida before graduating in 2012. I have maintained my spirit and continued to serve the veteran community by writing for the New York Times Homefires blog and have been featured in James Gandolfini’s HBO documentary Alive Day Memories. I currently work as the Director of Development for a veteran non-profit called Honor, Courage, Commitment. Our goal is to promote and sponsor veteran entrepreneurship. We create elite veterans by focusing on the three major components of formal education, mentorship and community service.
Which branch of service are you in?
United States Marine Corps
Why did you choose to serve?
It was a new direction for my life.
November 19, 2014

0 Comments


Hero of the Day 11/19/14 - Tireak C. Tulloch

Hero of the Day 11/19/14 - Tireak C. Tulloch
Where do you live?
Huntington, NY
Tell us a little about yourself-
I enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2000 as a tactical data network systems specialist. I was deployed to Iraq in 2003 with Alpha Company, 6th Communication Battalion, supporting ANGLICO Marines and Navy SEALS with classified network access along various points alongside our British counterparts. I deployed again in June 2004 to Camp Blue Diamond (located in Ar Ramadi), Iraq, where he provided technical liaison support to an Army signals unit and then handled network security for 1st Marine Division. After completing my second tour in 2005, Tireak started to look for work in his field of expertise. In 2006, I took an entry-level PC Technician position with MTA Long Island Bus. I separated from the Marine Corps in 2008 and in 2009 started a new position with MTA Long Island Rail Road as a Junior Network Engineer in the IT Department where I still am today. In 2010, I attended a retreat for combat veterans hosted by the Coming Home Project and have been advocating for veterans ever since. I am a Leadership Fellow for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for this new generation of combat veterans. For the past three years, I have participated in IAVA’s annual Storm the Hill campaign, which brings combat veterans from across the country to Washington DC to engage our elected officials from Congress to the White House on issues most pressing this new generation. 
Which branch of service are you in?
Marine Corps
Why did you choose to serve?
At the time I enlisted, I was working part time and going to school. I felt I wanted to do more than what I was already doing. So after some back and forth, I enlisted in the Marine Corps.
What are your plans for when you are out of service/What do you do now?
I have been in the Information Technology field before, during and after service.
November 18, 2014

0 Comments


Hero of the Day 11/18/14 - Cardell Velez

Hero of the Day 11/18/14 - Cardell Velez
Where do you live?
Dallas, TX
Tell us a little about yourself-
I am a radiology and physical therapy manager.
Which branch of service are you in?
Air Force
Why did you choose to serve?
My father served.
What are your plans for when you are out of service?
I am out of the service already. I am in healthcare administration.
November 18, 2014

0 Comments


Hero of the Day 11/17/14 - Jay Buoy

Hero of the Day 11/17/14 - Jay Buoy
Where do you live?
Fort Worth, TX
Tell us a little about yourself-
Marine Corps veteran of 8 years, Divorced father of 2, work at BNSF as a data architect, love working out, hanging out with friends, generally down for anything and everything.
Which branch of service are you in?
USMC
Why did you choose to serve?
9/11. Wanted to do my part to serve my country and help people.
What are your plans for when you are out of service?
Working at BNSF now.
November 14, 2014

0 Comments


Hero of the Day 11/14/14 - Paul Yazbeck

Hero of the Day 11/14/14 - Paul Yazbeck (pictured left)
Where do you live?
Dallas, TX
Tell us a little about yourself-
I'm originally from Minnesota, but Texas is home now after living here for more than 10 years now. I did Army ROTC at the University of Colorado and was assigned to Fort Hood after graduation. I spent 27 months in Baghdad, Iraq during two deployments between 2004-2008. After getting out of the Army in 2008, I moved to Dallas. I'm a proud Longhorn after getting my MBA from the University of Texas.
Which branch of service are you in?
Army
Why did you choose to serve?
I thought it would be a great life experience to serve and an opportunity to develop leadership skills while serving our country.
What are your plans for when you are out of service?
I work in real estate in Dallas, and I'm very grateful to have found a career that I'm so passionate about. It is definitely a big adjustment from military service to the business world.
November 13, 2014

0 Comments


Hero of the Day 11/13/14 - Ronald Burge

Hero of the Day 11/13/14 - Ronald Burge
Where do you live?
Picayune, MS
Tell us a little about yourself-
I am a Vietnam veteran that is retired from the United states post office .
Which branch of service are you in?
I am retired from the army.
Why did you choose to serve?
I chose to serve for God and country.
What are your plans for when you are out of service?
Enjoy my grandchildren.
November 12, 2014

0 Comments


Hero of the Day 11/12/14 - Jeff Hensley

Hero of the Day 11/12/14 - Jeff Hensley
Where do you live?
Frisco, TX
Tell us a little about yourself-
I flew fighters in the US Navy for 21 years before retiring and getting my master's in counseling. Today, I am the Program Counselor for Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship in Wylie, TX. At Equest, we offer a veterans equine program called "Hooves for Heroes" to help veterans and military family members with their civilian transitions. I am also a Leadership Fellow for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and a Fellow Alumnus of The Mission Continues.
Which branch of service are you in?
USN
Why did you choose to serve?
I saw the movie TOPGUN when I was 21 and thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen
What are your plans for when you are out of service?
Continue counseling and advocating for veterans and military families to help them achieve their potential as civic leaders.
November 11, 2014

2 Comments


Hero of the Day 11/11/14 - Daniel Hefner

Hero of the Day 11/11/14 - Daniel Hefner

Where do you live?

Fort Hood

Tell us a little about yourself-

I am a family first, country loving American. I enjoy the outdoors, disc golf, and lifting weights.

Which branch of service are you in?

Army

Why did you choose to serve?

I chose to serve because I felt that there was no greater honor than choosing to serve your country in a time of war. I also wanted to be a great role model for my children. It is important to me that they understand what it means to have integrity and respect, and I felt that my joining the military would be a great way to showcase those traits.

What are your plans for when you are out of service?

I plan to finish my degree and live in the Dallas area. I want to let the leadership skills I have developed in the service and my education lead me in the right direction.

1 2 3 14 Next »