Staff Spotlight: Tammy Heap

Tammy served as the Command Master Chief of 2d Marine Aircraft Wing; 2d Marine Logistics Group; II Marine Expeditionary Force and U. S. Marine Corps Forces Command. Her decorations include the Legion of Merit (two gold stars), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four gold stars), the Navy Achievement Medal (two Gold Stars), the Combat Action Ribbon, and various unit and campaign awards.

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Moving Forward with Independence: Tom Garey

Tom and his family are examples of strength. They are the loved ones that stick by his side. Tom’s wife, Laura, had this to say about Tom and his chair, “Once he sat in his track-chair there was no stopping him. We now go on an almost nightly stroll and roll around the neighborhood and tend to have neighborhood kids walk with us."

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What it Means to Be a Military Spouse

What does it mean to be a military spouse? Carrie Stead, a wife and mother, shares what it means to her to be the wife of a veteran.

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Lara Garey: Wife, Mother, Caregiver

This mother’s day we would like to share the story of Lara Garey. She is the caregiver of her husband Tom, a military Veteran living with ALS disease. Together they have a 14-year-old son. Read about Lara’s courageous journey into becoming her husband’s primary caregiver, and her advice for newly adjusting caregivers.

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SSgt Mark Lalli: An American Hero

Staff Sergeant Mark Lalli joined the Army Reserve in 2002 at the age of 17. His life before, during, and after his military service is one of empowerment and hope.

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