Both of my grandfathers served in the Air Force. I have always admired their service and the service others scarified including their families. The reason I was drawn to this job was because I have seen and delt with addiction up close and personal. I at one point in my life was going down the road of addiction myself. I have a close family member that struggled with addiction. Watching him go down the dark path of what I knew could take him from us killed me, because I was always scared of the phone call I would receive. However, we were fortunate enough that he found his way out of the hole of addiction. He is clean of hard drugs and has been doing great ever since he found his sobriety. I do this job because I love to help people but also because I love the mission behind it. Being here I get to watch people go from a dark place in their life to leaving with a smile on their face and light in their eyes. Serving the men and women that served and getting to help in the smallest way is my why behind why I am here. I am here because I am my brother’s keeper and fight his fight with him every day to help keep him from that fucking dark road again! I am here to hold myself accountable to keep me from the same road.