November is Month of the Military Family!
To celebrate, we’ve got 30 days, and 30 stories to tell from families and service members from across the U.S. Military. Join us as we share their stories all month! This campaign is run in conjunction with our non-profit organization, Hunt Heroes Foundation
November 13th, 2019
Ken, USAF ‘94-’14
“Serving our country was truly the highlight of my life and has made me the person I am today.” - Ken, USAF ‘94-’14, Maintenance Director of Ohana Navy Family Housing Hawaii
Ken served in the United States Air Force as an Executive Flight Attendant, supporting our nation’s leaders, including presidents, vice presidents, and congress members. During his 20 years of service, Ken traveled to six of the seven continents and more than 75 countries.
Two days after the attacks on September 11, 2001, Ken assisted in transporting the FEMA director to New York City. He still recalls the eeriness of approaching the New York airpace and seeing the smoke billowing up from the site where so many innocent people lost their lives. This memory reminds him of why he dedicates his life to service.
Ken joined Hunt Military Communities to give back to the men and women who are currently serving our country by providing them and their families with a safe place to call home.
November 12th, 2019
Akaya, ctive Duty Navy Electrician Mate from ‘98 - ‘09
This is Ayaka during her tenure as an Active Duty Navy Electrician Mate from ‘98 - ‘09. During her active years, Akaya served at stations in Whidbey Island, Washington and Jacksonville, Florida. Thank you for sharing your proud veteran moment with us!
We’re sharing more stories with Hunt Heroes Foundation this month! Tune in and hear more inspirational stories our service members, past and present, are sharing with us.
November 11th, 2019
Happy Veterans Day
Happy Veterans Day from all of us at Hunt Military Communities! We’re grateful and proud to serve and celebrate all of those who have dedicated their service to the United States Military.
To honor our Veterans on Veterans Day and every day, we’ve collected stories of life, love, loss, and service — and are sharing them as a part of the Proud Veteran Coffee Table Book.
All proceeds will be donated to the Hunt Heros Foundation, our non-profit organization that aims to uplift and bring positive change to communities in which we live and work.
November 10th, 2019
Conrad, MSgt, USAF ‘82- ‘04
“I get a big boost just knowing that although I have now been retired for 17 years, my efforts up in Iceland, to this day, are still saving lives.” - Conrad, MSgt, USAF ‘82- ‘04, Resident of Air Force Academy Military Communities
Conrad served in the Air Force and fondly recalls his assignment at the 56th Rescue Squadron at Keflavik Iceland from 1992 to 1994. During his time at this station, Conrad was tasked with repairing four Jolly Green rescue helicopters, one at a time due to a limited number of maintenance resources on the island.
He spent his time slowly growing relationships with item managers in the U.S. and ensured a fully stocked bench by the end of his term. Conrad later discovered that everyone was saved by his unit due to his long-standing effort to keep repairs running smoothly and well-stocked at the Keflavik station.
November 9th, 2019
Bonnie, U.S. Navy Reserve, ‘93 - ‘14
“What serving means to me is pride, honor and integrity. My service is a part of my life I am exceptionally proud of.” - Bonnie, U.S. Navy Reserve, ‘93 - ‘14, Resident of Mid-South Family Housing Community
Bonnie grew up surrounded by the Navy; Her dad had served 23 years of submarine service and had retired a Chief Petty Officer. She was always in awe of how the other Sailors called her father “Chief.”
She remembers loving the way his colleagues said his nickname and decided she wanted to be a “Chief” too. Bonnie ultimately served in the Navy Reserve for 21 years and retired as a Chief Petty Officer — just like her dad.
November 8th, 2019
Chad, U.S. Army, ‘93 - ’98
“Blake’s passing had a monumental impact not only on my family but also on our hometown. My family has since been honored to be known as a patriotic part of our community.” - Chad, U.S. Army, ‘93 - ’98, Environmental and Safety Specialist with Hunt Military Communities
When Chad entered the Army, his three younger brothers looked up to him and admired his decision to serve the country. They watched him serve as they grew up, and eventually two brothers joined service themselves.
One brother, Brad, serves as an E7 in the Active Air force. Chad’s youngest brother, Blake, served in the Marine Corps as a Scout Sniper and sadly passed away three years ago in the line of duty at the age of 26. Chad and Brad remember their brother Blake as they serve in and support the military in his honor today.
The flag in this picture— encased between the photographs of Chad, Brad, and Blake — was raised, flown at half-mast, and lowered by 3rd-grade students at their hometown elementary school in remembrance of Blake.
November 7th, 2019
Chad, U.S. Army, ‘93 -’98
“My Lieutenant had called in a favor to have me flown to the peak of the highest mountain via helicopter to perform the reenlistment ceremony. It was a very proud moment for me.” - Chad, U.S. Army, ‘93 -’98, Environmental and Safety Specialist with Hunt Military Communities
Chad served in the Active Army for 7 years as a Communications Specials/Combat Radioman.
One of Chad’s proudest moments during his service was during his tenure at Fort Irwin National Training Center. Upon Chad’s decision to reenlist for three more years, his lieutenant recognized his service as a soldier with a request to perform the re-enlistment ceremony atop of the highest peak of Death Valley on Tiefort Mountain. He still remembers the moment his helicopter co-pilot held the U.S. Flag as his Lieutenant swore him into his next three years of service.
November 6th, 2019
Jim Curtis, U.S. Marine Corps, ‘80 -’07
“Do the right thing when nobody’s looking” - Jim Curtis, U.S. Marine Corps, ‘80 -’07, National Director of Maintenance & Safety of Hunt Military Communities
Jim Curtis has a story of his own to share! During his active years, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for over 27 years as a Master Gunnery Sergeant and retired in 2007.
After his retirement from the Marine Corps, Jim knew he wanted to continue dedicating his life to helping the U.S. Military —particularly with military families. That’s why he decided to work for Hunt Military Communities. His personal mission is to continue helping families in the best way he can and to foster meaningful connections with fellow service members in his day-to-day operations.
November 5th, 2019
Walter, U.S. Navy ‘75-’77
“I was very fortunate to be stationed in Washington, D.C. during a very difficult time for our great nation.” - Walter, U.S. Navy ‘75-’77
Stay tuned to hear more stories of service from families all month! They’re being supported by our non-profit organization, Hunt Heroes Foundation, which works to uplift families in military communities each and every day.
November 4th, 2019
Keighley, a current member of the U.S. Navy since November 2018
November 3rd, 2019
Norine, U.S. Army, ‘87 - ‘08
“I had signed up for a cause that was bigger than I could ever predict. I am so thankful for my opportunity to serve as a soldier.” - Norine, U.S. Army, ‘87 - ‘08, current employee at Fort Lee Family Housing
Being from a small town in South Carolina, Norine never dreamed that one day she’d see the world as a part of a larger mission, starting with her first duty station overseas in Stuttgart, Germany.
After 21 years and 4 months of service, including two tours in combat and two overseas tours with the U.S. Army, Norine is now a proud member of the Fort Lee Family Housing Community staff. She is still grateful for the values and unforgettable mentors that the journey has brought her.
November 2nd, 2019
Henry, U.S. Air Force ‘68 - ‘72
“I owe a deep debt of gratitude to the men and women of the United States Air Force, for whom I aspired to follow their lead.” - Henry, U.S. Air Force ‘68 - ‘72, Senior Project Manager with Hunt Military Communities
Henry grew up hearing stories about his father and three uncles’ service in the U.S. Military in WWII and remembers being enthralled by their missions in the Pacific Theater as he listened to their tales as a young boy.
In the footsteps of his family members before him, Henry joined the U.S. Air Force in 1968. During his post at Tuy Hoa AB,RVN, Henry was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for his courage in combat. He has devoted 47 years to serving the country through active duty and military support and continues to dedicate his life as a Senior Project Manager with Hunt Military Communities.
November 1st, 2019
November is Month of the Military Family!
To celebrate, we’ve got 30 days, and 30 stories to tell from families and service members from across the U.S. Military. Join us as we share their stories all month! This campaign is run in conjunction with our non-profit organization, Hunt Heroes Foundation.