“Through the work of ASAP and Dog Tag Bakery, I’m really starting to get to know myself and I’m really starting to learn, okay where did I come from, where am I now, and just dream about where I can possibly be headed. Not with fear, not with judgment, not with regret – but with real freedom, which is what we served our country to defend.” -Anne Barlieb, Army Veteran, ASAP and Dog Tag Alumna
Thank you to the women and men who have served and sacrificed. We are forever grateful. #VeteransDay
We should be doing everything we can to help veterans build a bridge to employment and entrepreneurship, which is what our Dog Tag Fellowship program aims to accomplish. It’s equally important to help veterans who want to run for office and pursue a career in public service as an elected official. One such initiative was highlighted in a recent New Yorker article.
“For veterans like Moulton, Sherrill, and Welle, the partisan divisions of Washington are utterly at odds with their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Welle said, “I graduated from Annapolis in 2002, a few months after 9/11. My friends and I deployed for a decade around the world, many to Afghanistan and Iraq. And we were doing it not as Republicans or Democrats—we were doing this as Americans.”
Serve America PAC is supporting dozens of candidates across the country who come from a military background. “The American people need more service-driven leaders who put people over politics—who have the courage to do what is right, not just what is politically expedient.” Learn more about these candidates and why they are running for office.
Read more via newyorker.com: Could Military Veterans Change More Than Control of Congress?
Learn more about Serve America PAC.
Gabriela Bell is an Air Force military spouse and mother of four going through the Dog Tag, Inc. Fellowship Program. She was recently featured in an article on Medium.com about The Paradigm Switch (TPS), a global movement of military spouses with ambitious career goals and a commitment to their military lifestyle.
Read more via Medium: A Military Spouse’s Journey into Coding
Dog Tag Cohort 8 recently spent a day on Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress and talk about their experiences as veterans, military spouses and caregivers. Thank you to everyone on the Hill who helped to make this day a success!