ATTENTION VETERANS: BECOME A MEMBER TODAY >JOIN NOW
We are actively seeking new members to join our post and our family! Our membership is growing and we would be honored if you would join us. Send a message to our Post Commander below with questions. Keep a copy of your DD214 on hand for review
Veterans Service Records: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
4-Step Veteran Request Process: https://vetrecs.archives.gov/VeteranRequest/home.html
Military Records Request Using Standard Form 180 (SF-180): http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html
If you have membership questions or need more information, please contact [email protected] or go to http://www.vfwauxiliary.org/programs-page/membership/.
“Member of the Month” for February is Marc Holley. Marc became a Marine in 2008 and joined the local Military Police divisional reserve unit out of Fort Snelling. As an adopted foreign born citizen, he felt that joining the Marines was the best way to repay the US for all the opportunities given to him here. He deployed in 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a training advisor for the Afghan National Police on a 7 Marine team supported by Australians and other ISAF forces. Deployment opportunities ran out after that so his second deployment occurred in 2015 for 13 months as a military contractor with Academi in Helmand province.
Using that and other private sector experience, Holley decided to start a personal protection coaching business in Minneapolis when he returned from that last deployment. Atlas Defense specializes in making people of all kinds feel safer with equal emphasis on services ranging from unarmed employee awareness training to personal defensive firearms coaching. Larger classes are supported by hiring local veterans as independent contractors to be role players, range safety officers, and instructors. Holley stays active in the veteran community with his Brass Bonds service as well. Brass Bonds events bring veterans together over the camaraderie re-forged during range days and group workouts. Mental health is a big question mark in the veteran community and this is one of the ways Holley strives to make a positive impact on both his fellow vets and own journey. Marc, THANK YOU for your service.