V is for Valentine, Veterans, VETLANTA, and Volunteer


by Krista deKryger, Board Member, VETLANTA

Krista deKryger

Here’s how to show your love for veterans, military families, and service members with VETLANTA

VETLANTA is a club operated exclusively for veteran social and business networking and community service purposes. Our mission is to make Atlanta the premier community in the country for veterans and their families to work and live. Our purpose is to help veterans. We make Atlanta better by making those who serve Atlanta’s military community better. We only can do this thanks to our active membership. We are completely run by volunteers–from our leadership, partners, resources, to the members we serve.

We would like to highlight one of our volunteers, Gail McCabe. Gail is the Executive Director at CreativeMediaMatters, a woman-owned and operated video production company where she works as a visual story-teller, bringing business and human-interest stories to life. And now, she tells our story for us.

Gail McCabe

Ms. McCabe earned accolades as a well-recognized contributor to the American Forces Radio & Television Service broadcast network. Currently, she uses her 30 years of experience telling the stories of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Center for Global Health. Gail tells VETLANTA’s story through her amazing YouTube videos we have posted on our website, Facebook group page, and LinkedIn private group.

Ms. McCabe is the Army’s first civilian broadcast journalist to have been selected to participate in Training With Industry (TWI) with CNN. She holds numerous Army, DoD and industry awards. She is an inductee into the Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, and is a two-time recipient of the Defense of Freedom Award for injuries sustained while involved in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We thank Gail for sharing her talent with us and creating videos for us to share with the world what great things VETLANTA is doing in Atlanta to help veterans.

Would you like to volunteer your time supporting Atlanta’s veterans and their families through VETLANTA? We still have a handful of volunteer opportunities available in 2020, including Education Lead, Employment Coordinator, Long Range Planning Lead, a Healthcare Coordinator and lastly, and a CVEB + GA DVS Coordinator.

If you would like to become a member of VETLANTA or explore any of these opportunities, please come to the Q1 summit, our quarterly gathering of members, on March 3, and introduce yourself to us. This first summit of the new year will be hosted by Fiserv at its 2900 Westside Parkway, Alpharetta location. You must be registered to attend. You can find more information under the events section of our website: http://www.VETLANTA.org.

The focus of this summit will be on entrepreneurship. At the time this article is going to press, we can proudly share one of our keynote speakers will be Dr. Mike Haynie, Vice Chancellor, Strategic Initiatives & Innovation, University Professor & Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Executive Director, Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) based out of Syracuse University.

You also may contact us on our website: http://www.VETLANTA.org /contact/ or join our LinkedIn group. Be sure to introduce yourself and share how you can help or how we can help you!

Krista deKryger is a proud volunteer, VETLANTA leadership team member, veteran advocate, and military spouse.


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