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jason.c.gaver
May 04, 2021
Hi, My name is Jason and I am a Navy vet. I spent four years with VFA-27 (99-03) out of Atsugi, Japan in the aviation ordnance rate. Spent about 6ish months on Diego Garcia after 9/11 pulling air guard for the Air Force planes that used that as a hopping off point for the initial Afghanistan campaign. We did a few Gulf cruises before I got out in 03. I missed it enough I went back to the reserves from 05-09 when I was going to college - was fortunate enough to get some pretty cool deployments. Ran a NATO mission in Africa and deployed with Army 3 ID as an individual augmentee in 07/08. Spent most of my time in Kuwait, but bounced back and forth from Bucca to Kuwait. I went to work in DC in 09 supporting Navy Combat System testing and did that for about 9 years. Really cool job, literally took off the uniform and put on a suit. Most people we worked with were former military to we had the comraderie and bond that so many of us lose when we separate. Moved to NC in 14 where I bought a started a business, expanded through acquisition, and sold my stake last year. I now run the operations for the business I sold which allows me to be active in the community. I sit on a few boards around town and try to give back. I use the Service Before Self motto which I think resonates with lots of our fraternity. I am a FFL holder, NRA instructor and teach NC Concealed Carry classes as a side hustle. I am running for a seat on my Town Council this year and would encourage any of you to consider getting involved in your local government. I also started a website called Veteran Business Connection (https://veteranbusinessconnection.org) which is a free online platform to connect veteran owned business with each other and their communities. I have used all sorts of veteran benefits to include, but not limited to, GI Bill, home loan , and health care. I am rated as a DV. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about any of these things. Separating from the service twice and moving, I know exactly what it is like to lose your tribe. PB Abbate will give us an opportunity to connect and be with each other which is more valuable than we think. I was introduced to Tom, PB Abbate founder, buy my psychologist from the VA who participates in the organization and will be present at the upcoming retreats. I am going to be assisting in the organization as a Club Coordinator as we grow. I look forward to meeting, interacting with you, and helping to grow this great organization.
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