Jackson Co. Coast Guard Veteran receives help from other Veterans

Veterans Helping Veterans learned about Yeoman Courtney through the Jackson County Veterans Affairs Office. The Veterans of VFW Post 6073 and American Legion Post 30 responded to fund and build the access ramp for 37-year-old Yeoman Courtney. Ashlee is an exceptional individual with an impressive seventeen-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard. Hailing originally from Milton, Delaware, she has received numerous awards and decorations, attesting to her dedication and excellence in her service. Among her notable achievements are the Armed Forces Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal with Gold Star, Coast Guard Unit Commendation Ribbon, and many others. Throughout her service, Yeoman Courtney has been stationed at various locations, including the U.S. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Sector New York, Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, and Training Center Camp May. She has also served at Coast Guard Atlantic Area (LANTAREA), USCGC Cypress (WLB-210), and the Aviation Training Center Mobile. Notably, she has also taken on roles such as a Civil Rights Prevention and Abuse Advocate, highlighting her commitment to ensuring the well-being of her fellow Coast Guard members. It is because of the commitment and service of women like Yeoman Courtney that our Country remains strong and free.

The United States Coast Guard, with its rich and patriotic history, has been an integral part of the nation’s maritime operations for over two centuries and one of America’s six armed forces. From its early beginnings as the Revenue Marine in 1790, the service has evolved and expanded in response to the changing needs and challenges of the nation. In times of war and peace, the Coast Guard has played a vital role in safeguarding the nation’s maritime interests, promoting safety at sea, and protecting the coastlines. Whether it is conducting search and rescue missions, enforcing laws and regulations, or responding to natural disasters, such as the operations in response to the recent Maui fires, the men and women of the Coast Guard have shown unwavering dedication and a commitment to protecting the United States and its citizens. Throughout its history, the Coast Guard has constantly adapted to new challenges. During World War II, the service played a crucial role in defending the nation’s shores, escorting convoys, and conducting vital wartime operations.

Veterans Helping Veterans, with assistance from the VFW Auxiliary providing meals for the volunteers, has been actively involved in supporting veterans since 2017. With a primary focus on recognizing the service of veterans in our community, constructing wheelchair ramps, and making mobility modifications to veterans’ homes, the program aims to enhance the living conditions and independence of those who have served their country. Yeoman Courtney’s story serves as a testament to her strength and perseverance, and it is an honor for Veterans Helping Veterans to be able to assist her in her time of need.

Serving our community with a sense of pride and loyalty to our veterans and families is alive and well in Jackson, County Alabama. Veterans Helping Veterans wants every veteran of the Armed Forces to know they are not forgotten, and a place does exist where they may continue serving and experiencing the comradery of military service founded on loyalty and duty to our great nation through participation in the congressionally chartered Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion Posts and Auxiliaries. VFW Fallen Comrades Post 6073 and American Legion Post 30 has been serving Jackson County since 1946 and is located at 1616 Heroes Drive, Scottsboro, Alabama. Learn more at vfw6073.org, legion.org or call 256-259-6161.


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