Proud to Serve: Air Force Reserves Chief dedicates her time to disabled veterans

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ST. LOUIS – Angela Graffen has spent 30+ years combined in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves. Today, as a Chief in the Air Force Reserves, Angela is the nurse manager for Internal Medicine Clinic at Scott Air Force Base. She is also a mother to an 18-year-old son who recently graduated from high school and her husband was retired from the United States Air Force. He recently passed away following a battle with cancer.

Angela was nominated for the Proud to Serve award by Beverly Krieg because of her dedication to Boots on the Green, a charity located in Mascoutah, Illinois, which raises money for disabled veterans through local events including a golf, bowling, and baseball tournaments. Angela is Vice President of the Board for Boots on the Green. Beverly tell us:

Angela is the Vice President of Boots on the Green. She is also a the nurse manager for Internal Medicine Clinic at SAFB and is a Chief in the Air Force Reserves. Angela started out as the medical coordinator for BotG almost nine years ago. She has provided medical care to our veterans and active duty during bowling and golf tournaments along with Wheel-n-Warriors rides. When BotG became a 501 (c) (3), Angela was elected Vice President. She is active with all sporting events that are done for our veterans and active duty. She fund raises so that more veterans and servicemembers can participate and she holds the military in her heart. Her husband is retired from the USAF and Angela has over twenty years of active duty and reserve time.

Angela Graffen is our Proud to Serve recipient this month receiving a $500 gift card to Art Van Furniture St. Louis and $500 check card from Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law.

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