VetsWork GreenCorps: Looking Forward to a Great Fire Season

The last two months of the VetsWork GreenCorps program, have been very enjoyable. I’ve gained a lot of new skills, and experience in a new career field. Coming into the VetsWork program, I thought I was going to be volunteering working alongside the Forest Service, and that’s exactly the opportunity I was given. Continue Reading…

VetsWork GreenCorps: Our Prey is Fire and We Are Starved

My name is Eric Leight. I’m a fella from New Jersey who decided to try his luck in the Pacific Northwest as a firefighter. Through ten weeks of intense training, both physically and mentally, we now stand here waiting for our chance at action. Over the past two months, a lot has happened, and I do mean a lot. Continue Reading…

VetsWork GreenCorps: The Chosen Few

These past few weeks during my time in the VetsWork GreenCorps program have been wonderful, painful and enlightening to say the least. My expectations here have changed from my initial thought process and continue to change every day. My experiences here with our crew have been single handedly one of the most memorable times of my life. We started as strangers and now have come together as teammates and good friends. Let me go ahead and tell you my tale of the ‘Wild Boys” and our adventures. Continue Reading…

VetsWork GreenCorps: Q&A with Marshall Mabley

What does your normal routine look like?

0500 – I wake up to my roommates alarm going off

0515 – My own alarm goes off and I continue to lie in bed and regret all decisions that have gotten me here

0530 – Finally corralled enough energy to get up and make breakfast and lunch for the day

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