Jeff served as a U.S. Navy Journalist from 2000-2008, becoming a plank owner at AFN Naples, Italy, and covering the Olympics at AFN Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. He continues to serve as a communications assistant at the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
"Whether they hail from upstate New York, Texas hill country, or the Midwestern waves of grain, rural veterans leave small businesses and family farms to volunteer for military service that takes them to faraway lands where they routinely serve with distinction. Since the small town Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine is there when the nation calls, Congress must ensure these unique veterans are properly cared for when they return home to the heartland. America sent them thousands of miles away to protect the country, so distance must not be a factor in their healthcare at home."