Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Karen LeeAnn Fox.

Karen joined the Navy in 1994. She served 2 years onboard the USS Fort McHenry as diesel engine technician before transferring to Fleet Industrial Supply Center Yokosuka, Detachment Sasebo.

In 2000, she reported to Lackland AFB to attend Master at Arms training where she graduated Honor Graduate. She then reported aboard USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 and began her first WESTPAC deployment.

Her next command was Naval Support Unit, Saratoga Springs, New York, then Naval Base Rota Spain and later Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas,

Karen has a bachelor’s degree in emergency management.

After retiring in 2011, she worked for the Texas Veterans Commission. She currently works as a disaster program manager for the American Red Cross coastal bend chapter.

In 2014, Karen founded Women Veterans of the Coastal Bend in an effort to provide a network of support and resources for the many women veterans in her community.

Thank you for your service, Karen!


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Published on Jul. 29, 2016

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  1. Denny J. Howell August 5, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I would like a picture of me in the Air Force. Of possible. Thank you!

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