Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves Veteran Kaye Edwards Graves. Kaye served in the Persian Gulf War and enlisted in 1980.

Kaye shared her story with the Veteran’s History Project in 2004. She serves in the Air National Guard as a Technical Sergeant.

Kaye joined the Reserves after college as a Material Facilities Specialist then she was sent to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Storm. She spent a few months on active duty in Las Vegas prepared to provide backup to troops overseas. At Grissom Air Force Base and in Operation Desert Storm Storm Kaye was a cook. She stayed with the Reserves until the war ended.

Currently, Kaye works at a VA Medical Center as a Medical Records Specialist.

Thank you for your service, Kaye!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at

Graphic created by Carl J. Valentino: Carl J. Valentino is a student at the University of Delaware with a Major in International Business and a Minor in Graphic Design.

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Published on Apr. 1, 2017

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  1. Abdulbabatunde Marvin Allen Pearson April 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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