Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is U.S. Air Force Veteran Georgia Jane Sandlin Ford.

At the height of the Korean conflict, Jane enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and underwent basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Just prior to entering Officer’s Candidate School she met and married Wayne Ford. She continued on active duty where she represented women in the Air Force at local celebrations and national ceremonies. She served as an Air Force recruitment representative for the state of Alabama during her tour of duty.

Jane resigned from the Air Force to accompany her husband on assignment to the American Embassy in Rome, Italy. She also accompanied him to his assignments in Baghdad, Iraq, Prague, Czechoslovakia, and Washington, D.C.

Upon her return to Washington, D.C., Jane worked for the Department of the Army, Health and Human Services and the District of Columbia government. Jane retired from government services at age 60.

In her retirement, Jane keeps herself active by tap dancing, line dancing, playing tennis, and watching symphony and opera performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Thank you for your service, Jane!


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 newmedia@va.gov 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 http://www.loc.gov/vets/.


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 Jul. 10, 2017

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