Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Harlan Hobbs.

As a longtime pilot, Harlan served many years of honorable service in the Air Force. He flew the B-25 and the A-26 in World War II. In Korea, he flew the F-86. During the 1950s, Harlan often flew the Century Series aircraft (F-100 and F-105).

For his service, Harlan was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Upon retirement, Harlan moved to San Antonio, then to Virginia, where he currently resides. He now works in real estate and property management.

Thank you for your service, Harlan!

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.

Graphic By Joanna Specht: Joanna Specht is a student at Black Hawk College with a Major in Visual Communication. 

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Published on Sep. 5, 2017

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  1. Arnold Cabral September 6, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    To whom who reads this please call your Senators and Representative try to convince the Board of Veteran Affairs Committee passed a New Veteran Disabled Veteran Benefit Law who is 100 percent service connected definitely need to get G4 implants from a Cosmetic Dentistry Dentist because isn’t absolutely not one works at a Veteran Medical Center plus they haven’t even one has a contract with Veteran Affairs Admistation but their is Private Clinics knows how to put G4 implants but unfortunate they want all the money up front my firm belief as a Concerned Veteran the money should come from the Federal Government even ask for the the President raise the Budget of Veteran Affairs Admistation so Disabled Veterans collecting 100 percent service connected get the G4 implants for free.

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