Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force and Coast Guard Veteran Art Sloane.

When Art was in high school, he enlisted in the Air National Guard. Once he turned 18 in 1954, he entered the Air Force. He stayed until 1961, returning to the Guard for five more years.

In 1966, Art joined the Coast Guard Reserve. He retired in 1995 as a master chief petty officer and command enlisted adviser.

After the military, His continued his service to society as a teacher.

He worked with the VA Medical Center in Phoenix and Victory Place, helping provide housing assistance and job training for Veterans. He also served with Arizona Stand Down and was active in organization such as Jewish War Veterans, Korean War Veterans ,and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

“I build my life by helping Veterans,” he told KJZZ radio.

Art passed away on Monday at the age of 83. He will forever be remembered as a tireless supporter and advocate for Veterans.

We honor his service.

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Published on Aug. 10, 2018

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  1. Talwinder Singh August 14, 2018 at 2:49 am

    I am Intersting is work in Us

  2. Steve Weintraub August 13, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you for posting. Aside from Art’s service, he was a huge presence in the local veteran community in Phoenix. His tireless work supporting his fellow veterans positively impacted the lives of so many.

  3. JoelsBlog Media August 11, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Thanks Tony for this great post!

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