Air Force Veteran Cheryl Aubrey is today's Veteran of the Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Cheryl Aubrey, who served as a traffic management specialist shipping supplies for the Gulf War.

After working after her high school graduation in central Florida, Cheryl Aubrey joined the Air Force in 1989. She followed in the footsteps of her father, Ray Valentine, who also served in the Air Force.

Aubrey first served at Royal Air Force Bentwaters in the United Kingdom, which is now Bentwaters Park. From 1989 to 1991, Aubrey was stationed in the United Kingdom as a part of the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing. She helped ship critical supplies, such as weapons and aircraft parts, to support Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield. Aubrey also served in the base honor guard at RAF Bentwaters.

In 1991 the Air Force assigned Aubrey to the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. She provided logistics support to the F-117 Stealth fighter program until 1993. She left the Air Force with an Air Force Commendation and Air Force Achievement Medal.

Since leaving the Air Force, Aubrey continues to support her fellow Veterans through her work at the VA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She’s also the president of Operation Vet Now, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps Veterans struggling with mental health issues.

Thank you for your service!

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


Writer: Jewel Luckow

Editor: Barbie Carranza

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Published on Dec. 13, 2019

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  1. Senior Veterans Care Network December 13, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Thank you for your service Cheryl Aubrey!

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