Air Force Veteran Emma Breitbarth is today's Veteran of the Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Emma Breitbarth, who served in the 509th Bomb Wing and now helps Veterans with career advising.

Emma J. Breitbarth served in the Air Force from 1985 to 1989. She served in the 509 Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. While she was in the service, Breitbarth earned an Air Force Achievement Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Breitbarth now dedicates her time and service to providing career advising for Veterans. She works with the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) in Tyler, Texas. Breitbarth is active in the East Texas Veteran Community and serves as a member of the East Texas Community Council. She also serves as a board member with Community Assisting Military Personnel and Veterans. The organization, located in Tyler, is a place for Veterans to go to find any information or resources they need.

Breitbarth has received numerous awards for her service in the Veteran community, including the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist of the Year Award, the TVC Region III Veterans Employment Representative of the Quarter Award, the TVC Excellence Award and the TVC Outreach Excellence – North District Award.

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Editors: Essence McPherson/Jenna Robles

Fact checker: Vivian Hurney

Graphic artist: Joe Misko

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Published on Apr. 26, 2020

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  1. Betty Wyatt Johnson April 27, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    I know Emma and have worked along side of her at the local Workforce Office in Tyler…
    Presently she is our Committee lead female Vet in our efforts for the 3rd consecutive year of recognizing female veterans on Women’s Veterans Day. We will be challenged on how to proceed this year due to COVID 19.
    Emma is always a professional striving to do her best in assisting others. I would hestitate to ask her to give me a work reference and hope she feels the same of me.
    I consider her a professional pier, friend and female veteran…betty

  2. Senior Veterans Care Network April 27, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you for your service Emma J. Breitbarth!

  3. Catherine Smith April 27, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations Emma.

    Catherine Smith
    Women Veterans Coordinator
    Texas Veterans Commission

  4. Ronald Abrams April 27, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Excellent example of ‘Work Ethic”, and provides great service to veterans!

    Ron Abrams
    Texas Veterans Commission

  5. Curtis Chalupa April 27, 2020 at 10:57 am

    We’re proud of you Emma, thanks for all you do for Veterans in the Tyler area.

    Curtis Chalupa
    Texas Veterans Commission

    • Emah J. Breitbarth April 27, 2020 at 11:58 am

      Thank you, Curtis. Working for TVC allows me to do what I love the most… helping others.

  6. Sharay Lacey April 26, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you for your service!! God bless you!

    • Betty Wyatt Johnson April 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      HHSC fat fingers meant NOT HESTITATE…

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