Since 2014, ALCOVA Mortgage has recognized Veterans across our service area for their dedication to our country by honoring them with a plaque and a $500 check. Veterans are recognized not only for their service to our country, but also their continuing service to their communities.
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After being discharged from the US Army and returning to civilian life, Jason struggled with PTSD until he found hope and a new direction with the horses at New Freedom Farm where he now serves as a Co-Director.
Veteran Debra “Debbie” Markanich served in the United States Army from 1976 to 1989. During her service, she filled various roles including Helicopter Crew Chief, Staff Sergeant, and Aviation Life Support Equipment Specialist. Today, Debbie’s community involvement spans several organizations including Cavalry Food Pantry, Nativity Lutheran church, and Asheville Buncombe Community Ministry (ABCCM) Transformation Village. Read More
Veteran David Camp enlisted in the United States Air Force when he was 17. He was a pneudraulic mechanic, maintaining pneumatics and hydraulics for the Air Force aircraft. After his military service, Camp and his wife opened homes for battered women and those coming out of alcohol and drug abuse situations. Camp currently serves a home group, his church, and is looking forward to serving prisoners through jail ministries. Read More
Harrison Hankins enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 and served proudly until 2010. His time served included deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as an infantryman, filling various the roles of designated marksman, infantry team leader, infantry squad leader, and more. Hankins continues to volunteer with numerous local organizations. Read More
Veteran Aries Lynch enlisted in the US Navy in 1988 and immediately faced setbacks and deterrents keeping him from his goal of becoming a Navy SEAL. Lynch persevered through these obstacles, and became a Navy SEAL serving for 26 years. After retiring, he founded a military consulting business, and focuses his efforts towards fundraising and volunteering for the Virginia Beach Fallen Heroes Foundation. Read More
Veteran Ronald Howard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1991 straight out of high school. He has dedicated his life to serving his country, and was deployed overseas in Kuwait and Somalia. Now he serves his community through his work with the Harrisonburg Police Department and volunteer work with numerous local organizations and initiatives. Read More