The Proud Veteran

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The Proud Veteran
Event Details

07 June 2022


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Online Meeting

From Women Vets on Point

A monthly group for LGBTQIA+ women veterans to connect, share experiences and resources, and openly discuss timely topics affecting our community.

This month’s guest: Jessica Zarley
United States Navy – Boatswainmate (SW)

About Jessica
Jessica grew up in South Central LA until moving to Antelope Valley in 1995 where she graduated from in 2002. She joined the Navy in 2007. One of the highlights of her service was being assigned to the USS Boxer the flagship of Combined Task Force 151, the international anti-piracy task force pursuing pirates off the coast of Somalia that assisted in the rescue of Captain Phillips of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama in 2009.

Returning home in 2010, she struggled with the transition to civilian life and how to cope with the trauma she endured while serving. For almost a decade, she searched for happiness, hitting a low point in her life in 2019.

She is currently a member of Merging Vets and Players, FitOps Alumni, and a Battle Buddy at JVS- SoCal VPAN SD-5 providing peer support to fellow Veterans and their families.


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