#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Audrie Marie Chandler


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Audrie Marie Chandler. Marie served from 2000 to 2004.

Marie enlisted in the Army in Feb 2000 and was assigned to HHC 70th Engineers, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armor Division out of Fort Riley, Kansas. She deployed with the unit to Bagdad Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from April 2003 to November 2003. After leaving the service, Marie went on to become a Wildland Firefighter with the USDA Forest Service.

Thank you for your service, Marie!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.
It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to newmedia@va.gov 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.

Graphic by Tenzin Chomphel. Tenzin is an undergraduate junior at the University of California, San Diego, studying International Politics


Paola Santiago

Paola Santiago is a graduate student at Liberty University, studying International Relations. She is originally from Naranjito, Puerto Rico and is currently a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.