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    Fmr. 1st LT Joe Tate • Marines • Michigan

    “One of my most vivid memories during my deployment as a Marine in Southern Afghanistan was providing security for a fuel truck…”

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    Fmr. SrA Tim Goodrich • Air Force • California

    “All of these experiences opened my eyes to the role our fossil fuel addiction plays in the formulation of our foreign policy.”

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    Fmr. CPT Sarah Barbo • Army • Michigan

    “This is one of the top issues of our time. And, it is solvable—”

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    Fmr. SrA Rob McCulloch • Air Force • District of Columbia

    “We’ve essentially grown too accustomed to resources that seem cheap and easy but in reality exact a high cost on people—and the planet.”

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    Fmr. PO1 Shawn Van Diver • Navy • California

    “Throughout my 12 years in the U.S. Navy, I made the dreaded Strait of Hormuz transit many times…”

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    Fmr. 1st LT Stephanie Kline • Marines • District of Columbia

    “I joined Operation Free to leverage a strong, trusted network of veterans and policy professionals…”

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    Fmr. LT Andrea Marr • Navy • California

    “I joined Op Free to give a voice to and find solutions for the soldiers, sailors and marines abroad tasked with difficult jobs in dangerous countries.”

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    Fmr. Intelligence Officer, Special Forces Nat Kreamer • Navy • California

    “…I got ‘religion’ about renewable energy fighting in Afghanistan”

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    Fmr. Captain Jon Gensler • Army • West Virginia

    “…breaking our dependence on [fossil fuels] is one of the most important national security tasks we have in front of us as a nation.”

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    Fmr. Specialist Robin Eckstein • Army • Wisconsin

    “My time in Iraq inspired me to take action in advocating for greater energy efficiency in the military.”

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