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Joel Lambert

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Because of VFT: 

I now have a top-rated international show on Discovery Channel going into its second season, and am being offered another international show in addition to the initial one.
I responded to a posting on the VFT facebook page looking for former Special Operators with survival & tracking skills, and I got the job! Being a member of VFT has significantly changed the rest of my life for the better.

Name: 
Joel Lambert
Industry Profession: 
Actor, Television personality
Military Background: 
Navy, E-6, 98-08, SEAL
Post Date: Thursday April 17, 2014

Veronica Burgess

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Because of VFT: 

I have shot 2 national commercials, and a Verizon industrial.  In fact it was through VFT members Kaj Larson and Kyle Haussmann-Stokes that I booked my first principal role on a commercial! VFT has not only allowed me to work more but it has also connected me with so many talented vets in this industry that I am humbled and honored to work with!

Name: 
Veronica Burgess
Industry Profession: 
Actress
Military Background: 
Navy, E-4, 03-07, Boatswains Mate
Post Date: Thursday April 17, 2014

Abe Bradshaw

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Because of VFT: 

I have secured at least 4 Music Supervision jobs in feature films, documentaries and TV shows... and a few other projects are still pending.  VFT has also created a VFT: Music group - which will increase my music network even more.

Name: 
Abe Bradshaw
Industry Profession: 
Music Supervisor
Military Background: 
Navy, 0-1, 93-98, Supply Corps
Post Date: Thursday April 17, 2014

Kevin Christ

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Because of VFT: 

I've made many connections to vets that have become a valuable resource network.  Any time I need an insider tip on an unfamiliar area of entertainment I shoot out a message to the VFT network and usually have an answer within minutes.  I have also gained on-set experience by either volunteering or even getting paid to help out on shoots.

Name: 
Kevin Christ
Industry Profession: 
Aspiring Producer/Showrunner
Military Background: 
Navy, 0-2, 08-12, Surface Warfare Officer
Post Date: Thursday April 17, 2014

Arnold Vincent Strong

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Because of VFT: 

 I rapidly grew a military start-up unit, filling its ranks with the most talented personnel in the industry.  Recruiting military veterans to continue their service in the US Army Reserve while being able to learn technical aspects of filmmaking and production, I've brought three members of VFT into my unit, the 201st Press Camp Headquarters and now over half of my unit's members are members of VFT.

Name: 
Arnold Vincent Strong
Industry Profession: 
Producer, Writer
Military Background: 
Army, 0-5, 85-Present, Public Affairs Officer
Post Date: Thursday April 17, 2014

John Lovett

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Because of VFT: 

Working as a teacher of creative writing and screenwriting, I have collaborated with and helped a number of VFT veterans into allowing them to reach their goals of publishing or gaining entry into the entertainment industry,  It has been a rewarding experience with my fellow veterans and VFT.

Name: 
John Lovett
Industry Profession: 
Screenwriter, Line Producer, Consultant
Military Background: 
Army, 0-3, 75-92, Maintenance Officer
Post Date: Thursday April 17, 2014

Erika Salima Ellis

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Because of VFT: 

I have gotten further along in my new career as a script writer than I would have by myself.
I have made a lot of valuable connections in the industry. I have a VFT member writing mentor and have been able to submit my completed scripts to companies that would have taken months to contact.  I am very happy to be a member of VFT.

Name: 
Erika Salima Ellis
Industry Profession: 
Writer, Actor, Publicist
Military Background: 
Navy, E-4, 96-00, Aviation Electronics Technician
Post Date: Thursday April 17, 2014

Lester Carroll

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Because of VFT: 

 I am confident in my ability to work in the industry. I met another VFT member on the set of a TV show -- where he was a writer -- and he encouraged me to attend a veterans writing conference that helped me propel my opportunities. I've also used my military connections to complete a moving military tribute documentary that is currently being previewed by networks and national cable channels.

Name: 
Lester Carroll
Industry Profession: 
Screenwriter, Documentary Filmmaker
Military Background: 
Air Force, 0-5, 85-13, Public Affairs Officer
Post Date: Thursday April 17, 2014

Ryan Curtis

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Because of VFT: 

I was one of five Veterans that were selected by ABC to write and direct a short film for their Home for the Holidays Campaign.  I have also built many personal and professional relationships that day in and day out prove themselves invaluable.

Name: 
Ryan Curtis
Industry Profession: 
Director, Writer, Producer, DP
Military Background: 
Army, E-6, 01-09, Engineer
Post Date: Thursday April 17, 2014

Anthony McBride

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Because of VFT: 

 I was able to transition into civilian life and meet industry professionals in Hollywood.  VFT held numerous events where Hollywood professionals spoke about the industry.  It was very informative and offered networking opportunities.

Name: 
Anthony McBride
Industry Profession: 
Actor
Military Background: 
Army, 0-2, 06-12, Intelligence Officer
Post Date: Thursday April 17, 2014

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