#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Justin Blazejewski


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Justin Blazejewski.

Justin enlisted in the Marine Corps straight out of high school. He served for five years from 1998 to 2003 as a 6322 Aircraft Avionics Technician. When he got out, he became a government contractor and spent a lot of time in Iraq and Afghanistan.

His time overseas led to physical pain and mental stress. He began to practice yoga and noticed the benefits immediately.

As Justin healed through yoga, he decided to pass the practice on to other Veterans. He founded VETOGA, which provides yoga classes to Veterans and their families.

Thank you for your service, Justin, and for your continued commitment to assisting Veterans.

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Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.