#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Tonya Price


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Tonya Price. Tonya served in the Army from 1992-2012 as a mental health specialist and a drug and alcohol counselor. During her time in the service she was deployed to Camp Bucca, Iraq and Sinai, Egypt. She is currently retired in Hephzibah, Georgia where se enjoys spending time with her family. She volunteers at the local VA hospital, helping Veterans with their VA claims.

Thank you for your service, Tonya!


Melissa Heintz

Melissa Heintz joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2015 and currently works as the National Veterans Day Coordinator, National Veterans Outreach. She grew up on an Army base in Japan before her family relocated to Hawaii. She holds a degree in Journalism/Mass Communications and Spanish from Seattle University. Melissa has served as a public affairs specialist with Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In December 2015, Melissa commissioned in the Air National Guard where she serves as a public affairs officer with the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard.