#VeteranOfTheDay Omar Andrews


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran Omar Andrews. Omar served as a rifleman from 2010 to 2016. He had two tours at sea—one as a member of the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team in the Pacific and his second as part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Bataan. Notable awards include the Navy Achievement Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

Omar currently resides in Portland, Maine, but is originally from Columbus, Ohio. He is a student at the University of Southern Maine double majoring in political science and psychology. He is passionate about policy and Veteran affairs.

Thank you for your service, Omar!

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? You’re in luck! 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 of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.


Natalie Himmel

Natalie Himmel is a senior at University of Iowa, majoring in English and International Studies with a focus on Global Resources and the Environment. She has published work for Iowa United Nations Association and Huffington Post. She currently serves as an Honors Writing Fellow for University of Iowa, the Vice President of UI’s European Horizon’s Chapter, and writes environmentally-focused content for Odyssey. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


  1. LaTonya Boyd    

    Thank you for the service you give Omar

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