#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Leah Bond


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Leah Bond. Leah served from 2000-2004.

Leah enlisted in the Navy in 2000 and was the first female in the Air Department Fuels division on the USS Peleliu. The USS Peleliu was one of the first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. During Operation Enduring Freedom, she prepared the Peleliu for deployment by ensuring the safe receipt of over 800,000 gallons of jet fuel. After the deployment of the Peleliu, Leah transitioned to the Aviation Maintenance Administration and earned Petty Officer Third Class.

Leah went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration and is now the owner of Bond Quality, LLC, helping companies improve organization and quality control. She is vice president of membership for her local Toastmasters club and she also volunteers for the elderly.

Thank you for your service, Leah!


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Savannah Labbe

Savannah Labbe is a senior at Gettysburg College studying history and religious studies. She is originally from Belgrade, Maine and is currently a writing intern at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.