#VeteranOfTheDay Air Force Veteran Alexandria Sawin


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Alexandria Sawin.

Alex served as an aircraft mechanic from January 2010 to November 2016 and was posted at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia and Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. She transitioned into the reserves at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, serving there from December 2016 to December 2018.

While there she pursued a degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. She joined the Rebel Veterans Organization and became chapter president and a Peer Advisor for Veteran Education where she advocated for the academic success of approximately 1600 transitioning military service members.

She aspires to become a primary care physician.

Today, she has been named the 2018 Student Veteran of the Year by Student Veterans of America.

Than you for your service, Alex!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

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It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to newmedia@va.gov with as much information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.


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.


  1. Sharon Lee Larson    

    Thank you for your service – one vet to another. Best of wishes and prayers that you attain your goal to become a physician. Hang tough. God’s Speed

  2. Robert Bostic    

    Thanks for your service – Air Force Veteran Alexandria Sawin!

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