#VetsPowerUs: Meet the Veterans Who Power America’s Electric Cooperatives

(Photo By: Rick Carroll)

The #VetsPowerUs social media campaign aims to recognize and honor local veterans, while also spreading awareness about the co-op commitment to hiring those who served. See how electric co-ops across the country participated this Veterans Day.

Bluebonnet is proud to honor our employee veterans who have made tremendous contributions and sacrifices to keep our…

Posted by Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Today we honor all veterans. We have several former service members currently on staff, who have retired from SVEC or have passed away. Thank you for your service to our country!

Posted by Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative on Sunday, November 11, 2018

In honor of Veteran's Day, we would like to thank our Operations Manager, Steve Ralston, for his service in the United State Marines. #VetsPowerUs

Posted by Grundy County REC on Friday, November 9, 2018

PEC is proud to honor our employee veterans: "To me, service is about helping people, even though most people are…

Posted by Pedernales Electric Cooperative on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Clay Electric Cooperative is proud and very lucky to have US Army veteran Carrie Goldstein as our bookkeeper. Thank you for your service. #VetsPowerUs

Posted by Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. – Illinois on Sunday, November 11, 2018

We recognize the selfless sacrifice of our military veterans, who proudly serve our country and Arkansas's cooperatives. Tag a VETERAN who empowers! #VetsPowerUs #STEMCareers #VeteransinSTEM

Posted by Careers at Arkansas Electric Cooperatives on Thursday, November 8, 2018

As Veterans Day approaches, learn about electric cooperatives' efforts to hire military veterans. Nathan Hubenka…

Posted by Living with Energy in Iowa Magazine on Thursday, November 8, 2018

NISC is proud to honor our military employees and all those who have served. #VeteransDay2018 #VetsPowerUs

Posted by National Information Solutions Cooperative on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Today, and every day, we thank the brave men and women who fight to protect our freedoms. #VeteransDay2018 #VetsPowerUs

Posted by National Information Solutions Cooperative on Monday, November 12, 2018

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Posted by Fayette Electric Cooperative on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Rob- REC Consumer Services, Air Force 24 years, Munitions Systems Specialist & Military Training Instructor

Posted by Ravalli Electric Co-op on Sunday, November 11, 2018

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#VetsPowerUsLead Lineman Howard Roth served with the Army National Guard for 17 years. His father and other family…

Posted by Dawson Public Power District on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

#VetsPowerUsConstruction Foreman John Sich served with the U.S. Marine Corps for 4 years. He was a Fire Direction…

Posted by Dawson Public Power District on Friday, November 9, 2018

#VetsPowerUsEngineering Technician Ron Teten served in the Army National Guard for 28 years. He was drafted his senior…

Posted by Dawson Public Power District on Monday, November 5, 2018

Service Crewleader Jeff Fox, Army Airborne – 4 years

Posted by Gibson Electric Membership Corporation on Friday, November 9, 2018

Levi- REC Field Engineer, Navy 6 years, Sonar Technician

Posted by Ravalli Electric Co-op on Sunday, November 11, 2018

#VetsPowerUs by serving on our Board, making sure the power flows on our lines, maintaining our IT system, and keeping…

Posted by People's Energy Cooperative on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Minnkota’s Robert Foote, substation CIP compliance analyst, served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 years. He…

Posted by Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. on Monday, November 5, 2018

Minnkota’s Slade Ternes, plant engineer II at the Milton R. Young Station, served in the North Dakota Army National…

Posted by Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Minnkota’s Matt Reule, construction coordinator II, served in the North Dakota Army National Guard. He ended his career…

Posted by Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Minnkota’s Chris Renner, technician at the Milton R. Young Station, served in the U.S Air Force and the North Dakota…

Posted by Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Minnkota’s Bob Feeley, human resources manager, served in the U.S Air Force. He ended his career as a master sergeant….

Posted by Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. on Friday, November 9, 2018

Minnkota’s Brad Sauvageau, technician at the Milton R. Young Station, served in the U.S Army. He ended his career as a…

Posted by Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Honoring all who served this Veterans Day, with special thanks to our First Electric employee veterans. #VetsPowerUs

Posted by First Electric Cooperative on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Trico is grateful to have veterans within our ranks, and we are proud to serve veterans and their families within our…

Posted by Trico Electric Cooperative on Friday, November 9, 2018

Dairyland is proud to honor our nation's veterans. Thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice. Pictured…

Posted by Dairyland Power Cooperative on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Veteran’s Day – Bud Ridings, WREA MechanicBud served in the U.S. Navy from 1984-1988 as an Aviation Structural…

Posted by White River Electric Association Inc. on Monday, November 12, 2018

Happy Veteran’s Day – Joe Foster, WREA Safety CoordinatorJoe served in the U.S. Army from 1985-1989 as an Infantryman….

Posted by White River Electric Association Inc. on Monday, November 12, 2018

Happy Veteran’s Day – Ron Hilkey, WREA Board of DirectorRon proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963. In two…

Posted by White River Electric Association Inc. on Monday, November 12, 2018

Honoring CMEC Veteran Dennis Ray – Served in the US Navy 1990-1995. #VetsPowerUs

Posted by Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative on Friday, November 9, 2018

Honoring CMEC Veteran Carla Bradbury – Served in the IL Air National Guard 1989 – 2000. #VetsPowerUs

Posted by Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Honoring CMEC Veteran James Geldert – Served in the US Marine Corps 2012-2016. #VetsPowerUs

Posted by Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative on Monday, November 12, 2018

PEC is proud to honor our employee veterans: "In its simplest terms, 'service' to me means finding a way to contribute…

Posted by Pedernales Electric Cooperative on Thursday, November 8, 2018

As we approach #VeteransDay2018, we’re taking time to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served or are…

Posted by National Information Solutions Cooperative on Friday, November 9, 2018

For all veterans, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do, so we can safely do what we’re free to do. Paul…

Posted by Eastern Illini Electric Co-op on Sunday, November 11, 2018

To all our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, God bless you and thank you. On this Veteran's Day, we…

Posted by Eastern Illini Electric Co-op on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Mike Estrada HEC Foreman in Fields Oregon: USMC Sergeant Combat Engineer E-5 Sept. 1996-Jan 2003We thank You for your service! #VetsPowerUs

Posted by Harney Electric Cooperative, Inc on Monday, November 12, 2018

Jackson EMC is a proud employer of veterans. Join us in thanking our employees who are veterans, as shown at Jackson…

Posted by Jackson EMC on Friday, November 9, 2018

Tri-County Electric Cooperative Offices will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veteran's Day. Thank…

Posted by Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. on Friday, November 9, 2018

Today we honor our veterans, including those who represent your community electric cooperative: Trustee Richard Polter, Staking-Field Engineering Technician Bob Carter, and Trustee Tom Case. #VetsPowerUs

Posted by North Western Electric Cooperative, Inc. on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Thank you to our veterans! Dakota Electric has 18 veterans that are currently employed with us. We gathered those who…

Posted by Dakota Electric Association on Monday, November 12, 2018

Today we honor all veterans, including our own Safety and Facilities Coordinator Jim Williams. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all veterans. #VetsPowerUs

Posted by Midwest Electric on Sunday, November 11, 2018

We're lucky that two stellar #VetsPowerUs. Assistant Editor Ethan E. Rocke, left, was a U.S. Army infantryman and a U.S….

Posted by Ruralite Services, Inc. on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veteran's Day only comes once a year, but we are very thankful and appreciative for all Veterans everyday. Thank you Barry Willis for your service in the US Army.#VetsPowerUs

Posted by Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation on Monday, November 12, 2018

We cannot thank our Veterans enough for their service and sacrifice to this great country. Thank you Hunter Scroggy or your service in the US Marine Corps. #VetsPowerUs

Posted by Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation on Monday, November 12, 2018

Thank you to all the Veterans for your service and sacrifice, and thank you Dewayne Browning for your service in the US Air Force.#VetsPowerUs

Posted by Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation on Monday, November 12, 2018

Today we honor our veterans – including those who work for our Ohio electric cooperatives.#VetsPowerUs

Posted by Ohio's Electric Cooperatives on Sunday, November 11, 2018

"I learned leadership and patience in the military" Phillip Amaya- Technical Services Division Manager #VetsPowerUs

Posted by Magic Valley Electric Cooperative on Saturday, November 10, 2018

As a field wireman in the Marine Corps (77-81), Leonardo Garza learned to climb poles. “Climbing poles, you have to be very disciplined. Pole climbing is the make-it or break-it here.” #VetsPowerUs

Posted by Magic Valley Electric Cooperative on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Shelby Energy is proud of our Veterans!#vetspowerusTim Wolpert, Line TechnicianU.S. Army 1996-2000Keith Miller,…

Posted by Shelby Energy Cooperative on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Veterans Day! Cullman EC sends a special thank you all of our military members, including 6 of our current…

Posted by Cullman Electric Cooperative on Saturday, November 10, 2018

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. On this Veterans Day, we say…

Posted by Eastern Illini Electric Co-op on Sunday, November 11, 2018

AEC would like to thank our employees and board members, past and present, who have served in the military. Your…

Posted by Alfalfa Electric Cooperative on Saturday, November 10, 2018

#ManagerMondays: Marcus Elllis, plant manager at Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation’s Oswald Generating Station,…

Posted by Careers at Arkansas Electric Cooperatives on Monday, November 5, 2018

Honoring CMEC Veteran Kim Leftwich, Retired LtCol – Served in USAF 1970-1978 & ANG/AF Res 1979-1995. #VetsPowerUs

Posted by Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative on Sunday, November 11, 2018