May 24, 2019 (Charlotte) - Veterans Bridge Home would like to congratulate and recognize Roberta (Bobbi) Sheets as the May Veteran of the Month. Bobbi is a former U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant with 13 years of experience, and her passion for veterans is clear in the way she continues to dedicate her time and energy to them.
Bobbi was a C-141B Airdrop Instructor Loadmaster with 2,500 hours of flight time under her belt. Toward the end of her time in service, Bobbi became the Unit Training Manager and was awarded the Additional Duty Unit Training Manager of the Year. She is decorated with many awards and recognitions including AF Commendation, Aerial Achievement Medal, AF Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Out of her time in service, her favorite mission was during Operation Restore Hope with the medical evacuation of CWO Michael Durant from Somalia.
Bobbi is known for putting veterans first. Working closely with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), she is the Commander of VFW Post 6365 in Locust, NC, as well as the Quartermaster for District 12. The VFW assists veterans and military service members with transitions, benefits, employment, mental health, compensation, benefits, health care, and more. Bobbi goes to school fairs and events, setting up a VFW booth with the goal of promoting VFW benefits to students going to college.
Besides helping with VFW, Bobbi has directly served veterans in the community, and she is constantly bringing awareness to veteran issues. Bobbi has held Mental Health Fairs, operated information tables at popular locations such as Charlotte Motor Speedway, and set up booths at the NC Transportation Museum Salute to Veterans festival.
Through Facebook pages, Bobbi works hard to share details of medical studies that may affect veterans. She is especially passionate about Agent Orange and Gulf War Illness that goes unacknowledged by the government and believes veterans suffering from these should be compensated for their sacrifices.
Bobbi's dedication to and care for veterans is evident in the way she helps veterans with Veterans Affairs (VA) paperwork, claims, and benefits. Weekly, she assists veterans with filling out paperwork for disability claims and enrollment in the VA hospital system. Bobbi has developed a system that lets veterans have ownership over their claims in a responsible and organized manner. She is always educating veterans about VA benefits of which they are not taking advantage.
We would like to thank Bobbi for her military service and her continual work for enriching the lives of veterans. Veterans Bridge Home is proud to have our Veteran of the Month go out to Bobbi, a veteran who holds our values that every veteran matters and deserves recognition.
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Veterans Bridge Home helps Charlotte-area Veterans successfully transition home after military service by offering employment and mental health services, along with networking and fellowship opportunities. Through NCServes, the VBH team can address additional needs like education or housing, and connect them to available community, state, and federal resources. For more information about our mission and what we do, visit www.veteransbridgehome.org.